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Senior Contract Analyst-LNG Sales at Qatar Gas Operating Company Limited

Senior Contract Analyst-LNG Sales

Qatar Gas Operating Company Limited Doha, Qatar Full-Time
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Qatargas is a unique global energy operator in terms of size, service and reliability. The Company operates 14 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) trains with a total annual production capacity of 77 million tonnes. This makes Qatargas the largest LNG producer in the world.

Established in 1984, Qatargas develops, produces, and markets hydrocarbons from the world’s largest non-associated natural gas field. In addition to producing LNG, Qatargas is also a leading exporter of natural gas, helium, condensate and associated products.

Today, Qatargas continues to set the benchmark in the LNG industry as it safely and reliably supplies energy to customers all over the world.​

Job Purpose
  • Administers the provisions relating to payment; quantity; force majeure and notification, of the assigned LNG sales agreements as well as coordinating and monitoring implementation of all other provisions of the agreements to ensure compliance and exercise of the Company’s rights.

Job Context & Major Challenge(s)
  • QG sells over 1,100 LNG cargoes annually into all major LNG markets; on behalf of 7 fiscally separate, commonly operated, LNG producing ventures, bringing in LNG revenues in the order of $20 - $40 billion per annum, under approximately 150 long and short term agreements with extremely varied and complex provisions and structures.

  • Role requires a very broad range of non-complimentary skills and experience, e.g. in-depth commercial operations experience, fluent contractual interpretation skills and solid business support/corporate governance knowledge.

  • High degree of accuracy and time pressure on deliverables required to avoid substantial financial and reputational loss.

  • High value, dynamic, challenging and diverse (customer and shareholder) environment.

  • Volatile and rapidly evolving LNG markets frequently creates situations not clearly contemplated by the agreements and significant short-term marketing activities via diversions from agreements requires extensive reworking of implementation plans, robust controls framework and dynamic management

  • Large number of LNG cargoes and multiple time zones of end-customers requires 24/7 availability, time pressure on deliverables and significant work outside of regular office hours due to global customer locations and continuous commercial operations.

  • QG has a high level of short-term marketing activities with extensive diversions from their respective base SPAs which requires extensive administration support.

  • Department is a generator and handler of LNG pricing and other Commercially and Competitively Sensitive Information which must be controlled between the different QG ventures

Key Job Accountabilities
  • Develops, leads and/or maintains working procedures for implementation of the SPAs through structured coordination of input from the various functions and cascade of the latest procedure version.

  • Establishes and/or updates annual activities tracking calendar for each SPA to enhance monitoring and compliance as well as to ensure capture of optionality decision milestones; coordinates accordingly with functions and Buyers.

  • Responsible for the timely preparation and issuing of contractual notices including price notification, diversions, monthly and annual volume reconciliations.

  • Develops and/or maintains controlled calculation models for SPA implementation and issues required reports: SPA quantities obligations reconciliation and tracking for term SPAs, Netback LNG pricing models as applicable, Shipping lay time calculation and Special payment provisions such as netback cost reconciliation credits.

  • Prepares and/or verifies the issuing of LNG cargo invoices, cargo documentation and implements template documents for new sales in the department business system.

  • Provides functional review into new SPAs or spot sales confirmation notices for the Marketing Department. Analyzes issues arising with Buyers against SPA provisions, coordinates Company functional input and recommends or proposes solution options to supervisor.

  • Coordinates, prepares and documents Buyer meetings on behalf of supervisor and maintains Customer Issue log for assigned customer base. 

  • Identifies any potential or actual breaches of the Contract Agreements by either the Sellers or Buyers.

  • Provides subject matter expertise in support of new LNG SPA negotiation. Leads the review and discussion with Buyers of issues under the SPAs and development of resolution recommendations. 

  • Oversee monthly auditing of SPA netback terminal and pipeline costs as applicable

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering, Sciences, Economics or Business Administration or associated degree.

Knowledge and/or Experience
  • 8 years general business or industry experience that includes a minimum of 6 years of hydrocarbon sales contracts administration experience preferably with marine export exposure.

  • Knowledge of the LNG industry a strong advantage.


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