Construction & Infrastructure – Senior Associate/Associate

SYDNEY | FULL TIME

  • Be part of one of Australia’s largest construction practices.
  • Gain experience on a variety of contentious matters -including disputes in relation to large road, rail, bridge, airport and recreational facility infrastructure projects and multi-story commercial, retail and residential developments.
  • Flexible work arrangements – Remote working and part-time arrangements are available.

About us

HWL Ebsworth is Australia’s largest and fastest growing legal partnership, with offices in every State and Territory in Australia. Our Sydney C&I Practice Group comprises approximately 56 people across a number of speciality practice areas. Nationally the firm features over 260 Partners and more than 1,500 people.

The Opportunity

This is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious senior lawyer who is ready to make their own mark.

Our Sydney C&I Practice Group, which currently comprises of 10 partners and an exceptionally talented group of lawyers across all levels, is uniquely placed within the legal market and is able to access all parts of the construction industry. Our size, experience and expertise attracts instructions from tier-one contractors, Commonwealth, State and local government, listed developers and sovereign wealth funds. Equally, we are able to offer value-for-money services for small to medium projects and support senior lawyers to develop their own practice.

In addition to the highest quality legal work and clients, you will be encouraged and supported in finding and developing your own following and practice to take the next step in your career. Our size, range of experience and pricing model will provide you with everything you need to succeed.

The role is an opportunity to work on top tier matters, collaborate with our prominent client base and assist in leading and developing our exceptional group of Junior Lawyers.

In this role you will:

  • Provide advice on construction and project disputes;
  • Manage litigation, arbitration and adjudications from start to finish;
  • Work on claims and disputes arising out of commercial, residential and retail tower developments, industrial and large-scale residential developments.
  • Major infrastructure projects including construction of rail infrastructure, airport developments, schools, road and other civil construction.

About you:

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • 5 + years post admission experience;
  • excellent written skills;
  • enjoy working in a collaborative team environment;
  • strategic and critical thinking capabilities; and
  • strong leadership skills to assist in developing our junior cohort who are exceptionally talented, motivated and passionate.

Our offer to you

We offer our staff career development opportunities and you will be encouraged to take ownership of the direction and pace of your career. We promote and reward talent based solely on merit, which allows all team members to reach their potential. We are committed to providing an environment that supports and encourages all team members to progress. The successful candidate will thrive in an environment where building relationships and high performance are celebrated and rewarded.

HWL Ebsworth is also committed to supporting flexible working arrangements for our employees to assist them in balancing their professional and personal commitments. To support this, the firm offers a flexible working arrangement whereby professional staff members can elect to work a portion of their week remotely.

How to apply

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to Laura Harrison on lharrison@hwle.com.au.

Applicants must have full working rights in Australia and a valid practicing certificate to apply. HWL Ebsworth also strongly encourages applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

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