Company: Shell
Skills: Legal
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Job Description

If you have a paralegal experience and you're keen to grow and learn, this diverse role is an ideal chance to establish yourself in a busy, Oil & Gas legal team.

Where you fit in

You'll join Shell UK's Upstream legal team, based in Aberdeen. Headed by our Managing Counsel Upstream UK. The team covers a wide variety of work including joint venture, project development, regulatory, M&A, gas sales/transportation and exploration.

What's the role?

As a paralegal, you'll be supporting a legal team of 8 lawyers on a refreshing variety of work. A key focus will be handling third party licence transfers, reviewing correspondence and Novation and Execution Deed documents and liaising internally, with co-venturers and with LOGIC Oil & Gas UK. The role will also include legal research, managing legal records, updating agreement bibles and liaising with external claim handlers.

The successful candidate will have held a Paralegal role within a large corporate business or a large law firm and will have experience of commercial law. Oil/gas contracts experience is preferred. We are looking for someone with strong personal drive and the ability to maintain resilience when managing a varied workload sometimes under pressure. He/she will be confident and credible with an aptitude for rapidly building and maintaining trust and the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team to provide robust and comprehensive advice to stakeholders. Beyond that, there's scope to contribute to improving processes and shaping the way we work for the better. All in all, it's a rewarding, highly visible role.
?Please note - whilst progression as a Paralegal in Shell is possible, this role would not people who are looking to become a qualified lawyer.

Our values

Shell is a company with shared values. Honesty, integrity, and respect aren't simply a strapline: they are a part of everything we do. What's more, Shell is an equal opportunities company, and we place the highest possible value on the diversity of our people and our inclusive approach.

Join us and you'll belong to a world where you can feel pride in your achievements and propel your career with global opportunities

Women's perspective

We care deeply about fostering a truly diverse workplace. We believe in doing everything we can to make Shell as flexible, appealing and supportive a place for women to work as possible. And we've retained our title as a top employer for women in the Times again in 2017

We help with things like our formal (and informal) flexible working and our global and transparent pay policies backed by a leadership team fully supportive of our diversity ambitions. And we'll help foster your career through our Women's Career Development programme and our extensive Women's Network.

People with an impairment

At Shell, we're all about top talent. End of story. We want to encourage those of you who may face an impairment to regard Shell as a place where you'll be fully supported to grow and develop your career. It's as simple as that.

If you'd like to apply, just let us know about your circumstances. We can support you throughout the process. From application, to interview, to your first day of a rewarding career with us.

Company Description

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK's growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell UK employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.


What we need from you

It's an ideal step forward into a busy Oil & Gas law environment for someone with a paralegal qualification such as NALP Paralegal practice award. Alternatively, you could join us with a postgraduate paralegal diploma or a Law Degree.

It's vital you have good computer skills: you'll need to confidently use Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as electronic filing and document management systems; we'll bring you up to speed on these.

It's your personal skills that will set you apart. We're keen to hear from men and women who are highly organised, detail orientated and capable of prioritising multiple tasks, even when deadlines are tight. You'll be liaising with colleagues and contacts at all levels of the business, so you'll need to have a co-operative spirit and be a confident communicator, both in person and on paper. If that's you and you're keen to develop and grow, we'd like to hear from you.


Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.

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Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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