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Emerson Senior Counsel Environmental Sustainability in Round Rock, Texas

Are you a legal professional with a passion for environmental sustainability, manufacturing facilities, and product environmental regulatory matters, we have an exciting opportunity for you with Emerson's Global Enterprise Legal Team. We are recruiting for a Senior Counsel Environmental Sustainability that will provide support to Emerson globally. This position can be located at any of Emerson’s major hubs in the United States. Please see below for a description of some of the role’s responsibilities. If you are ready to expand your professional experiences, work independently and grow professionally with a thriving organization, we invite you to become a valued member of our team!

In this Role, Your Responsibilities Will Be:

  • Provides advice to the relevant business unit(s) on a broad spectrum of environmental-related legal issues using independent analysis and supports Emerson’s Facilities and Product global Environmental teams by:

  • Monitoring, analyzing, and communicating the requirements of new and changing environmental and materials & substance restrictions regulations globally under such laws as REACH, ROHS, WEEE, Prop 65, Eco Design, PFAS, TSCA, EPR, Packaging, Plastics, Recycling, Waste, CBAM, and Batteries.

  • Leading and collaborating closely with outside counsel as needed.

  • Developing and providing substantive legal training.

  • Handling governmental, supplier, and customer inquiries and investigations.

  • Providing a legal review of compliance program standards.

  • Developing explanatory compliance guidelines for the various PEC programs.

  • Resolving complex issues that require immediate attention.

  • Assists Emerson's Environmental teams by handling legal matters related to environmental projects, such as contract negotiations with vendors, reviewing and negotiating state consent decrees, addressing legal concerns, and coordinating with external legal advisors as needed.

  • Provides subject matter expertise support for the commercial and supply chain groups with respect to environmental sustainability contract clause negotiation, review Emerson marketing materials with respect to environmental sustainability issues and facilitate responses to subject matter customer inquiries.

  • Keeps business unit(s) management and Law Department management fully advised of all significant developments concerning all material matters in a timely fashion.

  • Demonstrates sound professional judgment, upholds integrity, and consistently achieves desired outcomes to safeguard and elevate Emerson's image and reputation, in collaboration with the Law Department.

  • May mentor, manage, and train other members of the Emerson Law Department.

  • May directly handle and otherwise lead a regional team of legal professionals, supporting their individual development, project management, and program execution.

  • Supports the Legal team in:

  • Providing legal support with respect to potentially impactful proposed environmental regulations – for example, emerging PFAS EU, federal, state, and local rules.

  • Providing legal support with respect to emerging rules relating to sustainability and other “greening of,” “greening by,” and “greening with” Emerson initiatives.

  • Providing legal review of voluntary and mandatory disclosures related to materials & substance restrictions, carbon, and other sustainability initiatives.

  • Implementing corporate policies throughout all applicable divisions.

  • Strategic projects in different areas (e.g., implementation of various legislation, applicable new directives, and regulations).

  • Collaborates, contributes, and occasionally takes charge of different important projects within the Legal team, as well as other assigned responsibilities.

Who You Are:

You use knowledge of business drivers and how strategies and tactics play out in the market to guide actions. You are seen as direct and candid. You deal constructively with problems that do not have clear solutions or outcomes. You provide timely and helpful information to others across the organization. You persist in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks.

For This Role, You Will Need:

  • Law Degree from an accredited law school

  • Relevant years of work experience in a regulatory, environmental, and international field (in-house or private practice) commensurate with the level of the position.

  • Licensed to practice law in the United States.

  • Comfortable working with senior management

  • Intermediate MS Office skills

  • Excellent oral and written English

  • Open to travel to meet business needs.

  • Skilled in problem-solving, practical decision-making, with a strong understanding of business operations, able to assess and navigate risks effectively.

  • Self-motivated and keen on getting involved in and exposed to all kinds of legal matters and business areas.

  • Authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship now and in the future.

Preferred Qualifications that Set You Apart:

  • 7+ years of relevant work experience.

Our Offer to You:

We recognize the importance of employee wellbeing and know that to do your best you must have flexible, competitive benefits plans to meet you and your family’s physical, mental, financial, and social needs. We provide a variety of medical insurance plans, with dental and vision coverage, Employee Assistance Program, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, employee resource groups, recognition, and much more. Our culture prioritizes work-life balance and offers flexible time off plans, including paid parental leave (maternal and paternal), vacation, and holiday leave.

At Emerson, we are committed to encouraging a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their outstanding experiences and perspectives. We believe a diverse and inclusive work environment contributes to the rich exchange of ideas and diversity of thoughts, that encourages innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers.

This philosophy is fundamental to living our company’s values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place. Learn more about our Culture & Values (https://www.emerson.com/en-us/perspectives/culture-and-values) and about Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Emerson (https://www.emerson.com/en-us/careers/diversity-and-inclusion) .

Our training programs and initiatives focus on end-to-end development, from onboarding through senior leadership. We provide a wide range of development opportunities, including face-to-face and virtual training, mentorship and coaching, project management, and on-the-job training.

Emerson is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. If you require reasonable accommodation or adjustment during the application process, please let us know. We look forward to reviewing your application and considering you for this exciting opportunity.

Our compensation philosophy is simple: we pay a competitive base salary, within the local market in which we operate, and reward performance during the annual merit review process. The salary range for this role is $138,524 - $152,000 annually, commensurate with the skills, talent, capabilities, and experience each candidate brings to this role.

This position also participates in a bonus plan. A general description of employee benefits can be found at: emerson.com/careers.



Our Commitment to Our People

At Emerson, we are motivated by a spirit of collaboration that helps our diverse, multicultural teams across the world drive innovation that makes the world healthier, safer, smarter, and more sustainable. And we want you to join us in our bold aspiration.

We have built an engaged community of inquisitive, dedicated people who thrive knowing they are welcomed, trusted, celebrated, and empowered to solve the world’s most complex problems — for our customers, our communities, and the planet. You’ll contribute to this vital work while further developing your skills through our award-winning employee development programs. We are a proud corporate citizen in every city where we operate and are committed to our people, our communities, and the world at large. We take this responsibility seriously and strive to make a positive impact through every endeavor.

At Emerson, you’ll see firsthand that our people are at the center of everything we do. So, let’s go. Let’s think differently. Learn, collaborate, and grow. Seek opportunity. Push boundaries. Be empowered to make things better. Speed up to break through. Let’s go, together.

Work Authorization

Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1(including those with OPT or CPT) , H-1, H-2, L-1, B, J or TN, or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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Emerson is a global leader in automation technology and software. Through our deep domain expertise and legacy of flawless execution, Emerson helps customers in critical industries like life sciences, energy, power and renewables, chemical and advanced factory automation operate more sustainably while improving productivity, energy security and reliability.

With global operations and a comprehensive portfolio of software and technology, we are helping companies implement digital transformation to measurably improve their operations, conserve valuable resources and enhance their safety.

We offer equitable opportunities, celebrate diversity, and embrace challenges with confidence that, together, we can make an impact across a broad spectrum of countries and industries. Whether you’re an established professional looking for a career change, an undergraduate student exploring possibilities, or a recent graduate with an advanced degree, you’ll find your chance to make a difference with Emerson. Join our team – let’s go!

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Requisition ID : 24006834

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.