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Director, Human Resources

Emera Maine, headquartered in Bangor, Maine, is Maine’s second largest electric utility. The company delivers electricity to 159,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers throughout eastern and northern Maine. Emera Maine came to be as the result of a merger of Bangor Hydro Electric Company and Maine Public Service. Bangor Hydro became part of the Emera Inc. group of companies in 2001 and MPS was acquired in 2010. The two companies formally merged as one utility on January 1, 2014. Our service territory spans 10,400 square miles over five counties, and the company’s over 400 employees operate a system consisting of 1,117 miles of transmission lines and 9,234 miles of distribution lines. We are committed to safety, operational excellence and providing energy solutions to our customers.

Reporting to the President and COO, this executive leadership role will provide management direction across all sectors of the company, helping to develop and maintain an organizational structure that effectively responds to operational needs and is optimally aligned to achieve strategic objectives. The Director, Human Resources will contribute to Emera Maine’s success by developing, implementing and executing short- and long-term people strategies, plans, policies and programs to support strategic objectives and continued growth. The Director will oversee the HR portfolio and organizational performance and advise on new approaches. This leader will implement improved people strategies around employee engagement including but not limited to attraction and retention, benefits, compensation, labor relations, employee relations, employee & leadership development and training, wellness, change management, and work-life programs. A key advisor to the President and COO, this position provides ongoing leadership in developing the culture and initiatives that reinforce Emera’s Story and Code of Conduct. The Director promotes a culture of professionalism, integrity, quality, and teamwork, committed to achieving Emera Maine’s business objectives by ongoing employee development, setting high standards of performance, and ensuring employees achieve their full potential.

As the ideal candidate, you are a natural leader with a highly successful track record of broad-based organizational and leadership experience within a complex environment. You bring comprehensive knowledge of leading a people portfolio and possess a university degree in a Business- or Human Resources-related field. A trusted advisor, influencer and facilitator of change, you have a demonstrated ability to align organizational development and people programs with strategic priorities. You are skilled in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, developing policy, and building and implementing HR transformation initiatives. A mentor, coach, and faciliator, you are able to successfully build cooperative relationships with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and your demeanor and attitude earn respect and set the tone for those around you. Energetic and results-focused, you thrive at leading broad, multifaceted projects to move your organization forward.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, contact Jeff Forbes and Kaitlyn LeMoine ( at 1.866.822.6022, or please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” on the button below.

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