Senior Natural Gas Scheduler

Location: 

Houston, Texas, US, 77002

Job ID#:  699
Job Category:  Commercial / Risk
Position Type:  Regular FT

JERA Americas Inc. is part of a global energy company, supporting the transition to a cleaner, more sustainable world while fulfilling our responsibility to provide a safe and stable supply of reliable and affordable energy. The Company is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based JERA, which stands for Japan's Energy for a New Era. JERA has committed to achieving net zero CO2 emissions from its businesses by 2050 and is contributing to the development of a sustainable society.

JERA Americas seeks to continue its rapid expansion into renewable energy markets focusing on wind, solar, and cutting-edge technologies for hydrogen production and transportation. To meet the challenges of a fast-growing company, we are searching for talented individuals who thrive in a fast-paced environment and want to be part of the equation to provide energy for a new era.

Summary

Summary/Objective

 

The Senior Natural Gas Scheduler will be responsible for managing the scheduling and coordination of natural gas transportation and distribution activities. The role will work closely with various internal and external stakeholders, including pipelines, suppliers, and customers, to ensure the efficient and cost-effective movement of natural gas. This role requires a deep understanding of gas scheduling, regulatory compliance, and the ability to resolve scheduling challenges in real-time.

Position Description

Essential Functions

 

  • Develop and implement gas scheduling strategies to optimize the use of transportation capacity.
  • Manage the daily scheduling of natural gas supplies, ensuring reliable and timely delivery to customers.
  • Collaborate with gas suppliers, pipelines, and customers to coordinate scheduling activities and resolve any operational issues.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with industry regulations and standards.
  • Provide real-time support for resolving scheduling discrepancies, emergencies, and disruptions in the gas supply chain.
  • Prepare and maintain gas scheduling documentation and records.
  • Maintains knowledge of volume commitments contained in gas supply and transportation contracts and nominates supplies to optimize delivered costs within contract limits.
  • Maintains knowledge of pipeline/utility asset pricing components to optimize scheduling efficiency.
  • Proactively analyzes assigned area of responsibility for system optimization opportunities and collaborates with Gas Supply and Sales to determine most economical decisions and provides input into deal valuations/structuring.
  • Analyze data and trends to identify scheduling optimization opportunities and reduce costs.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to implement operational improvements.

 

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position Description Continued

Competencies

 

  • Strong knowledge of natural gas transportation and distribution operations.
  • Familiarity with industry scheduling software and tools.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage high-pressure situations and make real-time decisions.
  • Proficiency in regulatory compliance and safety standards.
  • Ability to get things done under the pressure of multiple deadlines.
  • Strong Verbal and Written communication skills.
  • Business Acumen.
  • Ethical Conduct.
  • Discretion and Confidentiality.

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, Finance or another relevant field.
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in natural gas scheduling, with a proven track record of success.

 

Preferred Education and Experience

 

  • Advanced degree preferred.

Qualifications Continued

Supervisory Responsibility

 

This position will not have direct reports.

 

Work Environment

 

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

 

Physical Demands

 

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.

AP/EEO Statement

JERA Americas Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics.


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