Legal Counsel

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Job Type
Permanent Full Time
Australia - Perth
Legal / Contracts
Applications close
W. Australia Standard Time

Grow your career with Thiess

As a global business, we are proud to offer diverse and rewarding career opportunities. We are committed to Thiess being a company which supports great people to succeed, develop their careers, and feel supported to reach their highest potential. We offer a safe and inclusive work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives and where the capability of our people is key to our success.

About The Role

Thiess Mining has an opportunity for a Legal Counsel based in our conveniently located West Perth office. In this role you will be providing support to Thiess West and MACA Global mining operations and construction projects.

The successful candidate will have completed a tertiary degree in law, a current practicing certificate and 3+ years’ experience in either private practice or an in-house legal role and experience in the construction or mining services sector.

You will have the ability to analyse complex legal and regulatory material, communicate the implications in clear and straightforward language, and recommend appropriate courses of action.

Duties will include:

  • Review tender documents and perform contract risk assessments.
  • Negotiate contract terms with clients, subcontractors, and suppliers.
  • Develop and maintain commercial and respectful relationships with clients, regulators, joint venture partners and other business partners including suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Detailed understanding of contractual and legislative interpretation with practical, commercial advice on its application to the business 
  • Proactively manage claims, disputes, and litigation always with consideration of best for business options and minimal external cost
  • Travel as required.


What Thiess Can Do for You

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • World-class health & wellbeing programs
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • A range of corporate discounts, including health insurance (Medibank), travel & retail products
  • Referral bonus program


About Us

At Thiess, we partner with our clients to deliver excellence in open cut and underground mining in Australia, Asia and the Americas. For more than 85 years, we have operated in diverse commodities, geologies, environments and cultures. Our team uses global insight to optimise solutions and create value for each project, positioning them for optimal efficiency, productivity and cost performance, backed by how we meet our commitments. Thiess is committed to being at the forefront of sustainable mining, leveraging the power of our people and technology to support clients in their journey to more sustainable enterprises.

We recognise the value of an inclusive and diverse workplace through our vision of everyone matters always. We’re focused on creating an inclusive environment to allow our people to bring their best self to work because they feel safe, included and empowered.

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How to Apply

This role is an opportunity to take the next step in your career. With our culture of recognition, development, and a stimulating and satisfying work environment, there is no better time to join Thiess.

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