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Legal Counsel


Houston, TX, US

Country/Region:  US
Job Area:  Legal & Internal Audit
Business Unit:  Legal

We are looking for a Counsel to assist our Legal team in Houston.


We have a small team of experts working in our Legal team. Our team is responsible for ensuring that we are compliant with existing regulations, are protected as a contracting entity, and are able to support new and existing businesses as they grow organically or through acquisition.   


You will work closely with all our teams in the Americas, particularly in sales, supply aviation, and contracts to ensure that we can keep building and growing Neste’s presence in the Americas.


Your main responsibilities in creating a sustainable future are

  • Support the Head of Legal, North America with respect to the drafting, review and negotiation of supplier and sales agreements, non-disclosure agreements, corporate guarantees, service contracts, amendments to existing agreements, general terms and conditions, and other contractual matters.  

  • Assist with major transactions and/or acquisitions

  • Assist the Head of Legal, North America with other projects as needed, including with respect to litigation and dispute resolution, human resources matters, corporate transactions, regulatory and compliance issues, and general health and functioning of the legal department.

  • Draft notice letters and corporate legal correspondence as needed.

  • Give accurate and timely counsel to key stakeholders and executives across the business on a variety of legal topics.

  • Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations as requested.

  • Perform legal research as necessary.


The best combination of experiences, skills and background is 

  •  3-5 years of transactional or contract review and drafting experience

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills in English, both verbal and written - other languages a plus

  • Interest in renewable energy 

  • Flexibility and adaptability 

  • Attention to detail

 We also value

  • Pride in your work product, no matter how simple it may seem

  • Excellent cooperation skills, ability to interact and work in an international environment (different cultures, values, communication styles and time zones) as well as an open mind towards work responsibilities and environment

  • An easygoing, positive attitude


The recruitment process will include interviews and aptitude assessment. 


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification “Form I-9” upon hire.  This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. 


Join us in creating a healthier planet for our children.


Our success is based on our people who are the driving force behind Neste’s transformation to become a global leader in renewable and circular solutions. We are also committed to carbon neutral production by 2035. The passion that we have for creating a healthier planet for our children is what makes us unique.


We have set high standards for biodiversity, human rights and supply chain. We have consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. 


To carry out our strategy and business growth, our values guide our work. We support, develop and take care of the wellbeing of our people to enable them to grow, innovate and build our future. 


We care. We have courage. We cooperate. 


At Neste we want our people to feel good and do good. We provide clear and transparent targets, development opportunities, empowering leadership as well as rewards based on role and responsibilities. 


The world is going through changes. At Neste our strategy reflects the understanding and mindset that we can be in charge of these changes to serve our purpose: to create a healthier planet for our children.


In the end, it is the people who make the company. We are Neste.


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Nearest Major Market: Houston

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