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Senior EHS Counsel GE Gas Power, GE Vernova

$167,100- $278,500
Posted May 29
Full Time
Greenville, South Carolina

Job Description Summary

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What impact you’ll make

Senior Counsel - Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) will provide counseling, strategic legal advice and leadership to GE Vernova Gas Power.

The Senior EHS Counsel will be an integral member of the Legal Department, reporting directly to Executive EHS and Product Safety Counsel, working closely with the broader business legal team and EHS professionals to support the EHS legal needs of the business, maintain full regulatory compliance and enhance GE Vernova’s reputation for EHS excellence. In this role, you will be responsible for a diverse array of substantive projects and matters with long-term business implications, managing complex issues within your area of expertise, and contributing to the overall business strategy.

Job Description

  • What you’ll do
  • Provide day-to-day legal advice to all of Gas Power’s global operations on a variety of environmental and workplace safety issues, including compliance counseling on applicable EHS requirements concerning air and water emissions, waste management, chemical management, occupational health and safety, product safety, product stewardship, acquisitions and divestitures, property development, remediation, and real estate;
  • Represent the business before regulatory agencies, including enforcement proceedings, administrative hearings and preparation and review of permit applications;
  • Provide leadership on EHS aspects of commercial transactions, product development and product safety, and review and negotiate commercial contract terms and conditions with customers, partners, and suppliers;
  • Support environmental due diligence and negotiation of EHS contract terms for business acquisitions, divestitures, and property transactions;
  • Participate in compliance audits of manufacturing facilities and project/service sites;
  • Support legal issues related to remedial liabilities arising from historical operations and acquisitions;
  • Manage outside litigation, if necessary, in a cost-effective manner to achieve business objectives;
  • Conduct training and provide regulatory updates on EHS legal developments and risks;
  • Work closely with other legal functional teams (e.g., compliance, litigation, sourcing) to support related matters and coordinate with GE Vernova to implement best practices and strategic advice.

What You’ll Bring (Basic Qualifications)

For US Applicants:

  • Juris Doctorate or equivalent from an accredited law school
  • At least 7+ additional years of EHS legal experience with a corporation, law firm or governmental agency providing working knowledge of environmental, health and safety laws and regulations
  • In-house counsel registration and/or member in good standing with a State Bar in the United States or appropriate qualification under local regulations

Applicants Outside Of The US

  • Juris Doctorate or equivalent from an accredited law school
  • Significant years of EHS legal experience with a corporation, law firm or governmental agency providing working knowledge of environmental, health and safety laws and regulations
  • In-house counsel registration and/or member in good standing with a State Bar in the United States or appropriate qualification under local regulations

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the USA without sponsorship now or in the future if located within the USA
  • Remote work considered if within commutable distance of one of the Fixed GE Vernova locations in Atlanta, Schenectady, Greenville or Longmont
  • Must be willing to travel as required

What Will Make You Stand Out

  • In-house and Law Firm experience
  • Strong oral and written communication and persuasive skills, including executive-level communication
  • Ability to take initiative and act independently with sound judgment, with little or no daily supervision
  • Commitment to integrity, professionalism, and collegiality
  • Strong problem-solving skills, pragmatism and flexibility/resilience
  • Ability to interact effectively with senior management and peers and all other levels of the organization
  • Ability and confidence to work in a complex and matrixed organization in a collaborative and boundaryless manner and to simultaneously manage and prioritize numerous and varied tasks

Pay Transparency

The base pay range for this position is $167,100 - 278,500 annually. The specific pay offered may be influenced by a variety of factors, including the candidate’s experience, education, and skill set. This position is also eligible for a 15% performance bonus/variable incentive compensation/equity. This posting is expected to close on May 17 _, 2024, or thereafter.


  • The Company pays a geographic differential of 110%, 120% or 130% of salary in certain areas.

_Healthcare benefits include medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage; access to a Health Coach, a 24/7 nurse-based resource; and access to the Employee Assistance Program, providing 24/7 confidential assessment, counseling and referral services. Retirement benefits include the GE Retirement Savings Plan, a tax-advantaged 401(k) savings opportunity with company matching contributions and company retirement contributions, as well as access to Fidelity resources and planning consultants. Other benefits include tuition assistance, adoption assistance, paid parental leave, disability insurance, life insurance, and paid time-off for vacation or illness.

_ _General Electric Company, Ropcor, Inc., their successors, and in some cases their affiliates, each sponsor certain employee benefit plans or programs (i.e., is a “Sponsor”). Each Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, amend, suspend, replace, or modify its benefit plans and programs at any time and for any reason, in its sole discretion. No individual has a vested right to any benefit under a Sponsor’s welfare benefit plan or program. This document does not create a contract of employment with any individual.

_ Benefits Available To You

GE Vernova employees rise to the challenge of building a world that works. In order to meet this mission, we provide varied, competitive benefits to help support our workforce: Our Culture | GE Vernova (

  • Our compensation & benefits are designed to help you manage your personal and family needs, while rewarding high performers. We offer a robust benefits package depending on your employment status and your national requirements.
  • A healthy, balanced lifestyle can mean different things to different people. We've created programs that support the way you live and work today.
  • GE Vernova invests to provide opportunities to grow your career by providing a path for continued on-the-job learning and development.

Inclusion & Diversity

At GE Vernova, we believe in the value of your unique identity, background and experiences. We are committed to fostering an inclusive culture , where everyone feels empowered to do their best work because they feel accepted, respected and that they belong. Click here to learn more:

About GE Vernova Gas Power

GE Vernova Gas Power engineers cleaner, more accessible energy that people depend on, powering growth and prosperity for people everywhere. Our leading technologies produce a third of the world’s electricity thanks to our talented people, who make gas work for our customers, stakeholders and the world. Through relentless innovation and continuous partnership with our customers, we are building the energy technologies of the future and providing the cleaner, more efficient power people depend on today.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

  • This is a remote position