ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Legal Counsel - Auckland

NIWA is a dynamic research organisation whose purpose is to enhance the economic value and sustainable management of New Zealand's aquatic resources and environments, to provide understanding of climate and the atmosphere and increase resilience to weather and climate hazards to improve safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders. NIWA is New Zealand's largest and pre-eminent provider of climate, freshwater and marine science

We are seeking a dynamic junior - intermediate lawyer, with at least 2 years' PQE experience, to join our busy legal team and provide support to the Senior Legal Counsel. The position is varied and interesting with a focus on drafting and reviewing NIWA's commercial contracts, along with the provision of legal advice to assist our managers in all areas of NIWA's business.

You will ideally have some commercial contract law experience and have a pragmatic approach to contractual issues. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential and experience with one or more of the following areas of law would be advantageous: intellectual property, maritime contracts, resource management/environmental law and regulatory compliance, but not essential.

This is a rare opportunity to work within one of NZ's leading science organisations with both interesting work and work-life balance on offer. We are offering competitive remuneration, free parking, flexible working and a vibrant Viaduct location.

For further information about NIWA, a detailed position
description and online applications, please visit
www.niwa.co.nz/careers