Sr Counsel I

Saudi Aramco

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 Overview

We are seeking an experienced Tax Counsel for our Tax Law Department within Saudi Aramco’s Law Organization.

The Tax Law Department is responsible for providing tax legal advice to Saudi Aramco’s business units, subsidiaries, and joint ventures while working closely with other members of the Law Organization. 

The Tax Counsel’s primary role is to ensure the provision of high-quality tax legal advice to internal clients and coordinate with external tax advisors. This includes providing tax advice on transactions as well as day-to-day business operations, reviewing outside counsel draft submissions, reviewing, and preparing draft responses to government or court correspondence, and assisting in handling sensitive correspondence and tax legal matters. 

Duties & Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

1) Advising internal clients by analyzing facts and conducting legal research, preparing legal analysis and opinions, planning tax efficient structures for major projects, and advising and making recommendations to Company management regarding tax and legal issues;

2) Reviewing current legislation, treaties, and governmental regulations pertinent to Company operations and advising Law Organization management and senior-level attorneys with regard to the same; and

3) Assisting and coordinating with outside tax advisors with respect to ongoing transactions, as well as providing responses to inquiries raised in connection with tax examinations of Saudi Aramco and its subsidiaries.


Minimum Requirements

As the successful candidate, you will hold a juris doctor or equivalent from a recognized and accredited university, together with admission to general practice before the highest court of the state or country of which you are a citizen or resident. An LL.M. in Taxation is preferred. Energy industry (oil and gas, petrochemical, power, or oil field services) is also preferred.

You will have a minimum of six years of experience in tax in a leading US law firm, Big 4 accounting firm, and/or an in-house tax department of a multinational company.  

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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