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ANALYST-BUSINESS PROCESS -- or SR.

at TallGrass Energy

Posted: 4/29/2019
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 1420
Keywords: analyst

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 Illness and Accident insurance. 

 

 

 

 

 

ANALYST-BUSINESS PROCESS (or SR.) PRIMARY PURPOSE: 

 

For an interstate pipeline, provide a variety of analytical services that support and promote the Business Management department, including but not limited to analysis in the following areas: Financial (forecast support), Invoicing, Contracts, Regulatory and systems/IT
(reporting and system user). The Senior Analyst-Business Process will act as a first-line resource for Business Process Analysts. 

 

 

This position is temporary in nature and is scheduled to end around December 2020.

 

 

 

ANALYST-BUSINESS PROCESS (or SR.) ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

 
     
  • Market Analysis & Reporting: 
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    • Prepare a summary of daily fundamentals and industry updates.
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    • Reviewand report activity on connecting and competing interstate natural gas pipelines; force majeure, Open Seasons, Critical Items, new projects.
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    • Maintain daily index pricing database.
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    • Create and maintain/coordination with IT for Power BI Account Director dashboard.
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    • Prepare summary and variance analysis reports on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
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    • Coordinate with IT to create and maintain a database of interstate natural gas pipeline maps.
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    • May monitor pricing activity and trends to evaluate park and loan opportunities.
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    • May maintain the TIGT pipeline forecasting tool (Oracle).
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    • Produce various market analysis and shipper ad hoc tools as needed.
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    • Prepare and review monthly cash out index rate analysis.
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    • Prepare presentation materials and participate in customer visits. 
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  • Invoicing: 
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    • Role of pipeline closer coordinating the inter-departmental close responsibilities for monthly invoicing process.
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    • Enter and validate Max Tariff, Discount and Negotiated reservation rates into the gas pipeline management system.
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    • Gather support and respond to questions related to quarterly and annual SOX testing.
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    • Participate in monthly closing process, validating charges and validating system accuracy. May include some review of shipper invoices. 
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  • Accounting: 
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    • Interact with Accounting to track and collect Accounts Receivable.
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    • Communicate revenue to operational accounting to ensure proper entries and accruals.
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    • Prepare intercompany invoice for 858 capacity.
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    • Review and code month 3rd party transport (858) transportation invoices. 
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  • Regulatory: 
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    • Interact with the Regulatory Department to thoroughly understand and apply rates to approved interstate gas transportation and storage services, routine rate changes, bill charges associated with regulatory filings.
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    • Produce various reports and/or data for Regulatory filings, support of inquiries and rate cases. 
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  • Information Systems (User): 
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    • Actively use natural gas pipeline management system to source data for shipper analysis, contracting and invoicing.
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    • Work with IT as needed to develop reports to meet departmental needs.
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    • Write specifications, develop detailed test cases, develop and execute test plans and provide feedback to IT for changes/additions to natural gas pipeline management system. 
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  • Monitor progress on commercial management goals and work with Account Directors as needed to accomplish goals.
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  • Complete special projects, annual objectives and other duties as assigned.
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  • Assist and mentor the Analyst-Business Process.
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  • Assemble, analyze and present information from various databases/spreadsheets.
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  • Thoroughly understand and apply appropriate business practices, rules of operation (Tariff) and rates to respective interstate natural gas rate schedules.
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  • Data requests as needed. These requests include those from Corporate, Regulatory, Accounting Internal Audit and
    Management.
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  • Understand physical operations of interstate gas pipeline and incorporate into sound business recommendations.
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  • Effectively communicate issues which impact customers, financials and the goals of the Business Management and the Development to team and management.
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  • Routinely evaluates monthly processes for efficiency and effectiveness.
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  • Infrequent but occasional travel (sometimes overnight) across a reasonable geographic region may be required.
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  • Deal with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy and professionalism.
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  • Speak clearly, both in person and by telephone, using a high level of verbal skills and listen carefully.
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  • Maintain a regular, dependable attendance and a consistently high level of performance.
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  • Will work non-traditional hours as needed.
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  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the public.
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  • Other daily, weekly, monthly or special project duties as identified and defined.
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  • Other duties as assigned. 
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ANALYST-BUSINESS PROCESS (or SR.) MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

 

 

 

EDUCATION: 

 
     
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Marketing, Management, Engineering or a related discipline.
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  • A minimum of five (5) years’ work experience as an analyst with reporting, invoicing, or natural gas pipeline system functionality design and testing may be accepted as a substitute for a degree. 
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EXPERIENCE/SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE: 

 
     
  • With a degree, minimum one (1) year experience as an analyst, or in a role involving significant invoicing, reporting, or project management work.
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  • General understanding of how corporate policies, procedures, practices and processes relate to multiple business segments and internal and external customers/clients.
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  • Intermediate proficiency level in MS Office applications that may include but are not limited to Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook. 
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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). 
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COMPETENCIES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

 
     
  • Effectively communicate to team and management (both verbal and written) issues that relate to department goals and results.
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  • Must be able to work effectively with our team and multiple work groups in the Company.
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  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, logical thought processes with the ability to identify and resolve complex issues/problems.
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  • Abilityto initiate, organize, prioritize and complete duties and projects consistent with department needs and goals with minimal direct supervision.
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  • Ability to work in a regulated environment that includes handling of sensitive company and customer information.
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  • Must be able to perform all essential and marginal functions of the job.
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  • 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.
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  • Ability to successfully perform multiple tasks with strict deadlines.
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  • Ability to organize and prioritize daily work.
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  • Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets; position will be filled depending on qualifications, experience and skill sets of the successful candidate. 
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PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  

 

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 to 25 lbs.
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  • Minimal safety hazards; general office working conditions.
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  • Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time.
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  • 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. 
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WORKING CONDITIONS: 

 
     
  • General office working conditions
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  • Infrequent but occasional travel (sometimes overnight) across a reasonable geographic region may be required.
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  • Required to carry a cell phone and be available to respond during working and non-working hours.
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  • 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. 
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PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATIONS, COMPETENCIES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

 
     
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Marketing, Management, or Engineering.
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  • Experience in the natural gas industry or regulated natural gas transportation environment highly desirable.
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  • Knowledge of FERC regulatory and accounting rules as well as Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is desirable.
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  • Experience with Natural Gas Pipeline Management systems.
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  • Experience with Crystal Reports, Power BI or other third-party reporting software.
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  • Knowledge of the various business units of Tallgrass. 
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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