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Construction Special Counsel

Job details

Location: NSW - Sydney
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Reference: Ad-34397
Posted: 29 days ago

Job description

Job description

Exciting opportunity for an experienced projects/ construction lawyer to join a leading international construction company. Competitive salary and exceptional benefits package available.

The Firm

Here at Charterhouse, we’re working closely with a leading international construction company and a member of the CIMIC Group. They consistently deliver important and iconic projects across all key sectors of the construction industry, meaning significant and diverse work opportunities are apparent

The role

Reporting to the Legal Manager, the Construction Associate can expect exposure from the off-set working on high profile transactions for developers, principals, governments, contractors, major subcontractors and leading consultants both locally and internationally. Responsibilities include:

  • 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


About you:

  • Practising lawyer with 4-8 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


How to apply 

Apply now by sending your CV or should you like to discuss this role in more detail, please get in touch with Alex Forsberg on 0296 415 135 or alexf@charterhouse.com.au