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Human Resource Business Partner
TransAlta | Duffield, Virginia
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Job Description

Job Summary:

 A challenging and exciting opportunity exists for a full time permanent Human Resources Business Partner at Sundance Thermal Plant. The successful candidate will provide all aspects of human resource services to designated business units within the coal and mining operations. This position will be accountable to provide professional HR guidance and support to client group with the objective to add value to the business. This includes contributing to and guiding all aspects of workforce planning, and people processes (performance, development, and career) to enhance business performance.




  • Contribute to the business strategy by helping identify, prioritize, and build organizational capabilities, behaviors, structures, and processes
  • Support operations management in forecasting and planning the talent pipeline requirements in line with the function/business strategy
  • Implement appropriate learning interventions while accounting for learning principles and theories and manage ongoing delivery


  • Facilitate line of sight initiatives to build a high-performing organization aligned with the strategic leadership agenda
  • Ensure leadership and coaching culture is cascaded through the organization
  • Provide demonstrates understanding of business trends and needs
  • Management
  • Drive the people processes (performance, development, and career) to ensure that employees’ level of performance and capabilities meet current and future standards
  • Manage specific projects as determined in the HR business plan as well as participating in functional and cross-functional initiatives
  • Develop and promote feedback mechanisms for employees to influence the continuous improvement of HR services and processes
  • Implement HR policies and reward strategy to ensure that all reward decisions are fair and objective


  • Determine and recommend employee relations and internal communication practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale
  • Provide expert advice and coaching to leaders and employees where appropriate
  • Understand employee opinions and anticipate their needs and concerns
  • Maintain close contact with the cross functional HR team to work in synchronization with the other business units


  • Review and benchmark the internal and external environment to improve the HR policies and initiatives to enhance overall business performance.
  • Identify and drive the communication and sharing of learning across functions to facilitate continuous improvement



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Labour Relations or related business degree
  • Current Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation or working towards
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in human resource management with broad based generalist experience working within a unionized workforce.
  • Industrial mining and operations experience
  • Demonstrates the professional and technical knowledge & skills required for the role
  • Demonstrates capability to understand the business and create the link between HR strategy and business strategy
  • Demonstrates the ability to identify potential and existing problems and create effective solutions to address them following appropriate analysis.


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

About TransAlta

TransAlta Centralia Mining, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of TransAlta Corporation U.S.A. TransAlta Corporation, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is a non-regulated electricity generation company, operating in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Australia.

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