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Chevron Corporation Counsel/ Senior Counsel in Houston, Texas

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. is accepting online applications for an open position of Counsel/Senior Counsel in our Chevron New Energies Law Team located in Houston, Texas, through April 7, 2023, at 11:59 pm (Central Standard Time).

The Chevron New Energies Law Team supports Chevron’s lower carbon higher returns ambitions working with clients in Chevron New Energies (CNE) and Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV). The CNE Law Team supports CNE direct business lines (Hydrogen, Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS), Offsets & Emerging) and CTV innovation technology investment strategies. We provide a full range of advice, counseling, contracting, regulatory, advocacy, policy, r isk mitigation, and contracting support for all aspects of CNE and CTV business, including investments, ventures, pilots, projects, operations, and hubs to be developed around the globe. Our team also partners with other business clients and our law team colleagues across Chevron’s enterprise to renewables and other energy transition related work. This position reports to Stacey Saunders, Vice President and General Counsel, Chevron New Energies.

For additional information on this position, please contact the Hiring Manager – Stacey Saunders.

Position Details/Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice and counsel on broad range of global legal, regulatory, and transactional matters impacting Chevron New Energies.

  • Drafts, review, negotiate, and advise on full range of transactions and business activities, including joint ventures, strategic alliances and collaborations, operations, land, business development, strategy development, structuring, due diligence and post-closing integration, supply chain, technology, project development, transport, commercial, products and marketing.

  • Work closely with Corporate Affairs and business clients on energy transition and sustainability related policy, regulatory and legislative advocacy strategy, communications, and community affairs, and full range of US and global external stakeholders.

  • Offer general corporate and legal advice on compliance requirements, risk exposures and mitigations in areas such as antitrust, bankruptcy, corporate governance, employment, health, environment and safety, information technology and management, procurement, and public policy.

  • Partner with various subject matter experts and enterprise law groups (e.g., tax, finance, compliance, intellectual property, environmental and safety, enterprise corp affairs and strategy, international project management, business units, major transactions, and litigation), as appropriate.

  • Effective partnering with / managing outside counsel (including selection, budget, and costs)

  • Travel as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and Juris Doctorate 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.

  • Minimum of 10 years’ significant experience in full service legal support for transactions, operations, project development, policy, and regulatory legal support, preferably for energy related businesses.

  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication, teaming skills, and positive attitude.

  • Excel at coordinating and collaborating with business clients and other in-house lawyers and law professionals of all levels, as well as outside counsel.

  • Highly adept commercial and creative thinker and quick learner.

  • Self-starter who excels at productivity , problem solving, and navigating between big picture strategy and details.

  • Ability to adapt to change quickly, and thrive, in a fast-paced team-oriented environment with a diverse, high volume workload across time zones and under deadline pressures.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in CCUS, Hydrogen, Offsets, Renewables (including Geothermal), new ventures ( including forming, integrating, and managing operated and non-operated businesses, projects, strategic alliances, and new entries), land, supply chain, commercial transactions and matters.

  • Significant experience providing direct-client counseling on complex transaction, project, operations, policy, corporate disclosure and reporting, and regulatory matters to business clients at all levels, including executive leadership.

  • Proven ability to provide practical, solutions-oriented advice to enable risk-appropriate mitigations and decisions.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively internally within and across a wide variety of teams, stakeholders and partners, and externally with outside counsel, joint venture, government and other stakeholders.

Relocation Option:

Relocation will 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.

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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.