T. D. Williamson, Inc.

  • Legal Counsel

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2018-10-26 6:08 PM)
    City
    Houston
    Position ID
    Position-17259
    State/Province
    Texas
    Country
    United States
  • Overview

    Provide legal support to the Western Hemisphere organization by negotiating products and services contracts, managing claims, participating in risk mitigation efforts and providing advice to regional and functional management.

    Responsibilities

    • Applies and enforces legal programs and procedures to minimize business risks and enable the efficient performance of the business’ operational functions
    • Advises and counsels internal clients on company procedures such as contract risk management performs internal audits in the assigned region, monitors their efficiency and revises processes and procedures as necessary to improve program effectiveness
    • Provides legal advice and services to all parts of the business
    • Develops and updates document templates, including localized versions
    • Develops and updates legal reference materials
    • Participates as appropriate in the general operational decision-making processes of the region
    • Selects, instructs and co-ordinates with the external local legal counsel
    • Drafts all types of legal documents (sale and supply contracts, agency and distribution agreements, consultancy agreements, letters of intent, manufacturing agreements, corporate documents, authorization letters, etc.)
    • Reviews and advises on customer contracts
    • Develops legal training plans and materials for all levels of staff
    • Trains staff on a variety of legal topics, including contract review, contract risk management, and procedures and matters contained in the TDW Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
    • Follows and monitors legal developments in all countries where the company is active and takes action where required

    Education Requirement

    • Qualified and registered lawyer with a state bar association with a minimum of 5 years varied experience at a reputable law firm and/or in-house experience within a multinational company
    • Proficient knowledge of commercial and corporate laws
    • Experience with construction law is helpful
    • Knowledge of oil/gas pipeline industry is helpful
    • Strong drafting skills
    • Good organization skills and ability to manage different priorities
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills at all levels within a multicultural environment
    • Flexibility and ability to inspire confidence in business partners
    • A commercial, solution-oriented mind coupled with a strong commitment to professional ethics.
    • Fluent in English.

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