This position is responsible for procuring the various fuel sources, primarily natural gas, that supply our power generating plants. This involves reviewing NAESB/ISDA Contracts, working with counterparties to obtain favorable pricing, negotiating and administering supply contracts, scheduling, reporting, and other activities as required. A high degree of focus will be placed on cost minimization and risk management (volatility reduction), which will require constant attention to the portfolio and changing market conditions. Good communication and analytical skills are essential as this position will be making financial recommendations, be required to support those decisions with detailed analysis, and be required to communicate changing market conditions and fuel costs to management.
Bachelor's Degree Required
Bachelor's Degree Engineering General (ABET Accredited Institution) Preferred
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration Preferred
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics Preferred
Bachelor's Degree Finance Preferred
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science Preferred
4 years Fuels/Power Trading Experience Or
4 years Fuels/Power Scheduling Experience Required
Certifications and Licensures:
Valid Mississippi Driver's License Required
Successfully pass a security sensitive background screening. Required
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:
Advanced Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Broad based knowledge of wholesale fuel and electric utility markets.
Ability to read and understand complex contract provisions and relate to the company's operating strategy.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent mathematical skills.
Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
Strong analytical and logical reasoning ability. VBA and SQL are a plus.
Ability to develop and present technical and business information in formal and informal settings.
Knowledge of systems used to forecast, evaluate and transact business in the wholesale fuel and power markets.
Demonstrated ability to effectively work with others in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision.
High level of initiative, effort and commitment toward completing assignments accurately and efficiently with attention to detail.
Cooperative Energy is an equal opportunity employer. It is Cooperative Energy's policy to provide equal opportunity to all qualified persons, regardless of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, veteran status or disability.
About Cooperative Energy
Cooperative Energy serves as the only not-for-profit wholesale electric power
provider headquartered in Mississippi. In this role, Cooperative Energy generates and transmits electricity for 11 Member distribution systems located in the southern and western portions of the state. Cooperative Energy and its 11 Member cooperatives provide power to more than 427,000 homes and business across the state.
• Cooperative Energy employs nearly 450 people across the state of Mississippi.
• Cooperative Energy has a combined generating capacity of 2,325 MW,
representing a diverse generating mix of natural gas, coal, nuclear, hydro and solar.
• Cooperative Energy maintains an expansive network of transmission assets
including 1,800 miles of high-voltage transmission lines and 260 total delivery points.
Cooperative Energy’s Mission is to deliver to our Members reliable and affordable energy in a safe and environmentally-responsible manner. Inherent in this commitment is a set of core Values, which guide our everyday activities:
• Member Focus
• Transparency and Responsiveness
• Fiscal, Regulatory and Environmental Compliance
• Safety and Reliabili...ty
• Serve as a Trusted and Value-Adding Resource for Member-owners
Competitive Strengths include:
• An Experienced, Skilled Workforce
• A Long-Term Contractual Relationship with Member Systems
• Financial Health, including that of Members
• Long-range Planning for Cost-Effective Generation Resources
• Fuel Diversity in Generation Resources
Cooperative Energy Electric Governance
Cooperative Energy is owned by its 11 Member cooperatives, who govern and set
policy through a 22-member board of directors. The board is composed of two
voting delegates for each Member cooperative.