Corporate Lawyer, Company Secretary Focus

Job Description

Use your corporate skills in this significant company secretariate role across the Santos group. A rare Adelaide role. Access to key decision makers.

  • Interact with key decision makers
  • Interact with key decision makers
  • ASX Top 20 Company

About Us

Santos is an Australian energy pioneer committed to ever-cleaner energy and fuels production, with operations across Australia, PNG, Timor-Leste and North America. Our commitment is to be a global leader in the transition to cleaner energy and clean fuels, by helping the world decarbonise to reach net-zero emissions in an affordable and sustainable way, through decarbonising projects such as the Moomba CCS project. Santos is Australia’s biggest domestic gas supplier and a leading Asia Pacific LNG supplier.

For over 65 years Santos has been working in partnership with local communities, providing local jobs and business opportunities, safely and sustainably developing its natural gas resources, and powering industries and households. With a strong, low-cost base business supplying oil and gas and a clear action plan to develop cleaner energy and clean fuels, we are at the leading edge of the energy transition. 
The Role

As part of a dynamic in-house commercial legal team, and reporting to the Company Secretary, this role offers high-quality legal work with a focus on company secretary advice and services to the business and its subsidiaries, both within Australia and internationally.

Working closely across the broader business and as a key member of the inhouse legal team, you will provide proactive, commercially focused legal advice in accordance with Santos’ governance, reporting and compliance standards, including:  

  • advice on, and ensuring compliance with, relevant corporate legislation and regulations
  • the preparation of annual reports and returns
  • management of the AGM
  • local and overseas corporate lodgements
  • monitoring the activities of the group to ensure they act within their constitutions
  • advising the Company Secretary on good governance
  • incorporations and deregistrations
  • liaising with overseas directors and to ensure jurisdictional compliance
  • preparing reports and secretarial information
  • drafting resolutions and ensuring documents are executed appropriately
  • Managing registers and appointments

The Benefits

Joining the in-house team at Santos offers a rare opportunity to undertake sophisticated local and global legal work from our Adelaide headquarters. As part of a well-trained legal team, you will have access to first-rate mentoring, enjoy a positive team culture, and be supported in your personal career and legal development.

A tier-one employer, in addition to a strong market salary, bonuses and share plans, Santos offers a range of other benefits, including flexible working, (including some WFH,) salary continuance, health and well-being, and career development opportunities.
About you

To be considered for this role you will be a strong corporate lawyer with 4-8 years of corporate and commercial experience gained in a quality in-house team or leading firm. You will possess some experience in corporate matters relevant to company secretarial work, and an interest in the oil and gas sector.

In addition to your honed legal skills, you will enjoy dealing with senior executives and being part of a close knit and engaging in-house team. You will demonstrate a dynamic and adaptable approach to meet ever changing business demands, and while you will rapidly identify legal issues, you will skilfully distil your advice into simple terms to allow you to communicate effectively within the broader business.
How to apply

To discuss this role or obtain the PD in full confidence for this Adelaide based role, email your CV or a LinkedIn profile to Paul Burgess, Director, Burgess Paluch Legal Recruitment, via [email protected] or call Paul on 0414 687 629.

A requirement of this role is that you will need to have in place the legal work rights for Australia to apply. This role is exclusive to Burgess Paluch.