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at TallGrass Energy

Posted: 4/27/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1357

Job Description


Operating across 11 states, Tallgrass is a growth-oriented midstream energy operator with transportation, storage, terminal, water, gathering and processing assets that serve some of the nation’s most prolific crude oil and natural gas basins.



We were named to Colorado’s Top Workplaces list for the past five consecutive years. Tallgrass strives to create an environment where all employees feel they are safe, respected, that their contributions are valued, have equal access to growth and development opportunities. Our Total Rewards Package is comprehensive and competitive - designed to meet the needs of our employees and their families. We offer our employees competitive base pay; an annual discretionary bonus; paid time off for vacation, sick time, holidays, birth or adoption of a child, serious illness, and bereavement; Health, Dental, and Vision insurance; a generous 401K savings plan; company-paid Life insurance, Short- and Long-Term disability insurance; Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts; Employee Assistance Programs; Identity Theft Protection; and Critical Health and Accident insurance.





Account Director Primary purpose:


Responsible for the maintenance of the existing business on the interstate pipeline assets which includes contract renewals and customer support.



Essential duties and responsibilities:


 •Analyzes U.S. supply/demand fundamentals.
•Analyzes pricing and market trends in various regions across the country.
•Evaluates contracted capacity and flows on competitive pipelines.
•Provides support to the Commercial Group regarding pertinent pricing and market trends.
•Analyzes the potential market opportunity for a variety of commercial functions, including commodity sales/purchases, hedging, transportation, storage, etc.
•Supports the monetization of commodity recovery function of the commercial group.
•Executes short-term physical and financial transactions as needed.
•Maintains an awareness of changing market conditions, new developments, and competitor strategies.
•Evaluates and disseminates market intelligence to management.
•Provides regular fundamental market evaluation and analysis to the Commercial Group and others as needed.
•Tracks sales performance by market and product lines.
•Communicate with customers (current and prospective) on a regular and consistent basis to understand needs and ensure they are satisfied with the services provided by the Company. Topics include:
—Point change requests, discount requests, invoice disputes, operational issues on our pipelines, invoice review, rollovers/right of first refusal process, contract assignments, maintenance impacts and document control.
•Renew existing business on the interstate pipeline.
•Identify and optimize Park and Loan opportunities
•Prepare and conduct open seasons.
•Understand customer utilizations of Tallgrass services to uncover business opportunities.
•Ensure compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements.
•Exercise decision making authority when needed and assess the level of decisions that can be made versus those that should be brought to upper management.
•Set self-imposed deadlines and communicate to management and demonstrate ownership in assigned projects and resolution of customer maintenance issues.
•Ensure that all issues and projects receive the appropriate level of urgency within own workload and that of others involved in the matter.
•Work with internal departments including but not limited to scheduling, gas control, system design, project management, regulatory, legal, environmental.
•Develop presentations for customers and management.
•Understand competing pipeline services and projects and actively develop/pursue new business opportunities and strategy.
•Bring new, creative growth to the assets and keep appraised of market intelligence.
•Communicate with management, including the Vice Presidents and President for TIGT/TPC and REX on goals and objectives as requested.
•Deal with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy and professionalism.
•Speak clearly, both in person and by telephone, using a high level of verbal skills and listen carefully.
•Maintain a regular, dependable attendance and a consistently high level of performance.
•Will work non-traditional hours as needed.
•Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
•Other daily, weekly, monthly or special project duties as identified and defined.
•Other duties as assigned.





Minimum requirements:




•Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Business, Economics, Engineering or a related discipline.


Experience/Specific Knowledge:


•Minimum five (5) years’ experience actively working in the natural gas industry.
•Must have a previous working knowledge of FERC natural gas regulations.
•Intermediate proficiency level in MS Office applications that may include but are not limited to Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.



Certifications, Licenses & Registrations:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers (for travel). 

Competencies, Skills & Abilities: 


•Understand utilization of Tallgrass pipelines and how impacted by industry dynamics.
•Must be a highly motivated individual that requires minimal supervision to accomplish goals.
•Must have good listening skills and be able to problem-solve.
•Must be able to perform all essential and marginal functions of the job.
•Must be able to work with a team, take direction from management, adhere to required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.
•Ability to successfully perform multiple tasks with strict deadlines.
•Ability to organize and prioritize daily work.
•Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets; position will be filled depending on qualifications, experience and skill sets of the successful candidate.


Physical Demands


All of the physical requirements listed below are those that may be necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Sitting; standing; walking or moving throughout facility; driving; talking; seeing (specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus); hearing; feeling; bending or stooping; squatting or crouching; reaching; kneeling; pushing; pulling; lifting up to 25?lbs. 
  • Minimal safety hazards; general office working conditions. 
  • Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time. 
  • The employee is regularly required to use hands to type, touch, handle, or feel. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10?pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25?pounds. 

Working Conditions:


••Occasional travel is anticipated and required.
•May be required to carry a cell phone, and be available to respond during working and non-working hours.
•The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and a complete background check, including credit report for certain positions, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed


Supervisory Responsibility:

  • None 



Above the minimum requirements; not required but advantageous in this position: 


• Previous Trading, Scheduling, Engineering, or Project Management experience.




Other responsibilities:


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned. 


Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status. EOE/M/F/D/V