Senior Counsel I

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabia

Posted on: 10 May 2024

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JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

Employment: Full Time

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 Purpose

We are seeking an attorney ("Counsel") with experience in matters pertaining to commercial and corporate governance, particularly with respect to providing corporate secretarial support for executive teams and boards of directors.

Headquartered in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Counsel will join the Aramco Secretariat & Governance Legal Practice within the Law Organization's Corporate Secretariat function. In this role, Counsel will support the Corporate Secretary and Assistant Corporate Secretary in organizing and managing board and board committee meetings (i.e. setting agendas, reviewing and drafting papers, presentations, minutes and resolutions), providing guidance and advice on corporate governance matters, and handling a broad spectrum of related matters that confront a global energy company.

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 a challenging and sophisticated in-house opportunity.

Responsibilities
- Support the Corporate Secretary (the EVP & General Counsel) and Assistant Corporate Secretary (VP & Associate General Counsel) in organizing and managing board and board committee meetings;
- Drafting and revising agendas, papers, presentations, minutes and resolutions for executive management and the board of directors;
- Provide related committee support;
- Liaising with business teams, attorneys and legal professionals around the globe to create, revise and finalize materials for board and board committee meetings;
- Advise as to board authority questions and corporate governance matters;
- Advise as to shareholder issues;
- Provide other necessary board support, as may be required.

REQUIREMENTS

Education & Experience Requirements
- Currently licensed, admitted to practice, and in good standing in the United States, Canada, England & Wales, the European Union, or an equivalent jurisdiction;
- 6+ years of experience with a strong law firm, large corporation, or other sophisticated business organization;
- General corporate experience providing legal advice and support to senior management and/or a board of directors;
- Attention to detail, excellent teamwork, negotiation and communication skills; and
- Experience leading, teaching, and mentoring.
- Energy industry (oil and gas, petrochemical, power or oil field services), public company and international experience are a plus.
- Special focus will be given to candidates with experience serving as a corporate secretary.

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.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Saudi Aramco is an integrated global energy enterprise. The company markets and exports crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas liquids and sulfur. It also ships crude oil worldwide through an affiliated company and participates in petroleum refining and marketing activities at home and abroad. Its overseas affiliates are in the United States, Egypt, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea and Japan.

Saudi Aramco's subsidiaries span the globe, with offices in Houston, Washington, New York, London, Leiden, Dubai, Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul.

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