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Trader/Originator, Environmental Markets

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Date: Nov 22, 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,




We are currently looking to hire a full-time Trader/Originator to join TransAlta’s Environmental Trading team where you are responsible for creating value by leveraging TransAlta's Trading capabilities, assets, and core competencies.  This includes deal structure propositions, risk management products & solutions across a broad range of environmental attributes.


This position is based out of our Head Office in Downtown Calgary. 




  • Delivering key financial results
  • Growing the customer business, introducing new Commercial Initiatives, and transacting standard and/or structured environmental products
  • Develop, implement, and contribute to a 1–3-year business plan as well as maximizing value for TransAlta’s asset fleet
  • Managing risk and creating value for a broad range of energy products, and overall customer solutions
  • Facilitate internal deal approval responsibility for origination deals
  • Build and maintain TransAlta’s customer relationships and represent TransAlta as a trader and originator of environmental products: Recs, carbon allowances, and voluntary offsets
  • Provide key market intelligence to Trading while staying abreast of markets, competitors, and regulatory trends
  • Point for environmental trading with Credit, Legal, and Contract Administration departments
  • Interact with Regulatory, Risk, Business Development, and other trade desks to share market, regulatory, and competitor intelligence
  • Maintain a systematic process to manage the business operations including setting goals, new customer requests, optimizing credit, managing exposures, and Deal Management Team (DMT)
  • Support the sale of environmental attributes on behalf of TransAlta and TransAlta Renewables




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


  • Undergraduate University Degree, College Diploma, or significant industry experience
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in environmental trading and/or origination
  • Proficient in MS office and capable of learning key position-specific applications




  • Successful completion of an applicable background check is a condition of employment 


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


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.