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Who we’re looking for
Toyota’s Legal Department (TL1), Regulatory Group, is looking for a passionate and highly motivated Managing Counsel – Environmental, Health & Safety.
Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel - Regulatory, the person in this role will be responsible for providing sophisticated legal advice to all levels of the organization on a wide scope of legal, regulatory, and reputational environmental, health & safety (EHS) matters.
What you’ll be doing
Primary legal advisor regarding a wide range of EHS legal, regulatory and policy issues, including current and emerging legal and regulatory requirements and best practices, risk assessment and management, incident response, and government reporting. Relies upon significant years of legal experience and training to understand and interpret legal requirements, best practices and standards, and follows new and emerging legal and regulatory trends.
Ensures that the company’s EHS compliance programs are consistent with applicable EPA, CARB, OSHA, DOT, NHTSA, and other federal and state legal and regulatory requirements, best practices and standards. Responsible for continued development and implementation of these compliance programs and policies, including proactive training.
Participates in and provides advice/support to litigation and investigation response teams on EHS matters. Selects, retains, and manages outside counsel, consultant/experts, and relevant professionals.
Provides advice regarding internal and external communications on EHS matters.
Advises in non-environmental regulatory areas and manages other litigation as appropriate based on expertise.
What you bring
10+ years of experience as an attorney, preferably at a major law firm, corporation, and/or government agency
Significant subject matter expertise counseling and defending clients on complex EHS legal and compliance and enforcement matters, including those related to real estate, facilities, stationary and mobile sources (including vehicle emissions/fuel economy), incident response, hazardous materials and chemicals management, and environmental sustainability
Significant experience with development, implementation, and auditing of EHS compliance programs and policies
Litigation/government investigations experience and crisis management, including retention and management of outside counsel/experts, and experience working with technical clients and engineers
Law Degree from an accredited law school
Active membership in good standing in the bar of at least one U.S. state/jurisdiction
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability and willingness to travel 20% of the time
Added bonus if you have
EHS policy and/or trade association experience
Experience in the auto industry or other regulated industry
Experience with health and safety laws, OSHA, DOT Hazmat, and other regulatory schemes
What we’ll bring
During your interview process, our team can fill you in on all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:
A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect
Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement
Vehicle purchase & lease programs
Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family
Flextime and virtual work options (if applicable)
Toyota 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, as well as an annual retirement contribution from Toyota regardless of whether you contribute
Paid holidays and paid time off
Referral services related to prenatal services, adoption, child care, schools and more
Flexible spending accounts
Relocation assistance (if applicable)
What you should know
Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business. Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.
Have a question or need assistance with your application? Check out the How to Apply section of our careers page on Toyota.com
To save time applying, Toyota does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas or any other work authorization for this position at this time