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Counsel, Sustainability & Corp. Affairs


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  82029
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Legal Sustainability & Corporate Affairs
Division:  Legal, Enterprise Risk Management and Re


Come Join an Inclusive Team:


The Counsel, Sustainability & Corporate Affairs role is part of the legal team that provides support to LyondellBasell’s sustainability strategy, government relations and corporate communications function.  In this role, you will focus on sustainability communications, serving as the lead lawyer supporting corporate communications, and providing advice and counsel on related sustainability strategies and advocacy efforts.

Day in the Life:


  • Serve as the lead lawyer supporting corporate communications, including reviewing marketing, speeches, press releases and holding statements, and coordinating other legal support as necessary
  • Provide subject matter expertise on environmental marketing claims laws, including tracking developments, providing research and guidance on specific questions, and updating and delivering training
  • Provide legal support for government relations on marketing claims and related topics, including assessing impacts of proposals, reviewing and providing input on advocacy strategies and positions, and providing advice and counsel on comments and other submittals 
  • Review and support the development of internal engagement and training materials around sustainability topics
  • Provide legal support for sustainability disclosures, ratings and reporting 
  • Provide legal support for government subsidy and funding opportunities aligned to the company’s sustainability strategy
  • Support the development of sustainability strategies 
  • Assist in the negotiation and drafting of contracts with various vendors and partners of the Sustainability & Corporate Affairs organization 

You Bring This Value:


  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
  • Member in good standing with a state bar
  • Current admission or eligibility for admission to the Texas Bar
  • Bachelor’s degree in sustainability or environmental field is preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience practicing law
  • Experience in the petrochemical industry is preferred
  • Legal work experience demonstrating strong legal drafting and negotiation skills, attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication skills, and analytical skills
  • Experience advising on environmental marketing claims laws, voluntary company disclosures and sustainability communications is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and stakeholder management skills; ability to work across functions to achieve results 
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize work in a dynamic environment
  • Solution oriented and a positive mindset
  • Some travel required
  • Desire to contribute to circular and low carbon transformation

This is What We Offer:


We offer employees a competitive total compensation package, which includes base pay and variable incentive pay programs. This supports a pay-for-performance culture, recognizing both individual and company performance, as well as benefit programs that are highly attractive and competitive within the markets for which we compete for talent.


  • The Company's Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to three days a week from home.
  • 401(k) Plan with Company Match
  • Retirement (Pension) Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Educational Assistance
  • Choice of Preferred Provider or Consumer Driven Medical Plan including Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental, Vision and Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life, AD&D and LTD Insurance





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Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity


LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB): As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company’s products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.


Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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