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Company: Chevron
Position: Senior Counsel
Location: Houston, TX

Description: Chevron is accepting online applications for the position Counsel/Sr. Counsel through August 10th, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. (Central Standard Time).

This Counsel or Senior Counsel position supports Chevron’s Americas Fuels & Lubricants business unit with a primary focus on providing legal services to assigned clients in Central America. The position is based in Houston, Texas and reports to the Managing Counsel, Americas Fuels & Lubricants.

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

  • Provide commercial, transactional, and regulatory legal support on issues relating to Chevron’s fuels and lubricants business activities in Central America.

  • 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.

  • Manage governance issues for country-specific entities.

  • Interpret laws, rulings, and regulations; develop legal strategies and provide advice on the relative legal risks with such strategies.

  • Support assigned projects and quickly and effectively learn and advise on hydrocarbon regulatory framework and a broad array of legal issues in an emerging market.

  • Coordinate with outside counsel to obtain country-specific opinions when needed.

  • Provide client training and instruction on various aspects of the law including contracting, compliance, and competition laws.

  • 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 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.

Contact: Apply Here

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 Texas 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.
  • 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.
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter, with a demonstrated ability to learn quickly, capable of working productively in a fast-paced team environment.
  • This position requires occasional domestic and international travel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Downstream oil and gas industry experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership capability.
  • Experience in renewables or energy transition issues.

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