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Risk Manager

Date: Sep 21, 2021

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Apache Corporation

Company Overview

Apache Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the world's premier independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. With operations in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom (North Sea), the company has a presence in domestic and international basins.  Apache is proud of its portfolio that includes exploration in conventional, unconventional, onshore and offshore operating areas.


At Apache, there is a world of opportunity. With a history of using sound financial practices and an abundant inventory of near-term and future development projects, the company is admired across the industry for its ability to navigate in a rapidly changing world. Apache succeeds in recognizing opportunity and acting quickly. The growth of the company comes from the coordinated efforts of its diverse and accomplished workforce.


  • Our VISION is to be the premier exploration and production company, contributing to global progress by helping meet the world's energy needs.
  • Our MISSION is to grow in an innovative, safe, environmentally responsible and profitable manner for the long-term benefit of our stakeholders.
  • Our STRATEGY is to take a differentiated approach to the exploration and production of cost-advantaged hydrocarbons through innovation, technology, optimization, continuous improvement and relentless focus on costs to deliver top-tier, long-term returns.


Apache is proud to have been named a Top Workplace in Houston and is one of the world’s most admired companies by Fortune. Our global team is brought together by a shared sense of ownership, team of teams approach and the knowledge that best answers win.

Apache believes in a culture that encourages everyone to bring their unique perspective and background to work every day and to know that their voice is valued and respected.

Apache provides a challenging and rewarding work environment, supported by a premier total compensation package that includes competitive base salaries and benefits along with performance-driven incentives.

For additional information about Apache, please visit:

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Apache Reports and Filings 

Position Description & Duties:

The Risk Manager for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s Internal Audit team at the company’s Houston, TX office reporting to the Vice President, Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance.

This role will be primarily responsible for the following:

  • Day-to-day execution of the company’s ERM program;
  • Assisting risk owners in the identification and assessment of risks;
  • Participating in meetings and working with management at all levels within the organization in furtherance of identifying and managing organizational risks;
  • Assisting risk owners in developing and executing on risk mitigation and recovery strategies;
  • Owning, managing and improving the company’s risk management program and IT application;
  • Validating risk mitigation actions and documenting results in the company’s Risk IT application;
  • Training employees as needed on risk concepts and needed improvements;
  • Leading meetings across the organization on risk identification and assessment sessions, and to facilitate needed risk actions and improvements;
  • Preparing / obtaining broader risk assessments for new ventures, country exposures, and more strategic company initiatives;
  • Preparing and providing risk information and updates to senior management, risk owners and functional management on a regular basis;
  • Assisting with risk-related Audit Committee presentations;
  • Continually instilling a risk awareness and approach throughout the organization; and,
  • Keeping abreast of risk best practices, communicating them as pertinent within the organization, and instilling them in Apache’s ERM program when warranted.

Preferred & Minimum Requirements:

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance or other pertinent business-related degree;
  • Minimum 5 years of direct, relevant experience in establishing or managing a public company ERM program;
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal);
  • Strong teamwork orientation, with the ability to work independently as needed;
  • Strong experience with ERM concepts and best practices;
  • Experience with operational process flow risks and evaluations, and identifying control gaps and process improvement opportunities;
  • Hands-on risk IT application experience preferred;
  • Proven strong aptitude for problem solving and root cause analysis; and
  • Experience in the oil and gas industry highly preferred, midstream experience a plus.


Core Values & Leadership Attributes

The successful candidate will lead by example through the embodiment of, and by embracing, Apache's Core Values and Leadership Attributes:

  • Core Values:
    • Expect top performance & innovation;
    • Seek relentless improvements in all facets;
    • Invest in our greatest asset, our people;
    • Foster a contrarian spirit;
    • Drive to succeed with a sense of urgency;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be compromised;
    • Conduct our business with honesty & integrity;
    • Treat our stakeholders with respect & dignity; and
    • We derive benefit from the earth & take our environmental responsibility seriously.
  • Leadership Attributes:
    • Responsible irreverence;
    • Focus on team accomplishments over personal gain;
    • Decisive, invested, committed;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be comprised;
    • Fire in the belly;
    • Lead by example, be an ambassador for Apache’s values;
    • Sees the big picture, translates into action;
    • Sound judgement and emotional maturity;
    • Best answers win;
    • Working managers; and
    • Effective communicators.

Apache Statement on Hiring

To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to base all employment-related decisions and actions exclusively on employment-related criteria. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to provide broad dissemination of job opportunities, as consistent with the nature of the positions. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to review its employment-related policies and actions on a regular basis to ensure that their application is consistent with their intent.


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