Company: Raeburn Recruitment
Skills: Commercial Management, Supply Chain Management
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Only those with the Right to Work in the UK should apply. Raeburn do not have the ability to provide visa sponsorship, therefore current valid ability to work in the UK is required.


The Commercial Advisor UK provides upstream commercial advice, negotiation lead and management of upstream commercial agreements for the UK Operations.
The role is required to work closely with Legal, technical functions and with a number of third parties.
The position reports to the Commercial & Joint Ventures Manager - UK. With dotted line report to Commercial function.


The Commercial Advisor is a team player responsible for negotiating and managing upstream commercial contracts at the best terms and within a defined risk mandate;
The Commercial Advisor maintains good relationships with joint venture partners, pipeline operators, 3rd party seeking a service from the company or 3rd parties offering a service to the company, the local government and other relevant parties;
The Commercial Advisor will be familiar with standard UK commercial practices, and the OGA expectations on MER-UK and on collaboration;
Work collaboratively with group central commercial teams;


Own and manage value and compliance under all the upstream commercial agreements in which the company is involved in the UK;
Negotiate new commercial agreements, supported by legal and pulling the required input from relevant technical functions or OCM representatives as required;
Identify and realize commercial opportunities and mitigate commercial risks arising from the operational and commercial activities;
Understand and manage the rights, obligations and liabilities associated with live agreements and act upon them in a timely manner;
Develop and implement capacity booking strategies;
Communicating with authorities regarding commercial activities (if required);
Representing the company in external discussions on market conditions and relevant terms and conditions to oil/liquids/ gas infrastructures;
Provide commercial BD support as and when required primarily for the UK and possible outside of the UK;


There is a requirement to work cross functionally and interface with the technical functions, in addition, the role is working very closely with Legal and OCM representatives.
The Commercial Advisor must maintain good relationships with joint venture partners, pipeline operators, 3rd party seeking a service from the company or 3rd parties offering a service to the company, the local government and other relevant parties;


Relevant university degree.
Understanding of the work and activities for which the job is providing support.
Min 15 years relevant experience.
Ability to communicate with highly trained specialists and provide advice to others in an understandable way; ability to provide high level summary as well as zoom-in details when required.
Strong service orientation and project management skills; result focused.
Very good listening and communication skills.
Highly developed Collaborative behaviours

Established in 1981, Raeburn has more than 34 years’ experience supporting our clients in the UK and international Oil & Gas and Petro-Chemical Industries.




Raeburn is built upon a solid foundation of experience and genuine hands on appreciation of our client’s project and operational developments - from the very first generation of UKCS offshore platforms to onshore refineries, tension leg platforms, pipeline and subsea completions, deep water projects, FPSO developments and de-commissioning projects, Raeburn have effectively supported our clients at all stages of their UKCS and international upstream and downstream projects and operational requirements with qualified and experienced multi-disciplined personnel.




Our combined knowledge of worldwide Oil & Gas & Petro-Chemical projects both onshore and offshore, operations and standards, our unmatched professional technical and commercial recruitment experience, pay-rolling services, access to one of the world’s largest Oil & Gas & Petro-Chemical specific databases, and our proven experience in the fields of international Visa, Work Permits, Payroll and Taxation management, ensures that Raeburn are best placed to support our clients with their recruitment needs, and provide support and advice on industry related matters.




Raeburn are fully committed to supporting our clients with all their recruitment and on-boarding requirements, and have the scalable structure, experience and dedication to provide a high quality, unrivalled and professional services enhancing efficiency and adding value to our clients’ businesses.




Raeburn have an outstanding track record of delivery for the Oil & Gas & Petro-Chemical industry’s major operators, service companies and contractors at all stages of their developments both in the UK and internationally. We are aware of the ever changing recruitment market and the need to ensure we are pro-active in the delivery of recruitment services provided to our clients, specifically in terms of legislation, technology and contractual demands.




Raeburn’s growing success is built upon our knowledge and expertise within the Oil & Gas and Petro-Chemical industries delivering the very highest of standards and reliability in sourcing the very best talent available in the market. Raeburn’s management and our teams of dedicated recruitment professionals are committed entirely to delivery and support for our clients now and in the future.