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.
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
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
Graduate degree qualified education or equivalent
Qualified to practice as a solicitor in England, Wales or Scotland
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
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.