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Resource Analyst, Renewable Development USA

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Date: Jan 17, 2023

Location: Boulder, CO, US

Company: TransAlta



“Energizing the Future.”


TransAlta owns, operates, and develops a diverse fleet of electrical generation assets in Canada, the United States and Australia, providing municipalities, industries, and businesses with safe, low-cost, and reliable clean electricity. For over 111 years, TransAlta has been a responsible operator and proud community-member where its employees work and live. We are committed to fostering a dynamic, productive, and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountabilities, strong leadership, and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.


For more information about TransAlta, visit our website at,




We are growing our TransAlta team in Boulder, Colorado! We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic, and interpersonal individual to join our USA Growth group.


  • Do you have a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, data analysis, physics, meteorology, or mathematics?

  • Do you reside near Boulder or would be willing to relocate?

  • Do you have experience in the power business?


As the Resource Analyst, you are primarily responsible for:


  • Performing wind/solar long-term resource/production evaluations (frequency and time domain) on TransAlta’s US projects

  • Maintaining and organizing TransAlta databases

  • Completing QA/QC of TransAlta’s resource measurement data

  • Supporting the development of an in-house wind/solar resource analysis program

  • Conducting production uncertainty analyses


This position is an integral player on the Canadian Growth team and will interact internally with corporate groups such as Land, Insurance, Accounting, Construction, and Legal. This is a full-time salaried position with the flexibility of a hybrid work arrangement (days in the office and days at home). 




As the Resource Analyst, USA Growth, you will:


  • Model renewable energy development projects

  • Assist the development team with project development activities for renewable energy projects

  • Assist in the preparation of bid packages

  • Evaluate the performance of operational wind farms

  • Perform shadow flicker and noise emission calculations

  • Design turbine layouts to optimize for the lowest cost of energy and project risk

  • Coordinate installations and repair requirements of on-site meteorological data measurement equipment




  • Experience in Wind and Solar resource analysis is desirable

  • A Bachelors Degree in physics, mathematics, statistics, engineering, meteorology, or another appropriate technical discipline

  • Solid statistical background, fundamentals, and understanding

  • A basic understanding of wind project economics and optimization would be a plus

  • Exceptional analytical skills using spreadsheets and ability to learn and use software tools.

  • Knowledge of specialized software for resource evaluation modeling (Windographer, OpenWind, WAsP, WindPRO, PVSyst, ArcGIS, etc.) as well as skills in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

  • The candidate will become knowledgeable in many technologies including solar plants, battery energy storage systems, and all types of renewables

  • Ability to improvise and deliver innovative solutions in the face of conflicting project requirements


Other Requirements 


  • Ability to travel up to 20%

  • Valid driver's license


Our comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, incentive, and rewards programs form the foundation of TransAlta’s excellent employment proposition.


Become part of our TransAlta team today! We look forward to reviewing your application. All applications will be reviewed in a timely manner to the best of our abilities. We appreciate your patience and understanding during the recruitment process.


Our commitment is to attract and retain the best talent. Some positions may require the successful completion of one or more background checks such as criminal, medical, or compliance. If these verifications are needed, they will be indicated on the job posting.


Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


It is our collective mission to ensure that every single employee feels a sense of inclusion and belonging and can show up to work as their true authentic self. TransAlta is committed to hiring a diverse workforce including women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and members of the LGBTQ2+ community. TransAlta believes that diversity enhances the quality of its performance, is an essential element to effective corporate governance, and cultivates a strong workplace culture.

Nearest Major Market: Boulder
Nearest Secondary Market: Denver