In-House Environmental Safety Paralegal (Full-Time Permanent)

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Latitude is seeking an In-House Environmental Safety Paralegal for an exciting full-time permanent opportunity at an engineering company located near Stamford, CT. Applicants should have at least 5-7 years of experience as a paralegal in an in-house or law firm setting; a familiarity with environmental and safety laws and regulations, health and safety regulatory experience (OSHA), and/or administrative law experience is preferred. The paralegal will be responsible for providing legal support to attorneys in the Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) Department. Successful candidates will have excellent organizational skills and great attention to detail, as well as exceptional analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills.

Responsibilities of the In-House Environmental Safety Paralegal:
  • Work directly with SHEQ attorneys and business groups on agency compliance inspections and information request, environmental and safety incidents and claims and document review and research projects
  • Assist with other regulatory compliance matters as needed
  • Assist in the development of Law Department workflows and procedures, presentations and reporting on current/recent matters training materials related to SHEQ matters
  • Monitor developments in environmental remediation matters
  • Utilize and update incident status tool and assist with incident investigations
  • Liaise with litigation team on SHEQ-related matters
  • Maintain matter files and analyze administrative enforcement outcomes
  • Manage matter status and deadlines with SHEQ attorneys
  • Manage outside counsel budgeting and billing
  • Maintain and continue to develop shared electronic filing systems
  • Monitor and utilize new tools to continuously improve efficiency and effective communication
  • Maintain e-filing systems and paper files
  • Research historical company information
  • Coordinate records requests with off-site record center
Requirements for the In-House Environmental Safety Paralegal:
  • 5-7 years of paralegal experience in an in-house or law firm setting
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate from an ABA accredited program
  • Familiarity with environmental and safety laws and regulations, health and safety regulatory experience (OSHA), and/or administrative law experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, expertise in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior attention to detail, as well as organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Effective interpersonal and team working skills and an ability to communicate effectively with attorneys, professional staff, and peers
  • Outstanding references

Position Details of the In-House Environmental Safety Paralegal:
  • Type of Role: Permanent
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Location: In-person (Danbury, CT)

  • Pay: The salary range for this role is $85,000 - $90,000. Pay is based on multiple factors including but not limited to work experience, qualifications, credentials, and location.
  • Benefits: In addition to pay, a competitive benefits package is also provided, including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; 401(k) and generous leave policies.

Latitude will not propose you to prospective clients without your prior consent. Candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

About Latitude

Latitude is a full-service flexible legal talent company serving corporate legal departments and law firms nationwide. From Fortune Global 100 companies to start-ups and Global 50 law firms to boutiques, clients turn to us for top-tier attorneys and other legal professionals.

Latitude specializes in providing highly skilled former in-house counsel and Big Law attorneys for flexible contract engagements and permanent positions in dozens of practice areas, including commercial contracting, data privacy, M&A, employment, litigation, and more.

Founded in 2013, Latitude has been recognized by Chambers as a leading global flexible legal staffing company and the #1 Legal Recruiter by The National Law Journal.

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