Pacific Gas & Electric Company Senior Gas Scheduler, San Francisco, CA in San Francisco, California

Requisition ID # 16623

Job Category : Energy Services / Trading

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Strategy and Policy

Job Location : San Francisco

Company

Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

Core Gas Supply (CGS) is part of Energy Policy and Procurement whose mission is to develop and implement the company's energy policy and to ensure the procurement and delivery of safe and reliable gas and electric service to our customers.

CGS procures and manages natural gas supplies, transportation and storage for Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Core (residential and small commercial) customers. CGS strives to ensure reliable gas supplies while minimizing gas costs and measures its performance through its annual Core Procurement Incentive Mechanism (CPIM). CGS participates in the complete supply chain from Planning, Regulatory approval, Trading, Analytics, Risk Management, Compliance and Reporting.

CGS is also responsible for financial hedging activities to manage customers' price risk and optimized assets associated with PG&E’s Core Gas portfolio.

Position Summary

Gas Scheduling: Schedule physical natural gas on interstate and intrastate pipelines. Schedule injections into and withdrawals from all gas storage facilities. Monitor scheduled volumes on all pipelines through all scheduling cycles. Update schedules for cuts and operational flow orders.

Actualization: Actualize gas volumes in the gas management system for all supply receipts and for all market deliveries. Maintain accurate daily delivery records for each counterparty and transaction. Support Settlements to ensure accurate billing and reconciliation. Manage storage and market center gas inventories.

Position Tracking and Imbalance Management: Monitor daily and monthly portfolio imbalances. Monitor and report out on supply cuts, pipeline restrictions, storage inventory and operational flow orders. Track supply positions and take appropriate corrective actions with suppliers and pipelines to optimize performance.

Communicate Portfolio Status: Keep the team current on pipeline status, pipeline maintenance and supplier non-performance. Recommend strategies and corrective actions to traders to manage outages and maximize pipeline throughput and supplier performance to meet daily portfolio demand. Monitor pipeline market activities including capacity release and open seasons.

You must be willing and able to be on call on weekend on a rotational basis (one out of four weekends).

Responsibilities:

  • Schedule all relevant pipelines in the U.S. and Canada.

  • Provide guidance and training to new schedulers.

  • Monitor pipeline operations including planned and unplanned pipeline maintenance and anticipates their impact on scheduling and portfolio position.

  • Resolve minor transaction or contract disputes with minimal oversight and input from manager.

  • Resolves scheduling disputes and escalated billing issues without assistance from a manager.

  • Participate in gas scheduling implementation of new internal and external systems and tools.

  • Ensure complex transactions are pathed and actualized in deal capture systems for settlement purposes, with no oversight.

  • Provide trading back-up and weekend on-call as needed and allowed by the Transaction Control Authority (TCA).

  • Contribute to work teams and process improvement efforts outside of scheduling

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • 3 years of gas scheduling experience

Desired:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, engineering, or related discipline; or equivalent experience

  • Gas scheduling experience in the West Coast

  • Demonstrated ability in managing multiple priorities simultaneously to meet critical deadlines in time-sensitive environment

  • Demonstrated strong Micro Excel and VBA skills

  • Strong communications and teamwork skills

  • Understanding of the wholesale natural gas and electricity markets

  • Familiarity with PG&E’s Core Gas Supply portfolio

  • Accounting background or experience

  • OpenLink (Endur) knowledge or experience

  • Database SQL knowledge or experience

  • Understanding provisions of industry standard master agreements including: NAESB, ISDA, NGSA and GTSA.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of regulatory issues and an understanding of CPUC, FERC, and CEC, and other regulatory rules and requirements as they apply to the gas and electric industries