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FTR Trader, East

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Date: Apr 28, 2021

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Company: TransAlta

“Powering Economies and Communities”


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 100 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 currently seeking a FTR Trader to join our East FTR Trading Desk. The FTR Trader, East is responsible defining and transacting congestion trading strategies in the Eastern US markets (PJM, MISO, NYISO, ISONE and SPP).  Financial targets are outlined in the annual Traders plan for the East FTR desk.




  • Create and execute a business plan to deliver on annual budget goals
  • Deliver all day-to-day tasks of East FTR Trading including deal execution, deal entry, team meetings and strategy formation
  • Work with cross functional teams (Risk, Settlement and Credit groups) to resolve all trade and  financial discrepancies related to the Eastern business
  • Identify and mitigate enterprise risk associated with FTR Trading  
  • Guide and mentor junior personnel in analytic support and strategy generation
  • Strict adherence to TransAlta’s Trading Compliance Framework




  • University Degree in Commerce, Engineering, Economics, Mathematics or Computer Science

  • 5+ years related market and trading experience

  • Ability to process information and make sound decisions

  • Effective communication skills with internal / external stakeholders  

  • Proven ability to make optimum risk-reward decisions under time constraints

  • Self-starter with good time management

  • Proven ability to excel in a team setting


This position will require the successful completion of background checks.

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


Come on board!