The Team

Our national Construction Group has a deep and commercially focussed understanding of the construction industry, and of the particular interests of the various parties to any project. This has been gained through:

  • acting on high profile transactions for developers, principals, governments, contractors, major subcontractors, engineering and architectural consultants as well as banks in Australia and the world; and
  • working 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.

We deal with risk allocation in construction contracts; minimise disputation in a fair, balanced and commercially realistic manner; and provide appropriate risk protection to the principal and contractor. We strive to deliver the required result for the project whilst managing the cost and time risks in the preparation of contract documentation.

Our diverse skills enable us to provide a complete and seamless service, ranging from entire project management to smaller scale advice work. We work closely with our taxation, corporate, property and employment law practice groups to deliver effective results for clients. With international projects, we work closely with the Baker McKenzie offices throughout the Asia Pacific region and elsewhere in the world.

Our national Construction Group provides legal services in respect to domestic and cross-border construction issues in all project types such as:

  • Commercial Offices, Hotels, Retail, and Industrial
  • Major Residential
  • Engineering, Infrastructure, Transport, and Power; and
  • Telecommunications, Software, and Technology

Qualifications and experience

We are seeking a 5+ year Construction lawyer with:

  • ideally both front-end and back-end experience
  • strong academic qualifications
  • supervisory experience regarding the ongoing management of clients and the discharge of matters

Experience in a top tier environment (will be well regarded, but not essential).

Key Performance Areas

Legal Knowledge and Expertise

  • Core Legal Expertise
  • Specialist Legal Expertise
  • Knowledge Management

Business Development

  • Building Profile
  • Marketing and Business Planning
  • Proposals/ Pitches
  • Selling Work

Client Services

  • Relationship Management
  • Identifying Client Needs
  • Delivering Quality Service

Matter Management

  • Managing Risk
  • Work Planning and Delivery
  • Managing Time
  • Billing and Collection

People Management

  • Personal Development
  • Developing and Managing Others
  • Teamwork
  • Leading Others


  • Supremacy of Knowledge
  • Crystallizing the Problem
  • Thinking Deeply
  • Providing Clarity


  • Drive for Excellence
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Tenacity


  • Being Good Citizens
  • Being Diplomats
  • Being Nice
  • Being Affiliative


  • Organizational Savvy
  • Projecting Credibility
  • Having Influence

The Firm

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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 Jacqui Pilgrim, National Talent Management Operations Manager, +61 3 9617 4317 or email