Legal Counsel

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ASC Pty Ltd is a trusted player in developing and reinforcing Australia’s defence capability. ASC’s vision is to be an enduring and integral part of Australia’s maritime strategy and national security, and its mission is to be a trusted and efficient partner with sovereign design, build and sustainment capabilities, driving best value for its customers.ASC employs a highly engaged and educated workforce, recognised for delivering exceptional outcomes in connection with Australia’s defence capability. ASC encourages innovation, sustainability and leadership, and has a dedicated Diversity & Inclusion program as well as offering outstanding flexible working conditions. ASC recognises that its people are at the heart of what it does, and is continually developing and improving its employee value proposition to ensure it attracts and retains the best people to carry out and deliver cutting-edge outcomes in the defence industry.Due to a restructure a rare opportunity for a full time or part-time Legal Counsel has arisen. Reporting directly to the Deputy General Counsel, the Legal Counsel is responsible for the provision of legal advice to ASC and its subsidiaries in with ASC’s multiple programs of work. Specifically, the Legal Counsel will provide advice in relation to export controls, intellectual property, employment and general commercial issues affecting the business.Applications are sought from commercially savvy legal practitioners with an exemplary degree of professionalism, attention to detail, the desire to learn and grow and an ability and willingness to take initiatives in order to deliver improvements and efficiencies.The following qualifications, skills and experience will be required: Bachelor of Laws (or equivalent) and a current practicing certificate;3-7 years of experience at a top-tier law firm or large organisation (or a combination of both);Experience working on large-scale commercial transactions with an ability to achieve a commercial outcome that also protects ASC’s legal risk position;Self-starter who is equally comfortable working autonomously as in a team where direct involvement in tasks is required;Attention to detail, with experience in interpreting and applying complex legislation and regulations to a business;Experience educating and training employees in connection with legal risks in order to support compliance and protect the organisation’s position;Ability to exercise sound commercial judgment with a results driven mindset;Excellent communication verbal and written communication skills with the ability to tailor to presentation of ideas, perspectives and issues to a range of stakeholders. The following qualifications, skills and experience will be highly desired. Experience in the defence industry. This is a diverse, hands-on role that provides an opportunity to truly partner with the business to improve and deliver outcomes.About our offerWe offer more than just a challenging and rewarding career. We have put together a range of programs, initiatives and benefits that help empower our employees to reach their personal and professional goals to ensure their career with us is both challenging and rewarding. Staff training and leadership development programsPaid parental leaveSalary sacrificing optionsPaid defence reservist leaveFlexible working arrangementsOnsite cafeteria & parking About ASC ASC is Australia’s only established sovereign naval industrial capability, committed to delivery of the world’s best submarine sustainment and capability support services for Australia’s sovereign submarine programs, namely the Collins Class submarine fleet, whilst simultaneously delivering Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers and Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels.With more than 1,300 employees at two facilities in South Australia and Western Australia, ASC has naval engineering, design, construction, maintenance and project management resources unparalleled within Australia’s defence industry. At ASC we offer more than just challenging and rewarding work on Australia’s submarines and ships, we offer programs, initiatives and benefits that help our people reach their true potential.This role requires a current National Police Clearance. Eligibility for an Australian Defence Security Clearance and to access protected US Defence Technology may be taken into account in assessing an applicant’s suitability for this role.ASC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunities employer that provides an environment that encourages diversity and inclusion in all of its forms.If you are ready to take up your next career opportunity please contact Lidia Morris (Recruitment Advisor) at