Senior Specialist, Capital Planning

  • Full Time
  • Edmonton
  • June 22, 2024

Website Capital Power

Powering change by changing power.

A little about Capital Power

Capital Power (TSX: CPX) is powering change by changing power. This north star guides our ambitions, focus, and actions as we transform our energy system to power a net zero future. We’re a growth-oriented North American energy transition company headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta. We deliver reliable, affordable and decarbonized electricity solutions that communities can depend on.

Our people are at the core of our journey to get to net zero by 2045 and are transforming the future of power generation as a collaborative team of experts and innovators. We provide purpose-driven work in a safe and inclusive environment, and we live by our values. With us, your contributions matter. We’re here to partner with you so you can learn, innovate, and forge a career that’s meaningful to you. Join us in powering a clean energy future!

Your Opportunity

One Permanent Full Time Position.

Are you an ambitious and proven professional looking for a unique opportunity to make a significant impact? Look no further! Capital Power Corporation is currently seeking a Senior Specialist, Capital Planning to join our world-class team.

The Senior Specialist, Capital Planning is responsible for offering various support services to the Engineering, Operations, Finance and Commercial departments; such as capital management, project planning, long term plan development, and asset integration. The position also maintains Capital Power’s Professional Practice Management Plan (PPMP) compliance with APEGA and EGBC, including administering the EIT mentoring program.

You will contribute to our team by:

  • Managing the Sustaining Capital and O&M Projects long term plan.
  • Developing the annual sustaining capital budget submission.
  • Providing regular capex forecast updates; providing variance analysis and explanations as required.
  • Monitoring and evaluating monthly performance indicators for the engineering department.
  • Managing department G&A budget.
  • Evaluating the value of a request for a sustaining capital project, reviewing the proposed rationale and justification.
  • Applying capitalization and investment policies to classify projects as capital or O&M.
  • Managing a small team of project controls professionals, including team resourcing, recruitment, retention, and development.
  • Continuously improving the quality and efficient delivery of capital planning services.
  • Reviewing, understanding, applying, and developing internal engineering guidelines, procedures and standards.
  • Optimizing asset integration capital planning process and delivery.
  • Contributing to organizational change initiatives where appropriate through front end input and post implementation support.
  • Developing, coordinating, and implementing a strategic plan for integrating newly acquired or constructed assets into our capital strategy.
  • Ensuring compliance with PPMP guidelines and aligning internal engineering and project management practices with jurisdictional engineering professional practice requirements.
  • Assisting in the development and interpretation of engineering related HSE standards and procedures.
  • Administering the engineer-in-training program.
  • Fostering strong collaborative relationships with teams from Operations, Finance, and Commercial to successfully implement the capital plan.

What you will bring to the role:  


  • Completed diploma or bachelor’s degree in engineering or business.
  • Education equivalency may be considered with significant relevant experience.

Experience and Technical Skills:

  • 10+ years in heavy industry with capital planning and management experience.
  • Ability to manage projects and work effectively in a cross-functional team.
  • Solid understanding of business and financial concepts.
  • Excellent organizational and people management skills.
  • Strong communication skills (written, spoken).
  • Plant/field experience and a professional engineering designation is considered an asset.

Working Conditions:

  • Hybrid Office/Work from home position, with minimal travel to meet business users at Capital Power facilities or other offices.

Additional Details:

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

In order to be considered for this role you must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

The successful candidate for this position will undergo an education verification, reference checks and criminal record check.

We believe that creating a culture that supports employee physical, mental, financial, and social wellbeing is critical to our success. That is why we provide flexible and affordable employee benefits, retirement savings, and paid time off programs. We also provide comprehensive onboarding, training, and programs supporting your career development.

Depending on the posting requirements relocation assistance may be available.

How To Apply and Next Steps

Capital Power only accepts resumes via online application at If you choose to submit your resume by any other means, we cannot guarantee that your application will be considered for vacancies.

Applicants with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation to complete their application can request accessible formats, communication support, or other accessibility assistance by contacting

Capital Power is committed to providing a fair and transparent hiring process. We recognize and embrace the value of diversity and hire employees with the appropriate skills, experience and knowledge for each position.

Thank you for taking the time to apply and expressing interest in powering a sustainable future with Capital Power! We wish that we could personally respond to everyone who applies; however, it is our practice to contact only those individuals selected for interviews.

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