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In-house Legal Counsel - Construction Disputes

Ablethorpe Recruitment - Melbourne, VIC

Source: uWorkin


In-house construction disputes role in an ASX listed infrastructure icon involved in major projects throughout both Australia and internationally

  • Iconic Australian infrastructure Company
  • Suit 6-10+ PQE applicants
  • Rare disputes role

The Employer

Our client is one of Australia's most iconic infrastructure companies. Building, owning and managing some of our most valuable and important infrastructure assets, the company strives to have a positive impact on the day to day lives of millions of Australians. With a legal team regarded as one of the best in Australia, this is an exceptional opportunity for a construction disputes lawyer to join a company that walks the talk in terms of its role as an employer and enriching the lives of ordinary Australian's.

The Role

Working within an established Senior Legal team, the successful applicant will assist in providing legal services across the business in the management of construction and project claims and litigation as they impact on the companies day-to-day operations.

This will include but is not limited to:-

  • Assisting with strategies and negotiation in respect of disputes;
  • Project management of disputes
  • Supporting Senior Project Lawyers in contract management and delivery;
  • management of upstream and downstream disputes;
  • drafting and reviewing variations, EOT claims and associated legal and commercial correspondence;
  • instructing and assisting external law firms and counsel
  • management of key stakeholders within the legal and commercial team and the broader business;
  • managing the interface between external counsel and the business; and
  • assisting with drafting and reviewing policies, procedures and reports

It is expected that the role will suit a 6-10+ PQE year construction disputes lawyer with significant experience gained either in-house or in private practice in PPP, construction and procurement. Admission to practice law in Australia is essential.

A full PD can be supplied on request to suitable applicants.

What's on offer

This is a career-defining role working for one of Australia's most significant and exciting infrastructure companies in a rare disputes role. The successful candidate is expected to contribute and work toward the companies' shared vision of high-end, entrepreneurial lawyers who work within a successful and dynamic team of professionals. The successful candidate will be awarded for their results by getting more autonomy and responsibility no matter the stage of their career. 

To Apply

Please apply online using the links below. Otherwise please call Stuart Ablethorpe on 0403791000 or send your CV direct to sally@ablethorpe.com. All discussions will be in strict confidence and your CV details will not be passed to any third party or prospective employer until instructed by you.

Ablethorpe Recruitment is a specialist legal recruitment agency operating in Australia and internationally.