Position Title: Legal Counsel
Reference Number : 8369
Company : Emera Energy
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Type of Employment: Regular Full Time
Number of Positions : 1
Company Overview :
Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Emera Energy is a well established and growing energy marketing and trading company in North America. For nearly twenty years we have provided innovative and customized energy management services to our customers and we are trusted by over 350 trading customers across North America. Led by an experienced team of industry executives with a proven track record of success, we currently have more then 70 employees in Canada and the USA.
The business combines a wealth of expertise and experience and technology to harness global, regional, and local market information related to commodities, generation, transmission, gas transportation and storage to realize growth opportunities.
Emera Energy is a wholly owned subsidiary of Emera Inc., a North American leader in the transition to cleaner energy. Emera Inc. has over 7,100 employees in Canada, the USA and the Caribbean and its shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: EMA)
Why Join Emera Energy?
Emera Energy values people who believe that safety and health, relationships, and excellence are integral to how we work. In return, we value the diversity of our people and invest in their growth through:
We are looking for an ambitious, hard-working, and business-savvy Legal Counsel to join the legal team at Emera Energy. You will serve as a key legal advisor to our energy marketing & trading business, responsible for supporting the company’s management and commercial teams on all legal matters. Your responsibilities will include contract drafting and negotiation, regulatory compliance, general corporate/commercial matters, advising on risk mitigation, and generally protecting the Company’s interests.
As the ideal candidate you have a minimum of two (2) years’ commercial and transactional legal experience at a reputable law firm or in-house environment, preferably with exposure to the energy industry. You have gained an understanding of complex business transactions, have strong attention to detail, and will thrive in an entrepreneurial culture with a team of highly motivated and successful professionals.
Our head office is located in the beautiful city of Halifax, Nova Scotia and our preference is to have a candidate who is located in or willing to relocate to Nova Scotia. Please be aware there is a possibility that this will begin as a temporary work-from-home position due to COVID-19.
Specifically, duties will include:
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, Education and Experience:
As the ideal candidate you recognize yourself in most of the following competencies, and possess or are working towards the desired skills and experience listed below:
At Emera, our employees are our greatest strength. Our Leadership Competencies set standards that advance our business strategy, deliver results for customers, and provide career development for employees. As the ideal candidate for this position you speak up on health, safety, and environment issues, and demonstrate a belief that all injuries are preventable. You support flexibility in the workplace and embrace change. A Legal Counsel builds strong collaborative relationships with a commitment to a respectful, inclusive, and productive work environment while demonstrating integrity and a commitment to operational excellence for our customers. Lastly, we encourage you to proactively ask questions and seek information to understand how your work relates to the business goals and make well informed decisions.
Reports to: Senior Legal Counsel
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 go to www.emera.com – click on the Careers link at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions to APPLY for the Emera Energy opportunities. 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, Friday, June 4, 2021. 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 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.
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.