Legal Counsel

South West Coast VIC
Generalists - In-house
Full time
Posted 15d ago

Type: Full time

Location: Geelong

Apply by: 24 October, 2021 


About us

At Barwon Water we believe that every individual has something valuable to offer. We understand that the more diverse workforce, the wider the variety of ideas we bring to the table.  Enjoy being part of an organisation that values results, personal and professional growth, workplace diversity and a balance between work and life commitments.

About the role

In this exciting role, you will be responsible for supporting a variety of business stakeholders in navigating risk management, compliance/regulation, property and commercial matters. You’ll minimise risks and act as the first point of contact on legal matters relating to water law, insurance claims, governance, property and commercial matters.

You’ll be trusted to develop, negotiate and implement a range of commercial and government contracts and other legal agreements. 

Informing the legal compliance framework, you will ensure that the Barwon Water Group is equipped to effectively and consistently manage risks by engaging the risk and assurance team to deliver controls and action plans.

About you

With your demonstrated experienced as a commercial lawyer, in general counsel from either a private practice or in house within a government agency or private organisation, you’re able to demonstrate a real appreciation for the commercial landscape.

You’re a collaborative leader, with broad exposure to corporate and commercial legal work, you are able to deliver expert advice to the Barwon Water Group to ensure legal compliance. 

What we’re looking for

With a Tertiary qualification in law and admission to legal practice in Victoria, you have extensive experience in corporate and commercial legal work, including negotiation, drafting and administration of contracts.

Commercially astute with strong business acumen, excellent judgement and decision making skills, you have a strong knowledge of government contracts and the procurement process, and understand corporate governance requirements of the Corporations Act.

You’re someone who demonstrates excellent communication skills, and enjoys building relationships with others to effectively influence legal outcomes at Barwon Water. 

Why join us?

We value your personal and professional growth. We embrace diversity. We value fairness and equal opportunity. 

We’re flexible and know the importance of work/life balance. If you’re a parent or caregiver, studying or have other needs, we can support you with flexible work hours and leave options.

Get in touch

Does this opportunity sound like it might be a good fit for you? For enquiries or to find out more, please call Adam Cunningham, Manager Commercial and Portfolio Governance, on 0403 437 437.

Applications close Sunday, 24 October 2021.

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