Divisional Chief Legal Counsel, Aberdeen/Hybrid

Aberdeen, Scotland
£Competitive Package
24 Mar 2023
29 Mar 2023
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
10+, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Fantastic opportunity to act as a divisional Chief Legal Counsel for a global energy services group. Working closely with the senior leadership team taking responsibility for all divisional legal advice you will act as a trusted adviser and manage another lawyer.


  • Reporting to the division MD
  • Manging legal provision on operational, contractual and compliance issues specific to this division, proactively managing risk
  • Lead and implement strategic initiatives
  • Key legal business adviser predominantly to the management team as well as commercial, procurement, employment, finance, treasury, and insurance
  • Handle a wide range of complex international commercial work including bespoke contracts: agency, licensing, distribution, development, consortium, framework, guarantees and confidentiality
  • Support to tenders and new market development
  • Procurement and management of subcontractors/suppliers
  • Overseeing acquisitions, disposals, JVs and other corporate matters
  • Managing disputes and claims
  • Ensure integrity of corporate structure working in hand with the company secretarial team
  • You may also advise on IP, property, GDPR, H&S, antibribery and sanctions
  • Work as part of a group senior legal leadership team
  • Delivering training sessions and maintaining/updating legal documents
  • Managing and instructing external advisers


We are looking for:

  • Qualified solicitor or barrister ideally with at least 8 years PQE *
  • Some experience working in-house ideally in a similar sector such as energy, engineering or manufacturing
  • Sound knowledge of commercial contracts
  • Ability to manage
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and organisational skills
  • A robust, self-starter


Package on Offer:

  • Attractive base salary
  • Bonus to 20%
  • LTIPs
  • Car allowance
  • Pension contribution
  • Private healthcare
  • Life insurance


If you are interested in this Chief Legal Counsel position, please apply now or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to Jacqui Douglas. If the role isn’t right for you but you are interested in hearing about similar positions or some advice regarding the market, then please do get in touch.


*All candidates will be considered on merit



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