Oil & Gas Exploration/Production

ISDA Negotiator – VP!!


Strategic Staffing Solutions


Strategic Staffing Solutions is currently looking for a ISDA Negotiator for a contract opportunity with one of our largest clients!

Candidates should be willing to work on our W2 ONLY.

Job Title: ISDA Negotiator-VP level!

Job ID :234187

Key Skills: ISDA, Derivatives, law degree preferred, legal trade documentations, Credit risk

Schedule: Onsite-all 5 days in person           

Locations: Dallas, TX

Role Type: W2 ONLY, NO C2C

Contract Length: 12 months


  • Responsible for complete documentation process from drafting, reviewing and negotiating to execution & filing of the CDEA, ISDA/CSA, ancillary documents such as novation and related regulatory initial margin documents;
  • Experience in Commodity transaction related documents desirable – e.g. power and gas a annexes, EFETS, NAESBs, Power Purchase and Sale Agreements etc.
  • Review of legal opinions on netting and collateral enforceability including liaising with external counsel;
  • Development and execution of negotiation strategies, outside of a playbook, to balance client and GS needs;
  • Independently lead complex and/or sensitive negotiations for high profile clients;
  • Working closely with the Franchise and Prime business, in particular (Franchise) New Business Group and Client Services
  • Provide mentoring, training and coaching for junior team members;
  • Responding to queries on the master documentation from various departments including the front office;
  • Ongoing opportunity to challenge existing controls/processes and leverage your experience to identify risks and improve the effectiveness of the team; and
  • Develop and nurture relationships across the firm to build consensus and execute on initiatives;
  • Actively participate in community engagements to foster PDO’s culture of support and inclusiveness.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent or JD with a strong experience in Legal/Trading Documentation role (including within a Credit, Risk or Treasury function) or attorney/paralegal experience within a law firm.
  • Knowledge of various legal entities, including funds, insurance companies and pensions.
  • Proven excellent organizational and prioritization skills and attention to detail, especially under pressure.
  • Proven ability to negotiate and review detailed legal documents with an eye for detail and accuracy, particularly around documentation terms.
  • Ability to ensure consistency across documentation and know when to escalate issues.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm and interest in development of documentation skills and using such skills for the completion of negotiation process.
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn new skills and develop full job ownership.
  • Strong commercial acumen with a keen interest in derivatives, Commodities, repo, securities lending markets and products and/or prime brokerage products and services.
  • Ability to interact with and influence business stakeholders and clients in order to negotiate, build consensus, control risks and improve operational efficiency.
  • Proficient in IT and able to adapt to various databases/systems.
  • Additional language skills (in French, German, Italian or Spanish) would be preferable for verbal and written communication.

Job ID: JOB-234187
Publish Date: 26 Jun 2024

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