Senior Legal Counsel, Brisbane, Peppercorn Recruitment

Published 2022-09-22
Expires 2022-10-22
ID #1178245082
Senior Legal Counsel, Brisbane, Peppercorn Recruitment
Australia, Brisbane, Brisbane,
Published September 22, 2022

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Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Senior legal counsel

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Supporting group General Counsel + working closely with project team
Broad commercial role - would suit corporate, projects, construction lawyer
Salary commensurate with experience + bonus + part time available (3 / 4 days)
The company:
An exciting opportunity to join an Australian resources company developing a $1bn large-scale steelmaking coal project. This is not your average company, being privately owned and managed by an entrepreneurial leadership team with a strong ESG focus. The project will create between 500 to 700 jobs during construction, more than 1,000 jobs once at full production and contribute more than $10 billion over its life to the Queensland economy. In addition to its economic impact, the project will be world-leading in terms of its environmental credentials. The project is currently under construction, with production of steelmaking coal to commence Q4 2023.
About the role:
This newly created role reporting to the Sydney based General Counsel will see you work alongside and be the day-to-day legal contact for the project team (including the head of construction and GM of operations) in the Company's Brisbane office. Being a small legal team, the role will cover the full spectrum of legal support required for development and operation of this mega project. You will partner with, and embed yourself within, the project team, working with the team to achieve the Company's commercial objectives whilst ensuring the Company's legal rights and interests are protected. The Company's head count is lean and the project is large, providing significant scope for exposure to senior management and to make a meaningful contribution.
To be considered for this role you will have:
5-10+ years' PAE and an unrestricted practicing certificate;
demonstrated experience in contracts which could be from corporate (M&A), energy and resources, projects or construction law;
ideally top tier training which will have exposed you to projects of this size and some in-house (secondment is sufficient) experience relevant to the above, albeit not essential;
excellent drafting and commercial negotiation skills;
an autonomous, efficient and proactive approach - must be prepared to "roll up your sleeves";
a commercial mindset allowing you to immerse yourself in the business and manage a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
Awaiting you is:
the opportunity to contribute to the delivery of a major project - getting in early enough to experience the satisfaction of watching the project come to life;
the opportunity to work with a small team which rewards proactivity and thinking outside the box - lawyers aren't mushrooms here, but respected contributors;
salary commensurate with experience;
genuine work life balance - part time an option - 3 or 4 days per week;
an effective, well respected and established legal function working with an experienced and well-liked GC.
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Click APPLY or contact Peter Liaw at Peppercorn Recruitment on or email , quoting reference number. Please submit your resume in Word format only.
Peppercorn Recruitment has been exclusively retained to recruit this role. All third party applications will be forwarded to Peppercorn Recruitment for consideration in the process.
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