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Investment Analyst

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Date: May 28, 2023

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

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.

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We are currently seeking a full-time Investment Analyst to join our Growth team in Calgary, Alberta. Reporting to the Manager, Investment Analysis, you will support TransAlta’s strategic growth efforts and planning needs for the existing generation portfolio. You are responsible to deliver the analytics and financial modeling to underpin investment decisions and other strategic opportunities. The role supports internal teams in evaluating commercial, operational, and business initiatives with a focus on new generation development and strategic M&A opportunities.


This position offers an excellent opportunity to be a key contributor in the growth of TransAlta’s business and advancing TransAlta’s strategy of becoming a low cost, low emissions power generation company. TransAlta’s growth targets include adding 2GW of renewables by 2025 and further doubling the renewables fleet from 2025 to 2030. The successful candidate will be part of the team that directly supports these goals and has already executed on over $1.4 billion of new renewable growth projects in the last two years.


The ideal candidate will be able to leverage previous experience into being a strong contributor early on in their tenure. This position is based at our head office in Downtown Calgary, with the flexibility of a hybrid work schedule. There is also opportunity for the position to be based out of our office in Boulder, Colorado and candidates are encouraged to apply if they reside near Boulder or would be willing to relocate.




  • Performing timely, accurate and comprehensive financial analysis of growth opportunities, including potential acquisitions and business development projects
  • Creating and updating economic models of existing TransAlta assets
  • Preparing project overviews, and presentations of results
  • Performing ad hoc analysis, including the creation of financial models and analysis of business trends to support the growth of the business
  • Delivering accurate analyses of corporate impacts of investment decisions for both TransAlta and TransAlta Renewables
  • Ensuring consistency in approach and output for all corporate financial modeling 
  • Working within a deal team to revise and update analyses as parameters of a deal change
  • Providing support where necessary for presentations to senior management and the board




To be successful in this role, we are looking for the following must-have qualifications and experience:


  • Degree and/or professional designation in finance, economics, or business
  • Minimum 2 years of prior experience in valuations or investment analysis
  • Advanced Excel skills supported by experience in financial modeling 
  • Well-developed understanding of valuation techniques and financial metrics that generate value for TransAlta
  • Strong business acumen, analysis, interpretation, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at various stages
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to develop working relationships with people at all organizational levels
  • Flexible, ability to learn quickly, and ability to adapt to changing work assignments and priorities


 Nice to Haves 


  • Completion of or working toward a CFA is considered an asset
  • Accounting knowledge would also be an asset
  • Prior experience in investment banking, corporate finance, equity research or other valuation-driven roles
  • Prior experience working in the power industry, power generation, or energy sector 


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 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.