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Fuel Buyer I


White Plains, NY, US


The Fuel Buyer at the New York Power Authority (NYPA) serves an integral role in the Energy Resource Management department, supporting the reliability of NYPA's fossil fueled generation units in the 5 boroughs of NYC.  The fuel buyer participates in a competitive natural gas market to procure and deliver product safely and successfully to each fossil unit. The individual works closely with the power generation desk to efficiently plan and supply natural gas or oil for successful operations. NYPA’s fossil fueled generation units are key assets, supporting 'round the clock energy needs for the city of New York. A fuel buyer is required to work in a fast-paced environment including nights and weekends, as per rotation, against volatile yet exciting power and gas markets. The responsibility of a fuel buyer is challenging yet rewarding as they plan and schedule the transportation of the physical product from start to finish. #LI-CJ1


  • Schedule natural gas delivery to NYPA’s fossil fueled generation units
  • Purchase gas for NYPA’s fossil fueled generation units 
  • Participate in rotational on-call work schedule which includes nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Provide energy desk with real-time gas price and supply information for bidding decisions
  • Prepare administrative reports for gas purchase, sale, and transfer end-of-day, daily
  • Resolve issues relative to gas curtailments, gas operational-flow-orders, trade input errors, accounting matters
  • Prepare month-end accruals and monthly summaries of invoices/payments for the Accounting Department
  • Resolve confirmation discrepancies
  • Administer resolution for technical issues that occur with electronic bulletin boards, web-portals, and internal database

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Team oriented
  • Basic knowledge of the natural gas, energy, and oil markets
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Multi-task
  • Thorough, accurate, and attentive-to-detail
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills preferred

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, or any business-oriented major is required 
  • A minimum of 1 year of applicable work experience is preferred in electric or gas utility industry.

Physical Requirements

Ability to sit at a desk and use a computer and telephone. 


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Nearest Major Market: White Plains
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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