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 experienced attorney to join the JV Development Legal Practice in the Project Development & Finance Law Department of the Saudi Aramco 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 JV Development Legal Practice within the Law Organization is responsible for, among other matters, advising on, negotiating, and documenting Saudi Aramco’s project development and joint venture transactions.

The [Senior Counsel’s] primary role is to lead the legal activities with respect to the development and implementation of joint ventures, including the structuring, negotiation, and documentation 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 such transactions.  The [Senior Counsel] will also liaise and work with other attorneys in the Law Organization, as it relates to tax, antitrust, capital markets, and foreign direct investment.  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 JV Development Legal Practice.  While the position is based in Dhahran, this is a global practice and requires commensurate travel.


You will be required to perform the following:

  • lead the legal activities with respect to the development and implementation of project development and joint venture transactions, including the structuring, negotiation, and documentation of such transactions; 
  • advise Management and internal clients with respect to Saudi Aramco’s legal rights and obligations, project contracts and agreements, and common statutory or similar requirements in connection with project development and joint venture transactions;
  • assist Law Management and other attorneys in marshalling and examining the law and facts pertinent to legal problems; and
  • liaise and work with outside counsel to negotiate and document transactions on a cost-effective basis.

Education & Experience Requirements

The successful candidate should hold a JD or equivalent legal degree 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 should have a minimum of six years of project development experience (i) in a law firm with a strong project development practice; or (ii) comprised of a combination of law firm and in-house experience handling international project development and joint venture 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 large project development transactions in a first or second chair capacity;
  • experience with international transactions principles;
  • experience in the oil and gas, refining, chemicals, power or other energy-related industries (including renewable energy and new energies); 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.


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About Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco is the world’s largest integrated oil and gas company; its upstream operations are based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and it also operates a global downstream business. Headquartered in the city of Dhahran, the company operates in eight locations within the Kingdom and 20 locations overseas, and employs around 76,000 people.