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Legal Counsel, Supply Chain

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Houston, TX, United States

Legal Counsel, Supply Chain

Attorney

Full-time

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BW Energy is seeking a dynamic, brilliant legal mind to join our quickly growing legal team. BW Energy puts its people first, attracting those who are not only highly intelligent, but also thoughtful, caring and collaborative.  We strive for excellence in everything we do and value integrity and our people above all else. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to gain exceptional international experience in a varied and fast-paced environment. This position will be based in Houston, Texas.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

The Legal Counsel will primarily focus on providing legal advice to the Group’s global Supply Chain organization but will also have ample opportunities to work on other E&P project and corporate work. The successful applicant will:

  • Provide accurate and timely legal advice on a range of international Supply Chain contracts; participate in tendering and preparation of clarifications; assist and participate in negotiations and drafting until final execution; liaise and coordinate input with relevant internal stakeholders including, finance, tax, insurance, etc.
  • Deliver legal advice on commercial matters in support of procurement strategy development, acquisitions, purchasing and other procurement business.
  • Review, draft and negotiate new vendor contracts and interpret existing contracts.
  • Oversee maintenance of contracts and ensure proper documentation for renewals and existing contracts and advise Contract Administration.
  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues.
  • Ensure compliance with the internal controls, statutory requirements, and other formalities.
  • Assist in developing strategies for contract storage, maintenance, monitoring, and records management.
  • Advise the business lines and functions on rules, regulations, relevant laws, partnership agreements, joint operating agreements, and production sharing agreements, concessions, and licenses.
  • Advise on applicable laws and regulatory guidance, and monitoring and implementing changes in laws and regulations.
  • Support training programs, policy and process reviews, template revisions and development, and other projects and programs.
  • Provide legal advice as part of multidisciplinary and multijurisdictional project teams in a variety of legal roles including Supply Chain, logistics, E&P, business development, strategy, project finance, technical.
  • Develop and facilitate collaboration by cultivating relationships and effectively counseling, cooperating, and communicating with legal and cross-functional stakeholders.

Qualification Requirements

Education / Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school or recognized foreign equivalent.
  • Must possess a US state law license, active in good standing with no record of disciplinary history in any jurisdiction.
  • Double qualification in the US and non-US jurisdiction is regarded as an advantage.

Experience

  • 5+ years of experience working with vendors, suppliers, and service providers on the purchase and transportation of a variety of products, services, and technology; and knowledge of contract lifecycle management.
  • Significant background as legal counsel in international procurement, acquisition, and purchasing.
  • Proven ability to negotiate and manage large, complex service and product agreements with a variety of vendors, service providers, and suppliers.
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of the technical, contractual, and commercial aspects of oil and gas operations preferred.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a solutions-focused self-directed team.
  • Strong communication and analytical skills with the ability to assess and articulate complex and nuanced legal issues clearly and concisely.
  • Creative problem-solver who can take a leadership role in transactions and resolve complex issues in creative, efficient, and practical ways.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment with a “roll up your sleeves” attitude, team-oriented mentality, and a good sense of humor.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and demonstrated ability to provide practical advice/creative solutions in collaboration with other lawyers and the business lines.
  • Strong analytical skills and commercial approach to legal advice.
  • Ability to work with people from different cultures and at different seniority levels.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage negotiations in a solution-oriented and constructive fashion.
  • Must enjoy working independently in a collaborative manner to get things done in a reliable and timely fashion.

Knowledge

  • Fluent business and legal English (oral and written).
  • Any demonstrated ability to communicate in French or Portuguese is regarded as an advantage.

Other

  • Eligible to work in the United States.

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BW Energy is seeking a dynamic, brilliant legal mind to join our quickly growing legal team. BW Energy puts its people first, attracting those who are not only highly intelligent, but also thoughtful, caring and collaborative.  We strive for excellence in everything we do and value integrity and our people above all else. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to gain exceptional international experience in a varied and fast-paced environment. This position will be based in Houston, Texas.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

The Legal Counsel will primarily focus on providing legal advice to the Group’s global Supply Chain organization but will also have ample opportunities to work on other E&P project and corporate work. The successful applicant will:

  • Provide accurate and timely legal advice on a range of international Supply Chain contracts; participate in tendering and preparation of clarifications; assist and participate in negotiations and drafting until final execution; liaise and coordinate input with relevant internal stakeholders including, finance, tax, insurance, etc.
  • Deliver legal advice on commercial matters in support of procurement strategy development, acquisitions, purchasing and other procurement business.
  • Review, draft and negotiate new vendor contracts and interpret existing contracts.
  • Oversee maintenance of contracts and ensure proper documentation for renewals and existing contracts and advise Contract Administration.
  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues.
  • Ensure compliance with the internal controls, statutory requirements, and other formalities.
  • Assist in developing strategies for contract storage, maintenance, monitoring, and records management.
  • Advise the business lines and functions on rules, regulations, relevant laws, partnership agreements, joint operating agreements, and production sharing agreements, concessions, and licenses.
  • Advise on applicable laws and regulatory guidance, and monitoring and implementing changes in laws and regulations.
  • Support training programs, policy and process reviews, template revisions and development, and other projects and programs.
  • Provide legal advice as part of multidisciplinary and multijurisdictional project teams in a variety of legal roles including Supply Chain, logistics, E&P, business development, strategy, project finance, technical.
  • Develop and facilitate collaboration by cultivating relationships and effectively counseling, cooperating, and communicating with legal and cross-functional stakeholders.

Qualification Requirements

Education / Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school or recognized foreign equivalent.
  • Must possess a US state law license, active in good standing with no record of disciplinary history in any jurisdiction.
  • Double qualification in the US and non-US jurisdiction is regarded as an advantage.

Experience

  • 5+ years of experience working with vendors, suppliers, and service providers on the purchase and transportation of a variety of products, services, and technology; and knowledge of contract lifecycle management.
  • Significant background as legal counsel in international procurement, acquisition, and purchasing.
  • Proven ability to negotiate and manage large, complex service and product agreements with a variety of vendors, service providers, and suppliers.
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of the technical, contractual, and commercial aspects of oil and gas operations preferred.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a solutions-focused self-directed team.
  • Strong communication and analytical skills with the ability to assess and articulate complex and nuanced legal issues clearly and concisely.
  • Creative problem-solver who can take a leadership role in transactions and resolve complex issues in creative, efficient, and practical ways.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment with a “roll up your sleeves” attitude, team-oriented mentality, and a good sense of humor.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and demonstrated ability to provide practical advice/creative solutions in collaboration with other lawyers and the business lines.
  • Strong analytical skills and commercial approach to legal advice.
  • Ability to work with people from different cultures and at different seniority levels.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage negotiations in a solution-oriented and constructive fashion.
  • Must enjoy working independently in a collaborative manner to get things done in a reliable and timely fashion.

Knowledge

  • Fluent business and legal English (oral and written).
  • Any demonstrated ability to communicate in French or Portuguese is regarded as an advantage.

Other

  • Eligible to work in the United States.

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