Lawyer (3-5 PQE) - Major Projects and Construction

Location: Melbourne
Job Type: Full time
Reference: MEL0640

The role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Lawyer (3-5 PQE) to join our Major Projects team located in Melbourne on a full time basis.

Working closely with Jo Teagle, this role will see you enjoy a steady flow of work on a wide variety matters with a particular focus on procurement, facilities management, maintenance and services contracts. You will also gain exposure to workplace and health safety law applicable to servicing and facilities management contracts. You will work for a broad range of government related clients including the Department of Health and Human Services Land and Housing Corporation and Department of Defence.

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • At least 3 years technical legal experience either from private practice or in-house.
  • Experience working on matters concerning government procurement (construction/maintenance and/or goods and services procurement)
  • Knowledge of government procurement policies (Victorian experience highly regarded)
  • Experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating a broad range of project, tender and contract documentation and providing contract administration advice
  • The ability to interact confidently with clients.

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?

To submit your interest in this role, please click the 'Apply' button or contact Kate Medlen on 03 9286 6752 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

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