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Date: Oct 9, 2021

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

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Position Summary

Manages the business function to acquire physical natural gas supplies and related services in the wholesale natural gas market to meet the highly-variable requirements of CPS Energy’s natural gas distribution customers and gas-fired power plants in a manner that provides reliable service and supports low-cost rates. Responsible for developing natural gas acquisition strategies and acquiring the required services in accordance with the strategies, including negotiating long-term agreements for firm transportation and storage services.



DEADLINE TO APPLY:  October 24, 2021

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Monitors gas market prices at appropriate market hubs and maintains current knowledge of gas infrastructure and supply developments and activities. 
  • Develops and maintains a gas supply strategy to guide the acquisition of natural gas supplies and related services. Develops strategies to optimize gas storage and transportation assets within operational constraints. 
  • Develops and maintains portfolio of gas suppliers to provide a reliable source of potential gas supplies. Maintains ethical and effective working relationships to support CPS Energy’s highly variable service needs. 
  • Identifies and evaluates natural gas assets and services available to meet CPS Energy’s requirement for long-term gas supply and related services. Negotiates and acquires the required long-term services in accordance with the gas supply strategy. 
  • Manages the process to develop a monthly baseload gas acquisition plan, acquires and analyzes offers and selects successful suppliers. 
  • Manages the process to forecast current day and next day gas requirements, develops a daily gas acquisition plan and acquires required gas supplies. 
  • Manages the process to coordinate daily gas supply arrangements with EMO controllers, gas suppliers and gas pipelines to ensure available gas supplies are utilized in a manner that results in the lowest delivered cost. Provides gas supply instructions and gas dispatch price to EMO controllers and makes adjustments as needed to changing gas requirements. 
  • Manages the process to capture gas transaction data and calculate settlement information. Provides gas cost estimates and actual gas cost reports to Accounting. Provides gas transaction information to support invoice processing and other reporting. 
  • Manages the process to nominate and schedule daily gas transactions with gas suppliers and gas pipelines to ensure accurate and timely delivery of gas supplies. 
  • Manages the process to perform gas contract administration and transaction confirmation activities, maintains department files and databases and other administrative duties. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Skills

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Experience in natural gas trading or acquisition, transportation and storage in the wholesale natural gas market

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to develop strategies, long-term vision and mission for compliance
  • Effectively identify process control deficiencies and opportunities for improvement
  • Experience in natural gas trading or acquisition, transportation and storage in the Texas wholesale natural gas market 


Delivering High Quality Work
Communicates Effectively
Making Accurate Judgments and Decisions

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year accredited University

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Indoor work, operating computer, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, repetitive motion. Use of personal computing equip, phone, multi-functioning printer & calculator. Ability to travel to & from meetings, training sessions or other busi-related events.

Physical Demands

Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.

Nearest Major Market: San Antonio

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