Counsel - General Corporate and Commercial Contracts

Job Description

Req Number: 17916BR

Position Description:
We are seeking an attorney with sophisticated general corporate, commercial contracts, and corporate governance experience for its Law Organization at its headquarters in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

The work will focus on both the general corporate and commercial contracts practices. For the general corporate practice, as the world’s largest energy company, Saudi Aramco has many international joint ventures, affiliates, and subsidiaries.

The Law Organization’s General Corporate and Commercial Contracts Practice Team manages the legal, general commercial, and corporate governance issues for these entities, primarily from a shareholder and governance perspective.

Saudi Aramco's Law Organization is growing in response to a broad corporate initiative that involves the continued growth of its exploration, production, refining and marketing, along with expansion into petrochemicals, renewables, power and other sectors of the energy business.

Minimum Requirements:
Candidates for this position should have the following:

Currently licensed, admitted to practice, and in good standing in the United States, and have a J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school.

At least six (6) years of experience with a strong law firm, large corporation, or other sophisticated business organization.

Experience serving as corporate secretary to a sophisticated board of directors.

Relevant commercial contracts experience.

Excellent negotiation and communication skills.

Experience providing concise and clear support to internal clients.

General corporate experience.

Leadership and mentorship experience.

Energy industry (oil and gas, petrochemical, power or oil field services), construction industry, or international experience are a plus.

Duties & Responsibilities:
This attorney may serve as the corporate secretary for one or more entities, organizing and managing board meetings, and advising as to board authority and corporate governance matters.

He or she also will advise as to shareholder issues and manage the interface between the entity, the parent, and other affiliates.

Additionally, this attorney also will work closely with internal Saudi Aramco clients and support their substantial and complex contracting and purchasing functions by drafting, reviewing, and negotiating EPC and construction contracts, O&M agreements, BOO/BOOT contracts, service agreements, and other commercial contracts and related agreements.

This attorney also will advise as to internal policies, review and resolve claims, and provide training to company personnel on legal and compliance matters.

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