Leaders in the industry

The world of energy trading and marketing has evolved in recent years to include renewable energy. Our customers are demanding it as energy markets seek to decarbonize. Powerex is in a unique position to provide traditional energy products and a growing portfolio of renewable, low-carbon and carbon-free energy products. The knowledge, expertise, creativity and integrity of our people allow us to find innovative solutions to the changing demands of the markets and customers we serve.

 

Our Core Values

Expert people, outstanding service

Powerex has a longstanding reputation as a reliable and innovative energy trade partner and takes pride in providing outstanding customer service, while living our values every day:

  • Integrity
  • Service
  • Accountability
  • Teamwork
  • Ingenuity
 

Benefits of Working at Powerex

Fast paced, dynamic, and empowering are just some of the words that describe life at Powerex.  We pride ourselves on having a great culture, a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package, and a strong commitment to the wellbeing of our employees.

Culture
Culture
The people at Powerex are bright, entrepreneurial and team oriented. We offer a fun environment, with interesting and challenging work to flex your intellectual capacity.
Well Being
Well-Being
At Powerex, we work hard, but we also care about employee well-being. We provide generous time off programs to support work/life balance, on-site fitness facilities and many health and wellness resources, including an Employee and Family Assistance Program.
Social Responsibility
Social Responsibility
Powerex employees believe in giving back. Our ‘Energy for Humanity’ team fundraises throughout the year and donates to many local charities. We also participate along with BC Hydro in the annual United Way campaign.
Benefits & Pension
Compensation & Benefits
We provide a competitive direct compensation plan, with transactional roles eligible for annual performance based incentive pay. In addition, we offer a comprehensive, flexible benefit program with coverage options that work best for you. Our pension plan is a Defined Benefit plan which means that your retirement income is guaranteed based on the plan formula. It is not subject to market rate returns and is funded through equal employee and employer contributions.
Living and working in Vancouver
Working in Downtown Vancouver
Powerex's offices are located in the heart of downtown Vancouver’s financial district. The Burrard Skytrain station is across the street, with connections to the Seabus and Westcoast Express. Head out for a run along the Stanley Park seawall at lunch, or drive 20 minutes after work and challenge yourself on the Grouse Grind. You will also find world-class restaurants in every part of the city, satisfying even the most discerning palette.
Learning
Commitment to Learning
We take continuous learning very seriously. We believe in ongoing development that helps prepare you for your current role, and for future opportunities. We foster this through a variety of avenues, including in-house and external training, tuition and accreditation support, job rotations, and mentoring and coaching.

Our Roles

Take a look at potential role(s) that might interest you.

Database Administrator

Provides important operational, project and sustainment support to maintain Powerex's data integrity. They will ensure database environments are secure, optimise data performance and support towards disaster recovery processes.

Database Administrator
IT Support

Responsible for providing operational technical support on a full spectrum of applications from simple desktop apps to full-fledged multi-tiered business critical ones. 

IT Support
Market Risk Analyst

With an exceptional analytical skillset and a knowledge of physical and financial energy markets, Market Risk analysts support the risk management of Powerex’s exposure to price risk from its trading activities.

Market Risk Analyst
Optimization Analyst

Reliably delivers on Powerex's physical energy commitments in conjunction with optimally utilizing our transmission portfolio on a day ahead basis.

Optimization Analyst
Legal Counsel

Works collaboratively to provide advice and support on a variety of corporate commercial issues, including negotiating and drafting complex agreements, corporate governance and credit support.

Legal Counsel
Infrastructure Analyst

Responsible for overseeing the lifecycle and maintenance of Powerex's IT framework including servers, storage and system components. This requires running a multitude of complex technical projects on system management, planning and infrastructure implementation.

Infrastructure Analyst
Developer

Support Powerex's key processes by providing deep understanding of program code and the ability to design, code and debug our business' multi-threaded applications. This also involves working with Business Analysts to analyse and interpret business requirements effectively.

Developer
Compliance Analyst

Works closely with the Front Office, IT, Finance, and the rest of the Compliance Team to perform regulatory reporting, compliance monitoring, and communication of regulatory requirements to Powerex Staff.

Compliance Analyst
Management Reporting & Planning: Reporting Analyst

Provides reporting insights to internal and external stakeholders by following the highest data quality standards.

Management Reporting & Planning: Reporting Analyst

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Rotational Analyst Program
Rotational Analyst

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Why Powerex

At Powerex we recruit and retain top talent to enable extraordinary results.  You’ll get the training, flexibility and opportunities to build a career that will keep you interested, challenged, and engaged for the long term.

 

91%
Employee Engagement
11 years
Average Tenure
185+
Employees
Adrian VanderHelm

Working for Powerex provides an environment that inspires me to learn and take on new challenges each day. With an industry leading work force, there is no shortage of market knowledge that is freely exchanged across the trade floor. I love coming to work knowing I’m going to learn something interesting from one of my colleagues. Powerex is a data driven yet employee centric company that continues to invest in its people to improve our counterparty’s experience across the west.

Adrian VanderHelm
Rotational Analyst
Lucas Booth

Through a highly interpersonal culture and a dynamic work environment, Powerex provided a challenging yet engaging learning experience. From my first day, all my co-workers went out of their way to welcome me and help ensure I settled in quickly, thereby demonstrating the positive atmosphere present at the company. Equally, I was encouraged to take on responsibility and pursue projects that contributed to our team and created value for the company. As a result, Powerex provided a unique experience which combined hands-on problem-solving and cooperation with a knowledgeable and welcoming family.

