Title:  Sr Counsel I

Job Req ID:  7343

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.

Job Description

We are seeking an attorney with expertise in project development and finance to join the Law Organization of Saudi Aramco as Counsel in our Project Development & Finance Practice Group.

The Law Organization at Saudi Aramco is responsible for providing legal counsel and advisory services to Saudi Aramco’s business units, subsidiaries, and joint ventures. The Project Development & Finance Practice Group within Law is responsible for negotiating and documenting Saudi Aramco's project development and project finance transactions. 

Minimum Requirements

As the successful candidate you will hold a Juris Doctor degree or equivalent from a recognized and approved university in a common law jurisdiction, together with admission to general practice before the highest court of the state or country of which the candidate is a citizen.  

In addition, you will have:

A minimum of six years of project development experience in a law firm with a strong project development or project finance practice or comprised of a combination of law firm and in-house experience in a corporation handling international project development.

Demonstrable experience working directly with the clients from transaction inception to completion.

Hands-on experience with structuring, drafting, negotiating and leading large project development transactions in a first or second chair capacity.

Experience with international transactions and finance principles.

Experience in the oil and gas, refining, chemicals, power or other energy-related industries, including renewable energy.

A license to practice law from and be in good standing in the United States or other similar common law jurisdictions.

A self-starting, flexible, pragmatic, and commercially oriented approach to practicing law.

Duties and Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

Lead the legal activities with respect to the development and implementation of joint venture transactions, including the structuring, negotiation, and documentation of such transactions.

Advise management and internal clients with respect to Saudi Aramco’s legal rights and obligations, project contracts and agreements, and common statutory or similar requirements in connection with project development transactions.

Assist law management and other attorneys in marshalling and examining the law and facts pertinent to legal problems.

Liaise and work with outside counsel to negotiate and document transactions on a cost-effective basis.

The attorney in this position will report to the Practice Leader of the Project Development & Finance Group.  While the position is based in Dhahran, this is a global practice and requires commensurate travel.


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