Principal II Negotiator | Petroleum | Perth CBD

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Support Services

Date published

02 December 2019

Date closing

15 December 2019 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities.  Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

Reporting to the Head of Upstream Agreements, the Principal Negotiator II will be responsible for supporting BHP Petroleum Upstream Agreements efforts in Australia with a focus on delivering upstream agreement support to the Australia Production Unit, Australia Joint Interest Unit and Australia Exploration.  This role:
  • Plans and delivers skilled application of discipline, fully integrated with other disciplines or function areas
  • Multi-tasks across several projects within the Australia Petroleum business, recognizing and balancing priorities and deadlines
  • Provides functional expertise to the Petroleum Australia teams; is sought out by peers and management for functional knowledge.
  • Provides Australia Petroleum business with functional advice on regulatory compliance requirements
  • Represents the business on Asset specific Commercial Sub-committee’s
  • Works with Principal Negotiator II – UA and Head of UA to develop negotiations tactics to achieve the strategic objectives.
  • Has an in-depth knowledge of commercial requirements of complex, interdisciplinary projects
  • Advises and leads commercial assessments across the business
  • Helps develop commercial best practices and workflows, provides direction to others across the company
  • Participates in strategic planning and decision-making in the business and uses knowledge to develop and implement improvements to current policy and procedures

About You

With a Bachelor’s qualification in a relevant discipline such as Legal, Energy Land Management or Business you will have experience in upstream exploration and production and/or “land” matters, with exposure to conventional, offshore upstream agreements/”land” work desirable however, this is not a firm requirement. Further to this, your exceptional knowledge of relevant Australian Petroleum regulations will enable you in identifying, pursuing and negotiating complicated, multi-party transactions.

This role will engage with a variety of stakeholders, from facilitating and coordinating required information and data to Australia regulatory authorities regarding various lease obligations to coordinating and leading commercial support for various Project Teams in support of both operated and non-operated projects. With this, you will be an effective communicator with confidence in presenting and influencing a range of stakeholders, including senior management. 

BHP are passionate about building a culture of continuous improvement and encourage a strategic and innovative thinking approach to problem solving. 

Additional valuable traits:
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and manage multiple transactions and other responsibilities effectively, in an independent capacity and as part of a team
  • Balanced commercial judgment 
  • Knowledge in transaction structuring, valuation, and transaction management 
  • Adept at complex upstream agreement drafting and interpretation
  • Articulate and Practiced Communicator 
  • Complex Problem Solver 
  • Assertive and deals well with confrontation 
  • Potential to Mentor and develop negotiators and lead by example 
  • Commitment to win/win internal and external relationships 

Valuable prior experience in: 
  • Development of Operating Agreement provisions, amendments or exhibits necessary to support project needs and related requirements. 
  • Participating in the development and execution of commercial strategy for nearfield opportunities. 
  • Negotiation and preparation of various infrastructure usage agreements, such as Production Processing Agreements 
  • Ensuring contract compliance on all proposals regarding development/production activities. 
  • Preparing and negotiating other required agreements to support business objectives. 
  • Coordinating timely flow of information to partners.

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.  These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  

Reference Number – 108340
  • We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately.
  • This opportunity is currently only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia. 

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