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Legal Counsel

Job ID
988526
Job Type
Permanent Full-time
Location
Aus - Sydney
Categories
Legal / Contracts
Applications close
AUS Eastern Standard Time

CPB Contractors is a leading international construction company and a member of the CIMIC Group.

We combine the construction track record and expertise formerly delivered by Leighton Contractors and Thiess, and we also include the people and projects of Leighton Asia.

In conjunction with our clients and partners, CPB Contractors is delivering important and iconic projects across all key sectors of the construction industry, meaning we offer significant and diverse work opportunities.

We are building on the strong foundations of our unique history to create a successful and sustainable future.  Safely delivering next-generation infrastructure that better connects people and transforms communities is at the heart of what we do.

The Opportunity

A new opportunity for the role of Legal Counsel has become available at CPB Contractors. The primary responsibility of this role will be to provide legal and contractual advice across a diverse range of sectors including, rail, road, tunnelling, PPPs, alliances and social infrastructure.

This is a permanent role based in our head office in North Sydney.

Reporting to the Legal Manager, you will be accountable for:

  • Reviewing and negotiating a variety of contracts, including Project deeds, D&C contracts, tender teaming deeds, consortium and joint venture agreements, alliance agreements, consultancy and services contracts, works contracts, plant hire contracts, and confidentiality agreements
  • Identifying key project risks and preparing commercially focussed solutions to manage and mitigate risks with the tender teams
  • Advising on and reviewing PCGs, Bonds and other security documents;
  • Developing and assisting with the negotiations of subcontracts for use by project teams;
  • Managing and providing instructions to external lawyers
  • Providing advice and guidance to project teams on issues arising throughout the full life cycle of projects
  • Advising and assisting tender and project teams to obtain relevant corporate approvals in accordance with corporate procedures
  • Providing training to project and commercial teams on contract law and updates of applicable legislation with which they must comply

Our minimum requirements for this role are:

  • Practising lawyer with 3-7 years' experience ideally made up of private practice and in-house experience
  • Qualified to practice as a solicitor in New South Wales or other Australian jurisdiction -  holding (or entitled to hold) current practising certificate
  • Excellent communication skills and legal drafting skills
  • Verbal reasoning skills - ability to interpret the precise meaning of written documents such as contracts, legislation, case decisions
  • Risk assessment and risk mitigation skills - ability to identify risks/issues and offer practical commercially appropriate solutions to manage/ mitigate risks
  • Negotiation and Influencing skills
  • Resilience, Personal drive and motivation
  • Commercial acumen

We support diversity in the workplace. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people with a multicultural background are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note: This role is being sourced through CPB Contractors directly and we will not accept applications via external recruitment agencies.

How to apply

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Applications close
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