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Director Supply Planning

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
Job Summary

The Director of Supply Planning is responsible for leading all long-term energy supply activities for UGI Utilities.  This work includes contract management, capacity planning and acquisition and RFP processes for gas and electric energy supply for approximately 700,000 customers across both UGI Gas and UGI Electric Divisions.  This position is also responsible for the development of the hedge and storage plans, including the use of futures, options and other contracts to manage price volatility and provide least cost procurement for all energy supply.  This position will direct and prepare regulatory filings/testimony, and associated schedules including peak day analysis, load duration, normal weather monitoring and analysis, including providing expert witness testimony, as required, etc.  The Director Supply Planning will monitor all FERC activity as it pertains to UGI and UGI’s upstream suppliers and intervene as necessary in FERC matters to represent UGI’s interests, including participation in FERC litigation proceedings directly or via directing of legal counsel.  In addition, as related to the procurement of power supply, position responsibilities include monitoring PJM activities and facilitating Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards act requirements, PJM Market Monitoring activities and RFP’s.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Lead resources of the supply department on all the long-term gas and electric supply planning efforts consistent with meeting UGI's statutory least cost procurement mandate while at the same time ensuring reliability of supply and price stability. Develop hedge, storage injection/withdraw and purchasing strategies annually and seasonally.   Manage UGI’s supply contracts, RFP process, and pipeline rate tracking and analysis. 
  • Prepare and direct regulatory filings, exhibits, and expert witness testimony for state (Pa PUC) and federal (FERC) proceedings involving UGI or its interests.   Monitor all activity and intervene on UGI’s behalf as needed to protect UGI’s or it’s customers interests.  Appropriately engage and direct internal and external legal counsel resources.
  • Lead resources of the supply department to procure all power supply in accordance with UGI’s default service plan for the electric division.  Facilitate all PJM related reporting and monitoring requirements including compliance with the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (AEPS) act.  Review monthly PJM invoices and related cost allocations for GSR1 and GSR2 customer groups.
  • Direct all analysis related to supply portfolio management including design day calculations, load durations, normal weather tracking, etc. 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • In depth knowledge of UGI tariffs and least cost procurement processes for natural gas and electric supply programs in regulated utility environment.
  • Complete understanding of the interstate pipeline tariffs/PJM tariff specifically related to nominations, scheduling, confirmations, storage ratchets, contract entitlements and penalty provisions. Economic and financial analysis methods used to evaluate proposals.
  • Ability to anticipate changes in the marketplace and discipline to develop contingencies in preparation for such possibilities.
  • Intimate understanding of power supply purchasing alternatives and PJM cost allocation processes (peak load contribution, network service peak load variables, etc.)
  • Excellent analytical skills under extreme time pressure with incomplete information. Being able to retain and recall vast amounts of detailed numerical information.
  • Understanding of rate making processes and principles at the federal (FERC) and PA State level.
Education and Experience
  • B.S. Degree in Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, Computer Science or equivalent coupled with an M.B.A. or suitable experience.
  • Minimum 7 years managing gas and electric supply department in regulated utility environment. 

 

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.


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