Salary Range: $115,000-$140,000
Who we are and what we do
Do you want to be a part of something that really matters? Team BNSF includes professionals focused on safety and service that play a vital role in delivering the nation’s freight. Together, we help move goods and materials that sustain life and support local, national and global economies. Our rail network is one of the largest freight railroads, spanning 28 western states and serving three Canadian provinces.
What we believe
At BNSF, our Vision and Values drive who we are, not only in our words, but also our actions. BNSF is committed to our foundational values of equality and inclusion. As members of the BNSF community, our employees are entitled to:
-be treated with dignity and respect.
-have equal access to tools, resources, training and development opportunities.
-have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential.
We model the way through our leadership, our BNSF Diversity Councils, our eclectic Business Resource Groups, our deep involvement and investment in the communities we serve and through training programs. Our actions create an inclusive, open and collaborative workplace that encourages diverse perspectives in all interactions.
This position is located at our Fort Worth, Texas corporate office and has the potential to be a hybrid position with up to 50% remote work.
BNSF is the largest railroad in North America and plays a vital role in sustaining the U.S. economy by moving the products and commodities we need to live and prosper over a rail network of over 32,000 miles spanning 28 states and three Canadian provinces. We are seeking a high performing individual with an interest in developing a deep knowledge of our dynamic operating environment and the legal and regulatory framework surrounding that environment.
As our General Attorney (Regulatory), you will:
-Provide legal advice and counsel regarding administrative, regulatory, and commercial law issues arising under the auspices of the Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation, and other federal agencies involved in oversight of the operational aspects of railroad transportation, as well as related issues arising with state, local, and tribal governments across our vast network.
-Have oversight and direct involvement in regulatory proceedings before various regulatory agencies; direct handling or administration and supervision of local, state and federal administrative filings; negotiation of transactions pertaining to railroad operations and procurement; consultation with governmental affairs personnel regarding legislative issues; and occasional administrative and other litigation.
-Occasionally travel domestic and international (Canada).
-Graduate or bachelor’s degree
-Juris Doctor, current law license (Texas preferred, but not mandatory)
-Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience as a practicing lawyer (in-house, law firm or government) handling regulatory compliance, commercial, transactional, administrative and/or commercial litigation or relevant translatable experience; experience gained from work in the railroad or other transportation industry a plus
-Strong academic background
-Must possess excellent legal research, verbal and written communication skills and ability to handle complex and challenging assignments with extremely short turnaround deadlines.
-Qualified candidates must have strong interpersonal skills, the desire to work in a collaborative environment with significant client interaction.
-Candidate should be proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite, Lexis/Nexis research system and other web-based legal research and management tools.
-Experience in regulatory compliance, contract drafting, negotiation, general commercial litigation, and/or an economics/business background preferred.
-Resume, references, non-confidential writing samples, and law school transcript may be required.
The duties, responsibilities, and qualifications in this posting are representative categories to be used by an applicant in deciding whether to apply for the position. These general guidelines do not constitute an exhaustive list of qualifications or essential functions of the position.