The Team

Our national Construction Group works collaboratively, sharing resources across our three national offices on domestic and international projects. We also work closely with our major projects, renewables and commercial real estate teams. You will work on high profile transactions for developers, principals, governments, contractors, major subcontractors and leading consultants both locally and internationally; and closely with a variety of other advisers on major projects which enable us to understand and address non-legal issues that arise in every project such as financial and technical issues. Our national Construction Group provides legal services in respect to domestic and international project types such as:

  • Energy, Renewables and Power
  • Transport and Infrastructure
  • Defence
  • Telecommunications
  • Commercial Offices, Hotels, Retail, and Industrial
  • Major Residential
  • Telecommunications, Software, and Technology.

The Role

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years post admission experience in a recognised law firm’s construction, infrastructure, energy, resources or projects practices. Construction lawyers who are currently in-house but would like to return to private practice would also be suitable.

Ideally the candidate will have hands-on experience working predominately on the front-end side of infrastructure, renewables, solar and wind products.

Candidates with experience in other contract law-based practice areas such as in telecommunications/technology may also be suitable.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Self-motivated and with strong attention to detail.
  • Logical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent communication skills - both oral and written
  • Technologically adept
  • Able to demonstrate initiative and pro-activity
  • Able to develop strong relationships with clients
  • Strong service orientation
  • Flexible work practices and ability to adapt style as required
  • Willingness to learn
  • A willingness to integrate into the national practice with flexibility and confidence to work across multiple jurisdictions
  • Ability to work well both in a team and individually

The Firm

At Baker McKenzie we are different in the way we think, work and behave. Like no other law firm, we were born global. Our Australian practice was established in Sydney in 1964, in Melbourne in 1982 and in Brisbane in 2014. Our lawyers work seamlessly with our global colleagues, collectively providing a capacity of more than 5,600 locally qualified lawyers and 6,000 professional staff in 78 locations across 47 countries.

Baker McKenzie Australia can offer you access to complex, market leading matters working with some of the world's best legal minds – people who know the law and who understand business. We have an unrivalled ability to provide training and secondment opportunities across our global network. Locally, we have an inclusive culture of learning, coaching and opportunity where you will work in small teams on matters that often cross borders. We value people who think ahead and get noticed.

Diversity & Inclusion

Baker McKenzie is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive culture for all its employees, with equal opportunity for all to progress and have a meaningful career with our Firm. Our mission is to foster an environment where individuals of every ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, age, disability, and marital and parental status may succeed professionally and fully contribute to the goals of the Firm.

We believe that diversity within the firm makes us stronger, and that an inclusive workplace will enable our talented workforce to achieve their potential. We celebrate differences, and all of our people are expected to create and maintain an open and supportive culture for everyone.

To Apply

If you are self-motivated and excited to work in a construction team with a strong domestic practice coupled with the connectivity that a global law firm can offer, then we would like to hear from you. Please click on the Apply icon to start the online application process for this role. We will then be in touch with you once we have reviewed your application.

For a confidential discussion and further information, please contact Angelique Wanner, Talent Management Consultant, +61 2 8922 5596 or email

Experience Required

3-5 years PQE