Legal Counsel/Senior Legal Counsel

Posted 11 July 2022
Salary$150000 - $180000 per annum
Job type Permanent
DisciplineLegal, Risk & Compliance

Job description

  • Senior Legal Counsel – Commercial/Construction
  • Opportunity to join an expanding and successful business
  • Become a member of a high performing, highly experienced, well respected ANZ legal team
  • Join an organisation committed to flexibility, inclusivity and career development opportunities
A fantastic opportunity for a Sydney-based lawyer with 8+ years PQE has arisen to join Ventia’s supportive, collaborative and highly experienced legal team as Senior Legal Counsel due to the continuing growth of the business.
About Ventia: Ventia specialises in the long-term operation, maintenance, and management of critical public and private assets and infrastructure. We have a rich heritage that combines more than 30 years of industry knowledge created by the merger of Leighton Contractors Services, Thiess Services and Visionstream in 2015, and the 30 June 2020 acquisition of Broadspectrum (formerly Transfield Services) which was founded in Australia in 1956. As one of the largest infrastructure service providers in Australia and New Zealand, Ventia is one of Australia’s largest private employers with a diverse workforce, and is expected to generate revenue in excess of A$5 billion. Ventia was listed on the ASX and NZX at the end of 2021 (ASX: VNT).
Reporting to the progressive and experienced General Counsel – Defence & Social Infrastructure you will enjoy a great team culture, autonomy, flexible work arrangements, mentoring and personal and professional development. The Defence & Social Infrastructure business covers an exciting breadth of projects providing services to major clients in defence, health, education, local, state and federal governments, maritime, utilities and resources.
We are seeking a values driven career motivated individual with 8+ years PQE who is interested by the breadth and intellectual challenge of the projects in Ventia’s Defence & Social Infrastructure business.  
The role will involve a good level of autonomy, and you will be a legal services partner for our commercial business leaders at all levels of the organisation.
Key Responsibilities to include:
  • Assisting the business pursue opportunities, and helping them convert them into client contracts
  • Reviewing a variety of legal documentation
  • Identifying legal-commercial risks
  • Working on both large and complex transactions and projects as well as simple and high volume transactions
  • Assisting the business develop strategies and solutions
  • Negotiating contracts and developing downstream documentation
  • Keeping the business updated on the latest legal and commercial developments
  • Assisting with claims and managing disputes
Key Requirements
  • Ideally 8+ years PQE experience as a solicitor in large corporate legal practice and/or within a major business in house legal team
  • Excellent knowledge of commercial law (and preferably construction law but not essential)
  • Possess strong communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with senior stakeholders internally & externally
  • Proven ability to negotiate effectively and to drive results
  • Pragmatic, proactive people person who is happy to work as a team as well as autonomously
  • Demonstrated ability to drive results and financial impact
  • Passionate about learning and growing with an organisation
If you have the above qualifications, skills and experience we would love to hear from you! Please click apply include your cover letter outlining your experience and your resume for this fantastic opportunity. Or contact Suzie Large on 0434294665.