Reference Number: 8904
Department: Human Resources and Change
Location: Halifax, NS
Type of Employment: Reg, FT
Date Posted: September 27, 2021

Nova Scotia Power’s (NSP) greatest source of energy is our people. In a culture focussedon safety and our customers, we’re committed to providing exceptional electricity service to Nova Scotians and rewarding careers for our employees. We’re hiring solution minded people excited to help usgrow into the future. Therefore, we are currently looking to fill the position of Change Management Specialistto join our Organizational Change Management team within the Human Resource and Change Department at NSP.


As the Change Management Specialist, you will play a key role in ensuring projects (change initiatives) meet objectives by increasing employee adoption. You will focus on the people side of change, including changes to business processes, systems and technology. The Change Management Specialist will lead change on projects that impact employees to increase benefit realization, value creation, and the achievement of results and outcomes.

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Create and implement change management strategies and operational plans
  • Develop change management process and tools, execute on the Change Strategy and support adoption of the changes required by the project;
  • Develop the design, development, delivery of communications and training activities
  • Conduct change impact assessments and run impact analysis and assess change readiness;
  • Manage project stakeholders including mapping and monitoring engagement, identify and anticipate resistance and coordinate stakeholder efforts with other change functions i.e. training and communications to ensure there’s alignment among the broader project team and business;
  • Execute on change management activities based on project plan;
  • Execute and analyze change readiness surveys;
  • Provide on-going communications and status updates on your change management deliverables

You will be responsible for your personal safety and that of your co-workers by observing all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations.

Skills, Capabilities and Experience:

  • The successful candidate will have and undergrad and 2-5 years of related experience in HR, Organizational Psychology, Training and Development, Adult Education, or Relationship Management.
  • Experience with Business Analysis and/ or Business Process Design and Modeling.
  • Knowledge of Change Management practices and project experience is required; Prosci Change Management certification would be an asset.
  • Experience working on a project as well as experience in training design and delivery is preferred.
  • Must possess strong facilitation skills and experience leading group discussions.
  • Must exhibit excellent interpersonal skills and empathy, with the ability to quickly develop and maintain working relationships and work in a team environment.
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively is mandatory.
  • You have a strong commitment to deliver quality results and have an exceptional attention to detail.

You have strong time management skills in an environment with multiple competing priorities. You are proactive, resourceful and a quick learner who thrives on fast-paced challenge and change. Must be proficient with Microsoft office and SharePoint. The successful candidate must complete a Criminal Background Check.

Reports to: Director, Talent & Change
Form of Application: Click the APPLY button at the end of the online job posting. Complete all required information fields and copy and paste your covering letter and resume into the online form.
Salary: To commensurate with qualifications and experience
Must Be Received By: All interested candidates should apply no later than October 11, 2021.

Late applications may not receive consideration.

Recruitment and Promotion Policy: 

At Nova Scotia Power we believe that it is powerful when everyone is included. We strongly encourage applications from equity groups who have been historically underrepresented, including members of the visible minority community (especially those from historic African Nova Scotian communities), Indigenous peoples (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with disabilities, and women in non-traditional roles, as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community.
If you are selected for an interview and require a specific accommodation, please advise our Talent Acquisition team and we will support you with the recruitment process.

About Nova Scotia Health

We provide 95 per cent of the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Nova Scotia, and serve 500,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across the province. Our 1,700 dedicated, safety-focused employees help manage $4.1billion worth of generation, transmission and distribution assets and produce more than 10,000 gigawatt hours of electricity each year. We use a fuel mix including hydro, tidal, wind, coal, oil, biomass and natural gas to generate electricity. Our facilities can generate as much as 2,453 megawatts of electricity that is delivered across 32,000 km of transmission and distribution lines throughout Nova Scotia.