Commercial Advisor/Senior Commercial Advisor - VR/27763

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Status: Temp/Contract
Location: Aberdeen
Rate: Available Upon Request

Experienced Commercial Advisor required for a 12-month contract to cover maternity leave with an E&P company based in Aberdeen. Hybrid working is available.


The successful applicant will be responsible for providing high-quality commercial support and guidance by leading commercial activities to support the efficient running of the company’s upstream E&P and Energy Transition assets while maximising commercial value for the business.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Managing all commercial and contractual aspects of existing commercial agreements for both E&P and Energy Transition assets.
  • Leading and delivering new and creative commercial arrangements and negotiations for existing asset portfolio including the development of innovative commercial agreements for Energy Transition projects.
  • Developing and maturing value adding opportunities while managing and mitigating commercial risks.
  • Adopting a solutions-based approach to commercial issues and disputes.
  • Pursuing commercial solutions with tenacity, routinely deploying a range of influencing, leadership and negotiating styles dependent on the counterparty or internal stakeholder.
  • Ability to assimilate complex data and information, developing and presenting a path forward.
  • Leading and managing projects, driving pace and ensuring both internal and external stakeholders are fully briefed and engaged.
  • Engaging with and influencing both internal and external counterparties to effectively drive strategy.
  • Ensuring all commercial activities undertaken are in accordance with the company’s commercial process, procedures, and governance, while adhering ICOP/CCOP and SE7.
  • Active participation in peer reviews and commercial due diligence as required, challenging established practice and driving continual improvement in the commercial function.
  • Deputising for Commercial Manager as required.


Our client is seeking a candidate with the following experience, skills and qualifications:

  • Great communication skills, capable of sharing knowledge clearly and unambiguously and also implement and embed change.
  • The ability to build rapport and skilled at influencing decision makers on complex topics.
  • Effective networking skills, internally and externally, capable of creating an immediate, positive and credible impression on others.
  • Strong E&P commercial skills, including negotiation and dispute resolution skills.
  • Excellent collaboration, team working and communication skills.
  • Sound numerical and analytical ability and presentation skills.
  • Familiarity with basic exploration, operations, exploration, legal and decommissioning terminology.
  • Familiarity with decision quality and framing.
  • Understand of relevant regulatory processes throughout asset lifecycle.
  • Degree qualified.
  • Track record of successful negotiation of significant deals and contracts in an operating environment.
  • Broad understanding of the E&P Value Chain and awareness of Commercial opportunities/risks and their appropriate management/mitigation.
  • Excellent commercial acumen and up-to-date knowledge of industry/regulatory practices and emerging trends combined with the desire and skills to challenge the ‘status quo’.

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