Senior Associate - Major Projects & Construction

Location:Sydney

The role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Associate to join our Sydney Major Projects and Construction team on a full-time basis. Reporting to Graham Read you will be working with a focussed team advising on major and high profile construction projects nationally.

This role will see you will act for a wide range of public and private sector clients across the construction, infrastructure, and engineering industries, including high profile Commonwealth and State agencies.


Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have:
  • Experience as a Senior Associate 2+ years, with a background in standard construction projects
  • High quality private practice experience and exposure to public sector
  • Strong academic ability and drafting skills
  • The ability to provide timely, accurate and commercially astute advice
  • A strong sense of purpose, ambition and a proactive approach to your work
  • Ability to travel interstate and internationally periodically

The role will have a particular focus on construction for the Commonwealth public sector.

This role requires a person who holds or is eligible to obtain at least a 'Baseline' and if required 'Negative vetting one' security clearance.

In addition to this, we're looking for a resilient, self-starter. Someone who is able to work autonomously and is focused on attention to detail and providing an outstanding service to their clients.


The Major Projects and Construction team


The Major Projects and Construction team is one of the largest dedicated construction practices in the Asia Pacific region, working on some of the most significant infrastructure, construction, engineering and contract mining projects in the region for public and private participants.

We advise the full spectrum of participants, from owners, developers and project sponsors to Federal, State and Local Government agencies, financiers, project managers, consultants and contractors. We know and understand the practical, as well as the purely legal, aspects of what all participants in major projects want to achieve, and have a particular expertise in Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in complex economic and social infrastructure construction projects. We remain the law firm of choice for PPP projects and continue to undertake more work in PPPs than any other Australian law firm.

For further information, please visit our Construction and Major Projects showcase page on LinkedIn.


The firm

As Australia’s leading independent law firm, our culture has been built by innovative thinkers. They are the driving force behind our firm and if you choose to be part of the team your expectations will be challenged every step of the way.

We’re looking for individuals who will thrive under our spirit of independence. Dynamic personalities who can collaborate, innovate and strive for success within our collegiate culture. In return we will work to help build the career you’ve always wanted. Are you up for the challenge?


Why Clayton Utz?

As part of this innovative team you will be working across major national, government, and global clients. All the while collaborating with some of the sharpest legal minds in the industry. Clayton Utz has also been a powerful force in Australian pro bono practice, striving to deliver justice for those who need it and not just those who can afford it. In your time here you’ll be constantly surprised by the projects you get to work on and what you can accomplish.

Imagine what you could achieve at a top law firm that actually values independent thinking. A law firm who challenges the status quo.

Go on, challenge your expectations.


How to apply?

We prefer to work directly with candidates, if you are interested in this role, please click the ‘Apply’ button or contact Emma Duncan on 03 9286 6682 for more information. Clayton Utz is an inclusive employer that supports flexible work arrangements, please feel free to discuss your flexibility needs with the recruiter for this role.


Accessibility and Inclusion

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. Do you require any support or reasonable adjustments to complete your application? If so, please contact the recruiter via the above telephone number or via email to recruitmentsupport@claytonutz.com.

For more information on Clayton Utz, please visit www.claytonutz.com or follow us on LinkedIn here.


Agency submissions

Clayton Utz does not accept agency submissions unless the agency is specifically contacted by a member of the Clayton Utz Recruitment Team. Please do not forward candidate profiles or resumes to Clayton Utz partners, hiring managers or other employees - this will not constitute as an introduction to the firm and Clayton Utz will not be liable for a fee.