Legal Counsel

  • Location

    Sydney, New South Wales

  • Sector:

    Corporate & Commercial

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  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Daniel Hogan

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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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 and commercial experience. Strong career progression opportunities to join the legal project team in Sydney. This international 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 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. You will have gained at least 6 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 both 'back end' legal work across a range of major civil, building, and renewable energy projects and front-end tender reviews and contract negotiations. 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 of 6 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.

To express your interest in this position please email your CV to or call Daniel Hogan on 02 9236 9000

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