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Legal Counsel

Jemena - North Sydney, NSW

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  • Work from home and office (Hybrid role).
  • Sydney or Melbourne based.
  • Supportive work culture.

About The Company

Jemena owns and operates more than $11.5 billion worth of major utility infrastructure. We have been providing safe, secure, and reliable energy to Australians for more than 100 years. Our focus is on developing innovative solutions to the energy trilemma of reliability, affordability and sustainability.

About The Role

We currently have an opportunity for a Legal Counsel role to work in either our North Sydney or Melbourne office. This is a newly created role to provide legal services across our business Group (Jemena, Zinfra and Ovida).

The primary focus of the role will be on supporting enterprise projects across a range of areas including health and safety, privacy, technology and general compliance projects. (3+ years’ experience minimum is required).

The role will report into the Lead Counsel (Corporate).


  • Negotiating, drafting and providing advice in relation to Jemena’s corporate and commercial arrangements,
  • Providing legal advice and undertaking research in relation to legal aspects of commercial, regulatory and compliance matters, as well as providing assistance with operational and strategic matters, from a legal perspective.
  • Drafting contracts for the supply of works and services.
  • Reviewing changes in the law.
  • Working with a multi-disciplinary group of stakeholders across the business on enterprise projects and compliance issues.
  • Identifying legal risks in operational matters, transactions and advising on appropriate mitigations.
  • Legal project management.
  • Assisting the business to manage litigation and commercial disputes.
  • Managing the interface between external counsel and the Jemena business.

What we’re looking for

As the successful candidate you will bring the following skills and experience with you:

  • Bachelor of Laws or equivalent law degree
  • Eligible to be admitted to practice law in NSW or VIC
  • Solid experience (post admission) of which the majority was gained in a law firm providing legal advice on commercial matters
  • Previous experience in an inhouse or operational environment is highly regarded
  • You are commercially astute, possessing strong analytical skills in relation to complex legal issues and are capable of identifying and analysing the associated commercial and risk implications for the relevant Jemena business
  • A good track record managing large projects and/or transactional work
  • Sound technical experience negotiating, reviewing and drafting contracts


Jemena is committed to creating a workplace that’s inclusive, supportive and where everyone feels they can belong. We understand that each individual is unique and we embrace our differences.

We provide a range of employee benefits including flexible working options to help you blend your work/life balance.

We welcome candidates who are seeking the flexibility options to work from home for part of the week.

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Jemena is open to receiving applications progressively to Tue 15 June 21 but we may commence interviews as soon as applications are received.