AECOM Corporate Counsel in Sydney, Australia

Australia - New South Wales, Sydney

Job Summary

An exciting, permanent role has become available in our Sydney office for a lawyer with 5 years PAE to join our national legal team. Reporting to the Senior Corporate Counsel, NSW/ACT, the successful candidate will provide legal advice within a large multinational engineering consultancy firm which delivers services to blue-chip clients across a range of key markets including transportation, facilities, environment, energy, oil & gas, water, buildings and government.

You will be working with driven professionals across various end-markets who are industry leaders and passionate about being a part of a company that is dedicated to delivering a better world.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Reviewing request for tender and expression of interest documentation

  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating major consultancy and construction contracts with large infrastructure and developer clients

  • Advising on commercial strategies for project proposals

  • Managing professional indemnity claims and disputes, including liaising with insurers and project teams on strategy

  • Advising on ad hoc corporate matters, including employment issues, intellectual property, ethics and compliance and governance

  • Ensuring compliance with applicable laws, policies and procedures

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of post-admission experience

  • Previous experience in a top tier law firm and/or in-house experience in a multinational consultant or contractor will be viewed favourably

  • Demonstrated track record of adding value to a diverse and dynamic business

  • Tertiary qualification in law and admission to practice in NSW (or eligibility for such)

  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills

  • Ambitious, driven and pragmatic, with a strong work ethic and down to earth attitude

Preferred Qualifications

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Legal and Compliance

Business Line Support/Cross Services

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Australia

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 196705BR

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.