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Asst General Attorney / General Attorney Environmental

Company name
BNSF Railway

Fort Worth, TX

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Fort Worth

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Fort Worth, TX

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Salary Range:

$82,400 - $119,500



The ideal candidate will have significant general environmental law experience. The chosen candidate will:

Provide legal advice to internal clients including, but not limited to, Environmental Remediation, Environmental Operations, Corporate Real Estate, and various railroad operations clients.

Draft, review and negotiate consent decrees with a variety of federal and state agencies.

Interact professionally, effectively, and diplomatically with regulatory agencies administrative bodies, customers, external legal counsel, external environmental professionals, community representatives, and other outside stakeholders for the purpose of resolving environmental issues and/or disputes.

Proactively identify risk to the company and together with senior attorneys identify creative ways to minimize risk.

Research and resolve general environmental matters affecting the company and the various operating subsidiaries of the company.

Under the supervision of senior attorneys, manage environmental litigation, including choosing appropriate outside counsel, overseeing their work, and handling cases in-house where appropriate.

The duties, responsibilities, and qualifications in this posting are representative categories to be used by an applicant in deciding whether to apply for the position. These general guidelines do not constitute an exhaustive list of qualifications or essential functions of the position.


Seeking a high performing individual with demonstrated interest and experience in environmental law. Ability to prioritize and efficiently handle multiple complex and challenging assignments and projects simultaneously in a timely and effective manner with limited oversight, judgment to evaluate when to ask for assistance or direction, and bring issues to a successful conclusion, while keeping the Vice President Environmental, Senior Attorneys, Environmental clients, and business clients appropriately informed, is required. Experience handling a diverse portfolio of environmental matters, e.g. transactional work, environmental litigation, environmental permitting, enforcement matters, is also desired.

Qualified candidates must have a graduate or bachelor’s degree, Juris Doctorate, current law license and at least three to five years’ experience focused on general environmental legal matters in a law firm or corporate setting. Candidates should also have general knowledge of CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and analogous state and local laws and regulations. Must possess excellent legal research, verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of online legal research, and basic understanding of Microsoft Office suite.

Resume, references, three non-confidential writing samples, and law school transcript are required.


BNSF offers competitive benefit programs and services including, but not limited to:

Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage

401(k) Plan

Retirement Pension Plan

Railroad Retirement

Life Insurance

Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP)

Tuition Reimbursement Program

BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.


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Other elements as needed DRUG TEST ELEMENTS:

BNSF is committed to a safe and drug free work place and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping BNSF safe and drug free. Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at .

SF: MO | Professional | Operations - Environmental | Fort Worth, TX | 76131

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BNSF Railway
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Company Profile
BNSF Railway operates one of the largest railroad networks in North America, with about 32,500 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. The railway is among the world's top transporters of intermodal traffic, serves more grain-producing regions than any other railroad, transports the components of many of the products we depend on daily, and hauls enough low-sulphur coal to generate about 10 percent of the electricity produced in the United States. On Feb. 12, 2010, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK)

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