Senior Legal Counsel

Viva Energy

Location: Victoria

Job Type: Full time


A career with Viva Energy is more than just a job! It’s an opportunity to be part of something bigger. The opportunity to join an amazing team committed to supporting our evolving energy needs and helping to build a secure and sustainable energy future.

Our energy helps people reach their destinations, fuels industries, support local businesses and communities. We are proud of the role we play in the local economies where we operate and supporting Australia’s energy security.

Our future plans will support a transition to sustainable, lower carbon energy solutions. At the heart of our plans is people power. People who want to be part of the change and the solution. People who want to make a difference to ensure our customers, communities, environment and the planet thrive today as well as tomorrow. Will you be part of the energy solution?

About the role:

This role provides an opportunity to be a key player in a high performing in-house legal team, as the primary legal support for the Viva Energy Consumer Business (to include the Coles Express Convenience Business planned to be acquired in 2023). Viva Energy represents a complex industry-leading organisation with a national footprint. With over 2,000 employees and contractors across the country and plans to invest $1 Billion over the five years we are committed to building Australia's energy future. You will be responsible for providing strategic, efficient, cost effective and results focused legal services. You will be providing technically sound and commercially pertinent legal advice across all Australian jurisdictions and a diverse range of businesses, in a fast paced, dynamic environment. In this role you will collaborate and contribute across the business, in a role that offers challenge, variety and flexible working arrangements.

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At Viva Energy we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about the opportunity but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the job description, we still encourage you to apply. Your skills and experience may just be the right match for this role or other opportunities!

About you:

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • a strong background in commercial/corporate law gained within private practice or in-house with 8+ years PQE;
  • expertise in competition/consumer law, including in-depth knowledge of the Australian Consumer Law and privacy legislation;
  • an established track record in advising on advertising & marketing initiatives;
  • experience in credit & finance matters;
  • experience with advising on complex regulatory matters and frameworks;
  • excellent communication skills, drafting skills with strong attention to detail and highly developed analytical and negotiation skills;
  • an ability to work independently by self-managing workloads and projects, and also be team focused;
  • a current Australian Practicing Certificate.

We offer a range of benefits to help you to Grow, Belong and Thrive

  • Challenging roles and meaningful work to help you grow your career
  • A leading approach to flexible working.
  • Access to a range of best in class wellness initiatives.
  • Generous and flexible parental leave - accrue full time super until your child turns five.
  • A competitive package
  • 25% fuel discount
  • We pay your permanent and total disability and death cover insurance.

About Us:

At Viva Energy, our purpose is helping people reach their destination. We manufacture, import, blend and deliver energy products through our extensive supply chain network. We are the exclusive Shell licensee in Australia, and supply around a quarter of Australia’s fuel through our network of around 1345 service stations and through our commercial partnerships with some of Australia’s biggest companies.

It’s an exciting time to join Viva Energy, as we play our role in providing safe and reliable fuel supply today while preparing for the lower carbon energies of tomorrow. Our goal is to support the world's evolving energy needs and achieve net zero by 2050. Our future plans include a gas terminal and a solar energy farm, projects to support alternative energies such as renewables and hydrogen, and the development of strategic storage to improve fuel supply security.

Our Culture:

Being awarded the WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for the past four years, only highlights that we are driven by our people and continuing our focus on making Viva Energy reflect the ever changing face of Australia. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and encourage and support diversity in our traditional and non-traditional roles.

At Viva Energy Australia, we believe flexibility is the new normal. So much so that we have developed and embedded our flexible working philosophy called ‘Viva Flex’. We are open to all flexibility options from hybrid working, remote working, part time, job share options to name a few. We are happy to discuss what this would look like for you as you start the recruitment process.

Apply now via the links, Applications close 7th December 2022

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