• Senior Counsel (Environmental)

    American Electric PowerColumbus, OH 43201

    Job #1302031058

  • 27847BRTitle:Senior Counsel (Environmental)Job Description:PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS OPPORTUNITY MAY BE FILLED AT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING LEVELS; BASED ON EDUCATION, RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS:SR Counsel Grade 10SR Counsel Grade 11SUMMARYWorks under the direction of and reports to Associate General Counsel to provide counseling and advice on complex environmental legal matters to various business units and facilities in the electricity generation, transmission, distribution, and related industries. Areas of responsibility could include providing advice concerning compliance with and monitoring and developing comments on new regulatory requirements for:Air regulatory programs and standards at utility facilities;Solid and hazardous waste management, including land disposal of coal combustion byproducts, management of used oil and other "special" wastes, and recycling andReuse of various materials including poles, ash byproducts, and other used materials;Waste water discharge and wetland permitting;Emergency spill response, emergency preparedness, and associated notification and reporting responsibilities;Facility-wide spill prevention and response plans; management, storage, transportation and disposal of PCBs; andTransmission routing and compliance with federal and state environmental, endangered species, cultural and historic reviewPRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIESMonitoring developments in all areas of environmental law and assisting in the preparation of comments on state and federal rulemaking activitiesSecuring permits for various facilities and handling permit appealsSatisfies financial assurance requirements for specific types of facilities and activitiesResponds to information requests and notices of potential violation received from state and federal agencies and handles related litigationNegotiates cost-sharing arrangements for clean-up of contaminated sitesProvides timely and accurate information to support routine financial and other reports submitted to the SEC regarding environmental liabilitiesAdvises on due diligence and other issues arising in the course of various transactionsReviews environmental audits.Auto req ID:27847BRRelocation:YesLocation:Columbus, OHJob Type:Full-TimeJob Category:LegalMinimum Requirements:Education:JD from an accredited law schoolExperience Required:Senior Counsel Salary Grade 10:A minimum of five years related environmental experience, such as environmental litigation, permitting or transactional experience in a corporate legal department, regulatory agency or private law firm.Senior Counsel Salary Grade 11:A minimum of seven years related environmental experience, such as environmental litigation, permitting or transactional l experience in a corporate legal department, regulatory agency or private law firm.Licenses/Certifications: Admitted to practice in one or more US statesAdmission to the Ohio Bar and local federal court(s); or admission to the bar of another state jurisdiction that falls within AEP's service territory (Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or West Virginia), and eligible for admission to the Ohio Bar without examination, is preferred.Upon acceptance of an offer, it is preferred that the candidate will expeditiously apply to the Supreme Court of Ohio for admission to the Ohio Bar without examination and be admitted to the bar within [six months] of commencement of employment at AEP; and pending admission to the Ohio Bar, the applicant will register for corporate counsel status upon commencement of employment.The applicant must be able to quickly and accurately assess unique situations and communicate reliable and accurate advice.The applicant must be able to formulate accurate advice that maintains environmental compliance and protects the interests of the company.Equal Opportunity Employer | Minorities/Females/Disability/Vets

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