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Legal Counsel - 12-Month Fixed-Term Contract

Alcoa Australia

Location: Booragoon

Job Type: Full time

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Just as aluminium is the element of possibility, so too, are our current and future employees. When you join Alcoa, you have the opportunity to help define what it means to be a sustainable aluminium company. Our 135-year legacy gives you the systems and tools to thrive. We invented the industry and today we are redefining what it means to be a sustainable aluminium company from mines to metal. We are open, honest, accountable and do what we say we’ll do. We relentlessly pursue outstanding and sustainable results and creatively transform ideas into value. We treat all people with dignity and provide a diverse, inclusive work culture. We work safely, promote wellness, and protect the environment. Come grow your career, collaborate on a global scale and deliver materials essential to the world. Learn more about the endless career possibilities for you at Alcoa!

About the job

Our in-house legal team located at our HQ in Booragoon have an exciting 12 month fixed-term opportunity for a well-rounded and highly motivated Legal Counsel that will contribute towards the effective and efficient delivery of legal services to Alcoa’s Australian operations.

You will play an integral part in our business by:

  • Representing Alcoa in commercial transactions, dealings with external companies, regulatory agencies, and government departments regarding Alcoa’s operations.

  • Providing comprehensive legal services and ongoing counsel to our internal corporate office and site-based personnel.

  • Proactively and efficiently identifying and analysing legal issues to provide advice and assist in developing strategies to mitigate.

  • Liaising with external legal counsel, as necessary, to develop cost-effective legal solutions while maintaining the highest professional standards of practice.

  • Reviewing and approving of documents to be executed by Alcoa and associated companies aligned to global approvals and consistent with policies and values.

About you

To play a part in our ongoing success we are seeking someone with:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Law coupled with a current local practicing certificate for Western Australia.

  • General commercial experience, commercial acumen and strong drafting skills with at least 8 years PQE.

  • Environmental, health and safety experience preferable.

  • Possess the ability to develop, maintain and coordinate effective relationships with a diverse range of internal clients, including executive management.

  • Possess strong organisational and communication skills to interact with all levels of the business and collaborate in a highly effective team environment.

  • Demonstrated experience across mining, corporate and commercial law, procurement or international commodity sales would be considered highly desirable.

Why Alcoa?

Our values – act with integrity, operate with excellence, care for people, lead with courage – are at the foundation of everything we do.

At Alcoa we strive to create an inclusive workplace where employees can bring their whole selves to work regardless of their background. We know it starts and finishes with you, which is why our value ‘care for people’ is so important to us. It ensures not only your physical safety but also provides an inclusive and welcoming workplace for people from all walks of life, encouraging diversity of thought from each and every person.

We embrace change, new ideas and promote a culture of respect and equal opportunity. Our employment programs are underpinned by diversity and equality and continue to be recognised and rewarded. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women and LGBTIQ+ job seekers.

As an Alcoa employee, you will embark on growth opportunities and can truly make a difference being part of an organisation that respects and considers flexibility whilst empowering you with stimulating and challenging work.

Flexible work arrangements may be considered, please let us know when you apply if this is something you are seeking.

What’s on offer?

  • Excellent remuneration package
  • Monthly Leisure Day

  • Benefits allowance

  • Performance related bonus (variable)

  • Industry leading superannuation

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Novated car lease scheme

  • Industry leading parental leave scheme

  • Paid volunteer time

  • Employee groups including the Social Club, Alcoa Women’s Network, EAGLE (Employees at Alcoa for Gay, Lesbian, bisexual and transgender Equality) and AWARE (Alcoans Working Actively for Racial-ethnic Equality)

Our Locations

Alcoa’s Australian operations represent one of the world’s largest integrated bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminium smelting systems and add value to Australia’s local, state and national economies at every stage. Our Australian operations support approximately 4,370 direct jobs including multiple entry talent pathways/programs, predominantly in regional Western Australia.

Supported by our head office in Booragoon and the Bindjareb Regional office in Pinjarra, our operations include: our world-class Technology Development Centre of Excellence (COE), two bauxite mines in Western Australia (Huntly and Willowdale); three alumina refineries in Western Australia (Kwinana, Pinjarra and Wagerup); one aluminium smelter in Victoria (Portland); two dedicated port facilities in Western Australia (Kwinana and Bunbury); and two Alcoa Farmlands sites in Western Australia (Pinjarra and Wagerup).

Applications close
Friday, 2 December 2022

Additional information

  • Interviews may progress prior to the closing date, although all applications will be considered.

  • You will only be contacted if you are shortlisted for an interview, this process can take up to four weeks from the closing date.

  • This position is available only to permanent Australian residents or applicants who hold the relevant Visa with authority to work in Australia. Please ensure this information is clearly stated on your application.

Please note that no agency applications will be accepted at this time.

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