Legal Counsel - Cardno

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Closing On: Thursday, 17th October 2019
Category: Legal
Location: NSW
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: Young Lawyer

Job Description:

The role

Cardno is a global infrastructure, environmental and social development company operating in more than 100 countries and powered by a talented workforce. We are united by a shared purpose to deliver exceptional professional services to improve physical and social environments that make a difference to people’s lives around the world.

We are currently seeking a motivated Legal Counsel to be based in our St Leonards, Sydney office, reporting to the General Counsel (APAC & EMEA Regions) who is based in our global headquarters located in Brisbane.

Salary package up to $120,000 (including superannuation) dependent on experience.


Your responsibilities include:


  • Reviewing contracts, providing independent legal advice and completing negotiation work to mitigate any potential legal risk to Cardno
  • Provide independent legal advice and recommendations across a breadth of legal issues including employment law advice, risk management, regulatory, privacy, IP, compliance and governance matters
  • Providing advice on lease agreements
  • Providing advise on commercial disputes and litigation
  • Supporting the General Counsel with project work as needed

About you

To be successful you will:


  • Have graduate qualifications in Law.
  • Hold a current Australian practicing certificate or ability to immediately obtain a practicing certificate.
  • Experience as a practicing lawyer in a construction or engineering or litigation team, with prior inhouse experience being preferred but not essential for someone with a commercial mindset.   
  • Ability to work independently and with limited supervision and be someone who is comfortable with taking ownership of tasks while managing deadlines that constantly change.
  • A high level of written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated in dealing with a diverse range of personalities.

Why join Cardno?

Cardno offers meaningful opportunities for each individual member of our team to grow, make an impact and leave a legacy for local communities, globally.

By joining Cardno, you will be part of an environment where you can collaborate with leading experts from diverse backgrounds, access development programs to achieve your career goals, and be challenged to take a global outlook. 

At Cardno, we take care of the people that keep our business, clients and communities thriving. We offer benefits and initiatives to enhance your health and wellbeing, including parental leave, purchased leave and flexible working arrangements. Cardno recognises and promotes inclusion and diversity as a key enabler to innovation and we encourage people from different backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

About Cardno

We are a global provider of integrated professional services which enrich the physical and social environment for the communities in which we live and work. Our team of multidisciplinary specialists has more than 70 years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering sustainable projects and community advancement programs.

Notice to recruitment agencies: Please note that Cardno does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or recruitment agencies.

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