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Legal Contracts Advisor - VR/22744

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Status: Permanent
Location: Westhill, Aberdeen
Ref: VR/22744
Rate: Available Upon Request

A permanent opportunity for a Legal Contracts Advisor to join our client, an organisation that takes pride in being a leader in the energy industry, to provide support on their business activities in the UK and across the globe.


The successful applicant will enjoy a challenging and diverse remit, with responsibility across a broad range of products and services.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the assessment of client ITT documents. Identifying and developing appropriate commercial strategies.
  • Sourcing specialist input from colleagues across the business, and external advisors, as required.
  • Identifying risks and deviations from the company’s tendering and contracting principles and, where necessary, obtaining senior management approval.
  • Identifying gaps and interdependencies related contractual agreements e.g. partnering agreements, vessel charter parties and sub-contracts.
  • Preparing and negotiating contractual qualifications with new and existing clients.
  • Conducting the qualification, negotiation, preparation, and administration of Bank Guarantees, Parent Company Guarantees and Insurance requirements.
  • Preparing contract and risk summaries to ensure that all relevant project personnel are aware of contractual obligations, risks and objectives.
  • Resolving contractual and financial disputes on live projects, consulting with and advising Commercial Managers.
  • Supporting the wider Supply Chain Management team to ensure that any project Subcontracts / Procurement adheres to the supplier contracting principles.
  • Participating in tender evaluation, negotiation and subcontract awards.
  • Reviewing, drafting, qualifying and negotiating various types of contractual documentation, including; frame agreements, project contracts, subcontracts, standard terms, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements and letters of intent.


Applicants to this vacancy should offer previous experience in a similar role within the oil and gas industry. You’ll ideally be degree educated in Law or a relevant business discipline. It’s essential that you are commercially-focused, with a sound knowledge of Contract Law and the ability to draft in a legal / contractual context. Subsea industry experience would be advantageous but is not essential.


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