AECOM Regional Managing Counsel – QLD in Fortitude Valley, Australia
Australia - Queensland, Fortitude Valley
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Regional Managing Counsel with significant experience leading, coordinating and managing major project negotiations to join our ANZ Legal Team. Reporting to the Assistant Chief Counsel - Operations, you will manage and lead the legal function for Queensland and the Northern Territory providing mentoring and sponsorship support to junior lawyers in the team.
AECOM works on some of the largest and most significant infrastructure projects around Australia and globally, including design and construct projects, alliances and public private partnerships. As a Senior Lawyer for the region, you will assume an integral role in leading team strategy and culture whilst assisting AECOM to deliver projects and achieve its corporate goals.
Working with driven professionals across various end-markets, you will engage and influence stakeholders who are industry leaders and are passionate about being a part of a company that is dedicated to delivering a better world.
This is a permanent opportunity, based in our Brisbane office.
As part of this role, you will be primarily responsible for:
Leading major disputes and coordinating the claims process;
Ensuring workload is managed fairly and appropriately amongst the team;
Supporting the corporate team with regional ethics and compliance investigations;
Leading regional risk and compliance management, including thorough understanding of the ANZ Delegations of Authority, AECOM Code of Conduct, and delivery of legal and commercial training;
Being a role model for the team by exhibiting AECOM’s core values, our cultural standards and behaviors, maintaining a positive approach, and being an advocate for equality, diversity and inclusion;
Being accountable for the legal function, including supporting internal approvals and preparing “sign off” advice in connection with the execution of contracts in accordance with business processes;
Managing compliance of applicable laws, policies and procedures by keeping up to date with areas of law affecting the business;
Leading team discussions, providing ideas and opinions as required, and participating in industry forums such as Consult Australia or similar;
Supporting AECOM’s CAM client program.
10-15 years’ post admission experience;
Understanding of infrastructure projects and government procurement processes;
Previous experience in a top tier law firm and/or in-house experience in a multinational consultant will be highly regarded;
Demonstrated track record of adding value to a diverse and dynamic business;
Outstanding verbal and written communication and negotiation skills;
Demonstrates AECOM’s cultural standards of “make it happen”, “support your team” and “embrace new and different”.
Tertiary qualification in law;
Admission to practice in an Australian State or Territory (or eligibility for such.)
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Legal and Compliance
Business Line Geography OH
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Position Status Temporary
Requisition/Vacancy No. 239909BR
Clearance Required No
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.