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Avista Utilities Natural Gas Scheduler in Spokane, Washington


Closes: October 27, 2020Salary: DOQ

Job Description

Responsibilities include nominating and scheduling all natural gas purchases and sales on multiple interconnecting pipelines, storage facilities and distribution systems in the Northwest; managing and communicating with counterparties, customers, suppliers, pipelines and other parties to ensure proper and timely flow of gas; confirming and reconciling all purchases, sales and storage activity to pipeline statements as well as to internal systems including supporting spreadsheets to support the natural gas accounting function.

  • Responsible for nominating and scheduling all natural gas purchases and sales on six transportation pipeline systems including interconnecting distribution systems. This includes nominations for transportation customers, system supply, storage, and off system sales.

  • Develops and is responsible for maintaining good working and operating relationships with counterparties, pipeline representatives, customers (both internal and external) and customers’ agents/suppliers. Organize and maintain data required to support resource accounting operations with regards to pipeline statements and actual volumes.

  • Coordinates the exchange of information as needed for tracking and managing the gas operations of the company. Provides information for customer operator nominations and communication to customers, their agents, and utility agents related to usage, forecasts, imbalances, entitlements and curtailments.

  • Develops and is responsible for preparation and accuracy of daily load forecasts.


Bachelor’s degree in business, economics or related discipline required. 3 years of experience with Natural Gas scheduling n the Western US and Canada. Comprehensive knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of gas scheduling, gas control, customer management, relevant pipeline tariff provisions and computer applications. Broad knowledge of gas planning, engineering, fuel supply, natural gas load characteristics and operations.

To Apply

Complete an online application and attach your resume and cover letter to your profile. All documents must be attached to your application at the time of submitting your application for review. No documents can be attached after you click "Submit".

Pre-employment screening requirementsEmployment is contingent upon the successful completion of a drug test, background check and motor vehicle records review.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)