Vice President, Information Technology

February 29, 2024

Job Description

Vice President, Information Technology

ID 2024-2478
Category Information Technology


Job Title: Vice President, Information Technology

Company: Nova Scotia Power

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia


The Opportunity

Nova Scotia Power (NSP) is a full-service utility operating in all aspects of the electricity supply chain in Nova Scotia. A wholly owned subsidiary of Emera Inc., NSP is a diversified energy and services company. NSP provides 95% of the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power used by over 540,000 customers and is focused on new technologies to enhance customer service and reliability, reduce emissions, and add renewable energy sources. Committed to providing safe, reliable electricity so that communities across our beautiful province can thrive, NSP team members are proud to live and work here.


Reporting to the Executive Vice President, Finance and also responsible to Emera’s Chief Digital Officer, the Vice President of Information Technology leads the development and implementation of NSP’s digital transformation, with a focus on building cross-department partnerships and digital capabilities to enable and help deliver business strategy. Enterprise priorities include safety, customer experience, decarbonization, decentralization, innovation, affordability, and reliability. In this role, cybersecurity and data management are crucial deliverables.


Why work with Nova Scotia Power?

As a leader, this is your chance to drive cultural impact leading a strong team with an innovative culture and vision that is shared at all levels.

The IT team of 200 and this role support NSP, Emera and the other Emera Canadian companies, interacting closely with each of the executive teams, giving you breadth of exposure across entities and leadership styles, and the ability to make an impact far beyond your doorstep. As a technical expert with a highly refined business acumen, you will be key in advising the executive team on IT best practices.

Please note this role is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

These skills will make you successful:

As the Ideal Candidate you:

  • Have an undergraduate degree in a related technology field. A graduate degree in technology, information management, or business (MBA) is an asset.
  • Have a successful track record as a leader and subject matter expert in cutting-edge technology design and implementation with 6+ years in a senior management role within a complex, customer-focused environment.
  • Bring exceptional project management skills and proven experience implementing best in class IT and digital infrastructure.
  • Will design and see the vision for business growth, while also understanding the tactical and technical aspects of getting it actioned.
  • Are highly strategic and visionary and equally comfortable leading a team through all aspects of execution.
  • Are known for communicating broadly and often, both to technical and non-technical partners, preferably in a matrix environment.
  • Are a highly professional, influential leader who operates with integrity and authenticity.

If you are interested in pursuing this exciting opportunity, please apply online at  For more information, contact Kevin Stoddart at or Jamie Grant at 902-420-1809 or


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