Overview

We have a great opportunity for Counsel to join our team.Counsel (1701318)You will provide day-to-day regulatory advice and counseling to BASF’s Corporate and Site EHS and manufacturing community in areas of the environment (air, water, waste), occupational safety and industrial hygiene (OSHA and MSHA), process safety (RMP and PSM), and transportation (DOT) including regulatory compliance and permitting.Formula for success.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and negotiate allocation of environmental contamination risk in acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Handle litigation and compliance enforcement, including interacting with federal, state and local environmental agencies.
  • Monitor and advise EHS function of upcoming legislative and regulatory changes.
  • Develop and improve compliance policies and procedures.
  • Take a leadership role in independently managing projects from beginning to end.
  • Contribute to BASF’s legal interaction with our trade associations.
  • Counsel EHS and Real Estate in the investigation, remediation and re-deployment of active and inactive sites. Provide training to EHS community on all aspects of environmental issues.
  • Negotiate orders, consent decrees and other agency documents applicable to remediation of owned and formerly owned manufacturing sites.
  • Review and draft environmental provisions for a wide variety of commercial agreements

Qualifications:

  • BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.
  • Ingredients for success. What we look for in you.
  • Law degree from an accredited institution with bar admission in at least one US state is required.
  • Minimum 8 years of in-depth environmental, health and safety statutory and regulatory legal experience in either a corporate or law firm setting is required.
  • Broad legal knowledge with high degree of proficiency in understanding, interpreting and applying complex federal and state environmental statutes, regulations, and governmental policies required.
  • General understanding of corporate economics and requirements of accruing for environmental remediation liabilities is required.
  • Prior in-house experience supporting the EHS technical function preferred.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills essential to the ability to act as attorney/advisor to variety of internal stakeholders, including senior management, counsel and work cooperatively with BASF Corporate and Site EHS, Real Estate Accounting and business groups, participate in teams to solve problems, and represent BASF with government and industry groups.

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