Company: Chevron
Skills: Legal
Experience: 8 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
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Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy.
Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Counsel/Senior Counsel located in Houston, TX through October 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).
Requisition ID#394183
The Senior Counsel or Counsel position is based in Houston in the Downstream, Chemicals & Midstream (DCM) Law Department.  The lawyers in this group provide commercial, business and transactional legal support for Chevron’s multi-billion dollar refining and marketing operations in the Americas.  Major clients include Manufacturing (which operates 4 U.S. refineries), Americas Products (which manages Downstream fuels marketing business) and specialty businesses such as Oronite, Chevron Lubricants, Technology Marketing (TEMA), and joint ventures such as Chevron Phillips Chemical Company.  The position reports to the Supervising Counsel, Americas Products. 
Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Advise on all legal issues in the course of DC&M’s business activities relating to Retail and Commercial & Industrial Fuels Marketing in Central America and Mexico
  • Manage governance issues for country-specific entities
  • Act as an advisor to or member of commercial teams advising on a broad range of legal issues, draft and negotiate significant supply and other commercial agreements, manage legal and commercial risks, ensure Chevron's interests are protected and advanced, and provide client teams with ongoing, project-related advice and counsel on legal issues, contract terms, corporate policies, and claims
  • Work closely with Chevron's subject matter experts in tax, HR, finance, intellectual property, compliance, environmental, insurance and project management to integrate commercial agreements within a comprehensive risk management structure
  • Provide advice and advocacy to business clients on a daily basis by interpreting laws, rulings and regulations, analyze probable outcomes based on legal precedents, develop strategies and evaluate findings
  • Represent DC&M Law on assigned projects and demonstrate an ability to quickly and effectively learn and advise on hydrocarbon regulatory framework and broad array of legal issues in an emerging market
  • Coordinate with outside counsel to obtain country-specific opinions when needed
  • Assist with compliance investigations
  • Provide client training and instruction on various aspects of the law including:  contracting, compliance and antitrust
  • Demonstrate excellence in teamwork, collaboration and information sharing with clients, colleagues and throughout the Law Department
  • Communicate clearly, simply and directly.  Provide timely and fit-for-purpose reports to business clients and law management
  • Provide work direction to and performance feedback for supporting legal analysts
  • Achieve excellent, cost effective results through strategic matter management that emphasizes the attorney's own representation of the client, with judicious, effective use and management of outside counsel when appropriate
  • Create and maintain the highest level of client confidence and satisfaction, excellent communication and professionalism
  • Maintain advanced expertise in the attorney's legal field of responsibility, participate with other in-house personnel and with industry associations in managing, and provide constructive input to governmental bodies on, legislative and regulatory issues, cooperate with and assisting the other members of DC&M Law to increase their expertise and the professional reputation of the group as a whole

Required Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate required and admitted to practice law in a U.S. state or the District of Columbia or able to comply with requirements for in-house counsel
  • Spanish language fluency (written and oral)
  • At least 8 years of transactional legal experience
  • Experience managing matters subject to Latin American civil law systems.  High ethical standards and ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with business clients, other in-house counsel, outside counsel and support staff
  • Excellent client relationship skills.  This position will require up to 20% domestic and international travel.
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter, with a demonstrated ability to learn quickly, capable of working productively in a fast-paced team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Downstream oil and gas industry experience
  • Demonstrated leadership capability
  • Engineering, scientific or other technical background


Relocation Options:
Relocation may be considered within Chevron parameters. *LI-RH1

International Considerations:
Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation. Chevron participates in E-Verify in certain locations as required by law.  


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