Emera is a North American energy leader. Regulated utilities are core to our business, but we’re also working in transmission projects, marketing and trading, contracted generation, asset management, utility services, pipelines, and renewable technology development. Our ability to serve more customers in more places is thanks to the commitment of our 7,100 employees in Canada, the USA, and the Caribbean. As we grow, we’re excited to welcome new team members who are committed to our purpose and our approach to business.
In Return, We Value The Diversity Of Our People And Invest In Their Growth Through
- Emera values people who believe that safety and health, relationships, and excellence are integral to how we work.
- Competitive compensation packages: including a comprehensive pension and benefits plan and employer-sponsored saving plans.
- Opportunities for career growth: including a strategic focus on employee development plans, opportunities to advance within and between our affiliate companies and, sponsored education programs.
- Giving back to communities: including corporate investments in the places where our people live and work; employee dollars-for-doers and fundraising-matching programs and, scholarships for children of employees.
We are currently looking to hire a Human Resources (HR) Benefits Associate to join our Total Rewards Team. As the ideal candidate, you bring a strong analytical approach as well as an understanding of the benefits industry and best practices. Others would describe you as an excellent communicator who strives to provide exceptional customer service.
The Total Rewards team, part of Emera’s Corporate Human Resources Team, is responsible for the design, communication and administration of compensation, benefits, and pensions for Emera’s Canadian affiliates. This position will be appealing to someone with previous experience managing benefits plans and who is looking for a role on a high-performing team with room for growth.
As the HR Benefits Associate, you will be responsible for:
- Managing the benefits portfolio (health, dental, insurances), including the design and administration of the benefit programs for the Canadian Affiliates of Emera.
- Interacting directly with our employees, retirees and service providers regarding benefits matters, as well as managing external vendors.
- Researching and implementing benefits best practices and suggesting and implementing continuous improvements to our processes and approaches.
- Facilitating changes to employee information as it relates to pension and benefits and managing all benefit communication materials for employees and retirees.
- This role requires an understanding of HRIS systems (Emera uses Peoplesoft) and will work closely with IT to manage benefits configuration.
Preparing and delivering employee education sessions, including orientations and general information sessions will also be part of the role.
Skills, Capabilities, Education And Experience
As the ideal candidate you recognize yourself in most of the following competencies, and possess or are working towards the desired skills and experience listed below:
- A post-secondary degree in Human Resources, or equivalent experience;
- Combined with a designation in employee benefits and/or pension plans, such as CEBS is preferred;
- Two plus (2+) years of benefits program management experience at a minimum;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to manage stakeholder relationships providing a high level of customer service;
- A strong understanding of pension plans or total compensation would be considered an asset.
At Emera, our employees are our greatest strength. Our Leadership Competencies set standards that advance our business strategy, deliver results for customers, and provide career development for employees. As the ideal candidate for this position, you speak up on health, safety, and environmental issues, and demonstrate a belief that all injuries are preventable. You support flexibility in the workplace and embrace change. A Benefits Associate builds strong collaborative relationships with a commitment to a respectful, inclusive, and productive work environment while demonstrating integrity and a commitment to operational excellence for our customers. Lastly, we encourage you to proactively ask questions and seek information to understand how your work relates to the business goals and make well-informed decisions.
About Nova Scotia Power
We provide 95 percent 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.