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Supervisor, Corporate Administrative Support

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Date: Jul 26, 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.


For more information about TransAlta, visit our website at,


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.




We have an exciting opportunity for an inspired and passionate Supervisor who is driven and hard-working to join our Shared Services team. As the Supervisor, Corporate Support, you will lead the Admin Connect team who provides administrative support to our corporate stakeholders.


Your primary responsibilities are to liaise with supervisors, managers, and VPs, and coach and mentor the Admin Connect team. You must be able to must be able to organize and prioritize multiple tasks, effectively manage through stressful situations, and develop & maintain relationships with all stakeholders.


This a full-time salaried position that is based out of our Head Office in Downtown Calgary, with the flexibility of a hybrid work schedule.




Role Specific Accountabilities


  • Responsible for administrative support for all corporate stakeholders, following the Admin Connect intake strategy

  • Prepare and assist with assorted recurring and ad hoc information requests and reporting needs

  • Collaborate and exchange ideas and information effectively using tact and diplomacy when dealing with others

  • Continuously evaluate and improve processes, increase standardization and cross-training, and overall stakeholder satisfaction between fuel groups

  • Support Business Services cost optimization and Admin Connect KPI targets

  • Analyze work-flow issues and implement workable solutions while ensuring adherence to quality standards

  • Responsible for managing Corporate Event planning

  • Responsible for managing the Corporate Support budget


Leadership & Cross-Functional Accountabilities 


  • Manage administration positions through mentoring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, performance management, training/development, and supervision/delegation of work

  • Improve and maintain a pleasant and psychologically safe working environment

  • Set priorities and enforce agreed deadlines to ensure projects and tasks are completed on time

  • Leads team in continuous development

  • Apply consistent performance management, coaching, feedback, and corrective action

  • Collaborate and engage with stakeholders; manage these relationships in a manner that facilitates a positive image, expediting where required




  • University Degree in Business and / or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience leading work and teams in a fast-paced environment

  • Proficient in core office programs (i.e.: MS office), and capable of learning key position specific applications (such as SAP)


Nice to Haves


  • Working experience in Accounts Payable area

  • Knowledge of SOX processes as it pertains to Accounts Payable

  • General Accounting knowledge



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.