As the largest railroad in North America, BNSF plays a vital role in sustaining the U.S. economy by moving the products and commodities we need to live and prosper. Our in-house lawyers serve as critical advisors on all aspects of our operations, helping to ensure our railroad runs smoothly and our customers are well served. We are seeking a high performing individual with an interest in developing a deep knowledge of regulatory matters and real estate transactions of a major Class I railroad. This position has responsibility for oversight and direct involvement in regulatory proceedings before various federal and state regulatory agencies; oversight of infrastructure project agreements including negotiation and with various public and private parties; direct handling or administration and supervision of local, state and federal administrative filings; management of associated litigation matters and outside counsel; consultation with governmental affairs personnel regarding legislative issues; and advice and counsel on issues affecting the company’s operations and real estate holdings, including permitting and land use issues arising under state and federal laws.
Qualified candidates must have a graduate or bachelor’s degree;
-Juris Doctor, current law license (Texas preferred, but not mandatory);
-Strong academic background;
-2-7 years of relevant work experience as a practicing lawyer (in-house, law firm or government) focused on handling regulatory compliance, commercial, transactional, administrative and/or commercial litigation; experience gained from work in the railroad or other transportation industry a plus;
-Must possess excellent legal research, verbal and written communication skills and ability to handle complex and challenging assignments with extremely short turnaround deadlines;
-Must have ability to identify, prioritize and resolve issues quickly and effectively in a positive, commercial, and practical manner;
-Must have ability and commitment to work both independently and collaboratively with numerous people at all levels throughout the company;
-Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite, Lexis/Nexis research system and other web-based legal research tools;
-Resume, references, non-confidential writing samples, and law school transcript may be required.
Salary range for position: $115,000-$140,000