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Permanent Full-time
Aus - Melbourne
Legal / Contracts, Commercial / Project Finance / Bid Work, Engineering - Other, General Construction
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CPBJH JV brings together two of Australia's leading construction partners, CPB Contractors and John Holland, with unparalleled expertise in large-scale and complex project management, civil construction, traffic management and tunnelling. 

The West Gate Tunnel is a partnership between the Victorian Government and Transurban. The Joint Venture has been chosen as the preferred contractor for construction, which will begin in 2018 following planning assessment. 

About the Project

The West Gate Tunnel Project is a city-shaping project that will deliver a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge, provide quicker and safer journeys, and remove thousands of trucks off residential streets. The project will include:

  • Widening the West Gate Freeway from eight lanes to 12 between the M80 Ring Road and Williamstown Road;
  • Building a 2.8km eastbound tunnel and a 4km westbound tunnel under Yarraville;
  • Constructing a bridge over the Maribyrnong River providing an alternative to the West Gate Bridge;
  • Constructing an elevated road along Footscray Road to the Port of Melbourne; and
  • Major new cycling and pedestrian paths. 

Your Opportunity:

In line with the above scope, the project is seeking applications for the position of Project Lawyer.  Reporting to the Commercial Director, this position will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing independent legal advice and recommendations across the breadth of legal activities associated with the project.
  • Ensuring that the conduct of the project is compliant with all legal obligations as allocated, and with to the highest ethical standards required of your legal professional practising certificate.
  • Provision of legal services to the project to ensure commercial and risk management compliance.

To be considered for this role you will require the following skills, experience, qualifications and capabilities:

  • Bachelor Degree Law and current Australian practising certificate is essential
  • Direct experience in the delivery of major infrastructure projects either in-house or in a senior role at a law firm would be desirable
  • Expertise in the practical application and interpretation of regulatory and legislative requirements affecting the various stages of project delivery
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles of law in the specific practice area, including construction contracts
  • Ability to prepare, review and negotiate complex written documents for procuring subcontractors, suppliers and consultants to the project

Candidates will ideally have 8 – 10 years post admission experience in-house at a construction company or similar, or be currently working at senior associate level within a projects group at a law firm, and looking for a hands-on role in a dynamic project.

If you are interested in these roles and meet the above requirements, please apply below.

CPBJH JV is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) and actively seeks to remove barriers people may face in gaining a successful position on the West Gate Tunnel Project. We value diversity in our team and people who share our values of authenticity, respect and excellence are encouraged to apply.

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