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Legal Counsel – Health, Safety, & Environment

Posted May 25
Full Time
On Site
Houston, Texas

Candidate Profile

Licensed attorney; 
  • Juris Doctorate Degree from law school accredited by the American Bar Association; 
  • Three to six years environmental and safety law experience, including experience with environmental and safety regulatory enforcement. 
  • Strong time management, teamwork, problem solving, analytical, communication, research, and writing skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and analyze complex issues. 
  • Comfortable working in cross-cultural teams, collaborating across country boundaries with a sense for diversity and inclusion; and highest standards of ethics and integrity.



This position supports a wide variety of energy businesses spread across various business lines with a rapidly changing and expanding perimeter. In this position you will be a member of the TotalEnergies American Services (TEAS) entity providing HSE legal support and other key services to TotalEnergies’ US businesses. Position requires keeping up-to-date with evolving State and Federal environmental regulations and statutes. 
Position will assist the Deputy General Counsel with HSE litigation and agency enforcement matters, including document review and discovery, trial preparation, and negotiation of settlements. 
The primary responsibilities of this position include: 
  • Providing legal advice to the corporate HSE Departments, project managers, and operating site HSE personnel on environmental, health and safety regulatory matters and site cleanup requirements including: regulatory developments and applicability; statutory interpretation; reporting obligations; cost recovery actions; and other HSE related matters. 
  • Providing legal support to business units regarding HSE agency enforcement actions and compliance reporting. 
  • Advising on remediation liabilities. 
  • Supporting M&A Teams on HSE due diligence and Project Teams on contract review and drafting. 
  • In conjunction with the Corporate, Projects, HSSE, Litigation, Trade & Compliance, and M&A teams, working cooperatively on all aspects of the TotalEnergies Company business activities in the U.S. 
  • Advise corporate and operating site HSE personnel on environmental, health and safety regulatory compliance, including reporting obligations. 


Context & Environment

About TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies is a major energy company, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. Over 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies ambition is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 or sooner. The US Government is engineering a major transformation of the US economy with ambitious goals to cut GHG emissions in half by 2030 and reach net-zero emissions by 2050.


What We Provide

TotalEnergies offers a robust comprehensive benefits package available to employees on the first day of hire. These benefits include but are not limited to generous PTO, medical, dental & vision care, HSA with company contributions, health FSA, commuter benefits or paid parking, 401(k) plan with employer match, pension plan, life & accident insurances, generous parental leave, education assistance, fitness subsidy and more.

TotalEnergies celebrates diversity and is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status or any other category protected under applicable federal, state or local law. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.

TotalEnergies believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

International Consideration

TotalEnergies regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited visa status for this position.

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