Project Manager/Planner

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.



The position of Project Manager/Planner is accountable to apply best practice processes and standards for project: planning, scheduling, execution and completion to the organizing and controlling of large capital construction projects.   Projects are managed to meet the key performance indicators of safety, scope, cost, and schedule as well as other key performance indicators identified mutually with the stakeholders. The position is accountable to oversee the activities relating to completing the project work ensuring excellent safety performance by all. 



Including, but not limited to:

  • Ensuring safety and environmental performance standards are understood and followed during planning and execution of project work.
  • Procuring and managing detailed engineering and design, creation of work packages, procurement of materials and construction of facilities in accordance with local laws, good engineering design practices and corporate policies
  • Assessment, evaluation and resolution of technical issues that may arise during project detailed design, construction and commissioning stages.
  • Working on more than one project concurrently and adjusting priorities as business dictates
  • Planning work requests for accurate job package creation, as per work management standards
  • Producing up to 3-month deliverables in alignment with immediate manager business plan and delivering agreed results
  • Planning and scheduling of Major Maintenance and Non-Turnaround Capital Projects
  • Confirmation of BOM for Equipment
  • Coordination of activities with stakeholders such as SCM, Operations or Engineering
  • Managing work priorities to balance long and short-term goals
  • Managing capital projects including contractor and employee oversight
  • Clearly communicate task assignments and performance expectations to team members and conduct regular team meetings



  • Minimum 5 years of planning and scheduling, having worked on gas fired generation projects for power generation and/or utility companies
  • Experienced in managing and leading projects or programs $1M - $30M.
  • Advanced skills in Primavera, MS Projects, Excel, PowerPoint, Word and SAP
  • Strong technical background with an understanding of the principles of project management, scheduling and planning
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Effective communication and teamwork skills

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.

Salary Range
$75,000.00 - 101,000.00
per Year
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Sarnia, ON, CA