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Head of Legal AU / NZ

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Job Listing Date
24 Mar 2020
Location
Brisbane, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Salary
Competitive salary and benefits
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Legal, Corporate & Commercial Law

Challenge begins with you

Head of Legal AU / NZ

It is hard to imagine a more rewarding environment for the technically minded. As one of the world's leading engineering companies, we are at the forefront of power and automation.

Join ABB and work in a team that is dedicated to creating a future where innovative digital technologies allow greater access to cleaner energy.

The Power Grids business offers power and automation products, systems, service and software solutions across the generation, transmission and distribution value chain.

ABB's High Voltage Products team provides products which help enhance the safety, reliability and efficiency of power networks while minimizing environmental impact. Our technology leadership continues to facilitate developments in areas such as ultra-high-voltage power transmission, enabling smart grids and enhancing eco-efficiency.

You will be responsible to provide legal advice and counsel to management and oversee all disputes and litigation matters. Drive and ensure consistency in legal services and advice provided by the local in-house lawyers in their Country.

Your responsibilities

  • Act as an Advisor to the Country Manager as well as Region/Country Group Functions/Businesses. Negotiation frame agreements and other contractual terms in collaboration with relevant business managers.
  • Anticipate and identify legal issues of concern to management and proactively develops effective legal strategies and practical solutions. Monitors legal affairs, including but not limited to litigations and activity reports.
  • Ensuring good corporate governance in the area of accountability in the Country. Implement the Code of Conduct and on-going integrity training plans. Assist with the investigation and resolution of any integrity issues.
  • Implement new or updated Company directives/guidelines based on local legislation and directives. Ensure both local and Group legal directives and instructions are implemented in area of responsibility, monitors ongoing integrity.
  • Monitors Intellectual Property, taking advice and guidance as required from external lawyers and colleagues within the IP function. Manages, liaises with and oversees use of external service providers.
  • Plans and co-ordinates qualification and training for Country Legal and Integrity teams. Ensures legal and integrity training is carried out for employees in the business.
  • Ensures the area of responsibility is properly organized, staffed, skilled and directed. Guides, motivates and develops direct and indirect subordinates.
  • Living ABB’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your background

  • Australian recognized Degree qualified, preferably Law & Commerce
  • Minimum of 8+ years of experience in commercial Law
  • Strong understanding of AU / NZ standard contracts and FIDIC (preferred)
  • A collaborative, solutions-oriented approach and strong communication skills.

 

More about us

Bring your very own sense of pride and purpose as you help us drive forward the Fourth Industrial Revolution – creating a sustainable future for our planet, and your career. Join ABB and harness the power of our diverse global network, as you collaborate with and learn from our world-class teams. Above all, challenge yourself every day. Let’s write the future, together.

It is an exciting time to join ABB Power Grids. ABB and Hitachi have signed an agreement to create a joint venture (JV). By combining ABB Power Grids’ with Hitachi’s complementary strengths, we plan to form a new and stronger global leader in the power sector. ABB Power Grids and Hitachi will have more than 230 years of combined heritage and experience. Together, we will be well-positioned to shape the future of energy, with pioneering technologies, as the partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid. The transaction is expected to be completed by the first half of 2020, subject to regulatory approvals. Join us on this exciting journey.

Recruitment Agencies please be aware that this role is being managed by the internal ABB Talent team directly. We will reach out to our preferred agency partners should we require support.  Your adherence to our process is appreciated.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees. www.abb.com
Our ambition.
Your legacy.

Join ABB and work in a team that is dedicated to creating a future where innovative digital technologies allow greater access to cleaner energy.

The Power Grids business offers power and automation products, systems, service and software solutions across the generation, transmission and distribution value chain.

ABB's High Voltage Products team provides products which help enhance the safety, reliability and efficiency of power networks while minimizing environmental impact. Our technology leadership continues to facilitate developments in areas such as ultra-high-voltage power transmission, enabling smart grids and enhancing eco-efficiency.

You will be responsible to provide legal advice and counsel to management and oversee all disputes and litigation matters. Drive and ensure consistency in legal services and advice provided by the local in-house lawyers in their Country.

Your responsibilities

  • Act as an Advisor to the Country Manager as well as Region/Country Group Functions/Businesses. Negotiation frame agreements and other contractual terms in collaboration with relevant business managers.
  • Anticipate and identify legal issues of concern to management and proactively develops effective legal strategies and practical solutions. Monitors legal affairs, including but not limited to litigations and activity reports.
  • Ensuring good corporate governance in the area of accountability in the Country. Implement the Code of Conduct and on-going integrity training plans. Assist with the investigation and resolution of any integrity issues.
  • Implement new or updated Company directives/guidelines based on local legislation and directives. Ensure both local and Group legal directives and instructions are implemented in area of responsibility, monitors ongoing integrity.
  • Monitors Intellectual Property, taking advice and guidance as required from external lawyers and colleagues within the IP function. Manages, liaises with and oversees use of external service providers.
  • Plans and co-ordinates qualification and training for Country Legal and Integrity teams. Ensures legal and integrity training is carried out for employees in the business.
  • Ensures the area of responsibility is properly organized, staffed, skilled and directed. Guides, motivates and develops direct and indirect subordinates.
  • Living ABB’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your background

  • Australian recognized Degree qualified, preferably Law & Commerce
  • Minimum of 8+ years of experience in commercial Law
  • Strong understanding of AU / NZ standard contracts and FIDIC (preferred)
  • A collaborative, solutions-oriented approach and strong communication skills.

 

More about us

Bring your very own sense of pride and purpose as you help us drive forward the Fourth Industrial Revolution – creating a sustainable future for our planet, and your career. Join ABB and harness the power of our diverse global network, as you collaborate with and learn from our world-class teams. Above all, challenge yourself every day. Let’s write the future, together.

It is an exciting time to join ABB Power Grids. ABB and Hitachi have signed an agreement to create a joint venture (JV). By combining ABB Power Grids’ with Hitachi’s complementary strengths, we plan to form a new and stronger global leader in the power sector. ABB Power Grids and Hitachi will have more than 230 years of combined heritage and experience. Together, we will be well-positioned to shape the future of energy, with pioneering technologies, as the partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid. The transaction is expected to be completed by the first half of 2020, subject to regulatory approvals. Join us on this exciting journey.

Recruitment Agencies please be aware that this role is being managed by the internal ABB Talent team directly. We will reach out to our preferred agency partners should we require support.  Your adherence to our process is appreciated.

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