Commercial Advisor

Our Client is looking for a Commercial Advisor for permanent position. This position can be located in the Aberdeen, London or Netherlands sites.

The Commercial Advisor is a self-driven team player responsible for primarily negotiating and managing the commercial contracts and governance agreements.

The Commercial Advisor maintains good relationships with joint venture partners/counterparties, pipeline operators and other relevant parties.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Negotiating and managing the commercial agreements required for opportunities; this might involve governance type agreements.
  • While the area is the primary area of responsibility, the incumbent could also become responsible for negotiating other commercial agreements in the wider global commercial portfolio work-load permitting.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with the in-country Commercial Function/Advisor to progress agreements that may impact joint ventures.
  • Contribute information to the assessment of the value proposition of opportunities.
  • Assisting the Head of Commercial and Origination in negotiating complex commercial contracts.
  • Participate in negotiation teams consisting of license partners, consortium members, legal and technical personnel.
  • Spearheading and maturing proposals aligned with the strategy.
  • Communicating with authorities regarding contracts (if relevant).
  • Representing company in external fora for the benefit.


  • Support on an ad hoc basis business development negotiations or other relevant processes in order to provide expertise on related governance and contracts and possibly interactions with standard upstream contracts.
  • May contribute to influencing efforts working with Corporate Affairs.


Education, Qualifications & Experience

  • Relevant higher university degree.
  • Relevant working experience from the E&P industry or in connected disciplines (e.g power, petrochemicals).
  • The job is expected to work independently, but with coaching from the Head of Commercial and Origination and/or from the Head of Commercial Negotiations .
  • The person is responsible for the quality of delivered products.
  • Fluent in English (oral and written) and preferably Dutch language skills.


  • Taking initiative, engagement and tenacity
  • Confidentiality and reliability
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and influencing skills, knows how to read people
  • Business oriented and strategic thinker
  • Strong analytical capability
  • Curiosity and willingness to seek and share relevant information

Additional Competence Requirements

  • Agile and adaptable in the face of changing situations, flexible in mindset and doesn’t over complicate
  • Takes ownership and accountability, embraces the ambiguous world we operate in, makes tough, well-timed and informed decisions (when applicable)
  • Works effectively in a matrix structure, shares knowledge freely and embraces different opinions; demonstrates a team of teams mindset
  • Is entrepreneurial, pushes boundaries and leads with conviction, is a catalyst for and supporter of change
  • Takes a first approach, ambitious to succeed and driven to exceed expectations (business oriented)