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Originator, Alberta Portfolio and Trading

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Date: Nov 17, 2022

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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The Alberta Energy Trading and Portfolio Management team is hiring an Originator to support TransAlta’s generation portfolio. This position requires analytical support on the day-to-day deliverables of the team in addition to special project work. The role also requires the ability to actively manage the physical portfolio in a real-time capacity.


This is a full-time salaried position and is based out of our Head Office in Downtown Calgary.




  • Delivering key financial results
  • Growing the customer business, introducing New Commercial Initiatives (NCI’s) and transacting standard and/or structured products (i.e., swaps, options, heat rate options)
  • Supporting the development and implementation of a 1-2 year Origination and Mid-Marketing business plan
  • Managing risk and creating value for a broad range of energy products, cross commodities and overall customer solutions
  • Facilitating internal deal approval responsibility for origination deals
  • Building and maintaining TransAlta’s customer relationships and effectively representing TransAlta as the Originator for the Alberta Markets
  • Supporting and maintaining a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System for Origination (i.e., Sales Force)
  • Providing back-up analytical support for the Alberta Analyst as required
  • Providing analytical support on special project work
  • Optimizing the asset position on a real-time coverage schedule including weekends, evenings, and statutory holidays




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


  • Master’s degree or equivalent preferred – will consider Undergraduate University Degree or College Diploma or Significant Industry Experience in Human Relations and Communications
  • Minimum three (3) years experience in customer management and or Energy Marketing
  • Excellent understanding of the Alberta power and natural gas markets
  • Risk Management experience
  • Ability to understand a complex portfolio of risk using both standard and non-standard financial instruments
  • Team Environment - work alongside a team of high-performing technical experts towards a common shared goal
  • Ability to identify areas of growth and develop and implement plans/actions to achieve that growth
  • Ability to identify risk and take the appropriate actions in a timely manner


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.