Energy Trading Scheduler

NOC #13201

  • Environment Primarily indoor/office work
  • Education Post-secondary diploma

Career profile

Energy trading schedulers play a critical role in the complex and intricate framework of the energy industry including the production, storage, refining, and distribution of oil, natural gas, and petrochemical products. Their expertise lies in meticulously assessing market dynamics, contracts, inventory levels, supply and demand patterns, and coordinating the seamless movement of commodities between various facilities and ultimately to customers.

Energy trading schedulers are responsible for the detailed reconciliation of invoices and delivery confirmations with shippers, distributors, and end-users. They collaborate closely with supply chain and logistics departments, as well as marketing and facilities or production departments to ensure the precise and on-time allocation of products to the appropriate facilities. They are adept at evaluating and addressing challenges and opportunities related to storage and transportation surpluses and constraints, ensuring the efficient flow of commodities within the supply chain.

Exploration and production, Oil sands, Oil and gas services, Pipelines, Geothermal, Solar, Wind

In this career, activities may include

  • Managing nominations, confirmations, imbalances and other related activities pipelines, local distribution companies, and storage facilities and transportation companies.
  • Coordinating logistics and scheduling for product volumes from oil and natural gas batteries, gathering systems, storage facilities and transportation infrastructure.
  • Optimizing the use of transportation and storage resources for oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids and other petroleum or chemical products.
  • Identifying incremental supply and transportation capacity to maximize supplemental value prospects.
  • Reconciling transportation, production, and storage rates and costs.
  • Confirming trades and volumes are accurate and allocated to the proper contracts to minimize accrual to actual variances.
  • Develop contingency plans to ensure continued delivery and product sales in the event of production, transportation or other disruptions.


  • Completion of secondary school is required. Depending on the employer and seniority of the position a university undergraduate degree in business, finance, accounting or engineering may be required.
  • Several years of experience in the occupation are usually required.

Additional Requirements

  • Depending on the company and responsibilities, typical requirements may include:
  • Specific health and safety certifications may be required, determined by location of work and company requirements

  • Minimal or no travel
  • Primarily indoor/office work
  • Work not physically demanding

You understand strategic planning and coordinate resources.

  • Administration
  • Clerical
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Laws and Regulations
  • Understanding Risk
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Transportation
  • Data Entry
  • Managing Finances
  • Coordination
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Professional Judgment and Decision Making
  • Persuasion
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Attention to Detail
  • Innovative