Aberdeen North SeaJob Reference - J8825

Legal Advisor

We are currently assisting a leading independent operator client to source an experienced Legal Advisor to join their team based here in Aberdeen on a full time permanent basis. Key Accountabilities Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of contracts relating to Company’s oil and gas operations in the UKCS Providing advice on upstream oil and gas agreements, including licencing, joint operating, oil sales, farm out, proximity and crossing, asset purchases and sales and decommissioning security agreements Supporting the Legal Manager, Senior Legal Advisor and Development Projects Manager / team in relation to development projects Providing legal advice on compliance and petroleum licencing matters Assisting the Legal Manager and Senior Legal Advisor in providing counsel to the business primarily working with Commercial, joint venture, development, asset management (both operated and non-operated) and supply chain teams at all levels Interfacing with other oil and gas companies, contracting companies, regulatory authorities and external lawyers Keeping updated with legal developments in all relevant areas Providing support and working with all departments within the UK Business Unit and liaising with Legal, Finance and Business Development function in Company’s Corporate office in London Major Challenges Managing a high volume, multi-project workload and competing deadlines Working with minimal supervision as part of a multi-discipline team Financial Accountability and Dimensions Legal support for the timely conclusion of agreements on favourable terms for the business unit Qualifications Graduate degree qualified education or equivalent Professional Qualification Qualified to practice as a solicitor in England, Wales or Scotland Candidate Profile Skills / experience: Experience practicing as a lawyer, either in house or law firms Solid upstream oil and gas legal experience, including UKCS experience Experience in both operated and contractor focused role Excellent Industry knowledge Attributes Able to prioritise and plan multiple activities Must have good presence and maturity; be self-motivated with considerable drive and the ability to communicate at all levels, building strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Leadership, communication and interpersonal skills are vitally important. A proven team player.


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