Environmental Health & Safety Counsel
BarkerGilmore has been engaged on an exclusive basis by a prestigious Fortune 500 Company to identify an Environmental Health and Safety Counsel. The position will be located in eitherHouston,Texasor the Northern Bay, California. BarkerGilmore has had an exceptional track record of placing stellar talent with this industry leader, including the Global Chief Environmental Counsel. Once a lawyer joins this company’s world class law department, they typically stay for the duration of their career.
Here are a few points which make this opportunity even more attractive:
- Never experience a dull moment while working on cutting edge environmental matters with some of the best environmental lawyers worldwide.
- Work for a company known for developing environmental health and safety policy which is ultimately adopted by competitors around the globe.
- Be recognized as the company’s expert on OSHA and other safety matters.
- Management empowers you with the authority to make decisions which significantly impact the business.
- Work for a law department which offers significant advancement potential and complete career satisfaction.
- The compensation and benefits lead the industry and the long term incentive will allow you to retire with significant resources.
The lawyer in this position will work closely with business executives and their teams, other in-house counsel and outside law firms to facilitate regulatory compliance and the early, efficient resolution of disputed matters concerning health, safety and the environment.
The attorney will provide legal and regulatory advice and counsel with regard to compliance in one or more of the following disciplines: air, water quality, remediation (CERCLA, USTs and RCRA) or process safety management, and will participate as an advocate in administrative proceedings. Responsibility will include: planning, negotiation, enforcement, contracting, and litigation management. The attorney will also participate in special projects requested by clients. Some examples of special projects are: advice on environmental policies and strategies, legislation, participation in emergency response teams and review of the health, environmental and safety aspects of proposed business transactions.
Candidates must have a JD and at least 8 years experience in advocacy or management related to investigations, orders, agreements and litigation. Experience with OSHA matters is required.
Knowledge and experience in the interpretation and implementation of international environmental standards, compacts, treaties and protocols will be an advantage.
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