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Director, Senior Environmental Attorney

Director, Senior Environmental Attorney

Date:  Jun 24, 2022

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08)   
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 60915 


Are you ready to explore a world of possibilities, both at work and during your time off? Join our American Airlines family, and you’ll travel the world, grow your expertise and become the best version of you. As you embark on a new journey, you’ll tackle challenges with flexibility and grace, learning new skills and advancing your career while having the time of your life. Feel free to enrich both your personal and work life and hop on board!

Why you'll love this job

As a member of the American Airlines in-house legal team, the Director, Senior Environmental Attorney will provide legal advice to all levels of company management to comply with environmental issues facing a large, international company, including environmental regulatory compliance (soil, water, and air), environmental litigation, and government environmental enforcement matters. 

What you'll do

  • Function as the company’s environmental compliance specialist, including representing American in dealings with third parties; negotiating permits, consent decrees, and similar agreements; reviewing and negotiating environmental provisions of property lease agreements; ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, and company policies; anticipating and addressing environmental exposures; coordinating with outside counsel; and staying current with developments, trends, and practices
  • Provide practical, compliant, and strategic legal advice and counsel to management at all levels
  • Conduct third-party due diligence
  • Conduct compliance risk assessments to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and company policies
  • Develop and implement remediation plans based on internal and external audits, investigations, and reviews
  • Develop and deliver in-person, specialized training as needed
  • Develop and update environmental policies and processes
  • Perform other duties as required, which may include working on other projects and investigations supporting the company’s compliance program

All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Demonstrates the highest level of ethics and integrity
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an ABA-approved law school, excellent academic record, and an active member in good standing in at least one State bar
  • Seven years of experience advising clients on environmental matters, with at least two years of in-house experience preferred

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • Ability to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced, changing, and complex environment
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion and the ability to build and facilitate long-term relationships at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with ability to interact effectively with all levels and colleagues across internal departments, both verbally and written
  • Ability to relocate, if not currently residing in the Dallas/Fort Worth area
  • Ability to travel independently, including overnight trips of varying duration, domestically and internationally, and ability to hold a passport allowing unrestricted travel
  • Believes in, promotes, and embodies in daily actions American’s five leadership attributes:
    • Caring – We care about all team members
    • Collaboration – We succeed as a team
    • Development – We build future leaders
    • Results – We drive to be the best
    • Future – We continually challenge the status quo

What you'll get

Feel free to take advantage of all that American Airlines has to offer: 

  • Travel Perks: Ready to explore the world? You, your family and your friends can reach 365 destinations on more than 6,800 daily flights across our global network.
  • Health Benefits: On day one, you’ll have access to your health, dental, prescription and vision benefits to help you stay well. And that’s just the start, we also offer virtual doctor visits, flexible spending accounts and more. 
  • Wellness Programs: We want you to be the best version of yourself – that’s why our wellness programs provide you with all the right tools, resources and support you need.
  • 401(k) Program: Available upon hire and, depending on the workgroup, employer contributions to your 401(k) program are available after one year.
  • Additional Benefits: Other great benefits include our Employee Assistance Program, pet insurance and discounts on hotels, cars, cruises and more

Feel Free to be yourself at American

From the team members we hire to the customers we serve, inclusion and diversity are the foundation of the dynamic workforce at American Airlines. Our 20+ Employee Business Resource Groups are focused on connecting our team members to our customers, suppliers, communities and shareholders, helping team members reach their full potential and creating an inclusive work environment to meet and exceed the needs of our diverse world.

Are you ready to feel a tremendous sense of pride and satisfaction as you do your part to keep the largest airline in the world running smoothly as we care for people on life’s journey? Feel free to be yourself at American.

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 60915 

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

Job Segment: Manager, Environmental Engineering, Management, Engineering

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