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Advisor - Nova Scotia Utility & Review Board (Filled)

Advising on future economic and financial impacts of potential rate and utility decisions

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) is an independent body that regulates public utilities, such as electric, water and natural gas utilities by setting rates and ensuring that consumers receive safe and reliable service at a reasonable price. The Board also sets gasoline and diesel prices approves auto insurance rates, sets the maximum cost of borrowing for payday loans, and approves tolls for the Halifax-Dartmouth bridges. The Board is comprised by eight full time Members and a number of full-time staff.

The NSUARB is recruiting an Advisor with a strong finance and economics background to join its Advisory Group to work collaboratively to support Board Members and Board Counsel with research and analysis on matters that come before the Board and that directly impact the lives of Nova Scotians. The Advisor also serves in a project management capacity interacting with external consultants and experts to ensure timely and appropriate delivery of services that inform Board decisions.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Advisor undertakes a wide range of research and analysis relating to utility capital projects, rate applications, monitoring of utilities services, compliance with Board directives, and customer complaints. The role includes strategic oversight and liaison with internal and external stakeholders on utility submissions and providing financial and economic analysis on evidence, and evaluation of utility capital expenditure requests. The Advisor conducts research, studies and forecast economic activity and leads project planning, executing, monitoring, and closing projects. The Advisor represents the Board on committees and with stakeholders.

The successful candidate has a minimum of a Bachelor of Commerce Degree or a Bachelor or Honors Degree in economics, finance or related discipline. They have three to five years of post-designation work experience in private or public organizations and knowledge of the regulatory context related to utilities. With strong verbal, presentation, interpersonal and writing skills, the Advisor thrives as part of a collaborative team and enjoys working with diverse stakeholder groups and interests. The NSUARB has a collegial culture and is committed on ongoing professional development.

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Royer Thompson is committed to presenting a diverse and inclusive roster of candidates to our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from the following under-represented groups: Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, persons with a disability, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. If you are a member of one of these under-represented groups, we invite you to self-identify on your cover letter, or resume.

If you are interested in and understand the economic and financial impacts of rates and tariffs on regulated utilities, we’d like to hear from you. Please submit your resume and interest online by clicking “Apply.” For further information about this opportunity, please contact Brent Wallace or Kim West in confidence at 902-422-2099.

Royer Thompson Management & Human Resources Consulting is a Canadian talent management firm focused on capturing the full potential of people in organizations by supporting a shared sense of purpose, recruiting and cultivating leadership, and fostering an innovative, caring and entrepreneurial spirit.

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