Lucas Booth
Summer Intern / Co-op Student
Chanell Botsis

I have really enjoyed my time with Powerex and am gaining a great understanding of the energy field through my position as a Rotational Analyst. Completing daily tasks such as energy and transmission checkouts with counterparties and publishing the daily profit and loss statements have provided exposure to the inner-workings of the business and reinforce why Powerex is a leader in its field.  I am encouraged to challenge myself, taking the lead role in a major project, and learning how to program in VBA in order to develop programs which have improved data analysis and efficiency. I’ve felt fully integrated with my teams from day one and have learned a multitude of invaluable knowledge from experts in the field. The rotational program has been instrumental in providing a broader view of the industry, and I have really enjoyed learning from and getting to know my coworkers across different areas of the company. Powerex has a fun, friendly, and collaborative work culture and it has been a privilege to work for an organization which is bigger than myself.

Chanell Botsis
Rotational Analyst
Manan Dedhia

My 8-month Co-op term at Powerex with the Market Risk team was an invaluable learning experience. I got the opportunity to work on meaningful projects which helped improve business processes and impacted business decision making. These projects helped me understand the business, energy trading industry, as well as develop transferable technical skills. Despite the steep learning curve, I really appreciate the people-oriented culture and supportive working environment at Powerex, with everyone at the firm always willing to share their knowledge and help me grow. I even got the opportunity to meet my colleagues at events outside of the work environment which helped me build meaningful relationships at the firm. Overall, the work-life balance, supportive environment, stimulating work and the complex structure of the energy trading industry contributed to an amazing Co-op experience at Powerex.

Manan Dedhia
Summer Intern / Co-op Student

A few years ago I joined Powerex after changing careers, which can be daunting in its own way, but the team here has made that transition seamless for me with dedicated training and mentorship. So far I have found the work to be exhilarating and in an accommodative and supportive environment. Every day has different challenges. You will be kept sharp, motivated and constantly thinking on your feet - there is absolutely nothing mundane about our work! With regard to the staff, my coworkers are decent smart people and management does a great job at involving the entire team in the direction and aspirations of the company. You always feel like your efforts are valued - I honestly couldn’t be happier working here. 

Finbarr Brassil
Real Time Trader
Trevor Wiersma

The rotational internship at Powerex gave me an incredible opportunity to launch a career in the electricity and clean energy sector.  By rotating through various business groups at Powerex, I was able to acquire a more well-rounded knowledge of the energy trading industry that I am sure will be instrumental to my career going forward. The experience I gained through each one of my rotations allowed me to better understand some of the intricacies that exist in the dynamic and unique industry in which Powerex operates in. As someone fresh off graduation, this experience was invaluable. Powerex’s superb company culture makes for an environment where even interns are encouraged to take on projects that truly add value, all while being surrounded by colleagues with decades of experience who are more than willing to help younger employees get up to speed. I am truly grateful to have come through this program and look forward to continuing my career here at Powerex.

Trevor Wiersma
Associate Trader - Real Time
Owen Lo

My definition of a great workplace has growth opportunity, talented people, and interesting work.  Powerex meets all the criteria and more.  I have been working at Powerex since 2007. From IT intern, to tier 3 operation support, to developer lead, I am a great example of growth opportunity at Powerex. Throughout the various roles, I have met many talented people and together achieved success on challenging yet rewarding projects.  Powerex is the place to be if you enjoy working hard and have lots of fun doing so with the team.

Owen Lo
Business Intelligence Developer Lead
Lisa Hopkins

Powerex provides the best of both worlds; excellent benefits and pension of a large company, while maintaining the agility, fun culture and family feeling of a small organization.  In my 20+ years with the organization, I have been allowed to explore many diverse roles from the Trade floor transmission portfolio management to Settlements to Project Management to Compliance and now IT Business Analyst.  On the job learning opportunities are tremendous, if you want them.  Powerex was very accommodating when I wanted to change roles for family reasons and become part-time for a short while.  I’ve seen many other employees who love the role they are in and have chosen not to move in 20 years,  not for lack of opportunity, but because they are happy.  We hire many co-op students who frequently come back after they graduate.  If you are looking for a career, this is the place to be.

Lisa Hopkins
Business Analyst

If you like working in a fun, collaborative, and challenging environment, with motivated people, Powerex is the place for you. At Powerex, you will be taken out of your comfort zone from the get go. You will grow each day by tackling unique problems alongside the brightest minds in a constantly evolving industry. There will be no shortage of learning opportunities and mentorship to allow you to reach your untapped potential.
 

Hasan Qazi
Real Time Trader
Sparsh Nagar

I joined Powerex as a Rotational Analyst in October 2021. Over the past year, I have completed rotations in the Management, Reporting and Planning and Credit Risk team, and am now training for my first front-office rotation with the Daily Optimization group. Inherent to Powerex is a culture of learning and sharing knowledge. I have found it extremely rewarding to be a part of the team and to have the opportunity to learn from talented experts in the field. I also really enjoy the fast-paced, exciting, and often complex nature of work as well as the vibrant, fun-natured environment.

Sparsh Nagar
Rotational Analyst
Kristin Wild

After attending an educational trade floor tour of Powerex, I decided to apply as an energy trader.  The strongly collaborative environment and high performance standard were immediately apparent.  As a new trader, I was appreciative of the training and professional development efforts from a welcoming team with a deep industry knowledge base.  From there I moved into an origination role, which includes connecting with customers across the west for custom energy deals.  Throughout my time at Powerex I have found myself consistently broadening my skills in quickly evolving markets.

Kristin Wild
Manager - Origination