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Colorado Springs Utilities Gas Supply Trader Supervisor in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Gas Supply Trader Supervisor

Job Type: Supervisor/Manager

Pay Range $130,686 to $163,363

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 6/21/21

Gas Supply Trader Supervisor

Who We Are:

Colorado Springs Utilities, as a four services provider, gives you an experience unmatched by other utility companies. We strive daily to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to continually update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology and endeavor to provide a work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy.

Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is the perfect blend of mountain and city living. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, you will enjoy nature at its finest. From snowboarding to biking to theater to community service to food and wine festivals, Colorado Springs offers something for everyone. Colorado Springs is the third most desired place to live in the United States (according to U.S. News & World Report, 2019).

We understand employees have competing priorities, and although this position is a non-remote, on-site role, we have created an environment which embraces teamwork, flexibility and work-life balance.

Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking a Trader Supervisor to join the Energy Supply team. In this job, you will be responsible for the oversight of the natural gas and fuels trading staff. This position will supervise all gas and fuels trading and scheduling activities and handle contract negotiations.

Key Areas of Focus:

  • Supervise natural gas and fuel trading and scheduling activities

  • Perform short and long-term price, budget and load forecasts

  • Monitor and collect market intelligence and acts on this information to create value, including through monetary profits, reliable fuel deliveries and prudent natural gas local distribution company supply operations

  • Optimize gas and fuel assets to ensure low cost reliable energy delivery and to produce maximum profits to credit associated supply costs

  • Provide input into natural gas and other energy portfolio hedging strategies

  • Negotiate short and long-term purchases and sales contracts

  • Forecast resources / asset acquisitions needed to meet future requirements

  • Develop and maintains positive relationships with multiple third parties involved in the purchase, sales, transmission, and transportation of energy

  • Perform financial modeling and risk assessments

  • Execute financial derivatives in accordance with hedge policy criteria and objectives

  • Resolve scheduling disputes and manage relationships with gas and fuel counter parties

  • Respond to changing load and supply resource situations, some of which may be volatile and requiring resolution within short timelines

  • Write proposals and prepare technical documentation

  • Provide expertise of trading methods and operations to other divisions including legal, finance, and rates to support achievement of corporate goals and objectives

  • Participate in industry forums and organizations to support Springs Utilities’ ideals and needs

Who your are… the successful Gas Supply Trader Supervisor will have a comprehensive understanding of the energy commodities and financial markets and have a strong working knowledge of Energy Trading and Risk Management systems and provide continuous guidance and leadership to the Gas and Fuels Traders. Additionally, at least five years of demonstrated experience in power, natural gas or related trading areas. This job requires excellent presentation and communication skills, strong analytical skills, and the ability to exemplify strong attention to detail and capacity to multi-task and prioritize jobs independently. Typical candidates will come with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, Accounting, Engineering, or related field and related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience (a graduate degree is a plus).

Why should you apply? Take the next step in your career and become a Gas Supply Trader Supervisor and work with and guide a motivated team! In addition to working closely with a team of gas trading professionals, you'll gain exposure and collaboration with our electric trading teams. If you have demonstrated experience in power, natural gas or related trading areas, strong analytical skills and excellent presentation and communication skills, then we would like to consider you for this role!

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you:

  • The ability to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to continually update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology.

  • The opportunity to work for a pioneer in providing four utility services in one enterprise with a 100-year reputation for integrity.

  • A work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy.

  • The stability vital for growth-oriented careers.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities offers a comprehensive benefits program to help you and your family protect your health and financial security.

  • Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan

  • Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two plans including orthodontia coverage

  • Vision Insurance – Voluntary plan covering a full range of vision care services

  • Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses

  • Disability Insurance –Short-Term and Long-Term coverage provides income replacement for illness or injury

  • Life Insurance – Term life coverage with the option to purchase supplemental coverage

  • Paid Time Off – vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holidays, jury and bereavement

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase additional vacation time

  • Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employees and the organization.

  • Retirement Saving Programs - Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan

  • Educational Assistance – Financial assistance for qualifying courses

  • Additional Benefits - Employee Assistance Program, and Long-Term Care Insurance


  • Colorado Springs Utilities is considered an essential business delivering critical services to our community. If selected for an interview, we may leverage remote technology solutions including the enhanced use of email, telephone, and video solutions as part of the hiring process where possible.

  • All postings will close at 11:59 pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled .

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Supervisor/Manager