Title:  Sr Counsel I

Job Req ID:  11762

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 experienced attorney to join the Corporate & Project Finance Legal Practice of the Project Development & Finance Department in the Law Organization as Senior Counsel.

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 Corporate & Project Finance Legal Practice within the Law Organization is responsible for, among other matters, advising on, negotiating, and documenting Saudi Aramco’s corporate and project finance transactions and capital market transactions.

The Senior Counsel’s primary role is to lead the legal activities with respect to the development and implementation of finance and capital markets transactions, including the structuring, negotiation, documentation and execution of such transactions.  As part of the responsibilities, the Senior Counsel will also advise Saudi Aramco Management and internal clients with respect to Saudi Aramco’s legal rights and obligations, agreements, and common statutory or similar processes in connection with finance and capital markets transactions.  The Senior Counsel will also liaise and work with other attorneys in the Law Organization, as it relates to tax, antitrust, joint venture development and regulatory compliance.  In addition, the Senior Counsel will engage and manage outside counsel on a cost-effective basis.

The Senior Counsel will report to the Practice Leader of the Corporate & Project Finance Legal Practice.  While the position is based in Dhahran, this is a global practice and requires commensurate travel.

Duties & Responsibilities

Lead the legal activities with respect to the negotiation and execution of financing transactions in all contexts, including for parent company bank debt and capital markets issuances, as well as joint venture project financings, among others, including the structuring, negotiation, and documentation of such transactions.

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

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate will hold a JD or equivalent diploma from a recognized and approved program in a common law jurisdiction, preferably with admission to practice before the highest court of the jurisdiction of which the candidate is licensed/qualified.


The successful candidate will have a minimum of six years of finance experience in a law firm with a strong project finance or capital markets practice, or comprised of a combination of law firm and in-house experience in a corporation handling finance transactions. In addition, the candidate will have:

  • Demonstrable experience working directly with the clients from transaction inception to completion;
  • Hands-on experience with structuring, drafting, negotiating, and leading transactions in a first or second chair capacity;
  • Experience with international transactions and finance principles;
  • Experience coordinating with attorneys in other subject areas; and
  • A self-starting, flexible, pragmatic, and commercially-oriented approach to practicing law.

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