Date: 10 Jul 2024

Location: Cheshire, GB, CH65 4HB

Company: essaroiluk



Ellesmere Port


  • Competitive Salary
  • 10% Company Contribution Pension rising to 15% with service
  • 25 days Holiday, increasing with service
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Additional Flex Benefits- including Holiday Purchase
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme with Exclusive access to a range of Discounts
  • Free Secure On Site Car Parking


About EET Fuels  


EET Fuels is committed to playing a key role in the decarbonisation of the UK economy, with ambitious plans to build an energy transition cluster in the North West of England. 


The company is committed to becoming the UK’s first low-carbon process refinery at the heart of HyNet, the UK’s leading industrial decarbonisation cluster.  It is investing US$1.2 billion over the next five years to decarbonise its operations and targeting a 95% cut in emissions by 2030 through energy efficiency, carbon capture and fuel switching.  This will deliver a 12.5% reduction in the North West’s overall regional carbon emissions.


Industrial carbon capture will deliver an annual emissions reduction of ~1 million tonnes of CO2 and fuel switching from natural gas to EET Hydrogen low carbon hydrogen as a fuel source will deliver an additional annual emissions reduction of ~1 million tonnes of CO2.


This investment ensures the sustainability of this critical national asset, supporting high value employment and UK energy security resilience.


Please note, we work with a carefully selected set of recruitment agencies, and we are not looking to add to the current preferred suppliers list. We are unable to accept representations from agencies that are not on that preferred supplier list.


**The Role


We currently have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Legal Team as a Paralegal.  The role will support the Legal Department and the Senior roles within EET Fuels and it’s UK group business and operations such as Stanlow Refinery, Stanlow Terminals, EET Hydrogen.


The professional will actively contribute to a wide range of activities within the Department, covering legal administrative duties, simple legal matters at paralegal level, legal research and/or working as part of legal project teams. The role will offer you a wide range of business, legal and commercial learning opportunities to build your skillset and knowledge. Working with our expert commercial lawyers and some of the best law firms in the country, you will join a friendly team, focused on providing high quality services to the business.  We want you to enhance your skills with us and we will consider you for our graduate solicitor apprentice programme to help you reach your full potential as a lawyer.


Primary Accountabilities:


This is a wide ranging and diverse role within an in-house Legal Team. The role will include, but not be limited to:


  • Assisting with legal work loads in the form of reviewing and drafting agreements such as basic non-disclosure consultancy agreements and general terms and conditions under the supervision of senior team members.
  • Assisting the senior team members with their workload, which will include day to day tasks, project work, corporate governance, corporate structuring and execution, variety of debt structuring and execution, litigation, complex real estate matters.
  • Working on the cross-border elements between the UK and other parts of the Essar global group
  • Carrying out legal research as skills grow and develop under hands on mentorship of in-house senior legal advisors and professional managers.
  • Day-to-day corporate management of the group, file, and document management, including running progress trackers to manage in-house and external legal projects.
  • Providing support to the creation a more dynamic, organised, and pro-active Legal Department, including supporting Policy and Procedure creation and Systems implementation.
  • Administrative tasks including document organisation, archiving and storage.
  • Attending certain committee meetings and taking minutes as needed.
  • Developing specialisms aligned with business requirements.



**About You


Our ideal candidate should have a Law Degree with LLB Hons 2:1 (or better), minimum of three A Levels (Grade C or above or equivalent) in addition to 5 GCSEs or equivalent qualifications, including English and Maths, at Grade C/4 or above.


A demonstrable interest and enthusiasm to become a commercial lawyer in energy sector.   Preference for a candidate who has worked in a corporate environment already, or who can show that they have the maturity and resilience to operate within one, with sector experience or interest being beneficial.


You should be a mature, confident, affable, and down-to-earth character, with excellent written and oral communication skills with a good eye for detail, strong organisation and time management abilities.  Creative thinking and analytical skills, excellent team player, with the ability to follow instructions.  You should also be motivated with a strong commitment to learning and tenacity to become a solicitor.  Proficient IT and document production skills


Closing Date


This vacancy will close on 04 August 2024.