Legal Counsel (Advokat)

Collective Labour Law


Legal (LEG) is the competence unit for all legal matters related to the Equinor group’s business areas and corporate activities and consists of legal experts, specialists, consultants and qualified support personnel. The department has overall responsibility for advising on all legal matters and on ethics and anti-corruption compliance and acting as the Corporate Bodies’ secretariat within the Equinor group.

By joining our team in Legal you will have the opportunity to:

  • Be part of the Legal division in Equinor, with more than 120 lawyers.

  • Cooperate with a highly skilled team of employment lawyers on a diverse portfolio.

  • Become a trusted advisor to Equinor's employee relations' function and contribute with strategic legal advice on various projects, both inside and outside Norway.

  • Be responsible for your own portfolio, with assignments ranging from day-to-day legal advice, to handling complex legal issues within a broad variety of areas, such as interpretation of tariff agreements, negotiations with unions, advising on working time regulations, pension, reward, reports of concern, sick leave, disciplinary cases and much more.

  • Follow-up with external lawyers that you have engaged to assist with handling administrative complaints and court cases.

  • Participate in multidisciplinary projects and working groups.

  • Continuously develop and enhance your professional employment law competence by engaging in internal and external networks.


Some qualities are essential for Equinor. You identify with our values, open, collaborative, courageous and caring, which guide our decisions and help us succeed and grow. You make safety your priority and contribute to our zero-harm culture.

For this position, we are also looking for:

  • An experienced employment lawyer with minimum 4 years’ experience from within either employer’s or employees’ organisations, law firms, in-house legal functions, or other relevant roles.

  • A Master of law or Cand. Jur. from a Norwegian university, with strong academic qualifications - please include copies of your education transcripts with your application.

  • Expertise and insight in collective labour law and negotiations with unions.

  • Experience from litigation and a license to practice as a lawyer is a plus.

  • Fluent in Norwegian, with a professional working level of English.

  • Excellent writing skills, as well as effective verbal communication and influencing skills.

  • Flexible and enjoy working with people on different levels in a large organization.

  • Able to prioritise, handle periods of high workload with short deadlines.

  • An analytical person, who has a curious disposition and a keenness to learn and solve problems.

  • An engaged colleague who wants to contribute to a great working environment.

General information

Please attach copies of your CV, diplomas, certificates and grades in English or a Scandinavian language.Through this link you can find important information on what to include in your CV, which will make the application process easier and faster.

Applications submitted without necessary attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point.

Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process. Candidates will be asked for information on affiliation to high-risk countries for a security assessment. Furthermore, background checks are performed on all final candidates and all permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law.

Why join us?

At Equinor, we care about each other as much as our business. That's why we offer:

  • Not just a job; a career. In Equinor, your development begins on day one. You will build your competence through a wide range of learning activities while being empowered to build your career across multiple disciplines and geographies. Our internal job market allows endless opportunities for development and growth within your own field or in other interesting and relevant areas for you.
  • Attractive rewards. We offer a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries, global parental leave, variable pay schemes and a share savings plan.
  • Wellness and work-life balance. Our employees' well-being is a priority. We recognise that for you to be the best version of yourself in the workplace, being able to collect your children, attend a class or simply enjoy social time can be invaluable. That's why we encourage you to make use of our flexible work arrangements.
  • An inclusive culture. We believe embracing our differences makes us stronger. For us true inclusion means being able to bring your whole self to work, and for everyone to feel accepted and valued.

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