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Calgary AB Permanent Posted by: TransAlta Posted: Tuesday, 15 September 2020
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Powering Possibilities …for Today & Tomorrow!

A leader in sustainable energy, TransAlta has over 100 years of experience generating power and is one of Canada's top 50 Socially Responsible Companies since 2009, recognized as a global leader for sustainability and corporate responsibility standards. TransAlta operates 75 facilities in three countries; Australia, Canada, and United States.

TransAlta is committed to fostering a dynamic, productive and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountability, strong leadership and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.

TransAlta is currently looking to hire a Term Trader, reporting directly to the Manager, East Trading. This role is responsible for generating P&L through term trading activities.


  • Accountable for determine areas of growth within trading parameters, including geographic and new product opportunities.
  • Accountable for implementing new strategies while respecting risk limitations and compliance guidelines.
  • Accountable for accurate reporting of positions and recording of market pricing and related process.
  • Accountable for ensuring adequate capabilities for pricing non-standard structured transactions (ie, heat rate call options).
  • Accountable for maintaining strategy stops for each trader.
  • Accountable for delivering own P&L targets


  • University degree
  • Minimum of 3 years trading experience and demonstrated knowledge of Eastern energy markets (IESO, ISO-NE, NYISO, MISO, and PJM)
  • Proven history of positive trading performance
  • Understanding of financial risk measures
  • Understanding of energy derivatives
  • Demonstrated capability to make decision quickly and mitigate risks while ensuring compliance with prescribed parameters
  • Demonstrated capability to identify areas of growth and develop and implement plans and actions to achieve that growth
  • Demonstrated ability to build, lead and develop diverse teams
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor others at various levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to influence, negotiate and facilitate buy-in with a variety of stakeholders across functions

Our comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, incentive and rewards programs form the foundation of TransAlta's excellent employment proposition.

Come on board!

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.

Calgary AB, Canada
2020-09-15 11:05:29 AM

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