Commercial Scheduler

27 February 2018


Job Overview:

The Commercial Scheduler will work closely with the Commercial, Operations, Engineering and Maintenance teams to ensure the effective scheduling of feed gas supply, LNG vessels, as well as the operational management of LNG and heavy hydrocarbon inventory accounts (both physical and customer level).
The Commercial Scheduler will also ensure that the value and risk with respect to the Liquefaction & Regasification Tolling Agreements (LRTAs) between Client and each of its Customers is properly managed. In particular, this means ensuring that all Commercial activities are performed in alignment with the overall Company initiatives, and that all Customer rights under the LRTA are met in a non-discriminatory, rigorous, and comprehensive way while ensuring the rights of Client are protected and enforced.
Furthermore, the Commercial Scheduler will continuously monitor the terminal operations, and the LNG production and loading schedule for potential issues, anticipate and analyze prospective solutions to issues as they arise, recommend corrective actions, and orchestrate the implementation of solutions.
The Commercial Scheduler will serve as a key liaison between Client and its Customers. In this role, the incumbent will be required to make decisions regarding the scheduling of feed gas supply and LNG loadings. At times, such decisions will need to be made based on imperfect information and without supervisory guidance.


  • Maintain working knowledge of the project agreements (i.e. the project tolling agreements, joint venture agreements, natural gas supply and transportation agreements) and the obligations contained therein.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with Clients Customers and upstream pipelines. Facilitate effective communication of relevant information both informally and formally through proper channels.
  • Develop Annual Programs, Ninety Day Schedules, and feed gas supply plans for the fulfillment of Clients obligations under the LRTA.
  • Coordinate with Operations, Engineering and Maintenance daily production plans. Timely communicate daily feed gas supply requirements and any changes thereof to the Customers. Confirm Customer feed gas nominations with the upstream interconnecting pipelines.
  • Coordinate with the Customers and terminal Operations the scheduling and loading of LNG vessels.
  • Perform monthly and daily energy balances.
  • Engage with Operations, pipeline operators and Customers to resolve transient upsets that may arise from time to time.
  • Coordinate with Regulatory and Treasury monthly reporting and invoice requirements, and ensure the accuracy of such reports and invoices.
  • Prepare reports and presentations to the Executive Management Team.
  • Develop and maintain effective network of industry contacts to cultivate market knowledge.

Required Qualifications / Experience

  • At least 7 years of experience in commercial and analytical roles in the natural gas and/or LNG industry, with experience in commercial operations strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree (preferably in accounting, finance, engineering or physical sciences), or equivalent additional work experience, is required.
  • A well-developed understanding of terminal and pipeline operations, and ability to effectively interface with plant operations staff.

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

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