Regulatory Counsel

Halifax, NS

Nova Scotia Power’s greatest source of energy is their people. In a culture focused on safety, they’re committed to providing exceptional service to our customers and rewarding jobs to their employees. On behalf of Nova Scotia Power, Venor is seeking a Regulatory Counsel to join the Regulatory Affairs team.

Under the direction of Senior Regulatory Counsel, the Regulatory Counsel works within a team that is responsible for the development and execution of strategies in the area of rates and regulatory affairs on behalf of Nova Scotia Power Incorporated.  The work of Regulatory Counsel includes: legal analysis, counseling, negotiating, pleading and document preparation and representation in proceedings before the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board, rate related matters, capital approval applications, and rate design.

The successful candidate will develop and maintain professional relationships with regulators and regulatory staff, customer advocates and other customer/stakeholder representatives, internal clients, customers, and industry groups. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Acting as counsel on behalf of the Company in proceedings before the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board;
  • Preparing regulatory filings and overseeing the preparation of associated testimony;
  • Assisting in negotiations with external persons and organizations;
  • Knowledgeable of and responsible for advising the Company on its legal and regulatory obligations pursuant to the Nova Scotia Public Utilities Act, the Electricity Act and regulations made thereunder and other relevant legislation, as well as processes before the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board pursuant to the Utility and Review Board Act and regulations made thereunder; and
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned.
  • You will be responsible for your personal safety and that of your co-workers by observing all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations.

As the ideal candidate you will have a J.D. or LL.B. and membership in the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. Three to five years of legal experience in a private law firm or an inhouse legal department is required, with a preference for practice focused in litigation and/or administrative law. This position requires excellent leadership and communication skills and the ability to successfully manage a wide range of assignments simultaneously. Prior regulatory and utility experience would be considered an asset but is not required.

Interested candidates can submit their cover letter and resume to Shardeigh McGillivray via shardeigh@venor.ca

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