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Chief Environmental Counsel

Charlotte, NC, USA | Honeywell

  • Industry:
    Manufacturing (Heavy Industry)
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Legal / Compliance
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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Reporting directly to the Corporate Vice President – Health, Safety, Environment, Product Stewardship, and Sustainability for Honeywell, our Chief Environmental Counsel will be a trusted partner and key advisor for all aspects of our global manufacturing footprint and subject matter legal expert for our remediation sites. Below are the four major areas of responsibility:

· Environmental Remediation Litigation & Support (~300 remediation sites)

oManage all legal aspects of environmental remediation globally (~300 sites):information requests; remedial investigation, remedy selections, remedy implementation, O&M

oWith technical staff, manage allocation of costs with other Responsible Parties

oNegotiation with regulators over investigation/remedy decisions

oCoordinate with Communications, GR & tech on involvement of stakeholder such as residents, neighbors, politicians, media, NGOs to develop strategy to cost effectively resolve liability

oBrief senior management on significant legal developments and settlement proposals

oManage drafting and strategy for Brownfields and liability transfers

oManage AP attorneys; hire additional outside counsel as needed

· Legal support for all aspects of HSPES compliance (~300 factories globally)

oManage legal response to noncompliance issues for all aspects of HSEPS

oWork with Arnold & Porter; hire outside counsel as needed globally

· Have networks in place with EU, LATAM, APAC

oTrack developments globally in statutory, regulation, policy, political, legal

oCoordinate with HSEPS staff, GC, business leaders on management system process to improve performance and prevent non-compliance, accidents, injuries etc.

oAssist with HSEPS SEC filing information

oLegal support for emergency incident responses.

· M&A/GRE (Global)

oManage legal aspects of due diligence (buy/sell sides)

oLegal support for deal approval process

oDevise risk mitigation strategies for M&A deals

oDraft appropriate terms and conditions for M&A contracts; deal approval process

oLegal support for HSEPS aspects of GRE deals:buy/sell/lease/access


Juris Doctor (JD)

10+ years of legal experience


Extensive experience in law

Experience in a major law firm or corporate legal department

Strong initiative

Excellent skills in management and problem-solving

Ability to influence at varying levels of the organization

Ability to deliver on complex situations

Communications skills and credibility

Work independently to drive key initiatives

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