Title:  Counsel-Environmental

Date:  Apr 4, 2024

Dallas, TX, US, 75201

Basic Function

HF Sinclair in Dallas, Texas is seeking an Environmental Counsel to join its legal department. Reporting to the Associate General Counsel, EHS, the Environmental Counsel will assist the legal department on all legal aspects of environmental matters across the Company’s business segments: refining, marketing, midstream, renewables, lubricants and specialties.

Job Duties

  • Provide professional legal advice and counsel on environmental compliance issues, including air, water and waste issues.
  • Assist in planning and developing solutions to environmental matters involving the Company, and advise management concerning legal rights and obligations.
  • Represent the Company in enforcement actions before federal and state agencies with jurisdiction over environmental issues.
  • Coordinate and assist in developing the Company’s advocacy position on future legislative and regulatory matters and participate in various industry trade organizations with focus on environmental issues.
  • Provide environmental training to business teams.
  • Participate in continuing legal education programs and other activities as necessary to keep informed of developments in the law, new and proposed statutes and regulations, and other matters of interest to the Company and the energy industry.
  • Conduct environmental legal due diligence for possible acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Manage and coordinate outside counsel’s involvement in environmental matters, including setting and maintaining budget.
  • Assist in development of Company’s sustainability report, including climate change related matters.
  • Provide legal support to corporate and site specific environmental audits.
  • Coordinate and ensure maximum effective use of in-house and outside legal resources.


Special assignments or tasks assigned to the employee by his/her superior, as determined from time to time in the supervisor’s sole and complete discretion, including health and safety matters.


  • Five (5) to ten (10) years of experience as a licensed attorney in environmental law at a top tier law firm, corporation or regulatory agency, with excellent knowledge of core federal environmental laws (e.g., CAA, CWA, RCRA, CERCLA) and experience navigating state counterparts.


Preferred Experience:

  • Experience working as legal counsel at a large public corporation or top tier-law firm.
  • Experience with knowledge of environmental statutes and regulations applicable to the petroleum refining industry.
  • Experience with environmental litigation and administrative/judicial enforcement matters.
  • Experience counseling business and operation managers on compliance with environmental laws and regulations.


Education Level

A minimum of a Jurisprudence Doctorate Degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school is required.   

Required Skills

  • Superior legal drafting and analysis skills
  • Excellent and effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong attention to detail with well-developed analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, research and document review skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a cross-functional team in a fast-pace environment
  • A proactive, positive and energetic approach with a commitment to providing excellent service and a desire to interact and build client relationships with each department in the Company
  • Required to be a member of a State Bar.
  • Service-oriented attitude towards clients
  • Ability to thrive in a collegial work environment where everyone's views are respected and valued
  • Strong organizational and project management skills

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibility


Work Conditions

Office based with travel up to 25% by land and air required.  Subject to all weather and varying road conditions.

Petroleum refinery and out-of-doors environment including but not limited to chemicals, pressure vessels, tanks, and rotating equipment.

Our One HF Sinclair Culture:

At HF Sinclair, we are united through our One HF Sinclair Culture, which is underpinned by our five core values of Safety, Integrity, Teamwork, Ownership and Inclusion. Developed to empower our people, our five core cultural values are at the heart of everything we do and extend to how we engage our stakeholders. These values influence our decisions, shape our behaviors and keep us connected across the entire organization.

We maintain a true Safety culture for our employees, communities, environments and customers. Our goal is to make sure everyone returns home safely each day. We have a long-standing commitment to Integrity and ethical behavior and do what is right for our employees, investors, communities and the environment. We encourage employees to Step Up and Stand Out by championing a culture of Teamwork and Ownership. We foster a culture of Inclusion by encouraging diversity of experiences, viewpoints and backgrounds. What makes each of us different, together makes us stronger.

About HF Sinclair Corporation

HF Sinclair Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an independent energy company that produces and markets high-value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, renewable diesel and other specialty products. HF Sinclair owns and operates refineries located in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming, Washington and Utah and markets its refined products principally in the Southwest U.S., the Rocky Mountains extending into the Pacific Northwest and in other neighboring Plains states. HF Sinclair supplies high-quality fuels to more than 1,500 branded stations and licenses the use of the Sinclair brand at more than 300 additional locations throughout the country. In addition, subsidiaries of HF Sinclair produce and market base oils and other specialized lubricants in the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands, and export products to more than 80 countries. Through its subsidiaries, HF Sinclair produces renewable diesel at two of its facilities in Wyoming and also at its facility in Artesia, New Mexico. HF Sinclair provides petroleum product and crude oil transportation, terminalling, storage and throughput services to its refineries and the petroleum industry.

Equal Opportunity Employer

HF Sinclair Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other prohibited ground of discrimination.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth