PROJECT SPECIALIST - LEGAL

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Job Family: Administration
Updated At: 2017-12-06

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY

Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 90 countries and has a network of approximately 1,000 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 29,500 people. For more information, visit www.weatherford.com and connect with Weatherford on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world’s current and future energy needs in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner. Grounded by our core values and inspired by our world-class people, we are committed to being a trusted business partner to those we serve.

JOB DESCRIPTION

This position is within Weatherford Corporate Legal and is responsible for providing direct support to the Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary. This position includes traditional corporate paralegal responsibilities. The scope of the position is broader, however, in that it also includes legal project management responsibilities as part of the firm's focus on efficiencies in large projects.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assume responsibility for organizational and logistical aspects of large, complex client projects.

Preparation of various corporate document drafts, including articles of incorporation; bylaws; minutes and consents; stock certificates; share ledgers; organizational charts; director / officer appointment and resignation; annual meetings.

Incorporate new entities, register and de-register in domestic and foreign jurisdictions and, merge and/or dissolve/liquidate them as required.

Research, analyze and draft secretary certificates, resolutions, legal documents and agreements pertinent to corporate transaction and corporate secretarial work.

Coordinate and work directly with the Tax Department on entity restructuring/reorganization, and intercompany matters and perform related project management activities.

Maintain filing and electronic records in relation to assigned legal entities via the company’s document management system.

Assist other paralegals and attorneys with any company secretarial requests,

Provides guidance and support to subsidiary directors on all company secretarial related matters.

Assist corporate and international offices and outside counsel with the collection of authorized signatures on legal documents, as well as legalization of documents.

Revise corporate documents for Associate General Counsel

Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, organizational, and follow-up skills.

Ability to work and communicate effectively with a large number of individuals within all levels of the Company and remain focused in a deadline driven environment with many moving pieces.

Demonstrated success managing complex and competing organizational priorities in a fast-paced environment.  Includes ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines.

Strong document/recordkeeping skills and work ethic

Ability to work independently, set priorities & proactively assume responsibility for projects.

Attention to detail.

Self-starter; team player

Easily adaptable to continual change

Knowledge and ability to perform legal and factual research, problem solving skills,

Ability to work with employees at all levels including; field, supervisors, managers and executives

Proficiency in Microsoft Office – Word, Powerpoint and Excel

Strong analytical skills

College degree in a relevant subject.

Minimum of 2 years of experience as a legal assistant in a law firm and/or corporate law department.

Strong organizational and communication skills.

Computer literate. Must be proficient in Microsoft software, such as, Word, PowerPoint, Excel.

Preferred

Legal drafting skills

An appreciation of and understanding of the oil industry is preferred.

Project management experience in a law firm or legal department.

POSITION SPECIFIC DETAILS

Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program, and employee stock purchase program (ESPP) and opportunities for on-going training and career development.

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

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