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Stakeholder Relations Coordinator (Boulder)

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Date: Mar 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,




The Stakeholder Relations Coordinator position is an integral player in the Business Development business unit and will interact with the various disciplines within our Growth Team including Land Acquisition, Environmental & Permitting, and Engineering along with TransAlta teams outside our group including Construction and Legal.


As the Stakeholder Relations Coordinator, you will be accountable for the team’s schedule-driven renewable energy project development portfolios. This role is tasked with coordinating stakeholder communications across multiple jurisdictions in the USA. You will be responsible for managing the day-to-day process relating to stakeholder consultation activities, conducting outreach, and managing contact records and files for renewables development (greenfield) sites within TransAlta’s Business Development unit. 


This is a full-time salaried position within our Environmental Planning team based in Boulder, Colorado, reporting directly to the Senior Environmental Planner. 




  • Assess community attitudes in new areas TransAlta is prospecting for renewable development, based on existing projects and local opinions of wind developers/development
  • Identify important stakeholders and community leaders at the early stages
  • Support the team in the creation and facilitation of in-person and virtual community meetings
  • Managing the relationship with our current and prospective landowners for all development sites across USA, which includes:
    • Participate with tracking all landowner communications, commitments and correspondence
    • Proactively interact on behalf of TransAlta with various landowner and stakeholder groups by establishing relationships through communication and engagement
    • Work with a wide variety of people and personalities, diffusing situations, and accomplishing simple negotiations.
  • Create and own a database of stakeholder communications for our renewable development portfolio in the US
  • Develop communication tools and materials for host landowners, perimeter landowners, community, etc. to support community decision making
  • Help to mitigate barriers or concerns relating to renewable project siting/permitting by meeting with stakeholders routinely
  • Work with local economic development arms to garner project support and assist with identifying transportation routes, local services, and supply
  • Understand and communicate project impacts and technical study results to stakeholders such as sound, shadow flicker, and other perceptions and annoyances based on location either through community events or one-on-one as issues arise
  • Provide stakeholder and socio-economic impact summaries as required by regulators/others, including internally (investor relations, etc.).
  • Assess application/need for any Good Neighbour Agreements that could help the project to achieve seamless permitting and foster ongoing positive neighbor relations during construction and operations
  • Investigate community benefits opportunities and promote the TransAlta brand in the local community
  • Inform/assist with external corporate communications on project development including website, annual reports, etc.
  • Provide communications on project development status, construction start notifications, etc.
  • Prepare Participant Involvement Program (PIP) Reports, or similar, to accompany regulatory filings
  • Support regulatory reviews by researching/documenting/summarising applicable federal, state, provincial, and local regulations applicable to requirements for development




  • Previous experience in community or stakeholder engagement role with renewable development knowledge is a preferred 
  • Demonstrated experience in leading key project components related to community/stakeholder engagement programs
  • Strong attention to detail, record keeping, and organization skills with the ability to prioritize, perform and track, multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Strong problem-solving skills and self-motivation
  • Critical thinking and ability to identify creative solutions to emerging issues in a timely manner
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with people at all organizational levels
  • Team player that is able to work cross-functionally with teams, and independently to produce results within agreed-upon deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to process information quickly and communicate in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at various stages, prioritize assignments with the assistance of the Manager, and effectively deliver on multiple competing projects with tight timelines
  • Comfortable working in the field as and when required in support of projects
  • Demonstrated skills in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Knowledge of GIS, SharePoint, and SAP is an asset


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

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