NiSource Natural Gas Supply/Capacity Planning Analyst in Columbus, Ohio

For the NiSource Gas Distribution Companies:

Develop and maintain the daily generated reports like the Gas Operations Outlook (GOO) and Storage Activity Report (STAR), includes on-call coverage.

Determine on a routine basis:

need for modifying system supply purchases,

revenue generation opportunities,

ability to provide banking and balancing services and

storage activity and inventory levels for planning and operational purposes.

Develop and maintain the SENDOUT database.

Develop the monthly and seasonal review of assets available for optimization initiatives including capacity release, parks and loans, and off-system sales.

Develop information used in NiSources Regulatory and Financial Planning processes

Principal Duties and Responsibilities are as follows:

Model and monitor the impact of various real and proposed regulatory and new service scenarios and make recommendations to CO management.

Present information and make recommendations to CO, Supply and Optimization and NGDC personnel regarding the optimum daily dispatch of available supplies, inclusive of peaking assets, and disposition of supply/demand imbalances.

Provide on-call coverage to ensure supply/demand is properly balanced on weekends and holidays as needed.

Monitor throughput, storage activity and storage/peaking inventories and use seasoned judgment to address problems/concerns.

Develop accurate conclusions from quantitative analysis of recent historic throughput data to discern need for adjustments to NGDC daily demand forecasts used for supply management purposes.

Develop SENDOUT reports and analyses in support of Trading Floor activities, including monthly optimal usage of the gas portfolio assets, storage projections, term analysis, hedge study, etc. Present and defend analysis to CO management.

Develop SENDOUT reports and analyses in support of Regulatory items, including GCRs, SGSP, etc.

Monitor gas supplies from suppliers for both system supply and end-users; provide input and feedback to Trading Floor and Operations.

Determine the monthly seasonal NGDC gas portfolio assets available for capacity release, parks loans and off-system sales.

Develop the 5 year optimal usage plan for NGDCs gas portfolio assets for Financial Planning purposes.

Represent NiSource to external partners, customers and regulatory bodies.

Develop and implement accurate, timely reports required by CO, other departments, the NGDCs, and regulatory bodies.

Consult and lead the development and monitoring of data and data collection systems related to weather, demand, purchases, and other related variables that influence gas supply and demand.

Stay abreast of applicable industry trends and changes via participation on industry sponsored committees and development/administration of industry-wide surveys.

Ensure adequacy and functionality of software systems, IT applications and data warehouses that contain/provide information critical to supply management and NGDC operations.

Develop and publish Gas Operations Outlook operating guide.

Develop and publish Winter Operations Reviews after conclusion of each winter for the NGDCs.

Review dispatch estimates of daily pipeline deliveries and reconcile differences with pipeline counterparts.

Develop testimony responses to data requests as assigned.

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at on or before July 26th!

Required for Selection:

Understands complex concepts and relationships

Recognizes strategic implications of problems and issues

Fosters team commitment

Effectively shares expertise and experience with others

Draws accurate conclusions from quantitative information

Drives for results in carrying out assignments.

Preferred for Selection:

Advanced computer skills in various CO applications

Experience working on project teams

Knowledge of supply planning and optimization processes

Experience with SPSS, SAS or Python

Education/Work Experience: Required for Selection:

BS/BA in a quantitative discipline or equivalent experience

1+ years work experience in natural gas supply industry

Preferred for Selection:

2+ years professional work experience

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.

Job Family: Regulatory/Gas Supply