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January

Legal Counsel - Energy Products

Telstra - Perth, WA

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Energy Lawyer - Retail Products

We're looking for dynamic and enthusiastic lawyers who have experience in energy retailing to join our legal ranks. You will have the opportunity to work on game-changing projects with talented, highly experienced clients and a supportive team that knows how to have a good time. This role will put you at the forefront of technological change as it happens and offer you career experiences you won't find anywhere else.

Thrive, your way

We are a company who thrives on diversity and flexibility so this role is open nationwide.

About you

To be successful in the role, you'll bring the following skills and experience:


  • Solid understanding of the National Energy Retail Rules and VIC Energy Retail Code
  • Experience working in house at an energy retailer or experience in private practice advising on energy law and regulations (minimum 3 years PQE).
  • Experience advising on gas, electricity and solar feed in tariff consumer offers (including drafting customer terms)
  • Reviewing and advising on advertising including experience advising on energy related advertising, customer communications and customer remediation
  • You will have advised on privacy and spam and have a good understanding of the Competition and Consumer Law Ability to engage with senior leaders and explain complex issues clearly and concisely, as well as balancing and prioritising workload
  • Company secretarial experience desired but not essential
  • Bachelor of Laws (or equivalent) and admitted to practice in Australia.



*This role can be based anywhere in Australia

Interested?

We're committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce in all its forms. We encourage applicants from diverse gender, cultural and linguistic backgrounds and applicants who may be living with a disability. We also offer flexibility in all our roles, to ensure everyone can participate.

o learn more about how we support our people, including accessibility adjustments we can provide you through the recruitment process, visit tel.st/thrive.

About the team

At Telstra, we believe the more connected people are, the more opportunities they have. That's why we help create a brilliant connected future for everyone, every day.

We are heavily involved in the energy sector - we are one of the largest consumers of electricity in Australia, we underwrite renewables, we generate, we neutralise the emissions of our total operations, and we are looking to expand our legal team to bring more expertise in this sector to the team.

The role with us

As a Legal Counsel, you are a trusted advisor who thrives on providing high quality, independent and strategic legal advice to Telstra's business units. Your strong technical expertise around legal matters and solutions coupled with your confidence and experience in liaising and negotiating with stakeholders is what makes you outstanding in your role. You make a significant impact to the business and Telstra's most strategic projects, by helping to resolve complex issues, providing informed insights, and proposing innovative legal solutions that meet strategic objectives.

Key Responsibilities


  • Leverage your deep experience and technical know-how to provide high quality, independent and strategic legal advice to Telstra's energy teams, helping to achieve good business outcomes while meeting legal and regulatory requirements
  • Support senior management with strategic projects, by providing expert legal guidance, applying critical thinking, sharing informed insights and implementing innovative solutions that achieve strategic objectives and resolve complex legal issues
  • Authentically engage, build and maintain trusted and collaborative working relationships with legal teams across Telstra's business units, as well as internal and external stakeholders, by assisting them with legal matters, processes and standards
  • Take accountability for legal activities through inception to execution
  • Apply a continuous improvement mindset when providing legal support to clients, by sharing great ideas and contributing to initiatives which help drive productivity improvements and maximise client experience outcomes
  • Be the energy subject matter expert for the team, by taking a leadership role to share knowledge and expertise of the energy industry in the broader legal team
  • Apply your impressive critical thinking and problem-solving abilities to identify legal issues and risks that may have a significant impact on the business, working collaboratively with team members to resolve them in a timely manner

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