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Title:  Regulatory Affairs Director


Houston, TX, US, 77002

Requisition ID:  720

Company Overview:
Founded in 2016 by Charif Souki (Cheniere) and Martin Houston (BG Group), and led by Octávio Simões (Sempra LNG), Tellurian is a fully integrated company with Upstream assets located in the Haynesville Shale (Calcasieu Parish), Downstream/LNG assets located in Lake Charles, and Midstream assets connecting the two.


The Tellurian management team has collectively delivered over 79 million tonnes of LNG, representing more than 15% of LNG in production today.


Our $30 billion Driftwood LNG facility broke ground in April 2022 and is scheduled to begin exporting LNG in 2026. Once complete, Driftwood will be the largest LNG facility in the US.


What We Offer: 
Tellurian offers an industry leading compensation and benefits package.

  • Competitive Base Salary + Annual Bonus + Long-term Incentive Bonus
  • Industry Leading Benefits, at no monthly cost to the employee
    • Medical Premiums (All Employees + Family)
    • Dental Premiums (All Employees + Family)
    • Vision Premiums (All Employees + Family)
    • Gym Membership (Dependent on Location)
    • 401K, $1 for $1 match, up to 6%
    • Paid Maternity, Paternity, and Adoption Leave
    • Pet Insurance

Position Overview

The Regulatory Affairs Director monitors and advises Tellurian management and operating units on federal and state regulatory requirements for new or modified natural gas projects, as well as regulatory requirements to maintain Tellurian’s license to operate. 

The Regulatory Affairs Director will direct Tellurian’s development of internal regulatory processes by monitoring regulatory requirements and assuring the organization's operations remain in compliance with government regulations. This individual also works with regulatory and other government agencies to address concerns regarding the business of Tellurian.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Regulatory Affairs Director is charged with performing a wide array of tasks. 

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform as Company subject matter expert in federal and state regulatory requirements, emphasis on the Natural Gas Act (18 CFR  380) and Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act (49 CFR 193).
  • Advise Company on regulatory process and regulatory strategy.
  • Assist with development of Company regulatory standards for compliance and assurance
  • Develop Regulatory audit/assurance program for Company operations
  • Lead internal compliance reviews and audits
  • Collaborate with HSSE Department and business operations to prepare compliance and project budgets for corporate and operating assets
  • Assist in establishing a Regulatory Document Control Management System and structure
  • Oversee FERC, PHMSA and DOE compliance requirements
  • Communicate and advise internal stakeholders
  • Track and monitor changes to federal regulatory requirements
  • Communicate and train Company operations on changes to regulatory compliance requirements that may affect our license to operate
  • Be solutions oriented to new and changing regulatory environment
  • Develop and manage Regulatory staff, and conduct and participate in performance management reviews


  • 10+ years of experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Process, Petroleum or Environmental Engineering or Regulatory field
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Federal, and State requirements for LNG Terminals and natural gas pipelines regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Transportation, and Department of Energy
  • Self-starter with the ability to manage multiple projects/priorities
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, etc.), Adobe Acrobat, SharePoint, etc.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

Tellurian is an equal opportunity workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected categories. This includes providing reasonable accommodation if requested for disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

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