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Southern Company Analyst I, Scheduling in Atlanta, Georgia

Scheduling Analyst

Job Summary:

Seeking a candidate to fill the role of Natural Gas Scheduler at SouthStar Energy Services. Primary responsibility is the nomination and confirmation of gas flows across various pipelines to meet utility required daily demand. The job will require work outside of traditional working hours for evening and weekend coverage to ensure gas deliveries across all confirming cycles of the NAESB nomination cycle timeline.

Job Responsibilities & Accountabilities by Competency

Functional Expertise:

  • Will personally perform nominations necessary to schedule natural gas inherent in SouthStar’s day to day trading activities and 100% scheduling accuracy across all five scheduling cycles within the gas day.

  • Responsible for the input of scheduling data into the ETRM system to accurately track movement of gas to ensure the proper costing to each SouthStar market segment.

Business Acumen:

  • Must understand the tariff and FERC policies regarding scheduling as well as interstate capacity and storage and maintain full compliance.

  • Identify any inefficiencies in current front office scheduling activities and work with direct manager to implement necessary changes to improve workflow and effectiveness.


  • Will work with mid office to ensure timely data entry as well as full compliance with all federal and state tariffs and FERC guidelines that SouthStar is subject to.

  • Work with accounting to ensure accurate gas costs for each market.

Driving Results:

  • Monitors consumption imbalances for all markets and takes necessary actions to minimize financial impact.

  • Assists in daily and monthly supply decisions to maximize economic value creation as it pertains to cash outs, imbalances and utility storage services.

  • Assists in developing monthly purchasing strategies.


Education, Certifications/Licenses:

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree

  • Preferred: MBA or Bachelor's degree in business, engineering or quantitative study

Related Work Experience:

  • Required: 0-2 years' of experience in natural gas or power trading / scheduling environment (Educational experience can be considered in lieu of scheduling experience)

  • Preferred: Five years' experience in natural gas or power trading / scheduling environment with management experience

  • Applicant may possess a combination of equivalent education and work experience.

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel (can write complex formulas and functions)

  • Working knowledge of US natural gas pipeline grids and interplay between

  • Working knowledge of Pipeline EBB systems

  • Working knowledge of ETRM systems and importance of that tool


  • Thorough understanding of national retail choice markets, including Georgia, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania

  • High level of expertise with OpenLink ETRM

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • This position requires up to 5% travel. Trips may require air travel and/or overnight stays away from home for one or more nights

  • This position will work in a hybrid office environment and subject at any time for business needs


This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

About Southern Company Gas

Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.2 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states and approximately 600,000 retail customers through its companies that market natural gas. Other nonutility businesses include investments in interstate pipelines and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit .

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Identification: 6113

Job Category: Gas Pipeline Operations & Maintenance

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southstar Energy Services