Natural Gas Transportation Specialist

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Position Type
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Full Time/Part Time
Experience Level
Rhode Island Energy

Company Summary Statement

Rhode Island Energy provides essential energy services to over 770,000 customers across Rhode Island through the delivery of electricity or natural gas. Our team is dedicated to helping Rhode Island customers and communities thrive while supporting the transition to a cleaner energy future. Rhode Island Energy is part of the PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) family of companies addressing energy challenges head-on by building smarter, more resilient, and more dynamic power grids and advancing sustainable energy solutions. PPL is a positive force in the cities and towns where we do business, providing support for programs and organizations that empower the success of future generations by helping to build and maintain strong, diverse communities today.


At Rhode Island Energy the Natural Gas Transportation Specialist is responsible for the scheduling of natural gas supplies associated with Rhode Island Energy’s natural gas portfolio. The Natural Gas Transportation Specialist will perform all gas scheduling activities, including but not limited to, nominations, confirmations, capacity release, and imbalance management within the required deadlines.  In addition, in conjunction with management and the Rhode Island Energy gas trading team, the Natural Gas Transportation Specialist  will identify pipeline and storage transactions to optimize the company’s natural gas supply portfolio in accordance with company procedures and regulatory requirements.


  • Plays a key role in a newly-formed organization to develop upstream interstate pipeline nomination and scheduling procedures and systems.
  • Understands contractual rights and types of services as defined by the interstate pipeline tariffs and apply those concepts to the scheduling process.
  • Nominates and confirms natural gas flows on interstate pipeline electronic bulletin boards (“EBBs”) and in compliance with relevant Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regulations.
  • Identifies and posts on interstate pipeline EBBs transportation and storage capacity that is available for release or subject to the company’s mandatory capacity assignment program.
  • Monitors daily information on pipeline EBBs including scheduled v. actual flows and changes or cuts to scheduled volumes.
  • Actively reconciles, manages, and mitigates any volume imbalances resulting from differences between nominated and confirmed volumes.
  • Monitors and updates interstate pipeline tariff information, such as contract quantities and terms, fixed and variable charges, fuel percentages, and other surcharges.
  • Ensures all scheduling activities and interstate pipeline tariff information are fully captured, documented, and summarized in the company’s gas management system for accounting and billing purposes.
  • Acts as a primary contact with company’s accounting function in support of month close processes.
  • In conjunction with Supervisor of Pipeline Transportation and Exchange, develop daily and monthly plans to optimize company’s upstream interstate pipeline transportation and storage contracts.
  • Maintains business relationships with various counterparties to identify opportunities for the company.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Mathematics, plus a minimum 2 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience on a year for year basis is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with counterparties.
  • Must possess excellent problem solving and analytical skills to work in this data intensive position.
  • Must have the ability to work with detailed natural gas price and gas contract data; possess skills that enable candidate to work in a fast-paced environment yet ensure overall quality and accuracy of work product.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment and particularly with the trading team to help optimize interstate pipeline flows on a daily basis.
  • Must develop working knowledge of various computer models, database applications and complex Excel spreadsheet models.
  • Must be willing to have a flexible schedule including weekend and evening hours.
  • Must be willing to provide on-call coverage, as needed.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in pipeline or retail energy scheduling for a utility or energy marketer.
  • Knowledge of natural gas markets and infrastructure, including gas supply, storage, and pipeline transportation.



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