McDermott Jobs UAE – Senior Counsel

McDermott International

The Senior Counsel will be responsible for acting as a Transactional Lawyer as part of the Legal Department for the designated Business Area. This position is an individual contributor role requiring advanced knowledge of EPC markets, products, clients, and customers. The role typically reports to the Area General Council.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing Proposals / ITB’s, preparing contract deviations and managing negotiations for new opportunities (which includes reviewing EPC Contracts terms and conditions, pricing/payment schedules, scope of work, project procedures and execution schedules on lump sum, unit rate and reimbursable contract models) for projects ranging from several million to several billion dollars in value
  • Advising, reviewing and negotiating EPC project related MOU, Consortium, Joint Venture, Partnership and Shareholder Agreements
  • Advising on EPC Projects in varying jurisdictions and working with and understanding foreign governing/applicable law, including facilitating, understanding and applying specialized legal advice from such jurisdictions
  • Ensuring project contracts are consistent with the McDermott project objectives and McDermott policies while avoiding onerous liabilities
  • Coordinating project reviews by insurance experts
  • Advising on and review of financial instruments (e.g., letters of credit, bank guarantees) and project finance documentation
  • Participating in management review meetings
  • Preparing and supporting negotiation and implementation of Subcontracts and Purchase Orders
  • Assisting/advising in preparation and negotiation of Change Orders, Extensions of Time and Claims raised by Clients, Vendors, Subcontractors and McDermott
  • Advising on and review of Parent Company Guarantees and advise on corporate house-keeping matters like setting up or close out of offices/entities Advising on compliance and anti-corruption matters and conducting compliance investigations
  • Advising on compliance and anti-corruption matters and conducting compliance investigations

Essential Qualifications and Education:

  • Juris Doctorate or equivalent
  • 10+ years industry experience

Company Overview and Core Values:

McDermott is a premier, fully-integrated provider of technology, engineering and construction solutions to the energy industry. For more than a century, customers have trusted McDermott to design and build end-to-end infrastructure and technology solutions—from the wellhead to the storage tank—to transport and transform oil and gas into the products the world needs today.

At McDermott, we hold all employees accountable to follow our 5 core values.

  • Integrity – we maintain a firm adherence to legal and ethical conduct
  • One Team – we are one company, where everyone is equally important
  • Go Beyond – we seek courageous and creative solutions
  • Well-Being – we promote all forms of well-being
  • Commitment – we are reliable and dependable in delivering quality solutions

Primary Location



Counsel (Leg)

Employee Status

Direct / Regular




Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Posting

Aug 4, 2022, 4:50:08 PM

Job Details:

Company: McDermott International

Job Type: Full Time

Job Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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