The Role

We are currently looking for a Senior Associate with 5+ years' experience to join our Construction practice group in Melbourne.

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 projects 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

Qualifications and experience

We are seeking a 5+ year Construction lawyer with:

  • front-end experience
  • strong academic qualifications
  • supervisory experience regarding the ongoing management of clients and the discharge of matters
  • Experience in a top tier environment (ideal, but not essential)

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. As part of our inclusive culture, we encourage applications from all genders, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

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 Lisa Eskander, Senior Talent Manager, 03 9617 4571.