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Counsel – Environmental, Health & Safety

Req #: WHQ00011788-AO
Location: Chicago, IL US
Job Category: Legal

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From airports to the boardroom, our Legal department provides advice and counsel on all aspects of the business, assessing legal risks and our compliance.

Job overview and responsibilities


Counsel – Environmental, Health & Safety for in-house legal department.

  • Provide legal counsel primarily on environmental and secondarily on health and safety matters of the Company with a strong emphasis on representing the Company in all phases of environmental, health and safety investigations, enforcement proceedings, providing compliance counseling and advising on corrective actions required of the Company.  
  • Provide compliance counseling on various environmental matters such as air, water, waste, hazardous materials, and remediation matters. 
  • Provide legal support on environmental permitting and third-party audits and supporting international environmental issues, counseling of relevant business groups and other duties, responsibilities and activities of the group as assigned.




  • 5 -7 years law firm or corporate law department experience  

  • Significant knowledge of environmental legal matters, including federal, state, and local regulations impacting the airline industry

  • Some employee health and safety counseling experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and Doctor of Jurisprudence degree; member in good standing of the bar in any jurisdiction of the United States and, within a reasonable period of time, authorized to practice law in-house for United Airlines in Illinois

  • Possess significant knowledge of key relevant aspects of environmental legal matters; relevant legal skills

  • Significant counseling and practice experience advising on all key aspects of environmental matters with an emphasis on air transportation

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position


  • Aviation regulatory including OSHA knowledge and skills

  • Law firm or corporate law department experience; environmental regulatory practice or relevant federal agency experience


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