Solicitor/Senior Solicitor

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Reference Number: 3280-17 EMA
Job Title: Solicitor/Senior Solicitor
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Type of Employment: Full Time, Term (12 months)

Emera Inc. is a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Emera companies and investments are working in Canada, the USA and in four Caribbean countries. Following the acquisition of TECO Energy in July 2016, we have approximately $27.5 billion CAD in assets and 2015 pro-forma revenues of $6.3 billion. Our investments are in:

  • electricity generation, transmission and distribution
  • gas transmission and distribution
  • utility energy services

Our strategic focus is on transforming our sector from high-carbon to low-carbon energy sources. Our success comes from integrating our diverse investments to get solid results for shareholders, partners and customers.

Emera requires a skilled lawyer in either a Solicitor or Senior Solicitor position for a 12 month term to cover a maternity leave by a member of its legal team.


Reporting to the General Counsel, you will be part of a legal team that supports a dynamic organization focused on growth and value creation for its customers, employees and shareholders. Your primary duties will include providing advice and guidance on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters affecting Emera and its diverse business interests. You will also contribute to Emera’s business development and financing initiatives, including acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic investments, project development, debt financings and capital markets transactions. In addition, you will support the sound and progressive governance and compliance practices of the Emera group of companies.     

Skills, Capabilities and Experience:

The successful candidate must be a member in good standing of a provincial law society, be eligible for admission to the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, and have at least 4 years of post-call experience in private practice and/or a sophisticated in-house environment (for the Solicitor position; a higher degree of experience is required for the Senior Solicitor position). The ability to work independently and to communicate in an effective and non-technical manner is essential, as are exceptional project management skills. The successful candidate will be a proactive team player with excellent interpersonal skills. A broad range of experience with corporate and commercial law matters, in both the transactional and advisory contexts, is preferred. Background or experience with the energy industry is an asset, but not essential.

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

Reports to: General Counsel, Emera Inc.

Application Requirement: To apply, please 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.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline: March 8, 2017

Recruitment and Promotion Policy: When filling vacant positions, we are determined to hire the best candidates available. We are 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 including African Nova Scotians 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: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017