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Corporate - General Attorney / Environmental and Land Use Attorney in Monroe, MI

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Company name

Tenneco Inc.

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Corporate - General
Environmental and Land Use
Litigation - General
Health Care

Years of Experience

5-10 yrs required


USA Monroe, MI

Date Last Verified

Oct 07,2017

Posted on

Feb 23,2017

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Corporate Counsel - Environmental, Health, and Safety Litigation Management The candidate will: Provide legal support to company's with respect to environmental, health, and safety matters associated with a global manufacturing, publically-traded company. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Responsibilities: Manage environmental sites and remediation efforts. Represent company's in OSHA proceedings. Assist plant personnel with OSHA site inspections and any remedial actions required. Proactively monitor for legal developments and advise businesses on potential impact operations. Litigation Responsibilities: Provide day-to-day oversight and drive strategy on pending cases; Conduct early case assessments (e.g. witness interviews, legal research, evidence review) to support pre-litigation dispute resolution and internal investigations.Work with U.S. and global vehicle regulatory subject matter experts, including vehicle emissions certification, onboard diagnostics, fuels and lubes, engine calibration, tailpipe emissions, fuel economy and greenhouse gas engineers and management; Handle litigation and compliance enforcement, including interacting with federal and state environmental agencies; Contribute to company's legal and technical interaction with trade associations, and provide counsel for development and tracking of our internal and external regulations, statutes, and policy matters; Provide legal advice and counsel to EH&S organization with respect to all aspects of stationary environmental issues.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA-accredited law school. Should have 5-10 years of experience representing companies in either an in-house or outside capacity in the various EH&S matters. Ability to collaborate with business partners, stakeholders, internal attorneys, and outside counsel. Should have a proactive approach to understanding, evaluating, and advising on complex EH&S legal matters. Experience with product environmental stewardship legal requirements and sustainability matters, including REACH, WEEE, ROHS, TSCA, Prop 65 preferred; facility environmental matters such as CERCLA, the Clean Water Act, RCRA, and the SDWA also a plus. Travel as needed to fulfill requirements of the role (anticipated to be up to 25% both domestically and internationally). Experience should include a wide range of litigation, regulatory, and transactional matters, including: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) citizen suit actions. Clean Air Act New Source Review (NSR) enforcement actions. Litigation and voluntary remediation under federal and state clean-up programs. Environmental, health, and safety due diligence. Compliance counseling, including drafting company-wide procedures related to aspects of environmental law. Experience in manufacturing and/or automobile products industries is helpful and preferred. Have legal knowledge and depth of environmental, health, and safety experience comparable to similar level of attorney at a major law firm. Able to put the legal issues in the context of the company's business and manage the issues amongst functions and regions. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously to critical deadlines; take a leadership role in independently managing projects from beginning to end. Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with diverse cross functional teams. Effective oral and written communication skills. Strong sense of inclusion and teamwork. Demonstrates the highest levels of integrity, judgment, and transparency.

Additional info

Tracking Code: 177646-846

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Tenneco Inc.
1 International Dr
Monroe, MI 48161