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Counsel, International and Low Carbon

ConocoPhillips
Posted Mar 29
Full Time
On Site
Houston, Texas

Who We Are

We are one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With operations and activities in 13 countries, we explore for, develop, and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.

We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation, and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.

We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and perspectives of our employees drive our success.

 

Job Summary

Description

Support Houston business groups and overseas BUs on low carbon technology projects, global new ventures, emerging businesses, acquisitions and divestments.

You may be eligible for the voluntary hybrid office work (HOW) program that is designed to provide employees with flexibility while maintaining the advantages of in-person engagement.

 

Job Description

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Support exploration and new ventures projects, including New Country Entries and counterparty due diligence
  • Structure, negotiate and draft agreements, including confidentiality agreements, letters of intent, MOUs, cost sharing agreements, and other legal instruments on commercial and operational matters for new ventures
  • Structure ownership and incorporate entities locally and in international jurisdictions
  • Support emerging businesses on operational and administrative matters arising from daily operations including contractual, land acquisition, regulatory, and compliance matters
  • Support the company’s representatives in joint ventures, including JV committees and additional projects, including LNG and hydrogen plant based projects
  • Identify, evaluate, and address legal risk in international jurisdictions
  • Preparing research memos, specially in the low carbon technology area
  • Participate in legal collaboration to provide support to business functions
  • Liaise with external legal counsel as needed on legal issues
  • Support Litigation & Arbitration group in disputes involving the matters and projects
  • Advise on wind-down, de-registration, and liquidation of project companies for former overseas assets
  • Help in other function's training in the areas related to advised areas
  • Support the preparation and application of company’s policies regarding the above mentioned matters and assist in development of local compliance programs where needed and consistent with Global Compliance policies, including periodic training of staff

 

Basic/Required:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • Juris Doctorate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, or any other accredited international law school
  • Admission to the Bar of the State of Texas or other appropriate US and/or international jurisdiction
  • 5 or more years of experience with a common law and/or civil law jurisdiction
  • Intermediate knowledge of legal research skills, business judgment and commercial issues
  • Intermediate knowledge of upstream oil & gas contracts
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodations) to travel domestically or internationally, 15% of the time on a yearly basis

 

Preferred:

  • 1 or more years of project finance, environmental products (carbon offsets) capital markets and new investment experience
  • Intermediate knowledge of low carbon technology, Hydrogen/Ammonia and LNG projects
  • Intermediate knowledge of US and/or International contracts review, drafting and interpretations, support and guidance in assets' management
  • Intermediate knowledge of US and/or international on legal matters related to new country entry, setting up the entities to make investments, review and drafting of farm-in, licenses, JOAs and other transactional documents
  • Enthusiasm for challenging overseas projects, geo-politics, learning new skills and environments
  • Ability to lead and be a team player in multi-functional teams
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Interest and aptitude in foreign languages a plus but not required
  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by holding others accountable and standing up for what's right
  • Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals
  • Listens actively and invites new ideas for shared understanding, then influences and acts to drive positive performance and achieve results
  • Builds positive relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals

 

Sponsorship:

ConocoPhillips’ sponsorship for employment authorization in the U.S. is NOT available for this position.

 

EEO:

In the US, ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.