Market Analyst, East

Market Analyst, East

22 Jul

22 Jul




“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.

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TransAlta is currently looking to fill a full-time position as Market Analyst, East within the Energy Marketing & Trading team. The successful candidate will report to the Supervisor, East Portfolio and will be a part of the team of analysts that support the entire Eastern Trading Desk.

Fundamental knowledge of and experience with eastern Canadian and US power and gas markets

An analytical approach to problem solving and quantitative modeling skills

A strong technical skillset

This position will appeal to an individual who is comfortable in a fast-paced team environment and is interested in contributing to achieving business results in a rapidly changing and challenging area of the energy business.


Develop and maintain analytical tools used for short- and medium-term price forecasting and sensitivity analysis

Gather and interpret quantitative and qualitative eastern market intelligence that affects spot power prices such as market rule or regulatory changes, supply, demand, and other market drivers

Use electricity and natural gas market knowledge to create trading strategies for proprietary trading

Ability to quickly assess changing market dynamics; provide market assessments of risks and opportunities; and, articulate views to traders


Degree in Economics, Engineering, Finance, Computer Science, or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with an advanced degree in any of these fields

Minimum of 2 years of related business experience. Preference will be given to candidates with direct experience in the power and/or natural gas markets

Demonstrated competence with statistical tools and methods, as well as programming skill is desired; for example Python, SQL, Excel VBA, R, or MATLAB

Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with teammates and customers

Demonstrated ability to effectively make educated decisions under pressure

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.