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Manager - Gas Trading & Transportation

Date: Aug 31, 2022

Location: Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73118

Company: Chesapeake Energy

Our core values — integrity and trust, respect, transparency and open communication, commercial focus and change leadership — are the lens through which we evaluate every business decision. As a dynamic, growing company that offers extremely competitive compensation and benefits, our employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of Chesapeake’s performance among our E&P competitors.

Job Summary

This management position directs a team of professional employees engaged in natural gas marketing activities in order to strategically guide natural gas trading and transportation for the company. 


Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages the origination, evaluation, and negotiation of agreements for transportation and sale & purchase of natural gas
  • Manages natural gas trading and optimization to create and capture value across the natural gas value chain
  • Manages natural gas and liquids flow volumes, including nominations, confirmations and balancing to minimize pipeline imbalances and penalties
  • Manages and oversees existing contractual agreements between the company and affiliated downstream companies
  • Develops and maintains relationships with industry partners, end users, and market participants
  • Develops strategies to increase revenue, reduce costs, and maintain contract compliance
  • Interacts with internal and external clients, including upstream/downstream operations teams, midstream, legal, credit and contract administration, and other key business partners on a daily basis
  • Provides direct and indirect supervision of personnel; participate in decisions involving hiring, promotion, compensation, and termination of employment

Job Specific Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of market participants and industry partners
  • Advanced knowledge of gas pipeline nomination processes and regulations
  • Advanced knowledge of financial markets and the analysis and reporting of financial data
  • Advanced knowledge of gas contracts, commodity markets, fundamentals, and pricing
  • Fundamental understanding of economic principles and their application to oil and gas markets
  • Knowledge of administrative procedures in order to prepare and maintain reports, budgets, and administrative records as required
  • Ability to provide on-the-job training, performance assessment, coaching, motivation, and career development to employees
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, and the coordination of people and resources
  • Ability to ensure all employees are operating within all Chesapeake, state, and federal guidelines, policies, and regulations
  • Ability to work on a trade floor


  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree - from accredited university
  • Preferred: Bachelor's degree - from accredited university with a degree in Business Administration, Energy Marketing, Finance or related field


  • Minimum: 8 - 12 years related work experience


Chesapeake Energy takes necessary action to ensure that all applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established by law.


Chesapeake Energy Corporation's operations are focused on discovering and developing its large and geographically diverse resource base of unconventional oil and natural gas assets onshore in the United States.

Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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