ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Commercial Lawyer - Auckland

We are New Zealand's largest local authority providing essential services and facilities to nearly 1.5 million people.  Our Legal Services team operates in a supportive and collegial way and aims to achieve a genuine work-life balance. You will be encouraged to help contribute to the strong team spirit. The strength of the team has been recognised by previously winning the In-house Team of the Year award and by being a finalist in this year’s awards.

We have a great opportunity for a senior or intermediate commercial lawyer within the Property and Commercial team of Legal Services. The primary focus of the role will be legal support to construction and infrastructure projects, including procurement of construction and consultancy agreements and review and resolution of insurances and payment claims.

The team supports all commercial, corporate and transactional work of Council and key subsidiaries, ranging from business-as-usual procurement and contract negotiation, to infrastructure and significant transactional project work. Driving value through effective contract management, efficient use of assets, and collaborating on delivery partnerships with private sector and Government is an important part of our role. We also support corporate and finance functions, including capital raising, company law issues, and compliance

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

The working environment is inclusive, collegial and results-driven. You will be able to work closely with the other lawyers in Legal Services (including property, public law, litigation and enforcement), and with elected members and a wide range of business units and managers at all levels of the organisation.

He kōrero mōu: About you

Relevant commercial law experience is preferred, but we have flexibility to size the role according to the capabilities and seniority of the candidate. The salary is market competitive, and we can also accommodate flexible working requirements.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

In return, we will offer you a great working environment, the knowledge and support of other like-minded professionals and an enthusiastic and hard-working team to work with.

Please call Fleur Aldridge Principal Solicitor, Property & Commercial on 021 836 909 if you would like to discuss these opportunities (confidentially) before submitting your application. We’d be happy to talk through what the role can offer.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Rennie Sharma, Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant or 021 836 546.

Applications close applications close Sunday 31 March 2019.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

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