Shell Legal Counsel New Energies (Houston, TX) in Houston, Texas
Auto req ID 58222BR
Job Title Legal Counsel New Energies (Houston, TX)
Country of Work Location United States
City, State (if applicable) Houston, TX
Work Location Houston - EP Center Americas
Company Description Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In the US, we have operated for over a century and are a major oil and gas producer onshore and in the Gulf of Mexico, a recognized innovator in exploration and production technology, and a leading manufacturer and marketer of fuels, natural gas and petrochemicals. We deliver energy responsibly; operate safely with respect to our neighbours and work to minimize our environmental impact. We are in search of remarkable people who will thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment to deliver exciting projects locally and globally. People who are passionate about exploring new frontiers. Innovators and pioneers. People with the drive to help shape our future. Because remarkable people achieve remarkable things.
To provide legal support to New Energies (NE), which includes Onshore wind, New Fuels, Solar and Integrated Energy Solutions.
The role of the Legal Services Integrated Gas New Energies team (LSIG/N) is to provide legal advice, support and related services to New Energies in a proactive, timely, cost-effective and professional manner with a view to furthering business objectives in support of the Shell Group Strategy, adding value and protecting shareholder interests.
LSIG/N seeks to ensure that legal risks are identified, appropriate alternative structures and strategies are considered, and documents are appropriately drafted to reflect commercial decisions, at all times consistent with professional standards, legal obligations, the Shell General Business Principles and the Shell Control Framework.
This position is as a member of the LSIG/N team responsible for the provision of legal services to New Energies as described above.
This position will also be required to support the LSIG/B team in Houston.
LSIG/N is therefore responsible for the provision of legal services in relation to Wind, New Fuels, Solar and Integrated energy solutions. This role will primarily focus on supporting the onshore wind business and will involve the drafting and negotiating of a wide range of commercial contracts and advising in relation to onshore wind operational contracts. It will also involve supporting the Connected Energy business and involve drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts, joint venture arrangements, procurement agreements and other relevant documents.
Act as lead lawyer for Onshore Wind business and Connected Energy business and other NE and NBD work
Identify and prioritize legal risks and alternative strategies in a variety of fields
Ensure documents reflect accurately commercial decisions, at all times consistent with legal obligations and the Shell Control Framework
Represent Shell vis-à-vis third parties
Instruct and manage external counsel when required
Broad experience in dealing with private equity or venture capital projects and renewable projects
Good commercial mind and the ability to handle multiple demanding clients in a project environment which demands a quick and thoughtful legal touch across several legal disciplines
The ability to work in a less well defined legal environment with clients who need and demand pragmatic legal advice
Ability to draft well and to negotiate complex agreements often in difficult environments
Ability to help structure diverse opportunities and think creatively
Ability to handle complex and sensitive government and partner relations
Ability to develop and sustain relationships with clients at all levels
Broad general grasp of legal issues under own and foreign legal systems and demonstrated capability of building up knowledge in particular areas of law
Knowledge and experience to help identify critical legal risks
High levels of collaboration
Strong influencing and facilitation skills
Ability to work with both internal and external stakeholders with diverse cultural backgrounds
Excellent communication skills
Problem-solving and decision-making skills
High levels of business and legal acumen
Ability to address issues creatively and sensitively and to build strong relationships across a range of organizations
Ability to react positively to a wide range of challenges
Fluent written and spoken English
Law degree or professional legal qualification
Previous relevant experience would be an advantage
No. of Positions 1
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Removal Date 30-Sep-2017