Legal Counsels x2

BAE Systems

Location: Osborne

Job Type: Full time


  • Do interesting work that MATTERS
  • ENJOY what you do
  • GROW your career

We work in a thriving sector – one that puts us at the forefront of exciting and meaningful work. Every day we push boundaries to produce some of the world's most innovative and ground breaking technology. Individually we all contribute to our success. Collectively we make the impossible possible.
Recognised for delivering projects of global and national significance that help keep Australia safe, it is our shared passion that shapes our culture, and our people that make it a great place to work.
Due to growth and new opportunities, we have new roles for 2x Legal Counsels to join our Maritime Australia business supporting the Hunter Class Programme based in Osborne, SA.
The roles are 12 month contracts with the possibility of permanency or extension.
We embrace flexible work arrangements at BAE Systems Australia, such as working a 9-day fortnight and accommodating work from home arrangements.
Reporting to the Senior Legal Counsel (Head of Legal for Maritime), and working in a very collaborative and supportive team, you will be responsible for the implementation of legal solutions to assist BAE Systems Australia in a fast moving complex working environment.
Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing timely and relevant legal support, whilst managing risk and delivering competitive customer solutions
  • Negotiating and documenting contracts that are clear, concise and capable of successful delivery and, where applicable, supporting the commercial, supply chain and procurement functions in reviewing, negotiating and documenting those contracts
  • Providing legal support to the facilities function, including documenting and negotiating real estate transactions such as leases and licences
  • Assisting the Company manage its intellectual property rights and obligations
  • Maintaining a culture of delivering the highest standards of legal, regulatory and ethical compliance
  • Maintaining current knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations; preparing, reviewing and enhancing legal functional tools such as precedent documents, legal policies and training materials; supporting implementation of legal policies and processes, including anti-bribery and corruption, conflict of interest, probity, ethics and code of conduct

About YOU

  • Demonstrated experience as a Lawyer/Solicitor preferably within a law firm or in-house legal department
  • Tertiary qualification in law and requirements enabling admission to practice in Australia
  • Experience in contract, commercial, intellectual property and property law
  • Sound understanding of current applicable law and relevant legal concepts
  • Strong communication/writing skills and ability to adapt communication to suit the audience

We believe in hiring for potential, we know that some candidate hesitate if they don't tick all the boxes. If this role interests you, but you don't meet all the criteria, we still encourage you to apply.
About US
You will joining a workplace that truly cares about your wellbeing.
Our people are diverse and we value the variety of perspectives this brings, we know that a culture that is inclusive and fosters a sense of belonging is a place we can all make the most of our unique talents and be our best.
As Australia's largest defence company in a rapidly growing sector, you will be connected into a global team and encouraged to explore where your career might take you whether that is a traditional career path or squiggly one, there are infinite possibilities for you at BAE Systems Australia.
We welcome applicants from all people regardless of sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, pregnancy, age, or other lived experience; and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all positions.
We are proud to be recognised as an employer of choice for women by WORK180.
As a member of the Circle Back Initiative we commit to respond to every applicant
To learn more about our competitive employee benefits, flexibility, other employment opportunities and what to expect from our recruitment process please
As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and either possess or be eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearances.
Further information regarding security clearances.

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