Associate - Construction



Location: Adelaide 


Contract Type: Permanent 


MinterEllison is one of Australia’s largest law firms, with nearly 200 years of business history.  We're known for our legal and consulting expertise - and for our inclusive and authentic character.


Our purpose is to create sustainable value with our clients, people and communities.  That means we have a proud history of providing excellence to clients, nurturing our people and giving back to the communities in which we live and work.


We value excellence, curiosity and collaboration.  Clients rely on us for our responsive, commercial approach.  Our clients include government departments and agencies, private and publicly listed companies, and small and large businesses in Australia and overseas.  


As a highly valued employee we will also provide you with a wide range of benefits. To view our benefits, please copy this link into your browser


Our Team


MinterEllison's national Projects, Infrastructure and Construction (PIC) team is consistently ranked as Band 1 by APL500 and Chambers, and is recognised for its client service, calibre of work and thought leadership. 


MinterEllison's national PIC Partners are recognised as leaders in the construction and infrastructure industry for their commerciality, depth of knowledge and technical excellence. A position within the Adelaide Infrastructure, Construction and Property team offers the opportunity to learn from the best around Australia.


Our client base is diverse comprising Owners and Developers, Tier 1 Contractors, Suppliers and Manufacturers, and Government and Local Councils across many sectors including land, health, education, energy and transport.  


Our national 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 offer our clients an end-to-end solution which allows us to see the project from conception until completion. MinterEllison's PIC team has been the lead advisor on numerous nationally significant construction and infrastructure projects and disputes.  We are focussed on providing end-to-end legal support on infrastructure projects – from project structuring, advice on procurement options, financing, tender strategy, contract documentation and negotiation through to contract administration and dispute resolution.


Your Role


A great opportunity currently exists for an experienced construction lawyer at Associate level to join the team in our Adelaide office. This role is front end with a focus on property development and energy work and major infrastructure projects.


To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate solid front end / transactional construction and procurement experience. This work involves early stage advisory work, drafting and negotiating documents for property development works and infrastructure projects..


As a member of our national team you will have the opportunity to gain exposure to renewable energy  projects, major projects and infrastructure and large scale property development projects


We would like to hear from Associates who are experienced and interested in the following range of work:  

  • documentation from tender to construction for:
    • property development projects;
    • major works and infrastructure projects; and
    • renewable energy and resources projects;
  • legal and commercial advisory work and issues resolution on complex projects.


Why MinterEllison


We offer flexible working options to encourage balance, wellbeing and support for sustainable ways of working and a range of social, financial and health benefits, including free gym membership - all with no minimum tenure.


We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities, cultural backgrounds, genders (including trans or gender diverse), LGBTQ+ people and those with carer responsibilities. We particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.


How to apply


We prefer to connect with people directly, so please submit your CV by clicking on the 'Apply' button. We encourage all applications, including if you do not meet the criteria listed for the role. Your application will also enable us to consider you for other opportunities that may be available at MinterEllison.


If you would like further information, require any adjustments throughout the recruitment process or for a confidential discussion, please contact [email protected].


Adelaide, AU

Contract Type:  Permanent