Gazprom

24/7 Shift Gas Operator

Recruiter
Gazprom
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 May 2019
Closes
05 Jun 2019
Ref
1088723075
Sector
Oil and Gas
Category
Operations, Piping
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
About us

Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T) is a subsidiary of the Gazprom group - the world's largest gas producer and one of the world's largest energy companies. Headquartered in London, GM&T operates to provide Gazprom group with a global marketing reach, round the clock operational coverage and excellent customer service. Established in 1999, GM&T has grown from a single office in London into a truly global organisation, with around 1000 employees worldwide. With offices in Europe, Asia and the USA, GM&T trades energy commodities including gas, power, oil, LPG, helium, emissions, LNG and FX and also operates a retail business, trading as Gazprom Energy.

Our culture is defined by our people. Through living our values every day we continue to create a culture that enables us all to succeed. We work as one team with our customers, our parent company and each other in order to understand each other's needs. With an unstoppable passion for excellence, growth and learning, we're committed to creating an environment that fosters the development of knowledge, skills and experience, so that our people can thrive and prosper in their careers with us. We believe that we have the best team in the industry which makes us a trusted partner across international capital and energy markets. Our diverse employee base, with a wealth of expertise, knowledge and experience makes GM&T a truly exciting place to work. We encourage new ideas and initiatives as innovative thinking is central to how we do business. Most importantly, we are a growing and developing business where inspired individuals can make a difference and help shape our future.

Role objectives

This position is for a role within the 24/7 shift Gas Operations Team of GM&T. The team (of 7) manages the optimisation of the gas portfolio both within day and outside of normal office hours, to ensure the efficient nomination of all positions and flows across Europe and the UK. The role will involve working outside of normal office hours and at weekends and overnight. The role will also incorporate a period of time working in close liaison with the trading desk (off shift) to develop greater commercial skills and to maximise potential profits from the portfolio within day.

Duties & Responsibilities

Operations Activities:

  • Nominate the 'within day' and 'day ahead' gas positions across European trading hubs and through the UK Continental Interconnectors to all relevant TSOs, SSOs, and any third party contracts
  • Check positions in all markets with trading team to facilitate profitable trading in European gas markets
  • Check confirmations returned from TSOs
  • Provide support to Gas Trading Team through the development of a strategy to increase the profitability of the portfolio and assisting in the balancing of the positions outside of normal working hours
  • Balance our Retail businesses in the UK and Europe
  • Minimise any imbalances across the positions and look for opportunities to bring further profit to the Gas p/l
  • Optimize the various storage products in the portfolio, reacting to the changing market prices to ensure maximum profitability at all times
  • Develop commercial skills through trading spreads across Europe
  • Development of new markets across Europe and the implementation of these markets in the day to day operations procedures
  • Check future gas positions with trading team to assist in their planning
  • Be responsible for running the automated book balancing tool overnight to ensure the correct positions are reported in the p/l each day.


Communication and Reporting:

  • Provide relevant trade information to Gas Trading Team to allow future positions to be agreed and for further provision to Front, Middle and Back Office Managers
  • Report to the Lead Gas operator or the Operations Manager any errors that may occur in the course of the business, and also to report any issues with the systems to the relevant teams to ensure rapid resolution
  • Ensure all developments and important information is handed over to other members of the shift team and to the Trading desk at the start of each day
  • Ensure all trading activity is correctly entered into the trading system to ensure compliance with the company policies.


Skills & Competencies

  • Excellent analytical skills and a good attention to detail
  • Strong desire and ability to learn new skills
  • Excellent computer skills and advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Knowledge of systems involved in scheduling gas(desired but not essential)
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and on an individual basis with limited supervision
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Able to cope with rapid business growth in a pressured environment
  • Pro-active in achieving results
  • Strong organisational and planning skills
  • Diligent and reliable
  • Languages: fluency in English (verbal and written) is essential; other European languages would be of benefit but are not essential.


Experience

  • Experience of working in the energy industry (desired but not essential)
  • Experience of UK and European gas operations (desired but not essential)
  • Knowledge of gas networks across Western Europe (desired but not essential).


Education

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent experience).

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