ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Property Lawyer - Development and Infrastructure - Auckland Council - 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 the most recent awards.

We have a great opportunity within the Projects and Transactions team of Legal Services for an intermediate commercial property lawyer to work on development and infrastructure projects.

The team supports all property, development, infrastructure and transactional work of Council and key subsidiaries, ranging from business-as-usual acquisition and disposals, 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.

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 corporate, 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 experience in areas such as commercial property developments, infrastructure or multidisciplinary projects preferred. This is a new role covering a variety of disciplines but has at its core property and developments. You will need to enjoy an agile approach to your practice and bring strong relationship development skills. 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 Cori Barkle (Principal Solicitor, Projects & Transactions) on 021 2121317 if you would like to discuss this opportunity (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 21st July 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.