Gas Shift Operator

Group 29



Stroke 1

Role Type


Group 7


London, UK

Our client is a global Energy Trading business situated in London, you will be supporting the Front Office and contributing the success of the business.  You will be responsible for operating the gas supply, demand and trade activities.  This involves ensuring nominations (requests for gas delivery), scheduling, capacity and transportation requests are actioned on a daily basis across the UK and Continent within capacity limitations, with the prime objective of minimising financial penalties imposed under the relevant system operating regime and maximising any opportunities and a 24/7 shift team is in place to facilitate this.

The department is further responsible for executing all operational and shipping tasks associated with delivery and ongoing processing of LNG/LPG/ Biofuels cargoes.  These tasks include operational notifications to suppliers, communication with LNG/LPG/ Biofuels terminal operators, agents, and natural gas pipelines, as well as capturing all of this information in internal systems in a timely and accurate manner.

Reporting to the Gas Operations Supervisor this is a 24/7 role managing the time critical operations and pan European natural gas portfolio.


  • Responsible for meticulously completing daily task lists around gas physical position management, transportation logistics and gas storage operations
  • Scheduling of physical gas positions at European Hubs, Borders, Entry/Exit Points and Storages and waiting for their confirmations
  • Liaising with Gas Traders to balance positions through spot exchanges trading and capacity auctions
  • Out of business hours trading activities based on defined triggers
  • Develop commercial skills through trading spreads across Europe
  • Optimizing gas storages and interconnector flows out of hours and reacting to cuts/scaling notices
  • Maximising the position value of different books by identifying arbitrage trading opportunities and communicating this to the trading desk
  • Conducting daily agency services
  • Flexibility to carry out additional duties as required
  • Assisting in drafting and reviewing relevant operational procedures and effectively communicating and implementing these.
  • Liaising with the IT desk by testing/reviewing new implemented tools
  • Training of new operators


  • Working experience in a Gas Operator role preferred
  • Applied knowledge of energy markets specifically UK and pan European natural gas networks
  • Strong understanding of balancing mechanisms/day ahead/intraday nomination deadlines and matching
  • Experience working with all the major TSOs’ portals, as well as Prisma, Trayport, WebICE, EEX
  • Experience of working in a front office operations team to strict deadlines beneficial
  • Ability to demonstrate a commercially focused attitude towards the optimisation of the portfolio


  • Degree level preferred
  • Excel and analytical skills
  • FCA qualified (ideal but not essential)
  • Knowledge of additional European language beneficial
  • Have excellent logical skills


  • Self-starter who can deliver desired responsibilities with limited oversight
  • Due to time critical nature of operations, must be able to work under pressure and retain attention to detail
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Good attention to details
  • Strong communicator comfortable working with traders, originators and other stakeholders
  • Team player
  • Problem solver with a high level of analytical skills to resolve issues in a timely manner

Hours of work:

  • 24/7 Shift Rotation including some on-call requirements


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