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Shift Gas Operator

Posted 6 days ago

Our client is a global Energy Trading business situated in London, you will be supporting the Front Office and contributing the success of the business. You will be responsible for operating the gas supply, demand and trade activities. This involves ensuring nominations (requests for gas delivery), scheduling, capacity and transportation requests are actioned on a daily basis across the UK and Continent within capacity limitations, with the prime objective of minimising financial penalties imposed under the relevant system operating regime and maximising any opportunities and a 24/7 shift team is in place to facilitate this. The department is further responsible for executing all operational and shipping tasks associated with delivery and ongoing processing of LNG/LPG/ Biofuels cargoes. These tasks include operational notifications to suppliers, communication with LNG/LPG/ Biofuels terminal operators, agents, and natural gas pipelines, as well as capturing all of this information in internal systems in a timely and accurate manner. Reporting to the Gas Operations Supervisor this is a 24/7 role managing the time critical operations and pan European natural gas portfolio.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIESResponsible for meticulously completing daily task lists around gas physical position management, transportation logistics and gas storage operationsScheduling of physical gas positions at European Hubs, Borders, Entry/Exit Points and Storages and waiting for their confirmationsLiaising with Gas Traders to balance positions through spot exchanges trading and capacity auctionsOut of business hours trading activities based on defined triggersDevelop commercial skills through trading spreads across EuropeOptimizing gas storages and interconnector flows out of hours and reacting to cuts/scaling noticesMaximising the position value of different books by identifying arbitrage trading opportunities and communicating this to the trading deskConducting daily agency servicesFlexibility to carry out additional duties as requiredAssisting in drafting and reviewing relevant operational procedures and effectively communicating and implementing these.Liaising with the IT desk by testing/reviewing new implemented toolsTraining of new operators EXPERIENCE REQUIREDWorking experience in a Gas Operator role preferredApplied knowledge of energy markets specifically UK and pan European natural gas networksStrong understanding of balancing mechanisms/day ahead/intraday nomination deadlines and matchingExperience working with all the major TSOs’ portals, as well as Prisma, Trayport, WebICE, EEXExperience of working in a front office operations team to strict deadlines beneficialAbility to demonstrate a commercially focused attitude towards the optimisation of the portfolio TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTSDegree level preferredExcel and analytical skillsFCA qualified (ideal but not essential)Knowledge of additional European language beneficialHave excellent logical skills PERSON SPECIFICATIONSelf-starter who can deliver desired responsibilities with limited oversightDue to time critical nature of operations, must be able to work under pressure and retain attention to detailStrong numerical skillsGood attention to detailsStrong communicator comfortable working with traders, originators and other stakeholdersTeam playerProblem solver with a high level of analytical skills to resolve issues in a timely manner Hours of work:24/7 Shift Rotation including some on-call requirements