Epco, Inc. Analyst, Distribution in Houston, Texas

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is one of the largest publicly traded partnerships and a leading North American provider of energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Enterprise Products is ranked 104th on the FORTUNE 500 and has approximately 6,900 employees. Enterprise’s large, integrated portfolio of operationally and geographically diverse assets, highlighted by its approximately 49,000-mile pipeline network, serves as the foundation for organic growth opportunities. The partnership’s service offerings include pipeline transportation and gathering, natural gas processing, storage, fractionation, terminalling, import/export capabilities and marketing. Enterprise also has a marine transportation business that operates primarily on the United States inland and Intracoastal Waterway systems. Additionally, energy professionals are discovering rewarding opportunities with Enterprise Products by putting their skills to work in exciting new growth areas, developing markets and pursuing innovative solutions for meeting the needs of customers and promote energy security for the country.

Make the most of your talents in a fast-paced environment driven by people who strive for achievement. Enjoy corporate strength,stability, and a rewarding career at a growing industry-leading and diverse operating company with a track record for success. Tap into the professional possibilities of Enterprise Products Company.

The Distribution Analyst is responsible for supporting Distribution and Commercial personnel, in the management of ticketing, contract activity, and ensuring that transactions and agreements are processed in a timely and accurate manner. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for contract documentation and filing.

  • Assists Contract Management, Legal, and Commercial personnel in agreement documents.

  • Works closely with, and in support of, functional disciplines, to ensure timely, thorough, and accurate agreement sign-off.

  • Follow-up to ensure functional department language sign-off.

o Follow-up to ensure business partner timely response.

o Maintains contract status log.

o Scan and/or enter contracts and other necessary documentation into contract management system (Live-Link and Contract Data Management System).

  • Preparation of format-perfect contract documents.

  • Maintains contract files in orderly, easy-to-retrieve hard-copy and electronic-copy modes.

  • Purges files of dated and/or extraneous documents.

  • Maintains compliance with records retention policies.

  • Responds to requests from internal and external customers; seeking higher authority as necessary.

  • Research contract terms for Accounting and Operations, as requested.

  • Answers questions from customers regarding invoices.

  • Assist Accounts Receivable personnel:

o Follow-up with business partners/research late payments.

o Provide AIR with contract terms and backup info.

o Review Volume Accounting monthly Gross Margin reports, to ensure accuracy of rates charged, volumes, against contract obligations.

o Follow-up as directed by Contract Coordinator and/or Commercial.

  • Provide support to Distribution, Commercial, Legal, Management, and other departmental functions as necessary.

  • Learn the basics of the pipeline business from others in the assigned area.

  • Assist group with ticketing and forensic accounting support.

  • Participate in meetings with the Schedulers and/or Coordinators.

  • Prepare System Balance and Ticket reconciliation reports.

  • Serve as a back-up for the Distribution Coordinator or Scheduler roles in the group.

  • General assistance for others as needed.

  • Work schedule will include extended hours during monthly closing process, and as needed for ticketing support.

The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Energy Industry related studies.

  • Minimum of three years of experience in contracts, accounting, or paralegal position is preferred.

  • Oil and gas industry experience, in a contract administration role, is preferred.

  • Must have the ability to learn and understanding energy contract terms, concepts, terminology, and standards.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point with ability to format contracts (TOC, font, grammar, section numbering, etc.) is required.

  • Knowledge of other Microsoft applications, scanning software and Outlook preferred.

  • Attention to formatting, grammatical, spelling, and table of contents details is essential.

  • Ability to multi-task and prepare correspondence and other documents with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail is essential.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately, both verbally and in writing, with functional departmental personnel and external customers is required.

  • Must be able to read, understand, and "mine" contracts associated with activity.

  • Understanding of, and demonstrated ability to grasp, energy business issues and processes, including Commercial & Technical aspects. Ability to aggregate disparate pieces of information and coalesce into a coherent and achievable strategy is required.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills, strong personal initiative, effective time management skills, and be detail-oriented yet able to grasp the big picture in order to develop knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill job responsibilities in an independent, proficient, and thorough manner.

  • Individual must focus upon "doing more" rather than limiting role to definition.

Job: *Commercial

Organization: *Commercial Distribution

Title: Analyst, Distribution

Location: Texas-Houston

Requisition ID: 0007BN