Senior Legal Counsel

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Ventia is excited to announce a vacancy available for a Senior Legal Counsel to provide commercially astute legal advice and services to our Telecommunications sector. 

This is a permanent full-time position, based in Brisbane or Sydney and reports to the General Counsel for Telecommunications (who is based in Brisbane). 

Key areas of accountability for this position are: 

  • Operational legal support to the Telecommunications Sector and the Group Executive
  • Legal review and support of tenders and new opportunities
  • Identify risks apparent from tender related documents and reporting on these risks to tender teams and proposing solutions
  • Draft legal review documentation and support senior management in tender review meetings
  • Review, draft, negotiate and advise upon various contract documents (e.g. services contracts, panel agreements, leases, licences, joint venture agreements, confidentiality agreements)
  • Provide day to day contract advice to the commercial and project delivery teams within the Telecommunications Sector 
  • Support internal approvals and prepare “sign off” advice in connection with the execution of contracts in accordance with business processes
  • Convey key contract administration processes in executed client contracts to project delivery teams, conducting information/handover sessions, and liaising with project teams throughout the length of the project
  • Avoid and manage formal disputes
  • Execute legal/operational strategies for revenue recovery
  • Review and assess complaints and information received against the Code of Conduct
  • Provide supervision and mentoring of more junior team members
  • Deliver training and presentations to the commercial and project delivery teams

This is a senior position which requires the successful applicant to be commercially astute and possess superior communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with senior stakeholders internally & externally, along with:

  • Hold a current Australian practising certificate. 
  • Highly experienced senior solicitor (10+ years) in large corporate legal practice, major business or private practice environment
  • Excellent knowledge of commercial law/construction law
  • Experience in executing risk identification and management strategies 
  • Proven ability to drive results and financial impact
  • Proven ability to negotiate effectively with internal and external clients and stakeholders
  • Industry experience is highly desirable 

We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures that they bring to work with them each day. The creation of a Diverse and Inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and create a high-performance business.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this vacancy.

Position Reference Number: 111232 

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