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Permanent Full-time
Aus - Sydney
Legal / Contracts
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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 North Sydney Corporate Head Office.

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

  • Reviewing and negotiating proposed contracts and associated documents
  • Working on major tenders across rail, road, tunnel and infrastructure projects
  • Providing the business with front-end advice on our main construction projects
  • Identifying key project risks and preparing proposed solutions to project teams
  • Managing and providing instructions to external lawyers
  • Developing contracts for use by project teams and providing advice throughout the full life cycle of projects
  • Preparing various other types of contracts (services contracts, consortium agreements, joint venture agreements, alliance agreements, confidentiality agreements, teaming agreements)
  • Advising on the above and where necessary assisting with negotiations; and
  • Preparing sign-off advice to enable execution of contracts in accordance with corporate procedures

Our minimum requirements for this role are:

  • Practising lawyer with 3+ 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

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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