Senior Legal Counsel

  • Location
    Sydney CBD, New South Wales
  • Contract Type
  • Posted
  • Industry
    Construction (In-house)
  • Expiry Date

The business:

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


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

About you:

You will be a solid construction/projects lawyer with a mix of strong negotiation and advisory experience. You will provide advice and support to relevant senior stakeholders.

You will have gained at least 10 years’ experience in a major construction/projects team in a top-tier or mid-tier law firm and ideally you will have gained subsequent in-house legal experience 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.

Your role will involve front-end tender reviews and contract negotiations as well as some back-end work. You will also be required to support health and safety, regulatory, corporate and compliance activities as they arise.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Management of a variety of disputes within a major project and construction environment.
  • Drafting and negotiation of all supply agreements, subcontracts, consultancy agreements and a range of other supply chain arrangements.
  • Addressing stakeholder complaints escalated to the legal team.
  • Managing and advising the project team on environmental, planning and safety issues.
  • Dispute resolution.

Ideal candidate:

  • Significant front end and back end experience in the Australian market with a minimum 10 years post-admission experience.
  • A calm, approachable, pragmatic, and professional manner.
  • Quality experience (in private practice and in house).
  • An ability to understand the bigger picture and to prioritise and provide pragmatic and timely legal advice within a complex commercial and operational setting.
  • 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.

If you are interested in applying for this role please send your CV to Olivia Courtney by emailing or call 0423871352.

The SR Group (UK) Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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