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Gas Trader


Phoenix, AZ, US

Date:  Feb 18, 2024

Requisition ID: 16619


Join us in building a better future for Arizona!

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power and named one of Arizona's best employers by Forbes. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.


Why Work at SRP

SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health, and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Pension Plan (at no cost to the employee)
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Available your first day: Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Over 200+ hours of PTO (includes vacation days, holidays, floating holidays, and sick leave)
  • Parental leave (up to 4 weeks) and adoption assistance
  • Wellness programs (including access to a recreation and fitness facility)
  • Short and long-term disability plans
  • Tuition assistance for both undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 10 Employee Resource Groups for career development, community service, and networking



The core responsibility of a Gas Trader is to manage the physical natural gas supplies required to fuel SRP’s 5GW of gas-fired power generation. A successful trader will achieve the core mission while optimizing gas transportation capacity and storage assets, reducing commodity price risk, and working closely with power traders. The ideal candidate will be able to work in a fast-paced environment where short-term tactical decision and good communications are required.


  • Start-time is as early as 4:30am when on shift and weekend coverage is required and rotated among gas traders
  • Hybrid work environment


What You'll Do

  • Responsible for implementing a $500M budget of commodity and gas transportation resources to meet SRP’s core mission of serving over 1M residential and industrial customers.
  • Trades natural gas to meet fuel requirements necessary to meet the demand of SRP’s customer base. Transacts in forward, day-ahead, and real-time markets, interacting with bilateral counterparties and electronic trading platforms. Products transacted include spot, forwards, index, and options.
  • Collaborate with power trading teams to develop daily scheduling strategies which will optimize transportation capacity while meeting retail and wholesale burn forecasts and maximizing flexibility in gas flows.
  • Mitigates impact of gas imbalances and critical pipeline conditions including OFOs/Penalty Alerts.
  • Achieves core goals while remaining in compliance with credit, term, and nominal transaction limits.
  • Negotiates long-term gas transportation and storage contracts. Occasional work with legal counsel on pipeline tariffs
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with industry counterparts, including suppliers and pipelines. Occasionally represents SRP at industry events including the pipeline segment, natural gas interest groups, and regulatory bodies.
  • Works with long-term planning groups to develop plans for gas transportation procurement and associated budget.
  • Expert knowledge of fundamental market information including pricing, production, storage, and pipeline network/conditions
  • Occasionally prepares presentations and meets with Executive Management with respect to gas strategies and results.
  • Works with settlement groups for after the fact payments and accounting.

What It Takes To Succeed

  • One-year of relevant work experience in gas or power trading is preferred
  • Desire to work in an analytical environment and make ongoing risk/reward decisions which can have financial and physical reliability impacts. Candidates should have experience utilizing various software packages including MS Office.


Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.


Hybrid Workplace

SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

To promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.


Work Authorization

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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