Associate - Construction - Perth



Location: Perth 


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

The Role


We have an opportunity in the Projects, Infrastructure and Construction team of our Perth office for an Associate with front-end and back-end experience.


The front-end work will involve drafting and negotiation for major resources, development and infrastructure projects and general construction matters. The back-end work will involve representing top tier contractors and principals in respect of litigation, arbitration, and adjudication proceedings, and also dispute management through the project lifecycle.


We also welcome applications from candidates with existing front-end experience who are keen to develop their back-end expertise, and candidates with existing back-end experience who are keen to develop their front-end expertise.


The Team


MinterEllison enjoys a band 1 projects and construction practice, and is renowned as one of Asia Pacific's leading legal practices. The team offers a comprehensive range of legal services across a wide range of infrastructure, energy and resources, property development and general construction projects, acting for principals – private sector and government – and contractors.


Our team has worked on, and continues to work on, projects which shape Australia's cities and regions.  We offer our clients an end to end solution, from project structuring, procurement, financing, contract documentation and negotiation through to contract administration and dispute resolution, allowing us to see the project from conception until completion. 


The team values and openly shares experience, meaning that your professional development will be positively supported.


In these roles you will work alongside Partners Tom French and Alex Lowe, and their growing team of back-end and front-end lawyers. There will also be close contact with other leading lawyers working in the broader national team on large scale projects within other jurisdictions.


More About You


We welcome applications from Lawyers with 3-5 years PQE. You will have specialist projects and construction industry experience and are looking to cement or progress your career in a top-tier practice. In addition to your legal knowledge, you will have an ability to develop strong client relationships and work on complex transactions and disputes.


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.

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].


Perth, AU

Contract Type:  Permanent