Legal Counsel

  • Location

    Sydney

  • Sector:

    Corporate & Commercial

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Daniel Hogan

  • Contact email:

    danielhogan@taylorroot.com.au

  • Job ref:

    DH/667217_1584173639

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-04-13

  • Consultant:

    #

The business:

A legal career expanding opportunity to join a major global construction and engineering business dedicated to delivering some of the world's most ambitious projects across building, infrastructure and renewable energy markets.

The opportunity:

A rare and exciting opportunity for an experienced Legal Counsel to work in a major project environment with construction experience. Strong career progression opportunities to join the legal team in Sydney. This international leader is looking for a construction/projects lawyer to support a range of key stakeholders on an array of project work.

About you:

You will be a construction/projects lawyer with a mix of strong negotiation and advisory experience, as well dispute resolution experience. You will provide advice and support to relevant senior stakeholders, having gained at least 5 years' experience in a major construction/projects team in a top-tier or mid-tier law firm or an in-house legal environment where you will have been a key point of contact for legal advice on both contentious and non-contentious matters. You will possess the ability to identify business risk in a variety of commercial situations. Your communication skills will be exceptional.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Management of a variety of disputes within a major project and construction environment.
  • Drafting and negotiation of all contract and operational advice and correspondence, formulating and drafting commercial solutions with the project and commercial teams.
  • Dispute avoidance and management where required.
  • The role will include both back end legal work across a range of major civil, building and renewable energy projects and front end tender reviews and contract negotiations.

Ideal candidate:

  • Significant front end and back end experience in the Australian market with a minimum of 5 years post-admission experience.
  • A calm, approachable, pragmatic and professional manner.
  • Quality experience (in private practice and/or in house).
  • An ability to understand the bigger picture and to prioritise and provide pragmatic and timely legal advice.
  • Clear and persuasive written and spoken communication skills.
  • Advanced negotiation and drafting skills.
  • An understanding of issues relevant to construction, including construction and engineering processes, WH&S, insurances.

To express your interest in this position please email your CV to danielhogan@taylorroot.com.au or call Daniel Hogan on 02 9236 9000

Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.

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