Legal Counsel (m/f/d)

About the role

Location: Austria - Vienna

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Permanent


We embrace the diversity of our people.

To sustain the growth of our Legal & Compliance department, we are looking for a Legal Counsel who will support on technical procurement matters.

Would you like to join a highly capable and internationally diverse inhouse team?

These would be your responsibilities:


  • Provide high quality legal support to the global technical procurement team;
  • Providing advice and participating in the evaluation of legal issues in technical projects (e.g. building of plants, plant expansions, plant maintenance works), including the proper set-up of a project from a legal point of view);
  • Drafting and negotiating major project related contracts (such as EPCM/EPC contracts) and other engineering, construction and maintenance contracts as a core member of the project team;
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts for the day-to-day business of technical procurement, i.e. sale and purchase agreements, services agreements, etc.;
  • Legal support in the management of claims, disputes and litigation;
  • Updating/developing contract templates in cooperation with procurement;
  • Holding regular legal/ contract negotiation trainings to procurement; 
  • Management of external lawyers; 
  • Acting as the business’ legal sparring partner.

About you

We are looking for a proven Master in Law with at least 5 relevant years of experience in a reputable, international law firm or in a legal department of a large international company (bar exam desired). Knowledge of European Union Law is desired. 


Our ideal candidate has fluency and excellent contract drafting, communication and presentation skills in English. This role requires someone with excellent knowledge of international contract and commercial law. Knowledge of projects related international standards and a good understanding of technical and commercial issues is also required. Understanding of IPR topics is a plus.


We require someone who understands complex technical, commercial and financial matters, can evaluate risks and translate them into the legal documentation. You must have strong negotiation-, project management- and conflict resolution- skills, high problem solving competence and results-orientation, and a good business judgement. The ability to establish and maintain effective cross-organizational and cross-cultural relationships is crucial for this role. 


If you are a "hands-on" personality, bringing great sense of responsibility/reliability, high level of commitment, dedication and social intelligence, we would like to speak with you. 

About Borealis and our offer


We are here for you! If you have any questions, please contact Maite Rosez (Randstad), Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about protection of your personal data, so thank you for applying online.


We offer a competitive compensation based on the collective labor agreement, reflecting your competencies and experience, starting at EUR 102.000 annual gross salary and are willing to pay more based on your experience and background. In addition, we offer a yearly bonus and a voluntary company pension plan.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements and will contact you as soon as screening is closed.


Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and sustainable polyolefin solutions. In Europe, Borealis is also an innovative leader in polyolefins recycling and a major producer of base chemicals. We leverage our polymer expertise and decades of experience to offer value-adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries such as consumer products, energy, healthcare, infrastructure and mobility. With operations in over 120 countries and head offices in Vienna, Austria, Borealis employs around 6,000 people. In 2022, we generated a net profit of EUR 2.1 billion. OMV, the Austria-based international oil and gas company, owns 75% of our shares. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), owns the remaining 25%. In re-inventing essentials for sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people, innovation and technology, and performance excellence. We are accelerating the transformation to a circular economy of polyolefins and expanding our geographical footprint to better serve our customers around the globe. Our operations are augmented by two important joint ventures: Borouge (with ADNOC, headquartered in the UAE); and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, based in the US). | |


We go beyond boundaries. Together.




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