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NiSource Sr Counsel- Environmental in United States

Job Title: Senior Counsel- Environmental

Job Code: 103949

**Flexibility for a hybrid work schedule.

Job Summary

  • Provides legal advice to clients on complex matters.

  • Combines knowledge of one or more legal specialties with sound business acumen, and knowledge of business goals and objectives.

  • Has significant experience and subject matter expertise.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Resolves legal issues and provides proactive, business-savvy legal advice and counsel.

  • Manages complex matters.

  • Retains and supervises/manages outside counsel on select matters.

  • Anticipates internal/external business and regulatory issues and provides applicable legal advice.

  • Reviews and revises legal documents.

  • Negotiates with outside parties on contractual issues and legal disputes.

  • Assists in training clients on legal issues.

  • Communicates with clients regarding status updates

Required Qualifications for Position

  • Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited law school

  • Licensed to practice law in at least one state in the U.S. and a member in good standing with the state bar

  • Exemplary personal and professional integrity and business ethics

  • Commitment to diversity and a respect for others

  • Experience with independent case handling responsibility

  • Ability to function autonomously

  • Ability to balance the legal issues of a project with the goals of the business through the demonstration of strong, pragmatic business acumen and the ability to recognize the business consequences of legal advice

  • Strong, logical legal mind with the ability to apply abstract concepts of law to make timely, well-reasoned and appropriate decisions to solve problems

  • Ability to work efficiently under time pressures and deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Adaptable to changing environments.

  • Sound judgment

  • Strong leadership, managerial and interpersonal skills, including ability to engender trust, respect and confidence

  • Strong counseling skills and able to work closely with clients

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong negotiating skills

  • Knowledge of state and federal laws

  • Knowledge of interaction between state and federal laws and agencies

  • Litigation skill set

  • Problem solving skills

  • Presentation skills

  • Overtime and some travel required.

Preferred Additional Qualifications for Position

  • 7+ years with environmental law preferred.

  • Utility or other regulated industry

  • Independent case-handling responsibility

  • Regulatory analysis

  • Comfortable with basic science, engineering, and chemistry principals

  • Budgetary responsibility

  • Experience at a law firm or publically traded corporation preferred

  • Experience with the health and safety laws, enterprise records management, emergency response, or business continuity preferred

  • Electric industry

  • Coal-fired power plants

  • Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act (in that order of importance)

  • Litigation

  • Work with Indiana regulators

  • Representing public corporations


The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.

Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.

Safety Statement

Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program. Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries. Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers. Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

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At NiSource, you'll be part of the team serving nearly four million customers throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, who count on us to energize their homes and businesses. Whether speaking with customers by phone, analyzing financial data or installing new gas lines in a neighborhood, you’ll meet exciting challenges each day and make the most of your skills and talents. And you’ll be part of a company that was named by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Large Employers.

We're looking for talent from all backgrounds. We invite candidates of all abilities to come as they are and do what they love. Through our years of successful growth, we’ve stayed true to our roots by making a difference in the lives of millions of our customers. If you’re interested in joining an inclusive, innovative company that fosters opportunity for growth, NiSource might be the place for you.