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ProfileLegal Counsel The candidate will be responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating agreements supporting the day-to-day operations and maintenance, as well as special projects, at all refineries, ethanol plants, terminals and other facilities throughout the USA, including legal support for headquarters-based Supply Chain Management group which includes redlining and editing contract language, suggesting alternate terms and conditions based on the needs of the business unit, ensuring key terms and conditions are incorporated, and working closely with internal stakeholders. Will drafts, negotiates and manages a high volume and wide variety of contracts, including purchase order, construction and maintenance, rental, sales and service, engineering, consulting and professional services agreements. Will provides practical legal advice and support to management and other personnel during contract preparation and negotiation with respect to relevant contractual provisions. Will analyzes and interprets statutory, common law and contractual rights and obligations. Will advises personnel on legal issues and risks. Will assists on various corporate matters as needed. Will drafts and maintains standard form contracts and implements improvements to form contracts. Will drafts unique, deal-specific agreements covering a broad spectrum of commercial topics, including construction, engineering and other professional services, general business law, leasing, licensing, real estate, utilities, chemicals, industrial gases and many others. Will drain and guide contract administrators and others regarding the use of form contracts, relevant legal issues, and good contracting practices.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.), or higher, from four-year accredited college or university. Must have law degree from an accredited law school. Must also be admitted to the practice of law in Texas or other relevant state or be otherwise eligible to practice law in such state. Must have 5 years of experience in legal practice. Should have experience with negotiating commercial and transactional agreements. Should have experience with another major public corporation or a law firm.