Legal Graduate (Santos)

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Applications for this position close 23 Nov 2018.

About Santos
We are an Australian energy pioneer. We have safely and sustainably discovered, developed and delivered natural gas to the people of Australia and Asia for more than 60 years.

With origins in the Cooper Basin, Santos has one of the largest exploration and production acreages in Australia and extensive infrastructure. Our strategy is centred on five core, long-life natural gas and LNG assets. These assets support our aim to be a leading Australian domestic gas supplier and a major LNG exporter supplying clean energy to Asia.

About the Role
We are currently recruiting for a Legal Graduate to support the legal team in advising Santos in relation to all aspects of its commercial business activities.

This Adelaide based role will offer unparalleled exposure across the Santos business giving you a strong foundation upon which to build a successful career. Supporting the senior members of the legal team, you will be involved in a range of commercial projects, including joint ventures, due diligence, asset acquisitions and divestments, LNG projects, oil and gas marketing, regulatory investigations and prosecutions, dispute management and competition law.

Working with an experienced and highly successful team, this is a rare opportunity for a graduate to kick-start their legal career in-house in a head office environment.

In recognition of your transition from university to life in a commercial in-house legal team, Santos will provide you with extensive on-the-job training. You will have the support of a dedicated senior lawyer (‘buddy) who will oversee your learning and career development. We will also support you to complete your admission requirements through the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • work closely and be mentored by senior members of the legal team;
  • support local and interstate teams (including in Brisbane and Perth);
  • build great relationships and networks with colleagues throughout the company;
  • grow personally and professionally; and
  • participate in the many community and volunteering events sponsored by Santos such as the Santos Tour Down Under, or take advantage of a range of company incentives such as the Santos social club and on-site gymnasium.

To Be a Successful Candidate
We are looking for applications from those in their final year of a law degree at university or those who have graduated within the last 12 months.

The successful candidate will be excited about developing their career in-house and be ready to apply a commercial and business outcomes focused approach to some of the company’s most interesting and high-profile transactions. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, a strong academic background and a keen desire to grow your career in the energy and resources industry. You will be a strong strategic and analytical thinker and demonstrate the ability to develop effective working relationships.

Previous work experience or clerkships in a professional law firm and qualifications in an additional discipline are not essential, however will be held in high regard.