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Director, Total Rewards

Capital Power

Job Overview

  • Experience Level Director

A little about Capital Power

Capital Power (TSX: CPX) is dedicated to powering a sustainable future for people and planet. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, we’re a growth oriented North American power producer that creates innovative electricity solutions to electrify the world reliably and affordably while protecting the planet for future generations. We’re passionate about our employees and place their entire wellbeing at the center of our people strategy.  We are proud to foster a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion; recognizing this is paramount to help grow our company and reach our net carbon neutral by 2050 goal. We’re proud to foster an inclusive environment where employees are empowered to be their best, make meaningful contributions and go home safe every day.

Your Opportunity

One Permanent Full Time Position.  

Are you driven and have an inquisitive mind?

If you are someone eager to learn, work hard, and knows how to have fun at the same time, we want to hear from you!

Capital Power is looking for a Director, Total Rewards to join our People Services team!

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, People, Culture & Technology, you as the Director, will be a key member of the People Services leadership team contributing to the development and execution of the overall People Strategy. You will be accountable for the visioning, strategy development and leadership in the execution of the Total Rewards portfolio, ensuring that our programs create an experience that meets the needs of the employee, is inclusive,  competitive, and supports the company’s strategic objectives.

You consider the bigger picture when focusing on new initiatives and you thrive on innovation, driving improvement and efficiency. This is an opportunity for you to take on responsibilities, build on your already strong skills and help your team achieve its goals, all in a work environment that is fast-paced, dynamic and fun.

You will contribute to our team by

  • Providing leadership and direction to the Total Rewards team in the research, design, implementation, communication, and administration of a broad range of reward and wellbeing, programs for all levels of employees.

  • Identifying emerging workforce trends related to Total Rewards and develop and implement innovative solutions.

  • Providing advice and counsel on complex Total Rewards issues.

  • Managing risk to ensure that current practices and procedures, as well as any recommended changes, appropriately identify and address potential risks to employees or company financials.

  • Leading the competitive assessment and positioning of all programs and recommend changes if necessary.

  • Ensuring programs are aligned with Board approved philosophy and support the strategic direction of the company.

  • Working closely with external consultants and other third parties to observe market trends, legislative changes and to facilitate data collection to guide effective recommendations and decision making.

  • Supporting the SVP, People, Culture and Technology in the development and preparation of material for presentation to the People, Culture and Governance Committee of the Board.

  • Participating in Company’s Pension and Savings Plans Committee who exercise oversight over all plans on behalf of the Board of Directors.

  • Providing subject matter expertise to support the Assistant Corporate Secretary in the preparation of public disclosure, including the annual proxy.

  • Responsible for the technical and legal compliance of all programs under this responsibility area.

  • Developing and managing the budget ensuring the right balance of controlling costs and the delivery of high quality and effective Total Rewards programs.

  • Developing contacts with national and industry counterparts and associations to ensure awareness of industry trends and best practices.

  • Ensuring the team can meet current and future business needs by developing internal capabilities.

  • Providing strong leadership and direct and indirect oversight to maintain an excellent culture and engaged and motivated team.

What you will bring to the role  


  • Degree in Business, Human Resources, or a related field.

  • CPHR designation, Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation, graduate degree or equivalent would be considered an asset.

  • 10+ years of progressive Human Resources experience, including experience in leading teams of senior professionals.


  • Demonstrated advanced understanding of compensation, benefit, pension plan design, trends in plan administration and Canadian and US pension/benefit regulation/legislation.

  • Demonstrated success leading complex projects from initiation to implementation to sustainment, to contribute and support the company’s strategy and culture.

  • Experience collaborating and working with executives and senior level leaders.

  • Strong business and financial competence required.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge and awareness of enterprise-wide issues and challenges to ensure broad perspective is applied in issue resolution or solution development.

  • Expertise and knowledge in Executive compensation philosophies, programs, and policies.

  • Strong leadership, planning, team, interpersonal, negotiation, and critical thinking skills.

  • Proven knowledge of job and compensation and benefits design principles.

  • Operates with the highest integrity, appropriately handles information of a highly confidential nature.

  • Through credibility and professionalism, promotes partnerships between individuals and groups throughout the organization and maintains a network of external contacts of leaders and peers.

  • Excels at building partnerships working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, to convey complex information to all levels of partners.

  • Has a track record of gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

Working Conditions:

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

Additional Details

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.            

Capital Power requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with the only exception being those people having verified medical or religious exemption as per applicable human rights law.

Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status, or proof of a valid exemption pursuant to applicable human rights law.

We offer a highly flexible benefits and wellbeing program, comprehensive onboarding and training, and various development opportunities to support your success and personal growth.

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 [email protected].

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.

To apply on this position please go to and search for JR805186.

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