Houston, TX, us Full-time

Company Description

Parker Wellbore helps energy companies accomplish their drilling and production goals efficiently, reliably, and safely. Our global team supports oil and gas operators with innovative land and offshore drilling services, premium rental tools and well services, and advanced operations and management support. Founded in 1934, Parker Wellbore helps customers manage their costs and mitigate their risks, to achieve their operational goals in a safe and efficient manner. With experience in both harsh-environment regions and complex drilling situations, you can trust Parker Wellbore to get the job done.

Job Description

In a highly collegial and collaborative Legal Department, Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to the Company’s business units and shared services, including Quality, Supply Chain, Risk Management, Information Technology, Information & Records Management, and Asset Management, among others.

Essential functions

  • Review and participate in negotiations of various contracts, to include, but not limited to, Master Service Agreements, Master Purchase Agreements, Purchase Orders, Licensing Agreements, Consulting Agreements, Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements, Real Estate Leases, etc.     
  • Maintain Contract Management processes, supporting internal clients in their adherence to policies governing the Company’s contractual relationships, and including the periodic review of Company policies, processes and practices with respect to Contract Management to identify and implement improvements.     
  • Provide legal advice and counsel to internal clients in response to issues arising in the course of ordinary business.     
  • Continuously maintain knowledge with developments in legislation that relate to Parker Wellbore’s operations and provide client updates and training and proposing policy changes as required.
  • Provide support to the Compliance Department, as needed, including due diligence and compliance screenings and employee training.
  • Ensure that personal behaviors and work practices are in line with Company safety standards.      Responsible for safety of self and others in the vicinity to include, but not limited to, employees, vendors and guests.     
  • Provide visible leadership engagement, be aware of housekeeping and take additional safety precautions to ensure no one is put at risk.     
  • Do not take short cuts or unnecessary risks and actively work with others to ensure they take due care and do not put themselves or others at risk.      
  • Ensure all incidents are reported and appropriately investigated in accordance with Company procedure. 


Necessary qualifications, skills and abilities

  • A Juris Doctorate or equivalent law degree from a foreign jurisdiction is required, and the individual must be licensed or otherwise qualified to practice in foreign courts of law.
  • Must have at least 3 years legal work experience and preferably some experience in oil and gas, or oil field services.
  • Must be a detail oriented, self-starter and able to work with little supervision while maintaining goals/tasks.
  • Must have good PC skills to include all MS Office products.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, to include public speaking, and be able to effectively communicate with staff, management, customers and vendors.
  • Must possess sound reasoning skills and have the ability to follow directions.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with proficiency in one or more foreign languages.

Additional qualifications, skills and abilities

Preference may be given to candidates with proficiency in Spanish.

Position competencies

  • People Management Provides team with a clear sense of direction and objectives; creates a stable and re-assuring work atmosphere; supports employment development through coaching, Highly integrated with strategic talent management processes including performance management, succession planning, talent development, and engagement/retention, etc. Get results through people.
  • Effective Communication Communicates in a clear, precise and structured way; speaks with authority and conviction; listens attentively and objectively.
  • Personal Accountability Demonstrates enthusiasm for and commitment to the position and accepts responsibility for personal actions. Takes pride in the job. Actively engages in professional self-development opportunities. Demonstrates professionalism and emotional intelligence across situations.
  • Flawless Execution Clearly defines priorities and objectives. Uses a systematic approach with commitment and determination to achieve high quality results. Capably leads the business day-to-day and evaluates the risks and rewards new opportunities present.

Physical demands and work environment

  • Oversee and manage the overall quality of projects and/or employee performance.
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and interpret data.
  • Ability to perform under stress, under pressure, and/or in emergency situations.
  • Ability to multitask, work in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, reason logically, and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to comprehend, remember, and follow verbal and written directions and comply with Company policies, procedures and standard.
  • Use repetitive wrist, hand or finger movements at a computer.
  • Ability to work as a team, communicate and interact with others in a professional manner, and consider alternative and diverse perspectives.

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