Assoc Natural Gas Scheduler

Job Description

Position Summary: The associate natural gas scheduling analyst will work closely with our traders to ensure accurate receipt and delivery of natural gas from our upstream suppliers to our customers' local utilities. A successful candidate will have exceptional critical thinking skills, strong attention to detail, and thrive in a fast-paced work environment with everchanging demands and obstacles.

Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Accurately nominate daily natural gas sales and purchases on interstate pipelines and local distribution companies (LDC's) Electronic Bulletin Boards (EBB's).
  • Monitor pipeline and LDC's for any cuts during all gas cycles and immediately work with impacted counterparts to rectify the issues.
  • Proactively track pipeline restrictions and/or maintenance schedules that could impact gas flows. Report any potential issues to traders and senior scheduling staff.
  • Develop and maintain positive business relationships with WGL Energy pipeline, LDC, and supplier representatives and schedulers.
  • Monitor daily customer usage and adjust nominations to maintain banking requirements and to remain within any Operational Orders issued by the pipeline or LDC.
  • Work with Business Development Managers (BDMs) and LDC's to resolve any usage, meter or phone line issues
  • Enter scheduled volumes into WGL Energy's ETRM System on a weekly basis.
  • Perform the monthly close out of pipelines and utilities by reconciling volumes reported by utilities and pipelines with the WGL Energy internal tracking sheets.
  • Enter and/or validate Large Commercial Gas Contracts in the WGL Energy Oracle Database System and work with Contract Administration and BDMs to resolve any contract issues.
  • Enter pipeline and LDC invoice payments into WGL Energy invoicing software.
  • Comply with WGL Energy Energy Risk Management Policy and Risk Control Procedures Manual.
  • Participate in weekend and holiday coverage on-call rotation.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities
  • Bachelor's Degree (Business, Economics, Supply/Chain ideal)
  • 1-2 years' experience in analytical and/or supply chain role
  • Working knowledge of energy industry, specifically deregulated natural gas markets
  • Previous experience and working knowledge of advanced formula in MS Excel (knowledge of macros and Visual Basic would be an asset.)
  • Analytical skills with the ability to critically think is required.
  • Self-starter, results-oriented with proven previous success at prioritizing and managing multiple tasks of varying complexity, as well as meeting tight deadlines.
  • Effective written and spoken communication and interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Willing to live in the Washington DC metro area and report to office headquarters in Vienna, VA.

WGL is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled