Legal Counsel – Contracts Lawyer Job at Woodside Energy Ltd – in Perth WA

Date: 09-Apr-2021

Location: Perth, AU

Company: Woodside Energy Ltd

About Woodside

As a diverse and expanding organisation we have many divisions that support our business. You will find development and career opportunities, you’ll be valued, recognised, challenged and rewarded.

What’s more, as a WA-based company, executive and leadership decisions are made right where you work.

Our global headquarters is based in Perth, Australia’s fourth-largest city. Our state-of-the-art campus reflects the quality of life Perth is known for – with a six Green Star rating, advanced wellness features and flexibility in how you work.

About the Role:
Woodside’s Legal team manage the organisation’s legal affairs by providing timely, competent, constructive and cost effective legal advice, training and support across all company activities.

As a legal professional with previous experience in projects and contracting, you will support legal aspects of supply activities, including construction, aviation, drilling rigs and services, marine, logistics, corporate, digital and information technology across a number of Woodside projects i.e. Scarborough, Pluto, Senegal, North West Shelf, Myanmar and a number of relevant functions.

This role is offered on a 12 month fixed term contract basis with opportunitiy for further extension.

Duties & Responsibilities:
In this critical role within our high performing legal team, you will gain invaluable experience and exposure as a trusted partner providing support and advice in a future focused, Australian leading Oil and Gas organisation. Some of the specific key duties and responsibilities include:

Provide legal advice and assistance in relation to the preparation, drafting, negotiation and implementation of its various project/supply contracts to relevant stakeholder groups.

Provide legal advice on disputes, litigation, and claims under project/supply contracts.

Provide legal advice and counsel on legal and regulatory issues arising under project/supply contracts, constructive review of all contracts in accordance with company policies, and reviewing transactions to ensure compliance with statutory, regulatory and contractual requirements.

Skills & Experience:
You must be admitted as a lawyer to practise in Australia and be an unrestricted practitioner. Please clearly state in your application the month/year and jurisdiction in which you were admitted and whether you hold a current practising certificate.

Appropriately qualified with relevant tertiary qualifications (law degree)

At least 4 years of professional experience as an unrestricted practising lawyer skilled in negotiating, drafting, preparing and providing legal advice across a broad range of project/supply contracts. Also highly desirable to have experience with resolving disputes, claims, managing litigation, preparation and negotiation of settlements agreements.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Have a strong organisational and prioritisation ability

Demonstrated negotiation and influencing skills

Pragmatic, solution oriented approach balancing legal risk with commercial objectives.

Proven ability to build and foster positive relationships and networks

Recognition & Reward:
What you can expect from us:
Work on projects for world-class operating assets renowned for their safety, reliability and efficiency

Commitment to your ongoing development, including on-the-job opportunities, formal programs and assistance with further education

Values in action

Industry-leading 16 weeks’ paid parental leave for primary carer; plus secondary carer leave

Active employee community groups for gender equality, reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, and LGBTI+ staff and allies

Community volunteering opportunities

Relocation assistance

A competitive remuneration package, featuring performance-based incentives, share plans, above-industry superannuation contributions and a generous health insurance allowance

Woodside is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce culture, which is supported by our Compass values. Our aim is to attract, develop and retain a truly diverse and high-performing workforce.

We encourage diversity of age, nationality, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical ability, cultural background, thinking styles, experience, family background, including carer commitments and education. Inclusion centres on all employees creating a climate of trust and belonging, where people feel comfortable to bring their whole self to work. We offer supportive pathways for all employees to grow and develop leadership skills.

Applications close at 11:59pm AWST on 30 April 2021.

About the Company

Company: Woodside Energy Ltd –

Company Location:  Perth WA

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About Woodside Energy Ltd -