Temporary Assistant Gas Scheduler

Location: White Plains, NY, US

Summary

Gas Schedulers are responsible for scheduling/nominating natural gas deliveries in a timely and reliable manner to ensure successful operation and dispatch of NYPA’s fossil fueled generation facilities. Additional responsibilities entail reviewing, reconciling, and recommending approval of transportation invoices; including supply invoices and financial settlements. Accuracy and timeliness are extremely important due to the detailed nature of the work. We seek recent accounting, business administration, economics, finance, or math graduates with a strong willpower to learn the gas industry as well as someone who can flawlessly execute on daily deliverables. Ample training will be provided as long as the individual can successfully manage the high demands of this position.

Responsibilities

  • Provide support in reviewing, reconciling and verifying vendor supply and transportation invoices for payment allocation purposes in conjunction with colleagues. 
  • Participate in the scheduling and confirmation of natural gas and/or oil deliveries on a daily (and “24/7” rotational) basis and help resolve fuel supply and delivery problems, as required.
  • Assist in the preparation of month-end accruals and monthly summaries of invoices/payments for the Accounting Department.
  • Assist in the review and verification of financial settlements for fuel and transportation for payment (and/or vendor billing) purposes in collaboration with colleagues.  Prepare and distribute summary reports of monthly financial settlements. 
  • Prepare regular and ad hoc reports.
  • Help maintain information management systems (e.g., “FMS” integrated database system and EXCEL spreadsheets) and departmental documents/records in an audit ready state. 
  • Help calculate and track daily/monthly delivered gas volumes by pipeline, LDC (e.g., Con Ed and National Grid) and generating facility, including fuel consumption, gas imbalance volumes and oil inventory. 
  • Assist in administering fuel, transportation and related contracts to help ensure compliance with contract terms and conditions in collaboration with colleagues. 
  • Work collaboratively in monitoring applicable pipeline tariffs and rates; staying current on developments affecting transportation to the N.Y. city-gate; and, performing economic analyses (e.g., pipeline rates, fuel retention, spark spreads, etc.) as assigned.
  • Perform special projects, as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Familiar with invoicing and accounting functions, procedures and methodologies as well as applicable internal policies and procedures required. 
  • Good analytical ability and numbers comprehension required.
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail required.
  • Ability to multi-task and work as part of a team required.
  • General understanding of the economic impact of decisions within the incumbent’s scope of authority required.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills required.
  • Ability to interface and communicate effectively with stakeholders both inside and outside the organization required. 
  • Ability to use fully integrated data base systems such as the “FMS” system and pipeline Electronic Bulletin Board (“EBB”) systems, including software programs (i.e., Microsoft Excel and Word) required. 
  • Familiar with fuel scheduling procedures, processes and methodologies preferred. 
  • Basic understanding of NYPA transportation, balancing and fuel supply agreements, including daily/monthly fuel supply arrangements preferred. 
  • Fundamental understanding of the natural gas, oil and electric power industries, including interstate and local transportation infrastructures, applicable pipeline tariff provisions and regulatory issues required.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting or a related discipline required. 
  • Basic experience in maintaining books, financial recordkeeping and/or the fuel industry is preferred.

Physical Requirements

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

 

The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer                       


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