Senior Lawyer / Senior Associate - Public Sector


As Australia's leading independent law firm, our culture has been built by innovative thinkers. They are the driving force behind our firm and if you choose to be part of the team your expectations will be challenged every step of the way. 

We're looking for individuals who will thrive under our spirit of independence. Dynamic personalities who can collaborate, innovate and strive for success within our collegiate culture. In return we will work to help build the career you’ve always wanted. Are you up for the challenge?

Why Clayton Utz?
As part of this innovative team you will be working across major national, government, and global clients. All the while collaborating with some of the sharpest legal minds in the industry. Clayton Utz has also been a powerful force in Australian pro bono practice, striving to deliver justice for those who need it and not just those who can afford it. In your time here you’ll be constantly surprised by the projects you get to work on and what you can accomplish. Imagine what you could achieve at a top law firm that actually values independent thinking. A law firm who challenges the status quo.  Go on, challenge your expectations.

The Public Sector team
Our National Public Sector group is widely regarded to be the premier private government practice in the country and has a wealth of talent and experience within the team.  The team helps the Australian Government with some of its most interesting, significant and technically challenging programs and projects. We use our skills to solve complex legal problems, assist with the development and implementation of program strategy, and inform policy development.

For further information, please visit our Public Sector showcase page on LinkedIn. 

Duties

We are currently seeking a Senior Lawyer (4+ years PQE) or early career Senior Associate to join our Perth Public Sector practice on a full time basis. This role will see you working closely with Donna Charlesworth to put in place strategic relationships for clients and working on a range of matters including construction and infrastructure projects, procurement and tender processes, manufacturing, licensing and distribution agreements, as well as regulatory advisory work for corporate and government clients.

This role will see you responsible for:

  • Drafting, reviewing and revising contract documentation
  • Advising on contract administration and performance issues
  • Advising on tendering and procurement processes

Skills & Experience
To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • At least 4 years PQE
  • Knowledge and experience in construction and procurement projects, either corporate or public sector
  • A strong interest in developing your practice within the public sector
  • Strong commercial drafting skills and a passion for innovative solutions
  • A proven track record of prioritising your time across a number of busy matters
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, required for building client relationships and maintaining a positive team environment
  • The ability to work autonomously, as well as part of a team

Whilst not essential, strong government experience will be highly regarded. An interest in engaging with the technical aspects of our clients' projects is critical.

How to apply?
To submit your interest in this role, please click the 'Apply' button or contact Kate Medlen on 03 9286 6752 for more information. Clayton Utz is an inclusive employer that supports flexible work arrangements, please feel free to discuss your flexibility needs with the recruiter for this role.

Accessibility and Inclusion
We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. Do you require any support or reasonable adjustments to complete your application? If so, please contact the recruiter via the above telephone number or via email to recruitmentsupport@claytonutz.com .

For more information on Clayton Utz, please visit www.claytonutz.com or follow us on LinkedIn here

Agency submissions
Clayton Utz does not accept agency submissions unless the agency is specifically contacted by a member of the Clayton Utz Recruitment Team. Please do not forward candidate profiles or resumes to Clayton Utz partners, hiring managers or other employees - this will not constitute as an introduction to the firm and Clayton Utz will not be liable for a fee.


As Australia's leading independent law firm, our culture has been built by innovative thinkers. They are the driving force behind our firm and if you choose to be part of the team your expectations will be challenged every step of the way. 

We're looking for individuals who will thrive under our spirit of independence. Dynamic personalities who can collaborate, innovate and strive for success within our collegiate culture. In return we will work to help build the career you’ve always wanted. Are you up for the challenge?

Why Clayton Utz?
As part of this innovative team you will be working across major national, government, and global clients. All the while collaborating with some of the sharpest legal minds in the industry. Clayton Utz has also been a powerful force in Australian pro bono practice, striving to deliver justice for those who need it and not just those who can afford it. In your time here you’ll be constantly surprised by the projects you get to work on and what you can accomplish. Imagine what you could achieve at a top law firm that actually values independent thinking. A law firm who challenges the status quo.  Go on, challenge your expectations.

The Public Sector team
Our National Public Sector group is widely regarded to be the premier private government practice in the country and has a wealth of talent and experience within the team.  The team helps the Australian Government with some of its most interesting, significant and technically challenging programs and projects. We use our skills to solve complex legal problems, assist with the development and implementation of program strategy, and inform policy development.

For further information, please visit our Public Sector showcase page on LinkedIn. 

Duties

We are currently seeking a Senior Lawyer (4+ years PQE) or early career Senior Associate to join our Perth Public Sector practice on a full time basis. This role will see you working closely with Donna Charlesworth to put in place strategic relationships for clients and working on a range of matters including construction and infrastructure projects, procurement and tender processes, manufacturing, licensing and distribution agreements, as well as regulatory advisory work for corporate and government clients.

This role will see you responsible for:

  • Drafting, reviewing and revising contract documentation
  • Advising on contract administration and performance issues
  • Advising on tendering and procurement processes

Skills & Experience
To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • At least 4 years PQE
  • Knowledge and experience in construction and procurement projects, either corporate or public sector
  • A strong interest in developing your practice within the public sector
  • Strong commercial drafting skills and a passion for innovative solutions
  • A proven track record of prioritising your time across a number of busy matters
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, required for building client relationships and maintaining a positive team environment
  • The ability to work autonomously, as well as part of a team

Whilst not essential, strong government experience will be highly regarded. An interest in engaging with the technical aspects of our clients' projects is critical.

How to apply?
To submit your interest in this role, please click the 'Apply' button or contact Kate Medlen on 03 9286 6752 for more information. Clayton Utz is an inclusive employer that supports flexible work arrangements, please feel free to discuss your flexibility needs with the recruiter for this role.

Accessibility and Inclusion
We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. Do you require any support or reasonable adjustments to complete your application? If so, please contact the recruiter via the above telephone number or via email to recruitmentsupport@claytonutz.com .

For more information on Clayton Utz, please visit www.claytonutz.com or follow us on LinkedIn here

Agency submissions
Clayton Utz does not accept agency submissions unless the agency is specifically contacted by a member of the Clayton Utz Recruitment Team. Please do not forward candidate profiles or resumes to Clayton Utz partners, hiring managers or other employees - this will not constitute as an introduction to the firm and Clayton Utz will not be liable for a fee.

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