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Transportation Services Contracts Analyst

Location: Council Bluffs, IA, United States
Job ID: 34128
Date Posted: Aug 1, 2022
Salary: $60350 to $90600 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

Responsible for the preparation, execution, detailed analyses and ongoing administration of company transportation service agreements. Handles all contract information accurately in company systems; manage contract lifecycles to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures; and resolve contractual questions. Analyzes and prepares annual capacity reviews, allocations and releases of capacity, as needed, and updates corresponding system data. 

SALARY RANGE:   $60,350 - $90,600 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Gas Supply & Transportation Services

LOCATION:   This position may be located in Denver, Colorado or Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

  • Relocation financial assistance is available amount may vary based on individual circumstances.


  • Lead all aspects of the Transportation Services Contract Approval and Processing System (CAPS) contract routing, approvals, and management.
  • Prepare and process contract documents for signature.
  • Partner with the Business Development group to contract new transportation customers and facilitate agency changes.
  • Maintain complete records retention compliance and ongoing contract lifecycle management and compliance (i.e., active obligations, records archiving, retention code management, physical and electronic records destruction).
  • Handle documents in FileNet to allow for efficient and accurate electronic access to documents.
  • Lead contract versioning and form management.
  • Handle annual capacity review and updates for Shipper capacity rights, update corresponding contract documents and system rights, and communicates changes accordingly.
  • Accurately and timely set up contract structure, rates, capacity rights, etc. on the company’s Electronic Bulletin Board, Quorum Pipeline Transaction Management (QPTM).
  • Provide contact and transactional data to the Finance and Regulatory group to satisfy various regulatory reporting requirements. 


  • Identify and extract pertinent contract information, data, documents, or material need to support management requirements and objectives.
  • Track and maintain Market Center Services positions and deal precision.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field of work or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. 
  • Minimum of three years working with contracts or with data/analytics is required.


  • Strong understanding of contract language, with legal writing experience.
  • Proficient in Adobe Acrobat Pro, along with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Understanding of both regulated and non-regulated commodity markets.
  • Strong understanding of transportation contracts, commercial development, and tariffs and regulations.
  • Skilled at working with a Quorum Pipeline Transaction Management (QPTM) system.
  • Solid understanding of state regulatory and pipeline tariffs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills. 
  • Ability to work with a team, in an open office environment.
  • Ability to work within a contract management system.

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously accesses, inputs, and retrieves electronic information and communicates regarding the information.  Employee frequently moves about the office space. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or continuously to lift, carry, push, pull or sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if moving about is only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Work environment: Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. No travel is required for this role.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package!  Annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 60350 to 90600
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