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Counsel/Senior Counsel

Date: Jul 17, 2017

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 July 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

 

Requisition ID# 191202

Overview:

This position is in the Upstream and Gas - Chevron North America Exploration and Production Negotiations and Legal Department that provides legal services to its North America Upstream exploration and production business units and headquarters groups.  This position is in the Western U.S. Onshore legal group and serves the Mid-Continent Business Unit (MCBU), headquartered in Houston, a business unit responsible for onshore land acquisition, exploration, development and production activities, including Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Oklahoma.  The position requires upstream oil and gas legal experience (preferably 5+ years), providing oil and gas contracting and legal advice to clients.  The position requires working closely with, among others, MCBU Asset Development, Business Development, Commercial, Environmental Management, Finance, Health, Environmental and Safety, Land, Operations, Policy Government and Public Affairs, and Supply Chain Management personnel.  The Attorney/Counsel/Senior Counsel reports to the Managing Counsel of the Western U.S. Onshore legal group in Houston.

 

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

 

  • Provides legal advice and counsel on the U.S. legal and regulatory issues facing MCBU, including oil and gas, joint operations, pipelines, casualty, commercial, compliance, and property rights.
  • Represents the Company in negotiations with landowners/royalty owners, joint interest owners, contractors, suppliers, customers, and their legal counsel over exploration, production, land, gas sales/processing, and other agreements.
  • Drafts, reviews and/or approves complex contracts across a full range of land, operations, and commercial matters, as well as significant transactions and business activities.
  • Works with clients and the Litigation Management Unit to manage and resolve disputes with third parties.
  • Offers general corporate and legal advice on compliance requirements, risk exposures and mitigation in areas such as antitrust, bankruptcy, corporate governance, employment, health, environmental and safety, information technology, procurement, public lands and policy.
  • Partners with Enterprise Law Practice Groups, as appropriate.

     

    Required Qualifications:

     

  • Bachelor's degree and Juris Doctor in Law from an accredited U.S. law school.
  • Active membership in the State Bar of Texas, or actively admitted in another U.S. jurisdiction.
  • Upstream oil and gas legal experience (preferably 5+ years), including experience drafting, negotiating, and closing oil and gas transactions and providing legal advice and counsel to clients.

     

    Relocation Options:

    Relocation may be considered within Chevron parameters.


    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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