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Date:  Nov 17, 2023

Drayton Valley, AB, CA

Company:  TransAlta
Job Type:  Full time - Salaried
Work Arrangement:  TBD



“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 of effective corporate governance, and cultivates a strong workplace culture. 




A Project Manager for Hydro is responsible for ensuring projects are completed in a safe and efficient manner through the application of project management procedures and processes.  As the Project Manager you will be the single accountable party for defining, planning, executing, and closing a given project or initiative.  This role will work collaboratively across the Hydro business to ensure business outcomes are achieved with a clearly articulated scope and quantifiable business benefit.


This role is base out of our office in Drayton Valley , Alberta




  • Ensure that projects are planned and executed in compliance to TransAlta health & safety standards.
  • Ensure all regulatory and compliance requirements for the project’s execution are met.
  • Ensure the owner's and/or contractor's work is compliant to TransAlta standards.
  • Manage work to minimize exposure to rework claims and extras.
  • Ensure that the TransAlta staff and/or contractors work is facilitated to ensure that safety, schedule, and cost targets are met or exceeded.
  • Plan and execute projects in adherence to the TransAlta project processes.
  • Ensure timely financial forecasts and project status reports are communicated to all applicable stakeholders.
  • Monitor and assess the performance of your project, through regularly scheduled project reviews including EH&S, updates on plan progress, budget to forecast estimates, risk and opportunities, scope changes and schedule changes.
  • Manage TransAlta staff and/or contractors in relation to safety, contract provisions, work progress and quality to ensure the project is completed on or ahead of schedule.
  • Develop a collaborative working environment with peers, stakeholders, and support groups to ensure project issues are resolved in a professional and productive manner.
  • Supports and may facilitate scope development for projects.
  • Coaches team members on best practice regarding process.




  • Safety - Drives safety performance through active participation in the review of safe work practices of the employees and contractors and provides immediate coaching to correct unsafe work practices and behaviours. Sets a leadership example for safety performance and expectations.
  • Communication Skills – Structures and conveys ideas and information, both verbally and in writing, in a way that brings about understanding, commitment and results.
  • Effectiveness – A commitment to do things better, more quickly, and/or to the greater benefit to the organization.
  • Accountability - When commits to doing something, does it decisively, responsibly and with urgency.  Can be relied on consistently.
  • Self Motivated – Works with minimal supervision and consistently takes initiative.
  • Analytical thinking – Breaks down a problem, situation, or process into its component parts, understands the nature of those parts and their relationship to one another.
  • Maintaining Direction- Monitors progress towards a goal and adjusts when necessary.
  • Teamwork - Promotes co-operation, collaboration and partnerships between individuals and groups.
  • Interpersonal – Listens to and provides feedback to team members, uses conflict management techniques to resolve team issues.
  • Leadership – Gains others’ support, commitment, and action towards the organization’s goals, displays consistent leadership behavior (leads with integrity, empathy and honesty). Is an active part of the overall leadership team at TransAlta.
  • Solid estimating abilities.
  • Strong technical knowledge.




  • Engineering Degree, Technical Diploma or Trade Certificate
  • Minimum 3-5 years project management experience
  • Strong people management skills to motivate others and produce measurable results.
  • Project Management certification is an asset.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written are a must.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Renewable energy industry experience is an asset.
  • Knowledge of MS Office, including MS Word and MS Excel.



We offer our employees comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, annual incentives, and a rewards program. To learn more about we can energize your future, check out our new Employee Experience Booklet


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. 

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