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Chevron Corporation CNE - CCUS Permit Lead in Houston, Texas

Provides leadership and expert counsel in stewarding the Legislative & Regulatory Advocacy Process to meet the expectations of the OEMS. Coordinates regulatory activities and supports early phase projects through the project execution planning and CPDEP processes on regulatory issues. Monitors, reviews, and influences proposed legislation and regulations with potential to impact company operations, planned activities, HES and operational compliance.

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of CNE - CCUS Permit Lead   through February 7th at 11:59 p.m. Central Time

Chevron New Energies (CNE) was created in 2021 to accelerate lower carbon energy solutions that will be complementary to our strong oil and gas business, while leveraging Chevron’s capabilities, assets, and customer relationships. CNE is focused on scaling three key businesses: hydrogen, Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS), offsets and other emerging lower carbon opportunities supporting our company’s higher return and lower carbon objectives.

CCUS is opening a new position for a CCUS Permitting Lead based in Houston, Texas reporting to the US Gulf Coast CCUS Project Manager. Successful candidate will lead the development and execution of permitting strategies for existing and future United State Gulf Coast CCUS projects. Permitting is a key enabler for CCUS projects, and this will be a critical role for maturing ongoing projects and building Chevron capabilities and expertise for future projects.

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

  • Provide ongoing management of comprehensive permitting plans / strategies.

  • Lead and coordinate permitting and regulatory compliance activities for CCUS projects, including

  • Class VI underground injection control permits

  • PHMSA pipeline permits

  • Drilling permits

  • NEPA

  • Air, water and other State, Federal, and local permits required for site characterization, project construction and operations

  • Coordinate permitting strategy and activities with internal stakeholders and business partners across multiple Business Units.

  • Coordinate with technical, subsurface, legal, corporate affairs, and other teams to develop documentation and other support required for the permitting process (e.g., legal analysis of regulations, subsurface inputs for EPA application, etc.).

  • Direct activities of external permitting consultants/advisors/counsel.

  • Interface with Corporate Affairs regarding regulatory/agency contacts, stakeholder management, and Environmental Justice plans or issues.

  • Interface with internal legal counsel, as necessary, for due diligence regarding permitting, regulatory compliance, and external, public communications.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Technical environmental permitting experience.

  • Ability to team, network, and work cross-functionally and across jurisdictions.

  • Must be able to influence internal and external stakeholders while overseeing technical permitting and project activity.

  • Demonstrated experience negotiating and communicating with permitting agencies.

  • Previous experience in navigating environmental regulations.

  • Proven track record of building positive working relationships in all directions and influencing beyond authority.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical / science degree preferred, not required.

  • Project experience a plus. Ability to move projects through complex regulatory and permitting requirements through progressive project phase gates.

  • Competency in subsurface technical fundamentals is considered a plus (geology, hydrogeology, etc).

    Relocation Options:

Relocation may be considered.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

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Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company's operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at

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.