Environmental, Health & Safety Counsel

Department:  Legal
Date:  Oct 7, 2021

FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural technologies. FMC provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a broad spectrum of insects, weeds and disease, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control. FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC. With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets.  If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.


Business/Function Overview


The Environmental, Health & Safety Counsel will function as a proactive corporate and business partner to provide environmental, health, and safety related regulatory and business advice. The position also serves to provide support and advice on remediation at active and legacy sites, as well as related litigation management. This role will report to the Assistant General Counsel – EHS & Operations.


Job Overview and Primary Responsibilities



Duties will include, but not be limited to:

• Support EHS Operations, including:

  1. day to day counseling
  2. EHS Operations planning regarding reporting and metrics
  3. write and support implementation of Company EHS standards
  4. assisting sites with environmental permit applications
  5. participate in EHS audits and action plans
  6. participate in learning reviews and root cause analyses on incidents

• Handle and manage environmental administrative and litigation matters

• Participate in remedial investigation and negotiations with government agencies for operating and legacy remediation sites

• Provide guidance on various Government directives & initiatives

• Training for Facility Management on EHS regulations and updates (i.e., RCRA, TSCA, OSHA)

• Provide counsel and support to VP of Operations and EHS Directors, as well as EHS Operations Leaders in the US and abroad

• Participate in EHS Audits


Minimum Requirements



• Bachelor’s Degree

• Law Degree from an Accredited Law School

• Active Bar Membership – PA Preferred

• 5 to 8 years’ experience in environmental counseling, drafting legal documentation and managing litigation with a proven track record in a corporate law department or private law firm environment

• Strong environmental law background

• Knowledge of Superfund, RCRA, and TSCA. Knowledge of FIFRA regulations preferred.

• Experience in chemical and/or manufacturing sectors preferred

• Excellent written & oral communication skills



• Results oriented individual with ability to work under pressure

• Prioritize and manage complex issues and projects that have significant business impact

• Identify areas of risk/concern in area of responsibility

• Build solid, effective working relationships with others

• Be a self-starter and perform without significant direct supervision


Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment. Full vaccination means that two weeks have passed since the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (i.e., Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single dose of a one-dose vaccine (i.e., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). All applicants will be required to show proof of their vaccination status upon receipt of an offer of employment. Exemptions will be granted only to those applicants who are unable to take the vaccine due to medical reasons or a sincerely held religious belief.   FMC will work with those who apply for and are granted exemptions in an effort to identify reasonable accommodations which will permit those individuals to fulfill the responsibilities of their positions.


At FMC, diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive – regardless of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, color, age, religion or religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. FMC also supports employee participation in company employee resource groups that celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our workforce by providing communities for employees to connect with each other and raise awareness throughout FMC.  FMC complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact our Talent Acquisition department at talentacquisition@fmc.com.

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