Senior Associate - Energy and Resources



Location: Brisbane 


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


Your Role


A great opportunity exists in our Brisbane office for an Associate and Senior Associate to join our Energy and Resources practice group.  We act on projects and transactions in the renewables, hydrogen, critical minerals plus other mining and oil & gas. 


For the right candidate, this role offers genuine career advancement opportunities.


This is a collegiate team who work on the best deals. You will have the opportunity for independence while undertaking diverse work. The reputation of this group is unsurpassed. You will be part of an impressive culture while enjoying a fascinating variety of high value projects and deals.


You will be mentored and supported by partners and senior lawyers in respect of your career development and enjoy a clear, structured path for career progression opportunities. We also offer learning and development programs to build your professional brand, team leadership and client skills.


More About You


We welcome applications from Lawyers with a minimum 3 years PQE gained at a reputable law firm or in-house, preferably in the energy & resources space. Ideally, you will have projects experience particularly in the renewables, oil and gas and/or mining sectors.


You will also have: 


  • experience with complex contracts and/or relevant regulatory advice
  • a client focused approach and a demonstrated ability to form enduring relationships with peers, clients and industry contacts
  • a genuine interest in developing their career in a top tier practice
  • the ability to thrive in a highly collaborative team environment
  • energy and enthusiasm and a commitment to excellence that matches our own
  • strong communication, technical drafting and problem solving skills
  • resilience and a commitment to provide exceptional levels of service to our local and international client base.


Our Team


Our Project Solutions team operates within the broader national Capital Markets & Corporate line of business and has been recognised as one of Australia's leading practices, with a reputation for excellence and innovation. 


The team is led by partners Brendan Clark, Jordan Phillips, Simon Scott and Joel Reid and is recognised as an industry leading practice offering integrated solutions across the mining, oil and gas, power and renewables and finance sectors.


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].


Brisbane, AU

Contract Type:  Permanent