Electrical Engineer - Intermediate or Senior (Term Position)

TransAlta (Duffield AB, Canada) 19 hours ago

“Powering Economies and Communities”

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 100 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, www.transalta.com


TransAlta owns and operates the Keephills and Sundance power plants. The Plant Engineering team is responsible for the continued safe and reliable operation of the plants, including supporting immediate plant concerns, developing long term maintenance and capital strategies and driving turnaround scope.

TransAlta is currently looking for a temporary (15-months) Electrical Engineer. The purpose of this position is to provide electrical engineering support, specifically related to Electrical, Protection & Controls for the plants, with a focus on routine support and project implementation. The position will also support the development asset management strategies. The individual in this role is expected to conform to the TransAlta’s Professional Practice Management Plan (PPMP) and ensure performance of all engineering activities is held to the highest standard.


  • Provide day-to-day technical support for operations, maintenance and project management teams for the full inventory of powerplant electrical and controls equipment.
  • Identifies and communicates the resolution of technical issues arising from detrimental operating conditions and equipment conditions.
  • Performs equipment and system risk assessments and condition assessments.
  • Provides technical support for projects, turnarounds and forced outages.
  • Provides technical input into the asset management process
  • Understands and complies with the technical documentation management processes and standards
  • Performs and coordinates engineering design work
  • Understands and adheres to budget for functional area
  • Leads compliance efforts within the electrical engineering (AESO, WECC, etc.), including ensuring compliance to existing requirements and implementation of new standards
  • Ensure all work is performed safely and within TransAlta’s policies, procedures, standards and collective agreements


  • Alberta registered Professional Engineer.
  • 8+ years working experience in power industry with a strong focus on Electrical equipment and Protection and Controls.
  • Experience with transformers, switchgear, breakers, protective relays, arc flash studies, motors, high voltage, medium voltage and low voltage AC distribution, low voltage DC distribution.
  • Experience with AESO Alberta Reliability Standards (ARS) such as PRC-005, FAC-008, etc.
  • Experience with instrumentation & control systems is preferred but not a requirement.
  • Demonstrated experience in troubleshooting and analyzing equipment performance problems and making recommendations for improvements.
  • Demonstrate a high standard for safety.
  • Knowledge of the practices and processes associated with project management, project engineering and engineering design in the power generation industry.
  • Knowledge of document control practices
  • Knowledge of management of change practices.
  • Capability to understand and articulate complex technical issues to both a technical and non-technical audience
  • Must be able to provide emergent site support if required.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to work safely and effectively in a team environment, as well as with minimal supervision.
  • Must have physical endurance to withstand exposure to noise, dust, heat and cold.
  • Must have a valid class 5 Alberta driver's license.

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

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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.

Electrical Engineer - Intermediate or Senior (Term Position)

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