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Senior Lawyer

Location: Brisbane, QLD
Company: Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC)
Apps close: Wednesday 21st October 2020

Be part of something bigger

The role of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) is to uphold the law and change behaviour to make the building and construction industry fair, efficient and productive.

Bring your passion and enthusiasm to a role that impacts an industry that is one of the largest contributors to GDP in Australia and provides employment to more than one million people.

Your new role

Joining our supportive regional Legal team located in our Brisbane office, you will play a critical role responsible for delivering legal services to the agency.

These services include:
• Providing high quality legal advice and assistance to the agency
• Managing external relationships, including with counsel and external legal providers.
• Taking responsibility for corporate governance compliance matters including record keeping and reporting requirements for work undertaken.
• Providing guidance and/or supervision to less experienced lawyers in the regional team as required.

Using your ability to quickly acquire knowledge of applicable Australian workplace laws, you will provide advice and assistance to Inspectors during their investigations.

You will have a high level of interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication skills. If you have the ability to analyse cases and develop legal advice, manage and/or conduct litigation autonomously, we encourage you to apply.

You must be admitted as a legal practitioner with a minimum of five (5) years’ post admission experience (PAE).

Admission as a solicitor in Queensland and the High Court as well as Litigation experience in employment law/workplace relations, particularly within a regulatory environment would be highly regarded.

What’s in it for you?

You will be joining an adaptive, high performing and inclusive organisation. Our wellbeing, innovation and engagement index scores are among the best in the Australian Public Service (APS), according to the most recent APS Employee Census.

You will receive exceptional learning and development opportunities, flexible work options including the ability to work remotely, access to an employee benefits scheme, wellbeing initiatives all year round and an attractive base salary of $107,877 plus 15.4% superannuation.

What are you waiting for?

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, review the candidate information kit on our website for instructions on how to apply.

If you have questions regarding the role, you can contact Samuel Prain, Director – Legal QLD/NT on (07) 3404 4862 or email the Recruitment Team for more information.


To be eligible for employment at the ABCC, you must be an Australian Citizen and agree to pre-employment screening. This may include a criminal history (police) check, health clearances and character checks. Some positions may require additional checks to be performed and require a security clearance.

Applications close 11:30PM AEDT, Wednesday 21 October 2020.