Senior Legal Counsel

Posted 29 January 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineOil and Gas Recruitment
Contact NameAlan Patterson

Job description

Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Senior Legal Counsel, based in Aberdeen.

* Assisting in the protection of the company's legal rights and the identification of the company's legal obligations.
* Monitoring changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and taking appropriate action.
* Liaising with external regulators and advisers, such as external law firms.
* Independently providing professional legal advice in relation to all aspects of the company's business within the UK. This includes our substantial offshore business, so UKCS experience is essential.
* Drafting and negotiating construction tie in agreements, transportation and processing agreements and product offtakes agreements, etc. Advising on regulatory compliance issues, including but not limited to production licences under the Petroleum Act and matters involving North Sea Transition Authority, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero and the HSE. Experience of working with these regulators and understanding their powers and obligations is essential.
* Participating in joint venture negotiations including forming of consortiums for licence bid purposes, drafting of JOA's and associated documentation.
* Supporting UKCS business development opportunities including confidentiality agreements and bidding arrangements etc.
* Drafting and negotiation of Sale and Purchase Agreements, Exchange Agreements and Farm-in/Farm-out Agreements and Operating Agreements.
* Liaison with and support to Supply Chain in relation to procurement for production operations,
* Supporting UK oil and gas marketing arrangements and zero emission and new energy arrangements.
* Support UK Legal team Leader deal with other legal and compliance issues.

Experience & Qualifications:
* A qualified solicitor, in England and Wales or Scotland, you will have relevant post qualification experience required in order to demonstrate your ability to work independently, and your ability to handle a busy and extremely diverse workload.
* Experience working in an in-house energy legal team or looking for a first in-house position with in-house secondment experience in UKCS matters.
* Strong Business orientated, providing fast and efficient legal support.
* Demonstrated ability to balance legal risks with business risks and communicate effectively to clients.
* Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
* Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in cross functional teams.
* Strong team player
* Excellent computer skills, word, PowerPoint, excel.
* Ability to prioritise, multi-task and work without supervision.
* Recognize and support the company's corporate culture and are willing to grow together with the company.
Permanent position

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then, please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference: PR/070284.

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.