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Counsel/Senior Counsel

Date: Jul 12, 2018

Location: London, Greater London, GB

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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 Farnborough/London, England through 7th June 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (London Time/BST).

Chevron's Major Capital Projects Law Group (MCPLG) is a specialized construction-law practice group within Chevron's Law Function that provides legal support for Major Capital Projects (MCP) throughout Chevron.  This position initially will be part of the MCPLG team co-located in Farnborough, England with the Tengizchevroil Future Growth Project (FGP) team.  As the FGP project winds down, it is anticipated that the successful candidate will office with Chevron’s Europe, Eurasia and Middle East upstream lawyers in London and will assume MCPLG responsibilities other than support of FGP.



Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:
• Providing high-quality, effective legal services supporting major capital projects/large complex project for: onshore and offshore oil and gas developments; various processing facilities (e.g., LNG plants and refineries); transportation; power; and pipelines.
• Working in a team environment and communicating effectively across broad functional and organizational lines.
• Advising clients on contracting and negotiation strategy.
• Providing client and project-management teams with ongoing, project-related advice and counsel on legal concepts, contract terms, corporate policies, and claims.
• Working closely with Chevron's subject matter experts in tax, intellectual property, compliance, environmental, insurance and project management to integrate contractual terms within a comprehensive risk management structure.
• Drafting complex engineering and construction contracts from conceptual engineering phase through project commissioning, including: front-end engineering; detailed engineering; construction management; fabrication; procurement; transportation; site preparation; installation; and commissioning.
• Negotiating contract terms and conditions for various engineering, construction, fabrication and management services as well as for procurement of goods.
• Advising clients and law management of risk profiles for negotiated contracts.
• Participating in negotiation and drafting of change orders and other contract modifications.
• Providing counsel regarding key principles of risk management within major construction environment.
• Providing counsel regarding general principles of insurance contracts, underwriting of construction risks and claims management.
• Effectively managing multi-jurisdictional legal issues and providing guidance on applicable laws impacting engineering and construction activities in multiple jurisdictions.
• Participating in or leading in-house educational seminars related to engineering and construction contracting.

Required Qualifications:
• It is strongly preferable for any successful candidate to have a Law degree or other advanced law degree.
• Currently licensed or otherwise qualified to practice law in United Kingdom.
• The successful candidate will be expected to have gained expertise over a 8+ years of directly related experience and/with primary legal responsibility for a range of construction projects.
• Working knowledge of construction law and issues related to indemnity, international and multi-party contract principles, construction liability and attendant risks.
• Ability to draft, negotiate, and provide legal advice concerning major service and purchase contracts for large construction projects, as well as provide legal counsel and guidance relating to construction-related claims.
• Basic knowledge of Chevron's business.
• Ability to write and negotiate major multiparty agreements.
• This position requires domestic and international travel (initially primarily to Kazakhstan)..

Preferred Qualifications:
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Qualities of a highly motivated self-starter capable of working in a team environment and collaborating with clients, other in-house counsel, outside counsel and staff.
• Ability to work in a demanding and often fast-paced international setting.
• Attention to detail and ability to complete projects in timely fashion and see that others are also on schedule.
• Ability to mentor and counsel other Chevron attorneys as required.
• High ethical standards and ability to maintain strict confidentiality.


Relocation Options:
Relocation may be considered within Chevron parameters

International Considerations:
Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

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