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Sr Legal Counsel, Environmental


Dallas, TX, US, 75001

Delek US Holdings, Inc. is a diversified downstream energy company with assets in petroleum refining, logistics, asphalt, renewable fuels and convenience store retailing. We are hiring for the position of Attorney located in our Brentwood, Tennessee corporate office (partial remote) or Dallas, Texas (remote).


The attorney will be responsible for providing legal support on complex environmental matters at petroleum and renewable fuels facilities. Such legal support includes compliance assistance, interpretative guidance, and management of enforcement cases. The position requires heavy interaction with Delek’s business units and facilities, governmental agencies, and outside counsel.


Come and #jointheenergy! We offer top of the line benefits along with health premium re-imbursements.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Provides professional legal advice, counsel, and guidance, to ensure compliance with federal, state and local environmental and land use regulatory requirements, including water, air, waste, toxics, wetlands, endangered species, land use planning, and environmental review.
  • Advises management of the environmental legal aspects of the Company's operational and transactional activities, including securing permits, handling permit appeals and due diligence reviews.
  • Advises regarding wide variety of regulatory matters for all aspects of energy including OSHA, RFS Program, gasoline regulations, DOT, FERC, and PHMSA with assistance from outside counsel.
  • Assists with environmental initiatives relating to alternative energy and decarbonization projects.
  • Plans and develops solutions to existing or potential legal problems involving the Company, and advises management concerning its legal rights and obligations.
  • Develops and implements programs, presentations, publishes information, and participates in other activities to educate Company officers and employees as to Company policies and procedures and legal compliance requirements.
  • Participates in continuing legal education programs and other activities as necessary to keep informed of developments in the law, new and proposed statutes and regulations, economic and social issues, and other matters of interest to the Company and the energy industry. 


Required Qualifications – Education, Skills & Experience:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) Degree with strong academic performance

Admission and good standing in at least one state (if not Tennessee, then eligibility for the Tennessee In-House Counsel Limited Licensure)


Preferred Qualifications – Education, Skills & Experience:

  • Candidates are required to have in-depth exposure of state and federal environmental laws, including environmental compliance and regulations, environmental transactions, as well as environmental enforcement and litigation.
  • Candidates should also be able to analyze the applicability of federal and state environmental statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Some experience in corporate M&A transactions, joint ventures or other general corporate, limited liability company or limited partnership matters is preferred, but not required.
  • International experience preferred, but not required.
  • Experience working effectively with senior level management.
  • Team player who is willing to pitch in wherever needed.
  • Comfortable and confident in thinking independently and making his/her own decisions.
  • Ability to quickly and accurately recognize areas of risk/opportunity.
  • Excellent communication skills, both speaking and writing.
  • Creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Well-organized and able to work on tight timelines while handling multiple projects.
  • Works well with both legal and business personnel. 


Desired Personal Qualities and Attributes:

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • Credibility – Can command respect; problem-solver with the ability to analyze problems carefully and conceptualize solutions.  Capable of translating business priorities into HR programs, processes and initiatives that drive value and meet the business needs.
  • Communication skills – Polished; good listener; excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to exercise strong cross-functional relationship, influence and persuasion skills to manage and deal effectively with change management initiatives.
  • Collaborative – Demonstrates a willingness and ability to work with and through others; able to forge effective working relationships with various parties and encourage them to work together toward common goals. Experience working cross functionally with all areas of HR with demonstrated collaboration & teaming skills.
  • Ownership – Self-starter with creative mind who takes initiative and ownership with a proven track record of putting ideas into practice and assessing results while maintaining strong business partnerships in a dynamic and fast paced environment.
  • Values – A hard work ethic and high energy level; honest and straightforward; outstanding integrity.



We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans. 


It’s an exciting time to join Delek. We’re on a mission to attract, retain, and engage the best and brightest talent – those who are great team players and leaders who make it their first priority to serve. 

  • We are performance driven
  • We value a passion for excellence
  • We value teamwork
  • We value and reward hard work and dedication

Delek US offers the opportunity to provide you with more than a job – we want to help you build a career. 

Since our inception, our ability to hire the right people for the job has served us well, resulting in an impressive record of consistent growth and profitability. With more than 3,500 employees in nine states, we have brought together a diverse team of professionals passionate about investing their time and expertise in one of the most dynamic downstream energy companies in the market today. 

Welcome to Delek US Holdings







Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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