Career FAQs

Where can I send my resume?

You are required to apply online at for the specific position you are interested in. Each time you apply, you will have the opportunity to attach your current resume, cover letter and any supporting documentation you would like to include. We do not accept unsolicited resumes that are not associated to a specific job posting.

Do you have application forms that can be sent to me?

No paper application forms are accepted when applying.

I have submitted my resume but haven’t heard anything?

TransAlta only contacts those candidates who have been selected for interviews.

Will I receive e-mail confirmation that TransAlta has received my application?

Yes, you will receive a confirmation once we have your application provided it was submitted online.

Who do I address my covering letter to?

As you will be applying to a specific job, your resume will be going directly to the Hiring Leader. Please do not call requesting a Hiring Leader’s name to address your covering letter to. Just simply address your covering letter to “Hiring Leader”.

There is more than one position of interest to me. Do I need to apply for each one?

Yes, please apply for each position of interest separately as your resume is forwarded directly to the applicable TransAlta Hiring Leader.

Do you have any summer employment opportunities?

Available summer student opportunities are posted on this site between February and March each year, and sometimes at local universities. This website is updated on an ongoing basis. Please check back from time to time for future positions of interest.

Do you have any opportunities at TransAlta with my background?

Please review all open positions on our website at for more information.

How long does the recruitment and selection process take at TransAlta?

The process can differ in time before a successful candidate is identified. Once the posting closes, applications are reviewed for suitability. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

If a position is no longer posted on your website, are you still accepting resumes?

Due to the volume of resumes that are accepted for open postings, we will not be accepting resumes after the posting is closed.

Do you have more information on employment opportunities located in Centralia, Washington?

Further information on opportunities in Centralia, Washington can be accessed by visiting the Centralia homepage at /us/.

Is TransAlta an equal opportunity employer?

TransAlta is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran’s status. Applicants requiring accommodation in the application process or a requisition in an alternative format may contact Human Resources at 360-736-9901. Please note that this contact number only applies to requisitions that are located in the United States of America. For enquiries on requisitions based in Canada or Australia, please contact the main reception line at 403-267-7110.

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