Title:  Attorney - Corporate Governance & Contracts

Job Req ID:  1442

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.

Position description

We are seeking an attorney with 6+ years of 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. For adventurous individuals who are interested in working at one of the world's most successful companies, Saudi Aramco offers challenging and sophisticated in-house opportunities. 

Minimum requirements

As the successful candidate, you should have at least six years of experience with a strong law firm, large corporation, or other sophisticated business organization.

Relevant commercial contracts experience.

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

General corporate experience.

Excellent negotiation and communication skills.

Experience providing concise and clear support to internal clients.

Leadership and mentorship experience.

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

Candidates must be 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. 

Duties and responsibilities

You will provide legal counsel to Saudi Aramco’s Information Technology and Digital Transformation Administrative Areas.  You will review, interpret, draft and/or negotiate a variety of software, technology policies and commercial contracts, including software license agreements, partner agreements, reseller and OEM agreements. You will provide timely and practical legal advice to Saudi Aramco management in respect of complex, multi-jurisdictional information technology and digital transformation projects and will liaise with Company affiliates in respect of the same and will have well developed project management skills to ensure close coordination of legal and commercial workstreams.

Additionally, you may also support a broad range on non-information technology-related commercial contracts and agreements, including non-disclosure agreements, memoranda of understanding, master services agreements and procurement agreements.

You 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. You will advise as to shareholder issues and manage the interface between the entity, the parent, and other affiliates.  

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.


Country/Region:  SA