Gas Scheduler/Forecast Analyst or Higher

Company Name:
Integrys Energy Group
# Job Description
Integrys Energy Services, a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, is currently recruiting for a Gas Scheduler/Forecast Analyst or Senior Gas Scheduler/Forecast Analyst to be located at any one of our Integrys Energy Services office locations. For a highly qualified and skilled individual with gas scheduling experience, we may also consider an individual with a work from home office if no nearby company offices are in close proximity.
The Gas Scheduler/Forecast Analyst position will be responsible for ensuring that all scheduling processes (nominations, confirmations, etc.) take place in an efficient and timely manner with regard to Pipeline and LDC deadlines. This position requires analyzing data, monitoring and reconciling imbalances, setting up make-up / pay-back schedules with appropriate shippers, and initiating settlements. In addition, this position will work within a team based environment to provide customer load analysis, supply requirements forecasting, inventory balancing, and supply scheduling services. The successful individual will be responsible for the accurate entry of supply requirements, supply schedules, customer usage, and the proper maintenance of historical usage data in Integrys computer applications and also investigate unusual load fluctuations and metering issues. In this role, you will develop and maintain working relationships with LDC''s, internal and external customers and create special analysis reports along with lending expert knowledge related to tariff concerns or other industry issues to external and internal customers.
Daily Responsibilities: Investigate pipeline and LDC scheduling and transportation alternatives and schedule gas along most efficient route each day. Promote positive counterparty relationships through efficient scheduling practices and identify profit opportunities through capacity release and gas displacement mechanisms. Communicate to the trading group all pertinent information to assist in decision making and ensure full utilization of supply and capacity. Resolve all scheduling issues including pipeline cuts, imbalances, penalties and tariff analysis.
Gas Applications: Enter all relevant data into a gas management system and ensure data is accurate. Provide expert assistance in the continuing development of gas management computer systems used by Integrys.
Process Efficiency & Quality Assurance: Gain a thorough understanding of assigned retail gas geographic markets to assist in the application of the Operational Excellence initiative and use of Lean Tools / Techniques to standardize and streamline gas deal management processes while ensuring customer value add. Assist in the design and implementation of retail gas policies, processes and procedures to maximize overall effectiveness. Work with Senior Team members to identify and coordinate the proactive resolution of operational issues and/or processes prior to and during the month end close cycle. Gain a high-level understanding of all retail gas geographic markets and comprehend reasonable trends and potential issues related to accurately scheduling and forecasting the supply for Integrys customers and meeting or exceeding posted deadlines.
Knowledge of Contracts and Tariffs: Obtain a working knowledge of Utility Tariffs and Customer Contracts to ensure a solid understanding of the rules and regulations that our customers operate within. Work in partnership with cross-functional teams to ensure responsive and effective customer service. Ensure that Integrys delivers the appropriate volume of gas to the city gate during critical periods based on Tariff rules and customer contracts. Work closely with senior team members & retail gas traders to ensure gas supply is available and proper notices are sent to customers. Assist in the development and implementation of systems/processes to track customer load requirements, MDQ''s, tolerance levels, or flow restrictions during Critical days across all Integrys markets.
Gas Retail Enduser Forecast: Coordinate and execute processes to ensure accurate forecasting, balancing, and reconciling of all pools, common ownership groups, and individual end-user accounts. Analyze historical customer usage data, knowledge of planned outages or load swings, and current weather trends to ensure inventory levels remain within supply strategies and Local Distribution Company''s balancing parameters.
Title: Gas Scheduler/Forecast Analyst or Higher
Minimum Qualifications: - At least 5 years of computer proficiency (Microsoft Office preferred) and the ability to learn new computer applications
At least 5 years experience handling multiple priorities / meeting deadlines
At least 1 year understanding Accounting principles
Preferred Qualifications: -A Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business related dicipline is preferred.
Prior gas scheduling experience is also preferred.
Employee Value Proposition: Integrys Energy Group offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Interested candidates must apply online no later than the Removal Date indicated below.
Integrys reserves the right to modify the application deadline or discontinue accepting applications for any position if deemed necessary.
Company Summary: Integrys Energy Services, Inc. is a diversified energy company offering energy supply, risk management, and energy information management to meet our customers' energy needs. Established in 1994 and headquartered in Green Bay, WI, Integrys Energy Services, Inc. provides competitive energy supply solutions, structured products, and strategies that allow retail residential, commercial, and industrial customers to manage their energy needs. Its principal energy marketing operations are in the northeastern quadrant of the United States. Through its subsidiary, Integrys Energy Services - Natural Gas LLC, Integrys offers natural gas products to a full range of end-users throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Areas of generation expertise include cogeneration, distributed generation, renewables such as solar and landfill gas, as well as clean fuel generation, with facilities in selected markets throughout the United States.
Integrys Energy Services is the non-regulated subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: TEG), our parent holding company that is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Integrys Energy Group was formed in February 2007 with the merger between WPS Resources Corporation of Green Bay, WI and Peoples Energy Corporation of Chicago, IL. Integrys Energy Group is a Fortune 1,000 company, which currently manages assets of nearly $10 billion in the energy industry. We have exciting career opportunities that will reward energetic people who help us meet the challenge!
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
All qualified candidates, including minorities, women, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Request Type: Regular
Location(s): IL-Chicago MI-Ann Arbor NH-Manchester NY-Buffalo OH-Worthington WI-DePere US-Various Locations
Requisition ID: 665BR
Removal Date: 17-Jun-2014

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