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Sustainability Specialist Sr Staff

Date: Jan 13, 2022

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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Commitment to Sustainability
Apache Reports and Filings 

Position Description & Duties

The Sustainability Specialist, for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s EH&S team at the company’s Houston, TX office reporting to the Environmental Sustainability Manager. 
This role will be primarily responsible for the following:

•    Collaborate with company stakeholders to develop and review ESG report narrative, review/ audit ESG data and metrics provided by department stakeholders, and work with other sustainability team members to update policies, processes, and systems as needed
•    Interface with internal and external auditors during quality assurance and document preparation activities, participate in effort to address identified deficiencies or recommendations identified by stakeholders
•    Work with sustainability team members to lead internal development of annual corporate sustainability report 
•    Coordinate with senior staff to develop corporate strategy for ESG disclosures 
•    Collect and analyze corporate wide sustainability data not limited to GHG and water data 
•    Engage with external stakeholders and industry groups regarding GHG emissions disclosure issues 
•    Be informed and knowledgeable on international greenhouse gas reporting methodologies (API SANGEA, EU ETS, EPA Subpart W)
•    Work with investor relations and Communications to meet growing investor interest in ESG issues to identify and prioritize improvement areas 
•    Evaluate and engage ratings agency on corporate rankings (MSCI, ISS, Sustainalytics) and able to respond to investor surveys
•    Conduct ongoing materiality updates every 2-3 years to incorporate views from additional stakeholder groups and revisit previous results to assess potential changes
•    Possess working knowledge of sustainability concepts. Must be proficient in recognized sustainability reporting methodologies (GRI, TCFD, SASB, UN SDGs)
•    Possess working knowledge of environmental and social sustainability issues facing upstream oil and gas industry companies – including carbon, GHG, water, energy, EHS, product stewardship, regulatory trends and their associated risks and opportunities – with the ability to translate these to relevant economic impacts for the business
•    Ability to effectively present and communicate detailed technical concepts across multiple organizational levels from executive to staff-level and technical to commercially focused team members
•    Ability to develop high-quality presentation materials and deliver sustainability messages to senior audiences

Preferred Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science or related field
•    Preferred 5 years or greater EH&S experience
•    Oil and gas industry experience
•    Strong knowledge of industry and government EHS standards and regulations
•    Proficient knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
•    Solid problem solving skills and be recognized as results oriented
•    Effective interpersonal and team communication skills
•    The ability to be self-directed and self-motivated and the ability to be team player
•    Legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than your current employer

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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