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Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Fuels Coordinator II in Little Rock, Arkansas

Salary Range

$60,000 - $75,000 a year

Overview

Fuels Coordinator II

Little Rock, AR, USA

Planning & Market Operations

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) is an organization with a rich history and a bright future.As a leader in the energy industry we look to our employees to help us grow, change, and provide power to over 500,000 members of our 17 electric distribution cooperatives.

A Fuels Coordinator II Purchases natural gas to supply fuel for AECC’s gas generation fleet and provides decision support for AECC power marketing desk. Develops and uses spreadsheets and other tools to quantify the comparative value of gas supply alternatives and optimize the use of existing gas supply assets.In this position, you will be given the opportunity to work alongside peers who are versatile, enthusiastic, and continuing to strive to push AECC and our mission forward.

Responsibilities

  • Monitors pipeline conditions to ensure available transport. Must be able to accurately communicate possible constraints or outages that would limit AECC’s fuel supply including mines, railroads, natural gas pipelines and other carriers, to Market Operations. Analyzes gas economics daily and communicates information to market operations to be used in day ahead and real time electric market offers.

  • Analyzes gas plant dispatch decisions from a gas procurement perspective to implement strategies that will improve economics. Monitors and analyzes AECC's fuel usage, fuel inventories, natural gas imbalances and fuel transportation activities to avoid penalties related to fuel transportation.

  • Prepares and transmits Request for Quotations to fuel suppliers based on plant needs when either self-scheduled or at market clearing. Compiles, organizes and analyzes fuel quotations and transportation rates and uses this data to determine which fuel supply would be the most economical for AECC's plants and submits timely and accurate nomination to pipelines as required.

  • Coordinates the purchase and delivery of fuel to be used at AECC's power plants after hours, weekends and holidays.

  • Manages data needed for the approval of monthly fuel supply, and monthly pipeline invoices for fuel delivered by four natural gas pipelines. Communicates with Accounting Department, as needed, to ensure fuel supply and fuel transportation invoices are paid and associated costs are properly recorded.

  • Assists in analyzing economics and reliability of various natural gas transportation contracting options to ensure optimal delivery of gas to power plants for current and future needs.

  • Identifies new supply sources and coordinates NAESB contract approval. Maintains current information on fuel suppliers and fuel transporters used to supply and transport fuel to ensure available transport for contracted fuel transporters to AECC's seven natural gas power plants.

  • Monitors fuel and fuel transportation activities related to coal-fired plants that AECC co-owns with other utilities.

  • Conducts gas-related economic studies requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria.

  • Analyzes short-term and long-term forecasts produced by others to help plan for AECC's fuel needs. Obtains needed data from outside sources to use as reference in studies of AECC Fuels needs.

  • Maintains knowledge of compliance requirements of AECC, FERC and Power Markets as it relates to Fuels and ensures that those requirements are met, immediately reporting any potential violations to the Compliance Department.

  • The ability to handle necessary stress and work well with others are essential functions of this position.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Valid Driver’s License.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or similar technical field, plus at least 2 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of gas supply and transportation contracts.

  • Performance information on AECC’s gas generation assets.

  • The knowledge and ability to purchase and schedule autonomously.

  • Knowledge of power marketing practices and strategies.

  • Knowledge of the different pipeline tariffs and practices.

Benefits

  • 2 Retirement Plan Options

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • 9 Paid holidays

  • Educational assistance

  • Paid time off accruals

  • Short-term disability

  • Long-term disability

  • Free & confidential Employee Assistance Program

EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/DISABLED

Should you elect to apply for this position, AECC/AECI will review your qualifications. If after reviewing the qualifications and experience of all applicants, your skills and credentials meet our needs, someone from our organization may contact you. Please be advised that the time required to complete the applicant review process typically takes between 30 and 90 days, but could extend beyond that. Once the position has been filled, all applicants will be notified via email.

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. are Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other protected category.

Job ID 2020-2016

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