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Commercial Business Specialist

Tulsa, Oklahoma · Human Resources

Job Profile Summary

The Commercial Business Specialist will perform an advanced level of work related to nomination, confirmation and scheduling activities for natural gas or natural gas liquids transportation. Lead in the preparation, analysis, interpretation and communication of information from complex contracts. Manage preparation and maintenance of financial models pertaining to natural gas or natural gas liquids commercial activities.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

   Manage contract portfolio for assigned producers. Responsibilities may include economic evaluations, contract consolidations, renegotiations and the negotiation of contract terms and provisions as required

  • Initiate, schedule and monitor daily nominations to maintain pipeline integrity by minimizing Operational Balance Agreement (OBA) and shipper or customer imbalances
  • Interact with gas control representatives, customers, operators, producers, pipeline companies and others concerning nominations, allocations, billing, imbalances, daily flow and operational orders
  • Interpret legal documents to ensure compliance with contract terms and state and federal regulations. Ensure compliance with all company standards, tariffs, policies and procedures. Negotiate contract terms and provisions as required
  • Analyze various business opportunities to assess profitability, returns and economics. Apply standardized financial metrics to evaluate profitability measurements, including return on invested capital, cost of capital and earnings impact
  • Evaluate financial models and summarize results that simulate gathering, processing, transportation and storage activities for the purpose of forecasting trends related to and including:
    • Pipeline extensions
    • Well connects
    • Gas processing/plant consolidations
    • Acquisitions
    • Storage injection/withdrawals
    • Transmission system operations
  • Plan and conduct systematic or end-to-end analysis, involving data gathering and validation, to provide recommendations for action concerning:
    • License and underground gas storage agreements
    • Contracts
    • Legal Documents
    • Allocations
    • Nominations and confirmations
    • Measurement discrepancies
    • Actual Usage – Electronic Flow Measurement (EFM)
    • Financial forecasts
    • Price and decline curves
    • System optimization
  • Coordinate projects with management, attorneys, auditors, landowners, governmental agencies, traders, gas control reps and/or others


  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, business administration, accounting or an equivalent combination of formal education and the following job related knowledge or experience:

Work Experience

  • Experience in contract and scheduling related experience in the oil and gas industry of eight or more years is typical for attaining this level
  • Experience analyzing and resolving issues and/or questions concerning scheduling, nominations, balancing and allocations
  • Experience with developing, validating and maintaining data related to financial forecasts, models and statistics
  • Experience with contracts and lease agreements, property/land records, legal descriptions, real estate definitions, industry and governmental regulations and plats
  • Experience related to:
    • Energy industry economics
    • Financial risk management
    • Commodity marketing
    • Contract administration/analyses
    • Communication/interpersonal skills

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Skills in: computer/software and hardware applications (not limited to Excel, Word, PowerPoint or Outlook)
  • Skills in: interpersonal, presentation, verbal and written communication, with the ability to interact effectively with internal and external business partners at all levels
  • Skills in: strategic and critical thinking
  • Ability to: utilize and apply skills related to basic math, algebra and statistical formulas
  • Ability to: read and interpret applicable contracts, agreements, reports, statements, invoices, confirmations, correspondence, tariffs, government regulations, industry standards, financial data, electronic bulletin board communications and company policies and procedures
  • Ability to: maintain the highest level of confidentiality with sensitive information
  • Ability to: independently perform duties and manage multiple projects under time constraints and competing deadlines
  • Ability to: utilize excel advanced formulas, pivot tables, graphs and add-ins

Licenses and Certifications

  • None required

Strength Factor Rating - Physical Demands/Requirements

  • Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Strength Factor Description - Physical Demands/Requirements

  • Standing: Remaining on one's feet in an upright position at a work station without moving about (Occasionally)
  • Walking: Moving about on foot (Frequently)
  • Sitting: Remaining in a seated position (Constantly)
  • Lifting: Raising or lowering an object from one level to another (includes upward pulling) (Occasionally)
  • Carrying: Transporting an object, usually holding it in the hands or arms, or on the shoulder (Occasionally)
  • Pushing: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves away from the force (Occasionally)
  • Pulling: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves toward the force (includes jerking) (Occasionally)
  • Climbing: Ladders, Stairs (Occasionally)
  • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling (Occasionally)
  • Stooping: Bending the body downward and forward by bending the spine at the waist (Occasionally)
  • Kneeling: Bending the legs at the knees to come to rest on the knee or knees (Occasionally)
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending the legs and spine (Occasionally)
  • Crawling: Moving about on the hands and arms in any direction (Occasionally)
  • Reaching: Extending hands and arms in any direction (Constantly)
  • Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with the hand or hands (Manual Dexterity) (Constantly)
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching or otherwise working with the fingers primarily (Finger Dexterity) (Constantly)
  • Feeling: Perceiving such attributes of objects/materials as size, shape, temperature, texture, movement or pulsation by receptors in the skin, particularly those of the finger tips (Constantly)
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas/information by means of the spoken word (Frequently)
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sound by the ear (Frequently)
  • Tasting/Smelling: (Occasionally)
  • Near Vision: Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less (Constantly)
  • Far Vision: Clarity of vision at 20 feet for more (Frequently)
  • Depth Perception: Three-dimensional vision; ability to judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects where and as they actually are (Frequently)
  • Vision: Color - The ability to identify and distinguish colors (Constantly)

Working Conditions/Environment

  • Employee is subject to inside environmental conditions

Working Conditions

  • Well lighted, climate controlled areas (Constantly)
  • Frequent repetitive motion (Constantly)
  • CRT (Computer Monitor(s)) (Constantly)


  • Travel to other locations required


  • Based on assigned tasks, employee may be assigned a company vehicle requiring the applicable driver's license
Thank you,

Kodi Miller
Talent Scout
AKP Recruiting

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