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Company: Ameren, St. Louis, MO
Job Title: Natural Gas Trader
Date Posted: 02/01/2013
Industry: Business


Req. # 11931

Title:  Natural Gas Trader

Location: St. Louis, MO

End date: 02/10/2013



Generation System Management

Purchase natural gas in the daily, forward, and financial markets as necessary to support the fuel requirements of Ameren’s gas-fired generation. Participate in generation operations including morning generation assessment meeting, and provide oversight of supply plans for all systems. Coordinate dispatch and operation of gas-fired generating plants, including determination of variable cost, unit dispatch order, and daily operating parameters. Create price hedging strategies and implement hedging instruments to achieve a balanced portfolio.  Work closely with power traders to develop and execute strategies for the economic benefit of Ameren. Provide mandatory weekend coverage for gas-fired generation on a rotating basis. Perform the monthly accounting and actualization function for assigned systems.  Review and process supply and transportation invoices. Manage the inventory and injection/withdrawal activities of storage assets. Negotiate, procure and administer gas supply pipeline and storage capacity agreements.

Natural Gas Trading and Optimization

Develop and execute optimization strategies for the transportation and storage assets associated with Ameren Missouri’s generating fleet.  Manage the release of pipeline capacity into secondary markets. Build and maintain relationships with natural gas marketers and producers to ensure viable selection of competitive and secure gas supply resources. Monitor the daily and monthly transportation capacity markets for potential market opportunities. Develop explicit knowledge of applicable pipeline rates, services, and tariff provisions.

State and Federal Regulatory

Assist in the analysis of pipeline regulatory filings for economic and operational impacts on company’s gas systems. Assist in the preparation of data requests, testimony, and presentations before state and federal regulatory commissions.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Finance, Engineering, or related field from an accredited college or university required. MBA preferred.

Experience: Five or more years of directly relevant professional level experience required. Natural gas related energy industry experience strongly preferred. Two or more years of energy trading experience preferred.

Other: Strong Excel worksheet skills required. Must have good organization, decision-making, troubleshooting, communication, and teamwork skills. This position requires an employee background check in accordance with NERC guidelines.



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