Job Location: 
Nova Scotia

Director, Cyber Security

Bring a strategic perspective to a major utility that is ready to double its business

For an accomplished cyber security strategist, this is a mission about dramatic international growth and enterprise-wide best practices. The Board of Directors and the Senior Management Team of Emera continue to make cyber security a top priority of the corporation.  As it enters the final stages of acquiring TECO Energy Inc., Emera will nearly double its assets from $11 billion to $20 billion and put an even greater emphasis on this corporate leadership role. 

Emera Inc. is an international energy and services company with roots in Nova Scotia, Canada. The company has operations in Canada, the USA and the Caribbean with investments in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, gas transmission and utility energy services. Emera companies are working to create cleaner energy and deliver it to a broader market. The company’s 3,700 employees maintain high standards in safety, reliability, customer service and environmental care.

Based in the Halifax, Nova Scotia office and reporting to the Senior Director, Corporate Security, you will continue to develop and oversee a high performance enterprise cyber security program that includes the corporate IT networks and operational cyber environments in multiple jurisdictions.  Working with IT and security professionals in the business units, you will be responsible for developing and recommending policy, plans and programs for approval and maintaining the cyber security framework.  You’ll provide development expertise for the creation and maintenance of cyber security guidelines, education and awareness.  From an executional perspective, you will oversee cyber security technology implementation in the business units, conduct technical assessments and penetration testing.  Active and visible across Emera, you will be responsible for ensuring that cyber security is aligned with corporate goals.

Likely a B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Computer Science with a CISM, CISSP, CISA or other industry-recognized certification, you have extensive corporate IT experience including 7 – 10 years of progressively senior leadership in cyber security.  Ideally, you have had exposure to the power, utility or energy sector.  Complementing your technical credentials are your influencing, strategizing, communication and people management skills.  With Emera, you will play a significant strategic role in the expansion of a world class organization.  

For more information about this exciting, permanent, full time opportunity with a base salary between 150k and 170k, a strong incentive program, and a full benefits package, please contact Jeff Forbes or Kristin Hewlett at 1.866.822.6022. To apply, please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” on the button below. This position will remain open until filled. Emera’s head office is located on Lower Water Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.


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