Senior Lawyer (Construction)

Last updated 22 days ago
Location:Caloundra West
Job Type:Contract/Temp

About us:
At Unitywater, we operate in a diverse and inclusive environment where no two days are the same. We provide essential water supply and reliable utilities services to the Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Noosa regions that account for 16% of Queensland’s population. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, and we are proud to service our communities with smart and environmentally sustainable practices.

About the role:
This is a maximum term position for six months. The role works flexible but from time to time would be required to attend our Caboolture and Maroochydore locations when required. This is a project role to assist the redesign of our construction contract suite to meet the needs of a significant construction program. There will be a large focus on commercial construction and maintenance of water infrastructure, as well as procurement matters.

About you:
To contribute to Unitywater’s values of Reliability, Safety, Honesty & Integrity, Efficiency, One Team, Innovation, you will demonstrate the following skills and qualities for the role:
  • Relevant industry qualifications such as Bachelor of Laws
  • Hold a current Legal Practising Certificate pursuant to the Legal Profession Act 2007.
  • At least 8 years’ experience in front end construction law.
  • C Class Drivers Licence.
  • Demonstrated legal drafting skills.
  • An understanding of various projects delivery approaches including design and construct, design bid build, and early contractor involvement.
  • Ability and experience in the provision of legal advice on complex and sensitive legal issues, particularly in the areas of construction, property, commercial and public law.
  • High level written, interpersonal and negotiation skills, and personal qualities of excellence in the delivery of legal service, displaying tact, integrity and discretion.
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and to exercise sound initiative and judgement when managing sensitive issues.
  • Ability to work in a team environment communicating and motivating effectively at all levels of the organisation.
Working at Unitywater:
Unitywater is one of the largest employers in the region, offering continuous investment in training, diverse career paths, health and wellness benefits, flexible work arrangements and a rewarding environment. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment that supports individuals to reach their full potential.

Proudly Unitywater:
We know that we are smarter, better, together. That’s why we are committed to working in a team that includes values the unique contributions of all our people. Unitywater actively encourages candidates with all abilities and diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply:
Applicants will need to demonstrate eligibility and right to work in Australia and successfully complete relevant pre-employment checks, including verification of criminal history, drivers licence and driving history, alcohol and other drug screening.

Applications close: Sunday 20th September 2020.

We reserve the right to withdraw this advertisement prior to the closing date.

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