Title:  Sr Counsel I

Job Req ID:  11932

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.


We are seeking an attorney with structured projects, project development and commodity trading experience (particularly with respect to long-term commercial contracts, particularly supply contracts, processing/capacity rights/tolling agreements and offtake agreements) to join Saudi Aramco’s Law Organization in its headquarters in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. 


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. 

Duties & Responsibilities

Specifically, a Structured Transactions attorney is expected to provide the following:

1. Commercially oriented legal advice to Saudi Aramco and its subsidiaries, particularly in the area of commercial agreements linked to equity or non-equity investments, including long-term crude and product sales/placements, crude importation, long-term refined product/chemical offtakes, processing/netting agreements, tolling arrangements and international hydrocarbon trading. 

2. A broad range of general corporate support including all related commercial transactions, governance, litigation, compliance, risk management, environmental, human resources, and technology.

Minimum Requirements

As the successful candidate, you will have: 

• Six plus years of relevant experience with a sophisticated law firm or corporation. A mix of private practice and in-house experience would be preferred.

• Strong structured projects/project development experience is required, particularly working for sponsors on the commercial contracts linked to equity / non-equity investments.  

• Specific experience in one or more of the following areas would be a plus:  commercial contracts (supply/sales and offtakes; tolling arrangements), commercial transactions, governance, litigation, risk management, environmental.  

• Trading and/or Maritime experience are not required, but considered a strong plus.

• Candidates must be currently licensed, admitted to practice, and in good standing in the United States, England and Wales, Australia or Canada.

• Proficiency in Arabic and/or Mandarin would be considered a plus.

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