Vice-President, Legal & Regulatory Affairs

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Company Overview:

Emera Energy (EE) is an established and successful energy marketing company, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Emera Inc. Headquartered in Halifax and Boston, EE buys and sells energy commodities and related services, owns electricity generation assets across northeast North America, and manages energy commodities and provides related energy management services to customers throughout Canada and the United States.


Reporting to the Executive Vice President, Legal, Regulatory & Public Affairs, the successful candidate will be based in Halifax, Nova Scotia and will manage a team of five high performing and commercially-minded lawyers, provide legal advice on regulatory and compliance matters, as well as corporate, commercial and other legal matters in Canada and the US. The successful candidate will also be a member of Emera Energy’s Executive Team, helping to manage the overall business and its growth and development. EE is a contracts intensive business and also manages a large number of energy and market regulatory compliance requirements in multiple jurisdictions. In providing strategic leadership to the Legal & Regulatory team, the VP, Legal & Regulatory Affairs will provide clear value proposition to the company by reducing regulatory compliance risk and providing timely solutions to complex strategic questions.

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

Skills, Capabilities and Experience:

The successful candidate must have good knowledge of US energy regulation; legal experience in complex contracting; have a track record of strong people management and leadership skills; be a member in good standing of a provincial law society and be admitted or eligible for admission to the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society; and have a minimum of 15 years’ experience, including significant experience in a senior role. You have the ability to communicate in an effective and non-technical manner, possess solid oral and written communication skills and have demonstrated success in effectively presenting and communicating ideas at a variety of levels and successfully translating those ideas into action. You have strong organizational skills, and are detail-oriented. You are a client-focused problem solver, which in our business means that you are comfortable making and guiding decisions in a fast-paced environment and working to fixed deadlines while protecting the company’s interests. You will be a proactive team player with excellent interpersonal skills and have a keen interest in becoming involved in the company’s business strategy.

Reports to: Executive Vice President, Legal, Regulatory & Public Affairs

Remuneration: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Emera Energy offers a comprehensive remuneration package including a competitive salary, potential for an incentive bonus, pension plan, share purchase plan and employee wellness program.

Form of Application: To apply, please visit our careers page at Click on the APPLY button at the end of the job posting, complete all required information fields, and copy and paste your covering letter and resume into the online form.

Application Deadline: All interested candidates should apply no later than May, 29th 2016. 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. We value diversity in the workplace and strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates. We are an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, provincial or local law. Applicants from designated groups wishing to self-identify may do so through a series of questions in the on-line application process. Normally, unless otherwise requested in advance, the supervisors of internal candidates selected for an interview will be contacted in order to facilitate scheduling of the interviews. The supervisor will maintain the confidentiality of the employee’s application.

About Emera Energy and Emera Inc.

Since it was established in 2003, Emera Energy has grown to become one of northeast North America’s leading energy marketing and trading businesses. EE also owns 5 electricity generating facilities in New England and Maritime Canada, totalling over 1,400 MWs of generating capacity. Emera Energy has over 200 employees, $1.1 Billion in assets and 2015 revenues of over $600 Million. Emera Inc. is a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia with approximately $12 billion in assets and 2015 revenues of $2.79 billion. The company invests in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, as well as gas transmission 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.

Expiry Date: 
Sunday, May 29, 2016