Environmental Attorney Job

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Date: May 14, 2024

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77024

Company: Marathon Oil



Job Overview

Marathon Oil is adding a new Health, Environment, Safety & Security (HES&S) attorney position to its Law Organization to support the Company’s domestic operations.  This position is located at the Marathon Oil Company headquarters in Houston, Texas, and requires law firm experience in an environmental law practice group.  The position will work closely with multiple internal groups, including HES&S, Operations, Government Relations, Global Supply Chain, and Business Development.

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Providing legal advice and counsel relating to Marathon’s upstream oil and gas assets on HES&S regulatory matters arising under the CWA, CAA, RCRA, CERCLA, ESA, etc.
  • Representing Marathon in enforcement or other regulatory actions before federal and state agencies with jurisdiction over environmental, health, safety, security and regulatory issues.
  • Participating in the Corporate Emergency Response Team and managing privileged and confidential investigations into HES&S incidents as needed.
  • Providing HES&S advice and counsel on mergers, acquisitions, and Global Supply Chain contracts.
  • Managing a docket of environmental cleanup sites companywide and coordinating as appropriate with the litigation and operations law teams.
  • Representing the Company in industry advocacy groups with respect to HES&S issues.
  • Working with assets and the litigation team to manage and resolve disputes with third parties relating to HES&S issues.
  • Providing HES&S legal training to field asset areas and traveling to those assets periodically for training and other work.
  • Working closely with outside counsel as needed to meet the Company’s HES&S legal needs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and Juris Doctor in Law from an accredited U.S. law school.
  • Active membership in the State Bar of Texas, or actively admitted in another U.S. jurisdiction.
  • Experience in HES&S law relating to upstream oil and gas (preferably 5+ years), including at least four years at a large law firm in a practice group dedicated to environmental law.  Candidates with experience relating to HES&S and regulatory issues in Texas, North Dakota, New Mexico, and/or Oklahoma preferred


Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company based in Houston, Texas. With a material position in four of the best oil-rich U.S. resource plays in different stages of development, we offer a variety of career opportunities, whether you're a recent college graduate or an experienced professional. You'll have the tools to develop and refine the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

Marathon Oil Company will take the necessary action to ensure that applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or other protected status under applicable employment law.

If you are a current Marathon employee please use the ERP website to submit referrals.

Posting Notes: ||  Houston  ||  TX   ||  United States (US)  ||  SF:LI; SF:DI; SF:GH; SF:MN; SF:RZ ||  Other Corporate Functions  || Not Applicable  || || 32035  ||





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