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Senior Counsel, Environmental
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Senior Counsel, Environmental The candidate will coordinate with other senior leaders to develop and implement the company s environmental legal strategy, including by preparing comments on proposed rule-makings, advocating for the company s positions before relevant environmental agencies, and representing the company s position in environmental litigation and administrative proceedings. Will provide environmental legal counseling to the company and its subsidiaries with respect to legal issues arising in the environmental permitting, compliance and reporting space at the federal and state level, including in IL, OH, New England and TX. Manage review of applicable existing and proposed environmental laws and regulations to prepare regulatory comments, represent the company in litigation and administrative proceedings and advocate for the company before regulatory agencies. Manage outside environmental counsel, including coordinating the selection and hiring of outside counsel to support business needs. Consult with relevant stakeholders to respond to NOVs or other enforcement actions and pursue cost-effective resolution strategies with regulators or litigate. Provide environmental counseling in connection with M&A and other commercial activities, including drafting and reviewing environmental contractual provisions. Provide legal counsel to Environmental Services, Plant Operations, Regulatory Affairs and other support groups regarding legal requirements of applicable environmental rules and regulations. Facilitate monthly Environmental Strategy Meetings to discuss and develop the company s environmental strategy regarding rule-makings, litigation, enforcement actions and advocacy. Advise relevant stakeholders regarding environmental laws, rules, and regulations to assist the company in determining its compliance obligations. Must have a J.D. degree, law license in Texas (or other state license and willingness to become licensed in Texas). 7+ years of environmental legal experience, with in-house experience for an energy company is preferred. Must have a working knowledge of regulations impacting power generation, including CAA, CWA, RCRA, EPRCA and others. Familiarity and relationships with EPA and state environmental agencies is preferred. Should have strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal and ability to manage a full environmental legal docket. Must have leadership in setting direction of environmental strategy for Vistra Energy. Strong skills in resolving legal issues is required.

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