Waste Management Sr. Legal Counsel - Environmental in Newtown, Pennsylvania
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.
The Sr. Legal Counsel - Environmental is a key role in our Newtown, PA office to work closely with our Market Areas for a focus, and legal advisement, in the areas of environmental compliance, environmental litigation, SUPERFUND's, as well as stay current with all new regulations on environmental responsibilities and liabilities.
This highly visible and very important role is located in our Newtown, PA office and reports to the Associate General Counsel.
I. Job Summary The Sr. Legal Counsel - Environmental provides specialized proactive and strategic legal services related to the Company and its business in environmental, health, safety and other regulatory matters. Responsible for providing counsel and legal support on environmental matters including assistance, interpretative guidance, and managing enforcement cases and environmental litigation. The areas of practice will include CERCLA (Superfund), solid waste regulations, including RCRA, air regulations and water matters. This position will also entail analysis of federal regulatory developments, permitting of landfills, special projects coordination, contracts negotiation, legal research, advising clients and providing preventive law counseling. The Sr. Legal Counsel will interact with agencies and outside counsel will be required. II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities To be successful in this role, you must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. As this position interfaces with numerous departments and functions within the Company and must be able to work effectively, providing a high-level of service to our business partners.
Provides legal and business advice/strategies regarding environmental, health, safety and other regulatory matters. Provides legal advice on environmental and safety enforcement matters. Manages the litigation risks of the Company within assigned cases and when called upon for specialized knowledge and expertise on cases assigned to others. Maintains both a detailed and a broad level of industry and Company knowledge as it pertains to current legal activities and potential issues. Advises management on recent changes in laws and regulations that affect the Company, and executes the implementation of improvements for the Company based on this knowledge. Obtains and manages the services of outside legal consultants/attorneys as required to complement available internal legal resources, in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Other minor duties as needed.
III. Supervisory Responsibilities This job may have supervisory duties over a paralegal in the Legal Department.IV. Qualifications The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.A. Education and Experience
Education: Juris Doctorate (accredited). Experience: 6 years of relevant work experience (in addition to education). Preferred Experience: Seven or more years of previous EH&S experience; experience with federal regulatory affairs
B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements
Required: State Bar Licensure, preferably in Pennsylvania C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required
Substantial litigation experience Substantial environmental law experience Familiarity and a high-level of expertise in matters involving CERCLA, RCRA, CAA and CWl. Familiarity in matters involving OSHA and DOT is preferred.
V. Work EnvironmentListed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.Normal setting for this job is: office setting.BenefitsAt Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been looking for, please click "Apply.”
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