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Senior Attorney, Environment

Date: Sep 5, 2022

Location: Moline, Illinois, US, 61265-8098

Company: John Deere

At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns, and megacities. We live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith's shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois  - Moline  
Function: Legal
Title: Senior Attorney, Environment - 86299 

Onsite/Remote: Remote Position 


This position is eligible for remote work at the present time. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.

Your Responsibilities


As the Senior Attorney - Environment for John Deere located in Moline, IL, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Lead legal support for Deere’s environmental operations, including counseling on all aspects of air, waste, and water-related regulatory compliance and enforcement issues
  • Lead legal support for EHS due diligence in mergers and acquisitions transactions
  • Lead legal support for Deere’s remediation site portfolio, including reviewing/commenting on consultant reports, assisting in assessing financial assurance requirements, counseling on priorities for site closure
  • Lead legal support for the corporate environmental team on Enterprise-wide topics
  • Collaborate closely with environmental business partners to assess legal impact on major business decisions
  • Collaborate with global Legal and Public Affairs colleagues to monitor and comply with global environmental regulations and impending legislation that may impact Deere's manufacturing locations and corporate strategy
  • Stay current on emerging trends in all facets of environmental law through continuing legal education, industry publications, and participation in professional conferences and associations

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.  

What Skills You Need

  • Experience analyzing federal and state environmental regulatory requirements and assessing applicability to manufacturing operations
  • 8 or more years of experience planning, executing, and advising on complex areas of environmental law
  • 8 or more years in the practice of law in a private law firm or corporate law department
  • Ability to travel domestically and/or internationally up to 25%

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Expertise in U.S. air-related permitting, compliance, and enforcement
  • Experience advising on global environmental regulations
  • Experience advising on Occupational Safety and/or Occupational Health matters
  • Experience managing outside counsel



  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree



What You'll Get


At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click here to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.


The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines. 


An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business.  John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.





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