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Legal Counsel – Commercial

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Fantastic role for a 3-to-7-year PQE Commercial Lawyer to join a leading Australian engineering consulting group. This role isn’t seeking a lawyer with engineering or construction projects – instead, the role’s focus will be to provide commercial legal support for the advisory business.

Our client is a leading design and engineering company, headquartered in Australia, with over 6,000 employees and a presence in 25 counties across the Asia Pacific and South East Asia with a focus on digital solutions and innovation. The company’s team of experts works closely with clients to help them achieve their sustainability goals, leveraging cutting-edge technologies and best practices to drive sustainable outcomes.

THE ROLE: Legal Counsel – Commercial
  • Reporting to the Regional GC and working within a team of 8 other lawyers, you will support the business with:-
  • Business case strategy, analysis, and design
  • Due diligence incorporating technical, commercial, and financial interfaces.
  • Technical consulting on risk, procurement, consultation and team management
  • Asset decision framework strategy, including modelling, benchmarking and analysis.
  • Risk advisory services to connect strategic objectives with project and asset performance
  • It would suit a lawyer with prior advisory experience, for example, from a professional services firm or financial services background, or with strong commercial acumen and drafting.
  • Sydney or Melbourne is the preferred office locations.
  • Full-time, five days per week
  • This role isn’t seeking a lawyer to have experience with engineering or construction projects. Instead, the role’s focus will be to provide commercial legal support for the advisory business.
  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangements

You have the basics – You have a current Australian practising certificate, 3 to 6 years of commercial experience gained at a reputable firm and, ideally, prior in-house or secondment experience. Experience working in or providing advice to a consulting/advisory company would be nice but not essential.

You are a good lawyer and eager to learn – You can turn your mind to diverse legal issues and work from first principles.

You fit culturally – You are self-aware; grounded; have excellent written and verbal communication skills; proficient in technology; an energetic self-starter; comfortable operating autonomously; calm and considered; practical with common sense; and prepared to take ownership.

You get it commercially – You are commercially minded and offer practical legal solutions for the business. You have the aptitude for managing work priorities and the expectations of diverse stakeholders.

  • Mentorship by leaders in their fields, this role will accelerate your career and give you options.
  • Work in a high-performing and supportive legal team within a business with an engaged and skilled workforce.
  • Work in an Australian headquartered company and have access to the decision-makers.
  • Increase your professional and technical capability by working in an established legal team and learning from lawyers and commercial operators at the top of their game.
  • Varied and exciting work – working on diverse projects across Southeast Asia and the Pacific region.
  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangements

This role is looking to fill quickly, so if this sounds like an opportunity you would like to explore further, please apply, and we will be in touch shortly.

Alternatively, if you would like to have a confidential conversation first, please get in touch with Imogen Spouse at Dovetail Legal Solutions at imogen.spouse@dovetaillaw.com.au