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Natural Gas Trader 

Reference Code: 71041 



Location: United States (US) - Houston, TX
Job Category: Marketing/Trading
Employment Type: Employee Full-time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is eligible for our domestic relocation program
Application Deadline: 07/10/2020




There’s never been a greater need for the essential service of delivering reliable and affordable energy to people’s homes, businesses and cities. Guided by our values of safety, integrity, responsibility and collaboration, our amazing people are dedicated to making sure you have the energy you need to power your life.  


We want more innovators and critical thinkers who want to make a difference and solve complex energy challenges. The exciting and rewarding projects you build, paired with awesome team collaboration and exemplary leadership, will improve the lives for millions of people across North America. If you’re seeking a company culture that embraces diversity, celebrates unique talents, and gives back to the community, join our TC Energy family to lead the change. 


Your opportunity 


Our Natural Gas Team is evolving to meet the needs of our growing business, and we are expanding our presence in Houston, Texas, by starting up TC Energy Marketing, a non-regulated affiliate Gas marketing business. That’s why we want to grow our venture with a high-performance team that can help us promote clean-burning natural gas production.  


You’ll be set up for success, backed by TC Energy’s highly reputable customer standing and a solid financial base in existing gas operations. Our mission is to give customers flexibility and enhanced services, while building additional value for TC Energy in managing risks and opportunities in the gas marketplace. Here’s your chance to do that. 


We are seeking a passionate Natural Gas Trader who will create value through analyzing and understanding the local market. You’ll collaborate with our TC Energy Marketing team to design, develop and implement physical and financial gas strategies that ensure customers receive reliable energy. Your expertise in negotiating gas supply and analyzing market intelligence will be key in increasing shareholder value in today’s volatile market. You’ll report to the Director of Trading and Optimization and work with an innovative team to help build the business from the ground up.  

What you’ll do 


  • Work on implementing liquidity, proper governance, and visibility 
  • Manage existing customer relationships and create new relationships to foster liquidity and opportunities 
  • Manage commodity, transportation and storage positions within company approved limits 
  • Optimize assets and positions to maximize earnings 
  • Participate in the initial stages of set up, strategy and design of the business.  Getting master agreements in place (pipeline arrangements, NAESB, ISDA) as required.  Exchange setup
  • Understand contractual commitments and scheduling with gas pipelines required 
  • Negotiate the purchase and sale of daily, monthly, and seasonal gas positions
  • Provide input on economic routing alternatives and other supply options

 Minimum Qualifications 


  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business, finance, or Engineering 
  • 10+ years of experience determined based on level of role 
  • Familiarity with supply and demand fundamentals in the Gulf area and Texas / Mexico border 
  • Ability to interact with Pipeline EBB’s, online exchange (ICE) and pipe transportation scheduling systems 
  • Understand Capacity Release bidding and execution 
  • Ability to articulate fundamentals driving the current and future natural gas market (Supply/Demand/Infrastructure) and make decisions based on this information 
  • Be able to conceptualize or mathematically apply risk / reward proposition to all transaction decisions 
  • Knowledge of energy contracts like Futures, OTC, Options, shaped contracts, collars, and other derivatives 

Preferred Qualifications 


  • Knowledge of TC Energy specific tariffs along ANR and CGT
  • Solid understanding of competing pipeline and storage tariffs would be an asset
  • Strong financial acumen and able to conceptualize risk vs opportunity 
  • Familiarity with NAESB type standard agreements 


*About 25% travel will be required for customer site visits, networking events, etc. 

  •  Candidates may need to provide coverage backup for scheduling


About our business 


TC Energy is a leading energy infrastructure company in North America. We have three complementary businesses of natural gas pipelines, liquids (oil) pipelines, and power generation. Our operations span three countries, seven Canadian provinces, and 34 U.S. states. 


Our 92,600-kilometre (57,500-mile) natural gas pipeline network is positioned in two of the most prolific and lowest cost basins in North America – the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) and the Appalachian Basin. Our systems are well placed to meet the continent’s growing demand for clean-burning natural gas by connecting the supply in these basins to important and growing markets across the continent. We supply more than 25 per cent of the clean-burning natural gas consumed daily across North America.   



Apply now!


Apply to this posting by 07/10/2020 using reference code 71041. You must apply through our jobs system at Only applications submitted through our system will be acknowledged. Applications may be submitted using a mobile device or desktop / laptop computer.

TC Energy is an equal opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program supervised by the U.S. government.

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