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Senior Associate - Construction

Private Company - Sydney, NSW

Source: uWorkin


About the role

We are currently looking for a senior associate to join our growing Construction team on a full time permanent basis.

Our practice will provide the chance to do a mixture of contentious and non-contentious construction law work. Strong skills and experience in both areas of practice are preferred.

To be successful in this role you will ideally have at least 5 – 8 years of construction experience at a well-regarded firm or sophisticated in-house environment. You will be commercially astute, have a strong eye for detail and be a team player. In addition, you will have a demonstrated willingness to build effective relationships with blue chip clients.

In return we offer an opportunity to get involved in high profile matters and provide a collegial team environment where quality work is recognised and rewarded.

What does the role involve?

  • Drafting and negotiating construction documentation
  • Providing advice and managing construction disputes including adjudications
  • Running litigation matters primarily in the supreme court and arbitrations, across various jurisdictions in Australia
  • Active participant in business development and client relationship activities
  • Develop the capacity of colleagues to deliver high quality legal advice through on the job training and supervision, team meetings and matter de-briefs
  • Contribute to the firm's learning and development program in area of specialty
  • Contribute knowledge and learning resources, including precedents
  • Manage finances including assisting with estimates and preparation of invoices; collection of fees as directed.

The extras

As an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, K&L Gates promotes equal opportunities for women and men to progress in their careers. 

About Us

The firm’s Australian operations provide vast knowledge of the Australian legal marketplace across a wide spectrum of industries. With lawyers located in four established offices in Australia’s leading financial and commercial centres and possessing substantial experience, K&L Gates acts for industry leaders, major corporations, capital markets participants, major financial institutions, and governments on ground-breaking legal transactions, both domestically and internationally.

K&L Gates is a global community of entrepreneurs and self-starters. We are focused on innovation, collaboration, and are constantly striving for excellence in our client service and culture. We know that our firm is only as strong as the collective efforts of our people. By experiencing K&L Gates, you will thrive in a dynamic legal landscape where we invest in your career path and talent development. With a global presence and lawyers with top-tier skills in a multitude of practice areas, K&L Gates is truly a one-of-a-kind firm at which to grow your career. 

Do you like what you see?

Please apply via our Careers page at www.klgates.com

Applications close Friday, 12th March 2021.

For more information please contact Tania Brierley, Recruitment Consultant at tania.brierley@klgates.com

K&L Gates reserve the right to close advertising earlier at our discretion.

K&L Gates is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of those with a disability. We welcome applications from people who have an indigenous and/or culturally and linguistically diverse background.