Environmental Liability Specialist - North America

Fulltime, Legal

Texas, Houston, United States Apply Now Apply until: Open until further notice

 

Nouryon has an outstanding opportunity for an “Environmental Liability Specialist – North America” in Houston, TX.

 

Job Description / Duties

 

  • Responsible for the management of impaired sites and environmental liabilities associated with Nouryon’s North American portfolio (current and former operating sites) or other third-party obligations to ensure that the obligations are fulfilled and maintained in control, costs are minimized, and company reputation is safeguarded.
  • Develop and execute strategies for assigned soil and groundwater remediation projects including adherence to corporate safety protocols, consultant management, budgeting and cost control, coordination with corporate functions (Legal/Finance/HSE) and manufacturing sites, and interaction with various regulatory agencies and external stakeholders.
  • Effectively balance site remediation costs and risks in response to changing site conditions or regulations.
  • Maintain relationships with regulatory agencies and internal and external project stakeholders.
  • Negotiate with regulators and other stakeholders to avoid or minimize liabilities and to deliver solutions for environmental liabilities that are beneficial to the company and that limit future risks.
  • Manage the costs associated with site remediation, review/approve invoices, monitor liability provision balances, and adjust provision balances pursuant to corporate/financial requirements.
  • Manage consultants, contractors, and internal stakeholders to support remediation work.
  • Review draft reports and submittals prepared by consultants for submission to regulatory agencies.
  • Work with the legal department to assess alleged third-party environmental liabilities, execute access agreements and consultant/contractor agreements, and regulatory inquiries.
  • May assist with merger and acquisition projects or management of international projects.
  • Travel as necessary, including for fieldwork oversight and meetings.

 

 

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science, or related field
  • 10+ years experience in site remediation preferred
  • 5+ years project management experience preferred
  • Ability to interact and communicate detailed technical concepts across multiple corporate and government levels and public entities.
  • Preferred candidates will hold an advanced degree and a professional license (P.E., P.G.) or the ability to obtain within one year of hire.

 

Vacancy data
Closing date
Open until further notice
Vacancy number
N0003930
Organization
Continent
North America
Country
United States
State/Region/Province
Texas
Site
Houston
Business
Legal
Job characteristics
Job family
Legal
Hierarchy level
Management
Full time/part time
Fulltime
Contract type
Permanent

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