Associate - Construction and Major Projects (Disputes)



Location: Melbourne 


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


We have an exciting opportunity for a disputes lawyer at Associate level (PQE 2-5) to join a busy and dynamic construction disputes practice. This role based in Melbourne is focussed on litigation and dispute resolution in relation to the construction and infrastructure industry both in Victoria and interstate.


To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate solid dispute resolution experience. We are looking for an Associate to have carriage of matters, with the experience and confidence to engage with clients, be a team player and work with diligent senior lawyers.


What you need


We welcome applications from lawyers with a minimum 2-5 years PQE looking to take the next step in your career in a Tier 1 practice. Ideally, you will have experience in construction disputes, good advocacy skills and the ability to manage multiple matters and competing deadlines. Besides your technical and legal knowledge, you will have an ability to manage client relationships and provide guidance, leadership and mentoring to the junior members in the team.


You will also have: 


  • a commercial approach to all matters
  • superior drafting ability and a strong attention to detail
  • 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 Team


MinterEllison is one of very few firms in the Australian market with a comprehensive integrated Construction, Infrastructure and Project Finance capability capable of handling the complete range of work across the full lifecycle of a project from finance arrangements and business case development to project documentation, contract administration and dispute resolution. 


The team's Partners are recognised as leaders in the construction industry for their commerciality and their depth of knowledge and expertise.  A position within the team therefore offers the opportunity to learn from the best. 


Our client base is diverse and they come to us for innovative solutions delivered by some of the most prominent lawyers in the sector. MinterEllison is a Tier 1 construction firm, with a proven and ongoing track-record of providing top-tier counsel on litigation, arbitration, security of payment and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. The Minters team is consistently engaged for the most demanding matters in the market.

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 are currently a MinterEllison employee, please apply through the internal careers page which can be accessed via myME.


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


Melbourne, AU

Contract Type:  Permanent