Job Details
  • Reference360204A_1594592201
  • LocationNew South Wales
  • SalaryAU$150 - AU$170 per annum + + Super
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantTrent Merrotsy

A renowned Western Sydney organisation is looking to acquire a Legal Counsel to join their high performing legal team for a permanent opportunity.

With construction well underway, this city-changing infrastructure project has been named among the nation's six high priority infrastructure projects to be completed over the next five years.

Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, this position is a key role in assisting the Chief Legal Officer in providing high quality legal advice to the organisation, particularly focused across construction, rail and roads.

The Legal Counsel role will take ownership in managing risks of the business through commercial and legal based strategic decisions along with adding value to the business with advice and guidance to all stakeholders.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Analyse business objectives and provide or obtain expert and strategic legal advice.
  • Provide expert legal advice in relation to construction law matters - including tendering, procurement and construction contracts.
  • Provide legal advice within property & planning, rail and road related matters on and around the project site.
  • Work closely with the Executive Team, and other stakeholders to achieve best practice results which are on time and within budget.
  • Help to ensure the business complies with legislation and all Project Deed requirements.
  • Identify proactive solutions that will mitigate risks to the organisation and stakeholders

Experience required to succeed:

  • Five years plus experience in the legal profession as a solicitor or legal advisor.
  • Extensive experience in construction law, particularly tendering, procurement and construction contracts.
  • Experience in planning and/or property would be advantages.
  • Advanced negotiation skills, able to work effectively to objectives with sensitivity to manage negotiations with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to keep tight deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good relationship skills and superior influencing skills which will enable the successful candidate to both build the business and successfully develop and maintain strong and lasting business relationships with key external parties.

    Above all, you will need to be tough minded, resilient and have the confidence to credibly and effectively operate as a representative for the organisation externally. You will have demonstrated experience in previous executive positions upholding a high level of business ethics and integrity.

    This is a rare opportunity to work for a significant and progressive organisation that will help transform Sydney and Australia into the future.