The Role Cardno ID seeks an experienced Legal Counsel who will support our global International Development business for a period of twelve months to cover a maternity leave vacancy. About the Role You will be responsible for the provision of accurate, succinct and practical legal advice to a variety of internal stakeholders on all general matters and specifically the following: contractual risk; claim exposure; property leases and contractual documents; settlement negotiations; dispute resolution; risk management and contract procurement strategies; and general compliance. Further responsibilities include but not limited to: Provision of timely and commercially focused briefs to maximize the utility of external advisors where required; Proactive management and reporting of legal matters on foot, including liaising with external advisors or insurers (guided by Cardno Global Insurance Manager) where appropriate; Contract drafting and review of exceptions to standard contract terms; Problem solving contract related issues; Advise on general matters of employment, WHS and company law; Take an active role in departmental projects that arise; Ability to participate in cross-functional teams within the Company. About You The successful candidate will hold a current, unrestricted certificate to practice Australian law and have at least 5 years PAE in contract, commercial or general litigation. Of that, at least two (2) years’ in-house experience within a multinational company will be highly regarded. Desirable Experience within a global team environment, effectively managing differences in time-zones, cultures and business needs. A self-starter that has experience working in a non-traditional setting (WFH or Flexible Working) autonomously setting and achieving goals that advance the position of a team or company higher objective without direction. A strong sense of self, focused on values of integrity and honesty and practicing a balance of confidence and humility in everyday interactions. Ability to balance pursuit of good contract terms and legal advice with reality of business needs or demands. Ability to engage with every level of the business (from reception to the CEO) and its’ clients in a positive, helpful and valuable way. Ability to see the "big picture" and use common sense to make decisions. A genuine motivation to see Cardno ID grow and prosper and to celebrate being part of the difference. How to Apply We welcome your interest in joining the Cardno team. Apply by submitting your resume and cover letter outlining your career experience relevant to this role. Applications close at 5.00pm on the 21st February 2021 (AEDT). We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, LGBTQ+, women, mature age workers and people with different abilities. Kindly note that the role could be based in Melbourne, Australia or Manila, Philippines with valid working rights. We thank you for your interest, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Why join Cardno? Cardno offers meaningful opportunities for each individual member of our team to grow, make an impact and leave a legacy for local communities, globally. By joining Cardno, you will be part of an environment where you can collaborate with leading experts from diverse backgrounds, access development programs to achieve your career goals, and be challenged to take a global outlook. At Cardno, we take care of the people that keep our business, clients and communities thriving. We offer benefits and initiatives to enhance your health and wellbeing, and to help you balance your career and personal life. Cardno is committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), Child Protection and bribery prevention. We want to engage with the right people to deliver our client programs. As part of our approach you will be subjected to formal background screening, criminal record checks, employment verification, and periodic compliance checks. All Cardno staff receive safety, compliance and safeguards training and are responsible for contributing to a safer working culture.
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