Title:  Sr Counsel I

Job Req ID:  7362

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 Intellectual Property Attorney to join the Intellectual Property Practice Area, within the Law Organization. The attorneys within the Intellectual Property Practice Area perform or direct the performance of legal activities within the practice area and assists the General Counsel, Associate General Counsel and General Attorneys in providing world class legal services to Aramco and its partners and affiliates.

You will report directly to the head of the company’s Intellectual Property Practice Area and will work closely with internal clients and inventors in support of the company's various technologies and scientific disciplines.

Duties and Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following: 

Manage outside counsel in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.

Patent portfolio management. 

Counseling clients.

Provide IP education to clients on various IP-related topics.

Provide legal advice in the areas of patent portfolio strategies.  

You will have the opportunity to draft and negotiate research and development agreements and IP licenses.

Minimum Requirements

For this position, you should have:

Ten plus years of experience working for a strong law firm or major corporation.

Experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications. 

A strong chemicals or petrochemical background. 

Familiarity with the Patent Cooperation Treaty and other foreign prosecution authorities.

Oil or chemical industry experience is a plus.

Candidates must be currently licensed, admitted to practice, and in good standing in the United States, Canada, or the European Union. 

An undergraduate degree in Organic Chemistry or Chemical Engineering strongly preferred but not required.

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