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Planning Analyst in Columbus, OH at NiSource

Date Posted: 12/26/2018

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Job Description


Develop and maintain the daily generated reports like the Gas Operations Outlook (GOO) and Storage Activity Report (STAR), includes on-call coverage. Determine on a routine basis: the need for modifying system supply purchases, revenue generation opportunities, ability to provide banking and balancing services and storage activity and inventory levels for planning and operational purposes. Develop and maintain the SENDOUT database. Develop the monthly and seasonal review of assets available for optimization initiatives including capacity release, parks and loans, and off-system sales. Develop information used in NiSource's Regulatory and Financial Planning processes. Develop and maintain daily demand forecasts and data associated with daily forecasting.

  • Model and monitor the impact of various real and proposed regulatory and new service scenarios and make recommendations to CO management.
  • Present information and make recommendations to CO, Supply and Optimization and NGD personnel regarding the optimum daily dispatch of available supplies, including peaking assets, and disposition of supply/demand imbalances.
  • Provide on-call coverage to ensure supply/demand is properly balanced on weekends and holidays as needed.
  • Monitor throughput, storage activity and storage/peaking inventories and use seasoned judgment to address problems/concerns. 
  • Develop accurate conclusions from quantitative analysis of recent historic throughput data to discern need for adjustments to NGD daily demand forecasts used for supply management purposes.
  • Develop SENDOUT reports and analyses in support of Trading Floor activities, including monthly optimal usage of the gas portfolio assets, storage projections, term analysis, hedge study, etc. Present and defend analysis to CO management.
  • Develop SENDOUT reports and analyses in support of Regulatory items, including GCRs, SGSP, etc.
  • Monitor gas supplies from suppliers for both system supply and end-users; provide input and feedback to Trading Floor and Operations.
  • Determine the monthly & seasonal NGD gas portfolio assets available for capacity release, parks & loans and off-system sales.
  • Develop the 5 year optimal usage plan for NGD gas portfolio assets for Financial Planning purposes.
  • Represent NiSource to external partners, customers and regulatory bodies.
  • Develop and implement accurate, timely reports required by CO, other departments, the NGD, and regulatory bodies.
  • Consult and lead the development and monitoring of data and data collection systems related to weather, demand, purchases, and other related variables that influence gas supply and demand.
  • Stay abreast of applicable industry trends and changes via participation on industry sponsored committees and development/administration of industry-wide surveys. 
  • Ensure adequacy and functionality of software systems, IT applications and data warehouses that contain/provide information critical to supply management and NGD operations.
  • Develop and publish Gas Operations Outlook operating guide.
  • Develop and publish Winter Operations Reviews after conclusion of each winter for the NGDC. 
  • Review dispatch estimates of daily pipeline deliveries and reconcile differences with pipeline counterparts.
  • Develop testimony & responses to data requests as assigned. 

Required for Selection:

  • Understands complex concepts and relationships
  • Recognizes strategic implications of problems and issues
  • Fosters team commitment
  • Effectively shares expertise and experience with others
  • Draws accurate conclusions from quantitative and qualitative  information
  • Drives for results in carrying out assignments
  • Works well in a team environment or independently
  • Understands and interpret contracts, agreements and tariffs
  • Excellent oral, written and listening communication skills 

 Preferred for Selection:

  • Advanced computer skills in various CO applications
  • Experience working on project teams
  • Knowledge of supply and capacity planning  processes
  • Knowledge of pipeline and/or LDC tariffs
  • Experience with regulatory initiatives/proceedings

 Education/Work Experience:

 Required for Selection:

  • BS/BA in a quantitative discipline or equivalent experience
  • 1+ years work experience in natural gas supply industry 

 Preferred for Selection:

  • 2+ years professional work experience


  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to work outside of normal business hours
Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives/convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration.  Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

How To Apply

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at before January 23rd!


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