Senior Counsel

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Reference Number: 017-15 EMA
Job Title: Senior Counsel
Business Unit: Emera Inc.
Location: Halifax, NS
Type of Employment: Regular, Full Time 


Reporting to the General Counsel, your depth and breadth of corporate law experience and ability to support corporate growth will make you a key contributor at Emera Inc. 

Emera Inc. is geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia with $10.19 billion in assets and 2014 revenues of $2.97 billion. The company invests in electricity generation, storage, transmission and distribution, as well as gas transmission, energy marketing and utility energy services. Emera's strategy is focused on the transformation of the electricity industry to cleaner generation and the delivery of that clean energy to market. Emera has investments throughout northeastern North America, and in four Caribbean countries.

You will be responsible for personal safety and that of co-workers, by observing all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations. 

Skills, Capabilities and Experience:

Reporting to the General Counsel, you will support Emera’s business development activities, and assume day-to-day leadership responsibility for legal requirements of the Business Development group. In a deal-intensive environment, you will add senior level commercial, legal and project management expertise to the structuring, due diligence and negotiation of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, investments, greenfield developments and capital projects.  You will provide on-going prompt and considered legal advice in support of Emera’s growth strategy, both domestically and internationally. You will also support the sound and progressive governance and compliance practices of the Emera group of companies.    

Whether you are currently Senior Counsel at a large corporation or a partner in a law firm, you have earned a reputation for your strong legal and leadership skills, keen commercial sense and your ability to facilitate major transactions. With Emera, you will take on  a significant corporate legal role in Eastern Canada. You will have the chance to apply your legal, leadership and people skills, as well as your considerable commercial  experience to the continuing expansion of a Canadian company success story. 

Reports to: General Counsel, Emera Inc 

Application Requirement: Go to to complete the application in the careers section. Complete all required information fields, and copy and paste your covering letter and resume into the online form. If you have questions regarding this exciting opportunity, please contact Christine Schnare 902|428|6952 or at

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Application Deadline:  July 10, 2015. Late applications may not receive consideration 

Recruitment and Promotion Policy: When filling vacant positions, we are determined to hire the best candidates available. We’re committed to providing employees with a fair and equal opportunity to compete for jobs. Hiring and promotion of employees is based on skills, capabilities, knowledge and demonstrated abilities.   

Emera values diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from all qualified candidates including African Canadians and other members of the visible minority community, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and women in non-traditional roles. Applicants from these designated groups wishing to self-identify may do so through a series of questions in the on-line application process.

Expiry Date: 
Friday, July 10, 2015