Sr. Counsel, EHSS


Sr. Counsel EHSS


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Chief Counsel EHSS & ESG



Houston, Texas



Chemistry that Matters™

A career at SABIC provides you with an opportunity to leave a lasting positive impact to the world and yourself. From excellent health and well-being benefits to our comprehensive learning programs. We offer a wide range of benefits and offerings that recognize that our people have unique motivations and ambitions. It’s all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. Let’s explore what matters!


As one of the world’s largest diversified chemical companies, we activate the power of human capital to address society’s future challenges. Through partnerships, we enable life-saving medical innovations and help fight world hunger. We are driving the circular economy for the benefit of communities and our planet through sustainability initiatives, such as our TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio.  Our success is built upon the collective excellence of our 32,000 employees in 50+ countries.  Our values – Inspire, Engage, Create, and Deliver – are the foundation of our success. To learn more about these and how we strive to Be the Impact, click here.


Our purpose is "Chemistry that Matters". This is what drives us to do what we do. "Chemistry" goes beyond applying science and technology to enhance the supply of essential materials to the world. It is how we work, to build long-lasting relationships of trust. “What Matters” is making a meaningful impact for the world – through the customers and communities we collaborate with, so that we succeed and grow together.


It is all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. We are mindful about the importance of the team we are building and how our team members impact to our culture.   We believe that good ideas come from anywhere, being inclusive to diverse perspectives is stimulating, encourages innovation and is critical to our mission. Let us explore this together!


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Job Summary

Senior Counsel, Environmental, Health, Safety and Security (EHSS) is a key member of the SABIC Legal and EHSS teams, with primary responsibility for providing EHSS legal support for EHSS programs (i.e. OSHA, RCRA, CAA, CWA, etc.)  and operations in the Americas region.  Tasks include advising on all EHSS aspects of SABIC activities in the Americas Region, including legal/regulatory requirements, EHSS liabilities, agency investigations and enforcement actions, development and implementation of a compliance assurance program and legislative and rulemaking advocacy. This position should be closely aligned with the sites and regional EHSS teams (inclusive of security and product stewardship) and manufacturing staff in a team-based approach to solving problems.  This position also offers support during crisis management to local and regional teams.


How You Can Be the Impact

  • Collaborate closely with the Chief EHSS Counsel, Americas Legal Affairs colleagues, site and regional EHSS leadership, and regional manufacturing leaders (inclusive of security and product stewardship teams) in serving regional EHSS legal needs.
  • Assist sites by preparing legal opinion on applicability of EHSS regulations, prepare periodic reports required by environmental regulations, developing permit applications, negotiating permits and responding to enforcement actions.
  • Establishes initiatives to ensure accurate representation of data in support of business objectives and goals. Assists Chief EHSS Counsel with global EHSS compliance initiatives for the region.
  • Assists regional team during compliance investigations and enforcement activities by governmental agencies.       
  • Participates in industry groups and interacts with SABIC government affairs team.
  • Provides legal advice and counselling to the AMR regional ESG team on issues relating to “E” (environmental) applicable to SABIC in the region. Coordinates, coaches and motivates other members of Legal Affairs to maintain continuity and share information.


What Matters to SABIC

  • Bachelor degree & JD from an accredited academic institution (must be in good standing to practice law)                   
  • 8+ years of environmental law legal experience
  • Strong knowledge of EHSS legal / regulatory environment in the Americas region in which SABIC operates
  • Experience communicating legal issues in a clear succinct manner to members of Legal Affairs leadership team and to client groups  
  • Experience working with diverse EHSS and ESG/Sustainability teams and programs
  • Drive coordination and collaboration across Legal Affairs in other regions to assist with reviews and share best practices
  • Experience in compliance assurance, permitting, government enforcement, regulatory advice and EHSS due diligence
  • Record of high level intellectual maturity and judgement
  • Strong process and proven influencing skills
  • Creative problem solver; strong analytical skills


Eligibility Requirements

  • You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the “Apply Now/Apply” option on this page.
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work for SABIC in the United States on a full-time basis.


Work Availability

Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this position. Applicants must be regularly available and willing to work during assigned hours of operation and such other hours as the company determines are necessary or desirable to meet business needs.


We are proud to be a diverse and an equal opportunity employer. We are fully committed to a culture of respect and inclusion.





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