Lawyer (2-4 PQE) Back End - Major Projects and Construction

Last updated 5 minutes ago
Job Type:Full Time

The role

After recently being appointed as legal providers to a number of significant infrastructure projects, our team requires an additional back-end specialist to service a solid pipeline of high-profile, complex infrastructure projects.

Working closely with our highly regarded Partners Steve O'Reilly and Jonathan McTigue we currently have an opportunity for a back-end construction Lawyer (2-4 PQE) to join our Melbourne Major Projects and Construction team.

This role will see you will act for a wide range of public and private sector clients across the construction, engineering, resource, energy, transport, and infrastructure industries.

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A background in infrastructure project delivery and back-end construction law
  • strong dispute resolution experience
  • Strong academic ability
  • The ability to provide timely, accurate and commercially astute advice
  • A strong sense of purpose, ambition and a proactive approach to your work
  • A desire to work within a dynamic, supportive and fast-paced team environment on city changing infrastructure projects

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.

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

How to Apply?

We prefer to work directly with candidates, if you are interested in this role, please click the ‘Apply’ button or contact the consultant, details below, 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.

Consultant Contact Details

Emma Tyson, (03) 9286 6682

Accessibility and Inclusion

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