Counsel/Senior Counsel

Chevron San Ramon , CA 94582

Posted 5 months ago

Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 48,000 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.

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Counsel/Senior Counsel located in Houston, TX or San Ramon, CA through March 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

Requisition ID#400076


This Counsel/Senior Counsel position is based in Houston, Texas or San Ramon, California. This position is part of the Americas Products Legal Team which is responsible for supporting the Downstream fuels marketing business in the Americas and is part of the Downstream, Chemicals & Midstream Law Department. The lawyers in this group provide commercial, business and transactional legal support for Chevron's multi-billion dollar refining and marketing operations in the Americas. Other major Downstream business clients include Manufacturing (which operates 4 U.S. refineries), and specialty businesses such as Oronite, Chevron Lubricants, Technology Marketing, and joint ventures such as Chevron Phillips Chemical Company.

This position reports to the Supervising Counsel, Americas Products. The attorney in this role will be responsible for providing advice on cloud, SaaS and cybersecurity-related issues and will review, draft and negotiate a range of technology-related contracts.


  • Substantial day-to-day negotiating responsibilities for cloud, Software as a Service (SaaS), software, and IT hardware purchases, and procurement agreements

  • Provide legal guidance to internal business partners on a range of technology, cybersecurity, and licensing issues

  • Support the training and development of contracting professionals and IT specialists in contract negotiation and the contract process

  • Be a well-rounded "utility player" on a team supporting the contracting and supplier management activities of Chevron's enterprise IT organization

  • Counseling on the legal issues and related processes associated with outsourcing, consulting, licensing, hosting, software development, other third-party engagements and general procurement contracts. This includes negotiation of contracts, providing guidance on disputes, and monitoring of third-party performance, participation in risk analysis, advising on process issues, and documentation related thereto.

  • Engage with other subject matter experts (e.g. tax, IT, compliance) to coordinate and gain alignment on contracting issues

  • Help develop related tools, forms, and guidelines to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the contracting process

Required Qualifications:

  • Deep knowledge of and significant experience with cybersecurity, software, licensing, SaaS, cloud service, software development and other IT agreements

  • Strong legal drafting and negotiation skills

  • Juris Doctor in Law from an accredited U.S. law school and admission to practice in at least one state; active membership in the State Bar of Texas or State Bar of California, or actively admitted in another U.S. jurisdiction

  • 5+ years' experience reviewing, drafting, and negotiating business contracts in a law firm or in-house setting

  • Experienced at drafting complex commercial and technology contracts and addressing unique intellectual property issues in a creative fashion

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Highly-developed organizational skills

  • Articulate, detail oriented and hard-working

  • Proficient in MS Word and PowerPoint

  • Ability to work independently, but within a team-focused environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with global clients

  • Experience with data privacy law

Relocation Options:

Relocation may be considered within Chevron parameters

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:

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