Senior Associate - Construction

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Job Number: 967341
Work type: Permanent
Location: Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney
Categories: Lawyer, Sydney


MinterEllison is an international law firm, headquartered in Australia and regarded as one of Asia-Pacific's premier law firms. Our teams collaborate across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the UK to deliver exceptional service.

We have a clear goal – to be our clients' best partner. We put the client at the centre of everything we do and partner with them to delivery truly innovative solutions.

This year, MinterEllison was recognised by Lawyers Weekly as Australia’s most attractive employer in the legal sector, placing first on its 2019 Top 25 Attraction Firms list. MinterEllison also placed in the top 25 best workplaces in Australia in LinkedIn’s 25 Top Companies in Australia for 2019—the highest ranking of any law firm. MinterEllison has been recognised as a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for the past 10 years, and this year was also recognised as a Gold Employer by the Australian Workplace Equality Index at this year’s LGBTI Inclusion Awards—one of only two firms to receive this prestigious award.


MinterEllison's Sydney Projects, Infrastructure and Construction team is consistently ranked as Band 1 by APL500 and Chambers.  With over 30 lawyers, the team is led by partners Elizabeth McKechnie, Pamela Jack, Nicole Green, Richard Crawford, Carrie Metcalfe, Andrew Hales, Eve Eisman, Claire Tait and Kip Fitzsimons.

Our team has worked on, and continues to work on, all of the major deals which define and continue to change the built landscape of Australia. We focus on client requirements in the broad areas of infrastructure, procurement and project delivery, property development, energy and natural resources, dispute resolution and prevention, contract administration and legislative and regulatory requirements.


A great opportunity currently exists for an experienced back end major projects, infrastructure and construction lawyer at Senior Associate level to join us. Ideally you will have strong back end experience in major development projects and infrastructure work, claims management, and litigation, arbitration and adjudication. We also welcome applications from experienced litigators who are looking to develop their careers in the construction sector.


We welcome applications from people who:

  • have 5+ years' experience in a reputable firm
  • exhibit strong commercial acumen
  • the ability to work in a highly collaborative fast-paced environment
  • excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and
  • resilience and a commitment to excellence that matches our own.


Our diverse and talented teams enjoy a culture of collaboration, innovation and inspiring others.  We are committed to your career development by leveraging the unique strengths you bring to the team and building your capabilities and business acumen to take you to the next level faster.

We care about ensuring you balance your professional goals with your commitments and interests outside of work, and provide a wide range of social, financial and health benefits to support your wellbeing.  Our internal support teams are second to none and will help you perform at your best each day.


We prefer to deal with your directly so please submit your CV, cover letter and academic transcripts for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply' button below. If you would like further information please contact Lisa Fleming on 61 7 3119 6460 for a confidential discussion.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be considered at this time. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.

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