ConocoPhillips Paralegal / Legal Specialist in HOUSTON, Texas

Title: Paralegal / Legal Specialist Location: NORTH AMERICA-USA-TEXAS-HOUSTON Job Number: 00QXX

Our Company ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 17 countries, $73 billion of total assets, and approximately 11,400 employees as of Dec. 31, 2017. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,356 MBOED in 2017, and proved reserves were 5.0 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2017. Employees across the globe focus on fulfilling our core SPIRIT Values of safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. And we apply the characteristics that define leadership excellence in how we engage each other, collaborate with our teams, and drive the business. Position Summary : Paralegal/Legal Specialist position to report up through General Counsel organization in large corporate litigation department of Fortune 500 energy company headquartered in Houston, Texas Responsibilities may include: Apply specialized legal knowledge of rules and procedures to assist with matters assigned or overseen by Deputy General Counsel and/or Associate General Counsel for Litigation, Arbitration and Employment Assist Deputy General Counsel and/or Associate General Counsel with preparing presentations to management including potential exposure review, budgets, accruals, etc.; assist with preparing presentations for board committee meetings\ Prepare case budgets for review by in-house attorneys and assist with managing department annual budget, plus monitoring and analysis of budget against actual spend by matter and prepare and report forecast analysis reports for the department Assist Accruals Coordinator with various tasks including, but not limited to, quarterly management and reporting of Legal Accruals, coordinating with external auditors and controllers regarding contingent legal accruals Assist with managing eDiscovery processes and guidelines, including assisting with Legal Hold Order (LHO) compliance, eDiscovery, and department records management Coordinate and assign tasks to legal support staff with respect to file maintenance, case management plan updating, docket calendaring, check processing, and routine communications with clients, court clerks, outside counsel, and others Qualifications: Basic/Required: Legally authorized to work in the United States Paralegal certificate or equivalent education 7 years of legal experience working in a law firm and/or corporate legal department Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts or Business from an accredited university Legal project management experience (e.g., proactively managing tasks related to legal cases or matters, managing budget and spend, evaluating value of services based on fee arrangements, etc.) Experience in the oil and gas industry Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of products, in particular Excel and Powerpoint Strong interpersonal skills and effective oral and written communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate with internal business and auditors\ Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work well under pressure and meet and manage deadlines\ Mature judgment and discretion Ability to manage and prioritize assignments which may be broad in scope and complexity, and which involve collaborative work with managers and staff within the legal department and in different departments and with varying degrees of seniority\ Self-initiation on regular and complex assignments and ability to work independently within broadly defined objectives, being able to perform job functions with minimal supervision Comprehensive analytical, conceptual, problem-solving, planning, evaluation and legal project management skills Consistently demonstrates high integrity, behaves ethically, takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments Delivers results through realistic planning to accomplish goals Listens actively and invites dialogue for shared understanding, then influences and acts to drive performance and achieve results Builds strong relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of May 30, 2018. Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a) (1). Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire. ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status. Job Function: Legal Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level Line of Business: LITIGATIONS & EDISCOVERY Title: Paralegal / Legal Specialist