Senior Associate - Construction and Major Projects

Canberra Permanent
  • Top Tier Global Firm
  • High performing Construction and Major Projects

About Our Client

Our client is renowned as one of Asia Pacific's leading top tier legal practices. What sets our client apart is that they are driven by a strong sense of purpose: They create lasting impacts for their clients, their people and their communities. This top tier firm is redefining the boundaries of what it means to be a law firm.

In 2020, Legal 500 Asia Pacific identified our client as the equal most ranked firm in Australia, with 24 rankings across practice areas. They were also placed as the highest ranked law firm in LinkedIn's 25 Top Companies in Australia for 2019.

As part of this innovative team you will be working across major national, government, and global clients. All the while collaborating with some of the sharpest legal minds in the industry. Our client has also been a powerful force in Australian pro bono practice, striving to deliver justice for those who need it and not just those who can afford it. Within this position you'll be constantly surprised by the projects you get to work on and what you can accomplish.

In the past 5 years our client's Projects, Infrastructure & Construction team has been the lead advisor on more than 150 nationally significant construction and infrastructure projects and disputes. They are focused on providing end-to-end legal support on infrastructure projects - from project structuring, advice on procurement options, financing, tender strategy, contract documentation and negotiation through to contract administration, maintenance issues and dispute resolution.

This team offers a comprehensive range of legal services for complex large scale property development transactions, and construction and infrastructure projects acting on behalf of government, developers, construction companies and corporate clients. Their team has worked on, and continues to work on, all of the major deals which define and continue to change the built landscape of Australia. They offer their clients an end to end solution which allows them to see the project from conception until completion. The team also has a busy dispute resolution practice, including litigation in all superior courts, domestic and international arbitration, and adjudication.

In this role you will work alongside a national leading Partner who is highly regarded across Australia and the existing team, who are operating on a truly national basis from the Canberra office, including by leading major development and construction projects in New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory, and the Australian Capital Territory. However, there will also be close contact with other leading lawyers working in the broader national team on large scale projects.

Job Description

An opportunity currently exists in our clients Canberra office for a Senior Associate with strong front end property and construction experience to join their national team. This work involves early stage advisory work in structuring major projects as well as drafting and negotiation for major development and infrastructure projects and general construction matters. There are also a range of broader property, planning, and environment advisory elements which are connected with the significant precinct development projects which are in progress.

The Successful Applicant

Seeking and welcoming applications from Lawyers with a minimum 4-8 years PQE. Ideally, you will have specialist major projects, infrastructure or construction industry experience and are looking to cement your career in a market leading top tier practice. In addition to your legal knowledge, you will have an ability to manage strong client relationships and complex transactions with minimal supervision and have the ability to provide guidance and mentoring to the junior lawyers in the team.

You will also have:

  • a commercial approach to all matters;
  • superior drafting ability and a strong attention to detail;
  • the ability to work in a highly collaborative fast-paced environment;
  • excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; and
  • resilience and a commitment to excellence that matches the firms

What's on Offer

This is truly one of the best practices in Canberra. The quality of the work is excellent and the team values and openly shares experience, meaning that your professional development will be positively supported.

Our client enjoys a band 1 projects and construction practice, and is renowned as one of Asia Pacific's leading legal practices. What sets our client apart is that they are driven by a strong sense of purpose: they endeavour to build authentic and enduring relationships with their clients, their people and their communities. Through their leading-edge innovation and collaborative legal and consulting specialists, this top tier firm is redefining the boundaries of what it means to be a law firm.

Lawyers Weekly ranked our client as the most attractive law firm of choice for 2020 as voted by their Peers. They were placed in the top 25 best workplaces in Australia and in LinkedIn's 25 Top Companies in Australia for 2019-the highest ranking of any law firm. In 2021 their Construction, Project Development and Real Estate teams have been awarded Tier 1 in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific Ranking.

Diversity is one of the five elements that underpin the firm's purpose and informs the way their work internally and with their clients. An inclusive workplace environment is critical to leveraging the impact this diversity brings to all that we do each day. They has been recognised as a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality in Australia for the past 11 years and has been recognised as both a Gold (2019) and Silver (2018 and 2020) Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI).

Our client believes that agile workplaces can be instrumental in delivering increased levels of productivity. They support their people to maintain a healthy balance between the demands of work, life and family. They have a wide range of social, financial and health benefits to support your wellbeing including free gym membership.

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0420 353 352

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Jackie Jones
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