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Senior Legal Advisor (AGL45398)

Date Posted: 08/03/2018
Area: Aberdeen
Duration: 12 Months
Rate: Negotaible
Type: Contract
Ref: AGL45398

We have an opportunity for an experienced Senior Legal Advisor to join our client in London on a contract basis for 12 months.

The position will report to Legal Manager and support executive management on business activities relating to assets

  • Drafting and negotiation of key development contracts
  • Working with external project finance counsel in the development financing arrangements, such as senior and mezzanine debt and integrating the same with the development contracts and Group finance arrangements
  • Ensuring compliance with joint venture arrangements and any necessary amendments to dovetail the same with the development
  • Licensing, local facilities, taxation and associated matters
  • Supporting business development endeavours
  • Given the multi-faceted nature of these business activities, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to deepen and broaden their experience of development operations, on a world scale project

 Key Accountabilities:

  • The approach to joint venture, supply chain and other contracting arrangements,
  • The documentation governing assets, the oil and gas licensing and regulatory regime, in each case in respect of the business
  • Support and advise internal stakeholders on the drafting and negotiation of contractual arrangements in respect of supply chain operations
  • Provide timely, practical and commercially orientated advice to internal stakeholders on legal arrangements governing interests, including ports and supply bases
  • Support business development projects as required
  • Manage external legal resources and help build productive relationships with BU suppliers.
  • Work with, and where relevant lead, negotiation teams, and support the resolution of disputes to optimize position

Major Challenges

• Provide legal support to complex projects, under time pressure

• Produce a high quality of legal documentation

• Ensure contracts achieve an appropriate allocation of risk and reward between the company and the contractors



• Bachelor’s degree level education

• Hold a current legal practicing certificate from a relevant jurisdiction

• Membership of professional and industry bodies

Candidate Profile

Skills / experience:

  • The role will require a strong understanding of oil and gas contracting and an ability to swiftly understand the risk position and help to deliver that in contractual arrangements
  • Candidates with significant relevant experience in the oil and gas industry gained at an international law firm, operator or services company
  • Exposure to development and supply chain activities would be highly regarded
  • M&A and project finance experience is desirable but not essential
  • Strong commercial awareness and an interest in the oil and gas sector

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