Chevron Corporation Employee Relations Counselor in Houston, Texas

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 Employee Relations Counselor located in Houston , Texas through June 19, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

Requisition ID#372106


This position is part of Human Resources Shared Services (HRSS) Global Employee & Labor Relations (GELR) Team. The GELR Team responsibilities include developing and providing labor relations (LR) philosophy, strategy and consulting, and providing employee relations (ER) expertise to Human Resources Business Partners (HRBP) on a variety of HR products and services. The ER Counselor autonomously handles multiple, complex workplace issues in a fast-paced work environment ensuring standardized, consistent delivery of department processes in alignment with company policies and philosophy. Although primarily supporting HR Business Partners, this position will interact with all levels of employees within the context of services provided.

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

  • Case management (conducting complex investigations, composing responses to government agency employment charges, and facilitating conflict resolution).

  • Requires exceptional oral and written communication skills

  • Consulting services, such as performance counselling (discipline, performance improvement plans), incident handling, HR policy and compliance counsel

  • Customer outreach, for example preparing and conducting GELR-related presentations/training, best practice sharing and customer engagement

  • Project Management: initiatives, process stewardship, and vendor management

  • Developing and reporting, in-depth research, information coordination, statistics/metrics and trend analysis; run and compile data

  • Working collaboratively with LR specialists to provide additional/secondary support for Union contract administration, grievance response process, arbitration, contract negotiations

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree - preferably in HR or related field

  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in HR consulting or related field

  • Work experience dealing with represented employees

  • Influencing and change management skills: drives standardization and consistent practice across the corporation; offers creative solutions to workplace issues; demonstrated ability to successfully facilitate resolution of complex interpersonal conflict; is not intimidated in difficult situations; credibly provides counsel using data and relevant facts; viewed as neutral and unbiased

  • Proficiency with employment practices; understands when to engage other resources

  • Experience demonstrating a combination of assertiveness, poise, sensitivity and tact leading to high credibility and ability to persuade

  • Planning and organizing/project management skills: proven ability to effectively lead projects from inception to implementation; routinely able to handle multiple tasks while meeting deadlines and delivering quality results; works with minimal supervision and guidance; independently sets own work priorities.

  • This job requires 25-30% travel to client field sites across the U.S. to conduct investigations, facilitate conflict resolution, or meet with customers.

  • Occasional international travel may be required

  • Effective Communications - Strong verbal and writing ability; strategic interviewer; thoughtful listener; keeps sensitive information appropriately confidential; strong presentation skills; tailors messages appropriately for intended audience.

  • Analytical Skills and Resourcefulness - Ability to synthesize information from various sources to arrive at credible, alternative recommendations. A strategic thinker with attention to detail; logical; uses data and trends to support recommendations and measure effectiveness; considers business and legal factors; sees the big picture.

  • Interpersonal Skills - tactful, approachable, and unwavering in demonstrating behaviors consistent with the Chevron Way (e.g., integrity, trust, partnership, etc.); self-motivated, takes initiative; builds collaborative relationships; works well within a team; sensitive to diverse individuals; exhibits a calming presence.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in HR Management, Industrial Relations or related field

  • Spanish language proficiency

Relocation Options:

Relocation may 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

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:

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.

Chevron participates in E-Verify in certain locations as required by law.