Managing Counsel, Environmental Health and Safety

  • Toyota North America
  • Nov 17, 2020
Full time Legal

Job Description

Who we are

Collaborative.
Respectful. A place to dream and do. These are just a few words that describe
what life is like at Toyota. As one of the world's most admired brands, Toyota
is growing and leading the future of mobility through innovative, high-quality
solutions designed to enhance lives and delight those we serve. We're looking
for diverse, talented team members who want to Dream. Do. Grow. with us.

Who we're looking for

Toyota's Legal Department (TL1), Regulatory Group, is looking
for a passionate and highly motivated Managing Counsel - Environmental, Health &
Safety.

Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel - Regulatory, the person in this role will be responsible for providing sophisticated legal advice to all levels of the organization on a wide scope of legal,
regulatory, and reputational environmental, health & safety (EHS) matters.

What you'll be doing

  • Primary legal advisor regarding a wide range of
    EHS legal, regulatory and policy issues, including current and emerging legal
    and regulatory requirements and best practices, risk assessment and management,
    incident response, and government reporting.
    Relies upon significant years of
    legal experience and training to understand and interpret legal requirements,
    best practices and standards, and follows new and emerging legal and regulatory
  • Ensures that the company's EHS compliance programs
    are consistent with applicable EPA, CARB, OSHA, DOT, NHTSA, and other federal
    and state legal and regulatory requirements, best practices and standards. Responsible for continued development and
    implementation of these compliance programs and policies, including proactive
  • Participates in and provides advice/support to
    litigation and investigation response teams on EHS matters. Selects, retains, and manages outside
    counsel, consultant/experts, and relevant professionals.
  • Provides advice regarding internal and external
    communications on EHS matters.
  • Advises
    in non-environmental regulatory areas and manages other litigation as
    appropriate based on expertise.

What you bring


  • 10+ years of experience as an attorney, preferably at a major law firm, corporation, and/or government agency

  • Significant subject matter expertise counseling and defending clients on complex EHS legal and compliance and enforcement matters, including those related to real estate, facilities, stationary and mobile sources (including vehicle emissions/fuel economy), incident response, hazardous materials and chemicals management, and environmental sustainability

  • Significant experience with development, implementation, and auditing of EHS compliance programs and policies
  • Litigation/government investigations experience and crisis management, including retention and management of outside counsel/experts, and experience working with technical clients and engineers
  • Law Degree from an accredited law school

  • Active membership in good standing in the bar of at least one U.S. state/jurisdiction

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability and willingness to travel 20% of the time

Added bonus if you have


  • EHS policy and/or trade association experience

  • Experience in the auto industry or other regulated industry

  • Experience with health and safety laws, OSHA, DOT Hazmat, and other regulatory schemes

What we'll bring

During your interview process, our team can fill you in on all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:


  • A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement

  • Vehicle purchase & lease programs

  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family

  • Flextime and virtual work options (if applicable)

  • Toyota 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, as well as an annual retirement contribution from Toyota regardless of whether you contribute
  • Paid holidays and paid time off

  • Referral services related to prenatal services, adoption, child care, schools and more

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Relocation assistance (if applicable)

What you should know

Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business. Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Have a question or need assistance with your application? Check out the How to Apply section of our careers page on Toyota.com

To save time applying, Toyota does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas or any other work authorization for this position at this time

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