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Analyst I-Gas Supply

Location: 

Denver, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc

UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility company committed to delivering reliable, safe and affordable energy to our 700,000 customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and 1 county in Maryland. We pride ourselves on being a responsive, engaging energy company.  The foundation of our success lies in the strength of our 1,700 plus employees who strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and the communities we serve every day.

We offer comprehensive benefits, some of which are:

  • medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance
  • disability plans
  • 401(k) matched savings plan
  • paid vacation
  • company stock purchase program
  • wellness programs
  • tuition reimbursement
  • paid parental leave
  • paid volunteer time
  • adoption assistance

Position Summary:
The Analyst I – Energy Supply (“Analyst I”) possesses limited industry working knowledge and experience and is responsible for implementing the daily supply plans by nominating, scheduling, and transporting natural gas and power suppliers for delivery into UGI’s Distribution System and for supply scheduling activity in the Company’s Gas Management System.  This position is also responsible for acting as the point operator for the Company’s interconnects with interstate pipelines, storage, peaking, and local gathering systems by confirming the receipt of supplies scheduled into the Company’s distribution system on behalf of the Company, Third Party Suppliers, and Transportation Customers.  The Analyst I works with the Supply Planning Group, Central Gas Control, Natural Gas Suppliers, Customers and other schedulers to ensure that all energy supplies that have been purchased or sold are routed in an efficient and cost-effective manner.  This position requires participation in an on-call schedule working before/after regular working hours including work on holidays and/or weekends. 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Implement supply plans by scheduling the transportation and storage of natural gas supplies and capacity releases on interstate pipelines with instruction, guidance and direction from management.  Develop working knowledge of Company’s firm transportation, storage, delivered supply, and peaking assets across all pipelines supplying the Company.  Learn to track, communicate and circumvent capacity constraints, restrictions, and other force majeure events issued by interstate pipelines to prevent penalties.  
  • Serve as meter operator for Company’s interconnections with pipeline and supply sources.  Confirm deliveries made by 3rd party and Natural Gas Suppliers into UGI’s distribution on interstate pipelines.  Communicate actual and expected deliveries to Supply Planning group and Central Gas Control.  Manage Natural Gas Supplier nominations and reconcile any Customer/Supply nomination variances on a timely basis. Communicate actual and expected deliveries to Supply Planning and Central Gas Control to meet customer demand, while preventing pipeline penalties. Learn and implement Critical Day Communication and Columbia Total Firm Entitlements (“TFE”) Restriction protocol.
  • Maintain accurate Pipeline Scheduling, Storage, and Capacity Release information in Company’s Gas Management System to assist in the Accounting Close process.  Responsible for accurately reconciling transaction quantities and minimizing end-of-month invoicing discrepancies.
  • Participate in Department’s on-call schedule.  Implement the Company’s contingency supply plans based on real-time pipeline conditions after normal business hours with instruction, guidance and direction from management, while preventing pipeline penalties.
  • Implement the Company’s Default Service plan by scheduling Power supplies on the PJM.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of spreadsheet development and design.
  • Ability to prioritize and adaptable to changing circumstances.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.

Qualifications:
Education:    B.S. in Business, Accounting, or related discipline and no work experience, Associates Degree and at least 2 years of work experience, or no degree and at least 4 years of prior work experience.
Other:    Natural gas, electric, or commodity experience required.

Working conditions:  Office 

UGI Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  As such, the Company abides by the requirements of the Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR 60-741.5(a), and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally protected class in its practices.

 

Successful applicants shall be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment, and if hired, shall be subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with UGI policies. As a federal contractor that engages in safety-sensitive work, UGI cannot permit employees in certain positions to use medical marijuana, even if prescribed by an authorized physician. Similarly, applicants for such positions who are actively using medical marijuana may be denied hire on that basis.


Nearest Major Market: Lancaster

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