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Chevron Corporation Senior Regulatory Affairs Engineer in Houston, Texas

Chevron is accepting online applications for the Senior Regulatory Affairs Engineer position through February 7th, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (CST).

The Regulatory Team is supporting Chevron GoM Major Capital Projects (e.g. JSM 4, Anchor & Ballymore) located in Deepwater GOM and also the emerging Regulatory Frameworks: High-Pressure High-Temperature (HPHT) technology, Best Available Safety Technology (BAST), Well Control Rule, Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS), etc.

The Regulatory Affairs Senior Advisor Engineer works with a large group of internal and external stakeholders - such as for example: internal Chevron technology leads and SMEs; external vendor technical experts; professional societies and their technical committees and workgroups (API, ISO, NOIA, OOC, etc.); and regulators - to manage maturation of conventional and emerging regulatory deliverables.

Regulatory Advisor will work collaboratively with a wide group of stakeholders - such as Chevron major capital project teams, engineering experts, equipment suppliers, standards organizations and with regulatory agencies - to enable GOM project activities by providing technical and regulatory to develop regulatory strategies consistent with engineering and regulatory compliance. Employee will support submittal of permits and plans to Federal Agencies (i.e. BOEM, BSEE and USCG) to assure approval in compliance with regulations and project schedules. Employee will support preparation of Advocacy position memos based on technical and business objectives and Chevron Regulatory Team interpretation of OCS regulations, NTLs and other Policies. Employee will provide regulatory support across the business unit, assisting project teams, functional groups and asset teams with accomplishing work objectives and resolving compliance matters. Employee will also serve as a mentor and coach on technical and regulatory matters to junior staff on the regulatory team.

Employee will also support the GOM Stakeholders Engagement and Issues Management (SEIM) Process by championing issues in coordination with Process Sponsor and Process Advisor. Employee will also actively participate in technical industry trade groups and other external regulatory networks as specified by management.

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

  • Provide expert regulatory counsel to facilitate alignment of GOM major capital project execution with the applicable BOEM/BSEE and USCG regulations and Industry Standards incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations.

  • Interface with engineering teams to develop plans, conceptual plans, permits and reports per Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and United States Coast Guard (USCG) Regulations.

  • Support submittal of regulatory permits throughout project lifecycle: Conceptual Plans, Conservation Information Documents, Development Operations Coordination Documents, Downhole Commingling Applications, Independent Third-Party Review Reports, New Technology Deepwater Operations Plans, Pipeline Applications, Platform Approval Plans, Platform Verification Plans, Production Safety Systems Applications, Surface Commingling Applications, etc.

  • Interface with BSEE, BOEM and USCG to promote development of quality regulations inclusive of Best Available Safety Technology (BAST), HPHT, Well Control Rule, Subpart J, Engineering Standards Codified by Reference, CCUS, and other technical topics.

  • Champion technical topics within the Chevron internal Issues Governance Committee to support internal coordination for issues managed through Technical Workgroups consistent with the Stakeholders Engagement, Issues Management enterprise process.

  • Support Leadership within the Offshore Operators Committee (OOC) and National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), and American Petroleum Institute (API) Technical Standards Committees to promote technical imperatives impacting business and technology development within GOM.

  • Interface with the standards setting organizations, such as American Petroleum Institute (API) and the International Standards Organization (ISO) to influence and mature Engineering Standards impacting Chevron GOM business unit, inclusive of HPHT, Floating Systems, Subsea Leak Detection, Safety Systems, Wells, CCUS, etc.

  • Report progress including tracking submittals, measuring progress, identifying potential schedule tension, and preparing reports for project leadership team to ensure MCP project schedules are not impacted by Regulatory approvals.

Required Qualifications:

  • Education: B.S. in Engineering,

  • Quantified experience: Minimum 15 years of relevant experience related to a combination of Deepwater: equipment design, projects execution, industry standards development,

  • Documented working experience within industry trade associations such as: API, OOC, NOIA, IADC, ASME, SPE, or other.

  • Documented committee leadership

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineer credential (e.g. TX Board)

  • Ph.D. in Engineering highly preferred

  • Business and Strategy post graduate certificates or MBA degree

Relocation Options:

Relocation may be considered.

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, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast-feeding and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability (including medical condition), military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or other status protected by law or regulation.

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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.