Senior Associate - Environment & Planning

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Job Number: 968565
Work type: Permanent
Location: 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 deliver truly innovative solutions.

We also think beyond the law, offering clients advisers who are multi-disciplinary and industry-facing to help them achieve strategic goals, grasp business opportunities and create value for their stakeholders.


MinterEllison has a market leading Infrastructure, Construction and Property Line of Business (ICP), unparalleled in both its size and quality of work. Our ICP group have a significant footprint nationally and our capability breadth provides a full service offering across the entire lifecycle of a project from environment & planning approvals and procurement to real estate development and construction, through to operations and performance of assets.

An integral part of our ICP group is our specialist Environment and Planning team, who are currently looking for an experienced Environment & Planning Senior Associate in Sydney.


This is a terrific opportunity for an Environment and Planning Senior Associate to join us. Ideally you will have minimum of 5 years' experience in this area of the law.

Your varied role will predominately involve front end advisory work on environmental and planning matters, including current major projects and transactions in the State. 

As a member of our ICP group, you will be working for the Firm's major clients in both the public and private sector and will be exposed to a variety of work, including:

  • general advice on the interpretation of environment and planning legislation and public law;
  • strategic advice for complex infrastructure projects, energy and resource projects, waste and extractive industry projects and major urban developments;
  • advising on project approval requirements and processes;
  • advising on resolving contamination and pollution issues and the apportionment of risk in commercial transactions;
  • environmental compliance matters;
  • running litigation in the Land and Environment Court (primarily classes 1, 3, 4 and 5);
  • due diligence for various transactions; and
  • land acquisition matters.

Experience in Native Title and Aboriginal heritage will be highly regarded but not essential.

You will have significant contact with the broader ICP line of business and other lines of business within the Firm, as the environment & planning team is regularly called upon to provide specialist and strategic advice on complex matters across various sectors.


We welcome applications from people who:

  • collaborate to deliver innovative solutions and ensure the best outcome is achieved for the client;
  • continually contribute to the growth and success of the firm; and
  • inspire others through their commitment to personal growth, innovation and the delivery of exceptional results.


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 you 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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