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Manager, Fuel Planning & Supply

  • Full Time
  • Anchorage, Alaska
  • $141,000+ per year
  • Posting End Date: July 3, 2023

Website Chugach Electric Association

Wage or Salary:
$141,000+ per year


Directs Association’s natural gas planning and supply strategy to meet the Association’s electric load.  Directs the Beluga River Unit (BRU) gas field management.  Directs and manages the power pooling settlement process for the power pool.

Essential Functions

Direct and manage the Association’s short- and long-term planning and strategy for obtaining a sustained natural gas supply.
Direct and manage the Association’s purchase, transportation, storage, and receipt of natural gas.
Draft, negotiate, oversee, and administer fuel supply contracts.
Execute spot purchases of fuel as necessary.
Establish and maintain communication and business relationships with fuel suppliers, utility buyers, and other stakeholders through a variety of channels.
Direct and manage the Association’s majority working interest ownership (WIO) in BRU: Coordinate with other WIO entities to manage and plan BRU development.
Review and manage the capital and operating budgets and takes appropriate corrective action.
Review and manage BRU capital and expense budgets.
Direct and manage the power pooling settlement process. Represents Chugach on the Power Pool Settlement Committee.
Leads power pooling development and implementation, including processes and practices to schedule power sales and purchases and commercial transactions.
Responsible for development of production costing and settlement model development and implementation.
Responsible for power pool settlement process and coordination with Fuel Supply for related gas scheduling.




Chief Strategic Officer:  Reports to, receives direction and guidance from
Vice Presidents/Division Managers: Coordinates with and provides information to
Production Plant Managers: Coordinates with and exchanges information
Project Engineers and Managers: Coordinates with and exchanges information
Regulatory & External Affairs: Consults with and provides information to
Finance and Administration: Consults with and provides information to


Bargaining Unit Representatives
BRU Operator:  Coordinates with and exchanges information
Gas suppliers and storage providers (CINGSA): Coordinates with and exchanges information.
Regulatory Commission of Alaska: Provides testimony on gas supply management, BRU management, and other gas management related issues
Power Pool Settlement Committee: Utility’s Representative on Power Pool Settlement Committee
Interconnected utilities: Coordinates actions relating to purchases, sales, operating guides, maintenance, and reserves.


Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills including strong negotiation skills.
Must have knowledge of contract administration and accounting procedures for managing gas assets.
Must have knowledge of operating and accounting processes for managing economy energy transactions.
Must be able to interpret, clarify, and make decisions with regard to technical data that impacts the economic operations of power plants.
Must have advanced knowledge of natural gas resources, operations, and systems.
Must have strong writing, analytical and computer skills.

Supervisory Responsibility

Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains new staff in the department. Oversees the daily workflow of the department.

Work Environment

Work is performed in a standard office environment in a secure area. Normal work schedule will include weekends and holidays. Response to emergency situations outside of normal working hours (including evenings, weekends and holidays) is required.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience


Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, computer science, business, engineering or similar degree is required.  Additional college-level courses in contract administration or accounting are beneficial.


Seven (7) years of related gas industry or gas/electrical utility experience, to include gas supply or energy resource management for an interconnected system is required.


Additional experience in a similarly complex position my serve as a substitute for education requirement on a year for year basis

Additional Information:

Company Description

Chugach Electric Association is a member-owned cooperative, headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. Anchorage itself sits at the base of the Chugach Mountains. Chugach is pleased to provide reliable, affordable power to more than 92,000 members from Anchorage to the northern Kenai Peninsula, and from Whittier on Prince William Sound to Tyonek on the west side of Cook Inlet. We service over 113,000 locations with 3,782 miles of transmission and distribution lines. We have many services that make it easy to power homes and businesses with Chugach.

Chugach's corporate vision:
Responsibly developing energy to build a clean, sustainable future for Alaska.

Chugach's corporate mission:
We provide safe, reliable, and affordable electricity through superior service and sustainable practices, powering the lives of our members.

Chugach's corporate values:
Guided by our values of safety, accountability, and sustainability, we are committed to serving our members, the community, and the Chugach team.

Equal Employment Opportunity
It is a policy of Chugach Electric Association, Inc., to recruit, hire, train, promote, and compensate persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, physical or mental disability, veteran's status, age, or any other classification protected by applicable, federal, state, or local law.
Chugach is also an affirmative action employer.

Health Benefits Summary

Medical & RX - covered by employer for employee, spouse & dependents
Dental - covered by employer for employee, spouse & dependents
Vision - covered by employer for employee, spouse & dependents
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Telemedicine - covered by employer for employee, spouse & dependents

Financial Security

401K Plan
Defined Benefit (Pension)
Retirement Investment services
Basic Life and AD&D Insurance paid for by Chugach Electric
Supplemental Life Insurance
Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability
Flex Spending Account (Health, Limited Use, Dependent Care)

Work, Life, Health

20 days vacation for first year of employment
9 Paid Holidays + 2 Float Holidays & 1 Birthday Holiday
Employee Assistance Program
MetLife Will Preparation

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