ConocoPhillips Alaska - Counsel - Environmental in ANCHORAGE, Alaska
Title: Alaska - Counsel - Environmental
Location: NORTH AMERICA-USA-ALASKA-ANCHORAGE
Job Number: 00TJZ
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 in 17 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.
ConocoPhillips is Alaska’s largest crude oil producer and largest owner of exploration leases, with approximately 1.3 million net undeveloped acres at year-end 2019. The company produced an average of 218 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2019. ConocoPhillips holds major ownership interests in the Prudhoe Bay Unit, the Kuparuk River Unit, and the Colville River Unit (Alpine). The company operates the Kuparuk and Alpine oil fields, has an ownership interest in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) and owns/operates the Polar Tankers fleet.
If you are selected as the Counsel – Environmental, you will report to the Managing Counsel, Alaska BU, and will provide legal support and assistance for Alaska environmental, permitting and safety matters.
Your responsibilities may include:
Work with environmental/permitting/safety managers to ensure compliance in the Alaska BU
Act as liaison with government agencies and attorneys with regard to environmental/permitting/safety matters in Alaska
Research and interpret relevant laws, rulings and regulations
Provide legal advice and, when necessary, manage outside legal services, on various claims/litigation, administrative law, commercial, regulatory and strategic planning issues that may affect the Alaska BU and the Company, especially in relation to environmental permitting and compliance work and enforcement action
Negotiate with environmental/permitting/safety regulators
Support corporate sustainability programs and initiatives
Participate in transactional due diligence
Negotiate agreements, including but not limited to permits, consent decrees, and other similar agreements
Collaborate with other Company counsel on broader environmental/permitting/safety matters involving other BUs
Collaborate with senior management and various operations personnel including participation in project and asset teams
Support Company participation via the External & Governmental Affairs Group in industry advocacy groups on environmental/safety matters
Other duties as assigned
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee or asylee
Juris doctorate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association or foreign equivalent
Licensed by state law to practice in Alaska, or a state that grants reciprocity with Alaska
5 years of legal experience in the regulatory environmental, health and safety area
7 years of direct experience in oil and gas environmental/permitting/safety law (upstream and midstream)
Experience with Alaska state law or federal law specific to Alaska on environmental/permitting/safety issues relevant to the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry
Experience in practice before EPA, DOI, USF&WS, ADEC, AOGCC, AK DNR or other similar regulatory agencies
Work under minimal supervision
Strong initiative along with excellent communication and analytical skills
Ability to handle multiple projects and work effectively in a team environment
Takes ownership of actions and follows through on dedications by holding others accountable and standing up for what's right
Builds effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical
Listens actively and invites new ideas for exchanged opinions, 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 goal
To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of July 12, 2020.
Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a) (1). Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.
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.
Job Function: Legal
Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level
Line of Business: ALASKA
Title: Alaska - Counsel - Environmental