Legal Counsel - Ready for a challenge- Sydney Based - Global (BB-D97DA)
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Legal Counsel - Ready for a challenge? Sydney Based - Global Reach
Full Time - Sydney, Australia
Provide high quality legal advice with far-reaching impacts – balance risk with returns Contribute to major operational decisions and business success Join this innovative and fast-paced international business – Sydney Based
About the company
Founded in 2000 in New Zealand, the Geovert group of companies now employs around 400 people and provides innovative natural hazard mitigation, ground engineering and asset maintenance solutions in Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and the US. Geovert works closely with its business partners through long-term trusted relationships to design, build and maintain infrastructure assets and facilities.
To support the continued growth of the Geovert group and to ensure that it can continue to be a leader in the provision of innovative construction solutions, achieving its strategic and commercial objectives, Geovert needs a talented, proactive and commercially capable Legal Counsel to join the team. Is this you?
About the opportunity
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and as a key member of the Corporate Services team, the Legal Counsel takes accountability for the provision of quality legal advice and services across a range of construction projects and associated commercial contracts; which in turn supports the group to achieve its objectives throughout Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and the US. This is a critical role in ensuring the group balances business risks with the desire to take on valuable and strategically important contracts and work.
In taking on these accountabilities, you will:
Deliver high quality and timely legal advice for the group on a variety of commercial matters which will include (but will not be limited to) commercial tenders, negotiations and contracts – all the while ensuring the deal can be done in a way considers risk tolerance and the commercial and strategic rewards on offer; Support the CFO in the development and close management of the risk management policies, practices and mitigations for the group including ensuring appropriate insurance cover is maintained; Support the CFO and the Senior Management Team with a range of non-construction matters including company and financing structures and other general commercial matters; Contribute to the overall development and implementation of the Legal Services strategy and management as a key component of the Corporate Services function. Share knowledge and experience with other team members and internal clients to enable lessons to be learnt and consistency to be applied across all projects and work practices.
This role is critical to ensuring the smooth and effective operation of the group’s core activities – particularly in balancing risk with getting the deal done. We need a problem solver, not a handbrake to commercial success. Sound like you?
To be successful as the Legal Counsel, you will ideally hold an Australian legal practicing certificate and you will be able to demonstrate your deep understanding of construction law and relevant standards related to construction contract documents. A natural problem solver with a proactive approach, you will combine your legal expertise with pragmatism and commercial nous to provide advice and workable solutions and get business done.
An exceptional communicator with strong relationship building capability; people will describe you as a leader – confidently developing relationships, coaching colleagues and influencing outcomes towards achievement of business goals. In return, you will be rewarded with the opportunity to shape this leadership-level role, progress your career and be part of a supportive, fast-paced and exciting international business. Interested?
Applications close: Friday 5 th March 2021
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