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AECOM Legal Counsel – Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania (VSAT) in Melbourne, Australia

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

AECOM has an exciting opportunity for an admitted lawyer with up to 4 years PQE experience to join our Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Legal Team based in Melbourne. You will be advising on a wide range of transactions for a large multinational engineering consultancy firm, including drafting and negotiating project contracts and related contract documentation, managing complex disputes, and handling a wide variety of general corporate matters, including in relation to probity and conflicts management, regulatory and compliance issues, software as a service (SaaS), intellectual property and insurance matters.

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 lawyer in the VSAT region (and member of the broader ANZ Legal Team) you will assume an integral role in AECOM delivering these projects and achieving its corporate vision of delivering a better world.

You will primarily be responsible for:

  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating AECOM’s project contracts (including consultancy services agreements, alliance, tender services, SaaS, PM and EPCM agreements) and related ancillary documentation (including confidentiality, and JV agreements, probity deeds, and IP licenses) for a wide range of construction and engineering projects, primarily across AECOM’s VSAT region and also across ANZ (and beyond) when required.

  • Providing ad-hoc legal advice regarding AECOM’s project pursuits, including in relation to bid qualification and departure statements, probity and procurement, deal structuring, conflicts management and other collateral matters arising in connection with its varied business transactions.

  • Assisting with the preparation of internal project approvals;

  • Engaging with internal clients (including senior management and tender teams) during the delivery phase of projects, assisting with the preparation of subcontracts and reviewing EOT, variation, and other contractual claims, and proactively managing, avoiding, and resolving project-related disputes.

  • Managing claims and disputes, including judicial and administrative litigation, and drafting or settling internal and external communications with law firms, clients, and other stakeholders.

Qualifications

  • A tertiary qualification in law;

  • Admission to practice in Victoria;

  • Ideally, up to 4 years post admission experience (preference for at least 2 years post admission experience);

  • An 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 or contractor will be viewed favourably;

  • 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”;

  • An understanding of the various procurement methods (construct only, design and construct, ECI and incentivised target cost models) will be viewed favourably; and

  • Alignment with AECOM’s strategic vision of delivering a better world by embracing its key ESG principles.

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Additional Information

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AECOM acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we, our clients and our communities live and work around Australia. We pay our respects to their cultures and to their Elders — past, present, and emerging. We are committed to connecting to Country in our work through meaningful engagement with First Nations peoples and businesses. Find out more about our Australian Reconciliation Action Plan here: https://aecom.com/au/our-vision-for-reconciliation/.

About AECOM

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10074123

Business Line: Geography OH

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ

Career Area: Legal

Work Location Model: Hybrid

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