Natural Gas Buyer

Location
USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 13, 2018
Closes
Aug 07, 2018
Ref
264690573
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Other job types
Title: Natural Gas Buyer

Job Number: WES004F

JOB TITLE:

Natural Gas Buyer

DEPARTMENT:

Bulk Power Marketing

LOCATION:

Topeka General Office, Topeka, KS





Westar Energy's Power Marketing group offers a high energy, team-oriented work environment with an attractive base salary and benefits package.

Total compensation includes an incentive opportunity with the potential for significantly increased earnings.




Schedule of Work Hours:

Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Weekends as required.



Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:



  • Executes and manages trading strategies in natural gas and oil-related markets


  • Manages and coordinates the scheduling, purchasing, delivery and contractual requirements for natural gas and fuel oil for owned and managed facilities


  • Analyzes expected plant demand and burn rates, the pricing of energy alternatives, and assures the availability of natural gas and fuel oil to meet the day-to-day requirements


  • Supports the company's generation asset operation and energy sales initiative


  • Seeks opportunities to increase the value generating assets and minimize customer fuel cost


  • Provides financial, analytical and statistical support of various fuel initiatives involving natural gas as well as comparisons with other fuel sources



  • Recommends alternatives for various gas transportation, gas purchasing, and related projects


  • Reviews all invoices related to natural gas, fuel oil purchases, pipeline transportation, and any other natural gas and fuel oil related expenses




Summary of Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:



  • Possesses knowledge and application of both physical and financial products


  • A motivated self-starter who can work with little direct supervision and is capable of working in a high energy, high stress, and fast paced environment



  • A results oriented person who is able to maintain a positive attitude and thrive in a team environment


  • Ability to manage one's time to meet deadlines and identifying/prioritizing work requirements with minimal supervision is essential to success


  • Possesses strong quantitative skills and problem solving capabilities


  • Has strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills



  • Proficient in PC spreadsheet and industry software applications


  • Establish and maintain professional business relationships with plant personnel, natural gas providers, pipeline transport providers, fuel oil vendors, and other vendors providing related products and services is essential


Qualifications:
Education and Experience Requirements

:



  • Requires a bachelor's degree and three years of commodity trading, dispatch operations, contract negotiations, gas transport, or other related experience.


  • Proficient working knowledge of Risk Management principles and tools


  • Proficient ability to effectively trade both physical and financial instruments


  • Is actively sought out by others for guidance


  • Is a team orientated individual


  • Demonstrates leadership capabilities by positively influencing others


  • Has working knowledge and proven compliance history with all NERC/FERC rules and regulations as the related to natural gas trading






Licenses, Certifications, Bonding, and/or Testing Required

:

Must possess a valid driver's license.





Working Conditions

:

Normal office working conditions in an open area environment.

Must have satisfactory work record including good attendance.