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Legal Advisor

  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Legal Advisor
  • Date posted: 11/04/2019
  • Job reference: VR/44313
This vacancy has now expired.
An opportunity for a Legal Advisor has arisen with our client a leading Oil and Gas Operator in Aberdeen on a permanent basis.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
- Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of contracts relating to Companys 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 Companys Corporate office

MAJOR CHALLENGES:
- Managing a high volume, multi-project workload and competing deadlines
- Working with minimal supervision as part of a multi-discipline team

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Graduate degree qualified education or equivalent
- Professional Qualification
- Qualified to practice as a solicitor in England, Wales or Scotland

CANDIDATE PROFILE (INCLUDE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE, ATTRIBUTES, BEHAVIOURS):
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.

Only those with the Right to Work in the UK should apply. Raeburn do not have the ability to provide visa sponsorship, therefore current valid ability to work in the UK is required.