Senior Commercial Advisor

Our client, an Operator based in Aberdeen, is recruiting for a Senior Commercial Advisor on a permanent basis.


Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all commercial matters associated with the company’s role as Asset Operator, including JV management via the OPCOM and relevant sub-committees. This requires management of existing commercial agreements, negotiation of new agreements, and management of ad-hoc commercial issues as and when necessary and liaison with oil and gas marketing teams.
  • Represent the company’s interests at Commercial Sub-Committees or OPCOM as required, for certain assets in our non-op portfolio, deputising for the Non-Op Asset Manager as necessary. Interface with JV partners and other stakeholders as required.
  • Ensure complete understanding and implications of commercial agreements being negotiated or executed and how they can be used to maximise value. Key focus on DSAs, JOAs, TPOSAs, Offshore Gas Sales.
  • Undertake studies, investigations and analysis in support of resolution of issues / commercial negotiations. Lead commercial negotiations as opportunities arise eg: third party tie-backs.
  • Working closely with the asset economist, undertake analysis on an ad-hoc basis to establish / support commercial proposals or positions. Ensure full understanding of impact on commercial position and advise/make recommendations accordingly.
  • Take full ownership of the commercial arrangements for the hub and ensure these are captured correctly and kept up to date in the economic models for the CAD planning exercise.
  • Work closely with the commercial analyst to ensure that the Operator’s obligations under the DSA agreements are met.
  • Provide commercial support and guidance for various activities relating to the UKBU or other Corporate business as required eg: OGA Activity Survey.

Education, Qualifications & Experience


  • Degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, Finance or related discipline.


  • Significant experience in an Upstream Oil & Gas company, including a substantial amount of experience in a commercial / JV management role, preferably within an Operator environment.
  • Core experience in an area such as engineering, subsurface, commercial or finance would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of commercial agreements that govern JV operations.
  • Understands the multidiscipline nature of asset management and value drivers.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Competent in Microsoft applications including Outlook, Teams, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Key behaviours and attributes:

  • Role models compliance with Company safety standards and guidance.
  • Respectful, inclusive and capable of fostering a culture of diversity.
  • An effective communicator and ability to influence a variety of stakeholders, internally and externally.
  • Clearly communicates priorities, expectations and expected delivery so these are clearly understood.
  • Develops mutually beneficial relationships internally and externally for the good of the Company.
  • Tracks own progress typically delivering multiple pieces of work, promptly resolving issues, escalating for support where required.
  • Is resilient under pressure conveying this outwardly and is able to remain focused on delivering key priorities.
  • Is organised and able to effectively manage performance to achieve the best outcome for the Company.
  • Seeks to improve the company’s process through development of new ways of working and streamlining.
  • Mentors and supports less experienced members of the team.
  • Seeks, reflects and learns from feedback.