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National Grid Specialist in Hicksville, New York

About us

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

National Grid is hiring a Specialist, Energy Trading for our Customer Choice department in Hicksville, NY.

Job Purpose

The Specialist will be responsible for all facets of the relationship as it relates to the natural gas retail access programs between the regulated company and the natural gas ESCOs in order to support decision making and the development of customer-related strategies to optimize business performance.

Key Accountabilities
  • Prepare and analyze gas delivery reports for each ESCO’s pool in order to provide ESCO with daily and monthly nominations and ensure the accuracy of the marketer pool’s expected behavior

  • Calculate ESCO capacity release requirements and notify EP staff of the amount in order to deliver appropriate solutions, in line with National Grid policies and processes

  • Prepare monthly ESCO bills for services including calculations associated with Balancing Service, Imbalance cash-out, and penalty bills, monitor receivables for payment/late payment charges, and handle and resolve all ESCO billing disputes in order to manage and control specific cost variables

  • Responsible for ensuring ongoing ESCO compliance with company procedures and tariffs as well as Commission regulations

  • Working with internal departments to develop procedures and implement regulatory requirements including Tariffs, Gas Transportation Operating Procedure, NYS Uniform Business Practices, Electronic Data Interchange and Electronic Bulletin Board

  • Coordinate with Customer Choice colleagues to learn and administer those programs and respective regulatory implications

  • Miscellaneous ad hoc projects

  • Ensure quality level of customer service

  • Conduct collaboratives with ESCOs to address design issues of the retail access programs as they grow in order to support senior management in defining relevant strategies with a goal to standardize the retail programs across regulatory jurisdictions, where possible

  • Collate feedback and monthly metrics from programs in order to effectively track the effectiveness of current training initiatives and identify further skills-building needs of the Customer organization

  • Keep up to date with market / technology developments and external trends within the energy industry in order to ensure the optimization of best practice for National Grid

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders and business partners relevant to own area of expertise in order to share best practice and understand and challenge business decisions

  • Conduct the necessary analysis and interpretation of data in order to support business decisions that will promote growth opportunities while mitigating risks.

  • Work closely with other sub-functions in Customer, implementing sales / product / system training and providing support within area of expertise in order to enhance the organization’s overall skills and knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree required and 3+ years of related work experience. Energy industry experience preferred

  • Strong analytical and MS Office skills

  • Strong communication skills and pro-active work style with the ability to work under tight deadlines

  • Experience interpreting information and building relationships

  • Working knowledge of appropriate risk management practices, accounting rules associated with energy commodities, and state and federal regulatory rules

  • Valid drivers license

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.