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Senior Regulatory Counsel - Nova Scotia Power (Filled)

A strong advocate in the transition to low carbon electrical generation

Nova Scotia Power has proudly provided electricity to Nova Scotians for over 100 years and is committed to making the transition to green energy, supporting electrification, and enabling the use of technology to enhance customer service and reliability. With over 2,000 dedicated safety-focused employees, Nova Scotia Power is a full-service electric utility responsible for the generation, transmission, and distribution of energy in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Power is a subsidiary of Emera, an international energy firm headquartered in Halifax, NS, operating in Canada, the USA, and the Caribbean, and is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The Senior Regulatory Counsel serves a pivotal role in articulating a compelling strategy and presenting testimony and documentation on the utility’s commercial requirements, capital investments and transition to a low carbon electrical generating system.

Reporting to the Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, the Senior Regulator Counsel will have primary responsibility for developing and maintaining professional relationships with regulators and regulatory staff, customer advocates and other customer/stakeholder representatives, internal clients, customers, and industry groups. They provide legal analysis, counselling, negotiating, pleading and document preparation and review, retaining and directing external consultants and counsel to assist with files a appropriate, working with internal business units and departments on issues relating to regulatory engagement of corporate strategic priorities, developing legal and regulatory strategies with respect to strategic files, and representing NS Power in proceedings before the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board in a wide variety of areas including rates-related matters, capital approval applications, rate design and Board-ordered audits.

The ideal candidate works collaboratively within a team and independently and has at least five-ten years of experience in a private law firm, company and or has practiced administrative law within a government or regulatory context, has a J.D. or LLB and is qualified for membership in the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. Demonstrated experience in regulatory filings, utilities, and/or energy law is an asset.

Nova Scotia Power is an employer of choice providing a hybrid work model with flexible remote workdays; a comprehensive benefits plan, parental leave top-up plan and wellness benefits; opportunities to advance within and between affiliate companies, a focus on employee development and available sponsored education programs; corporate investments in Nova Scotia, mentoring opportunities, fundraising-matching & volunteer programs and scholarships for children of employees; and a comprehensive benefits plan, short-term incentive plans and a Defined Contribution Pension Plan.

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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 underrepresented groups: Indigenous persons, African Nova Scotians, 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 underrepresented groups, we invite you to self-identify on your cover letter or resume.

Please submit your resume and interest online by clicking “Apply.” For further information about this opportunity, please contact Kim West ( or Erica Pirnie ( in confidence at 902-422-2099.

Nova Scotia Power will provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation(s) to participate in the application, interviewing, or selection process, please contact Erica Pirnie (

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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