LNG Commercial Operator

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Trading, Origination and Sales

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  • Contact:

    Anthony Baron

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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Job Title: LNG Commercial Operator
Location: London
Salary: Negotiable

Role objectives
A Global Trading organisation and part of the Worlds largest energy companies is looking for a Commercial Operator to manage the day-to-day operations for all traded LNG cargoes.

Duties & Responsibilities
Responsible for commercial operations related to the loading, discharge and transport of LNG cargoes
Proactively interact with internal colleagues, external counterparties and service providers to ensure cargoes are operated in a structured manner
Tasks include:
Securing vessel clearance at load and discharge ports
Issuing load and discharge orders for cargoes
Evaluate contracts to secure maximum commercial value from each deal.
Appointment of cargo surveyors and analysis of load and discharge reports
Post deal reconciliation and review
Demurrage calculation and negotiation
Work closely with the traders to implement new trading strategies and maximize the value of existing strategies
Ensure all operations activities are conducted in compliance with relevant HSSE and operating standards
Work with Shipping Operations to ensure orders are clearly communicated and understood
Work with Shipping Operations to ensure that the business complies with client's Shipping policies
Interface with the Legal/Contracts, Mid and Back Office Functions, Tax and Credit teams to provide assurance on trading processes, guidelines and procedures
Scheduling the movement of products to the customer and co-ordination with terminals
Maintaining timely and accurate records in the relevant systems
Interfacing with the regional offices on operational decisions and the resolution of issues
Developing, maintaining and enhancing the relationships with third parties / companies / associates, including terminals, shipping companies, surveyors and Marketing businesses
Providing market intelligence to support analytics and traders understanding of market activity
Support the Traders, Business Developers and Charterers on contract reviews and deal negotiations.
Act in due compliance with contractual obligations and corporate procedures.

Skills & Competencies
Strong analytical skills
Strong commercial acumen, negotiating & influencing skills
IT skills (Word, PowerPoint) and strong Excel skills
Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
Understanding of HSSE & Shipping requirements relating to operations
Strong desire and ability to learn and develop
Able to work in a fast-moving, pressurized environment
Able to work as part of a team but also individually with minimal supervision
Ability to build business relationships at all levels (internally and externally)