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

Description: Chevron is accepting online applications for the position Counsel/Sr Counsel located in Houston, TX through March 20th at 11:59 p.m. (Central Time).

This Senior Counsel or Counsel position is in the Downstream, Chemicals and Midstream (DCM) Law Department and supports Shipping. The lawyers in this group provide a complete array of legal services for the Shipping Company and assist other enterprise counsel around the globe as maritime law subject matter experts. The position reports to Managing Counsel, Shipping.

For additional information on this position, please email the Hiring Manager – Mike Lodge

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

  • Maritime contract negotiations (e.g. ship sale, purchase, registration and recycling; vessel financing, chartering, shipbuilding, ship repair, towage, pilotage, salvage and other marine transactions). Chartering, voyage management and marine assurance/ship vetting advice.

  • Work with P&I Clubs, marine underwriters and classification societies

  • Provide training and advice on compliance issues such as: U.S. & international trade laws, antitrust/anticompetition laws, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act.

  • Advice on international and domestic treaty, statutory and regulatory matters including environmental, safety, labor, cabotage, and similar maritime issues.

  • Advice and case management of maritime claims (e.g. potential demurrage, cargo, collision, and personal injury claims).

  • Interpreting and advising on international and domestic terminal/port/offshore regulations.

  • Advice on risk management, marine insurance and commercial law advice relating to international and domestic oil and gas terminals.

  • General legal advice as needed by Chevron Shipping and its international and U.S. affiliates.

  • Work with Upstream, Downstream and affiliate counsel to provide maritime law support to their projects and matters worldwide.

  • Coordinate with Corporate Law attorneys on subsidiary governance, compliance, environmental and other matters.

  • Availability to answer emergent and emergency issues during out of office hours.

  • Advice on operations of an international and domestic fleet of oil, product, and LNG tankers.

  • Advice on safety and environmental laws, foreign and domestic, related to the business of oil, chemical and gas marine transportation.

  • Availability to travel globally and without notice to provide advice on emergency response/crisis management and serve as a member of the emergency response organization of Shipping and the enterprise in addition to scheduled travel to support above responsibilities.

Contact: Apply Here


Required Qualifications:

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis.

  • JD or equivalent advance law degree from an accredited law school and admitted to practice law (at least 5 years since graduation) in a U.S. state or the District of Columbia, or able to comply with requirements for in-house counsel.

  • Minimum 5 years of directly relevant maritime law experience.

  • Thorough understanding of legal and commercial issues related to the marine aspects of international and domestic oil and gas operations.

  • Strong academic background and a commercial, problem-solving mindset.

  • Self-starter with ability to deal with a high and diverse workload, including working on several issues in parallel with excellent attention to detail.

  • High ethical standards and ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

  • Excels at collaborating with business clients, other in-house counsel, outside counsel and support staff.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Fluent written and spoken English.

  • High attention to detail and an adept commercial and creative thinker who learns quickly and can work productively in a fast-paced team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in drafting, negotiating and advising upon charter parties (Time, Spot and Bareboat such as, Shelltime, ASBATANKVOY, BARECON and BIMCO forms and clauses).

  • Experience in drafting and advising on LNG charters.

  • Familiar with maritime aspects of crude oil, product and LNG sale and purchase agreements and INCOTERMS.

  • Experience negotiating and drafting vessel construction contracts.

  • Experience in negotiating FSO, FPSO, vessel sale agreements, and cargo transportation agreements and providing support for Upstream projects.

  • Experience in advising on demurrage issues.

  • Experience in International and domestic Shipping litigation and arbitration including commercial disputes.

  • Conversant in standard vessel sale and purchase and vessel financing documentation and transactions.

  • In-house experience with an international shipowner and/or oil and gas company.

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