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Region General Counsel - Asia Pacific Job

Date: Jun 8, 2017

Location: Melbourne, AU

Company: Golder Associates

Region General Counsel - Asia Pacific

Location: AU-Melbourne
Job ID: 2017-12979
Area of Interest: EN - Legal, Risk and Quality
Job Type: Full Time
# of Positions: 1
Education (Minimum): Bachelor Degree
Posted Date: 5/10/2017

Job Responsibilities:
Golder Associates, a professional services firm that provides a wide range of independent consulting, design and construction services in our specialist areas of earth, environment and energy, is seeking an experienced and dynamic Asia-Pacific (APAC) Region General Counsel. The position is expected to be based in Golder’s Melbourne office although a Sydney location may also be considered.

This executive leadership position reports to the Chief Legal Officer and provides direct legal support to the President of Golder’s Asia-Pacific Region. The role of General Counsel is responsible for developing and leading a region legal team which supports Golder’ technical consultants and project managers, serves as a key member of both Golder’s Global Legal Department and Asia-Pacific Management teams and works closely with both teams to provide practical solutions to legal and commercial issues.

Job Requirements:
The primary responsibilities will include:
* Serving as Senior Legal Advisor to the President of Golder’s Asia-Pacific Region;
* Attracting, developing, directing, motivating and leading a client-centric Legal Team;
* Planning, managing and successfully executing the Asia-Pacific Legal Team’s strategic goals;
* Leading and executing Golder’s Asia-Pacific Enterprise Risk Management program;
* Serving on Golder’s Asia-Pacific Project Review Committee;
* Leading and managing Golder’s Asia-Pacific compliance program (including anti-bribery);
* Leading and managing Golder’s Asia-Pacific claims avoidance and resolution efforts;
* Leading and managing Golder’s Asia-Pacific contract review and negotiation team;
* Providing sound legal advice to regional management, including on regulatory matters;
* Engaging and managing external legal service providers as required;
* Keeping abreast of legislative changes that may affect the company and its business;
* Providing, or overseeing the providing of, select training to members of the Asia-Pacific Region;
* Liaising with the Global Legal Team on matters such as code of conduct and insurance; and
* Supporting mergers and acquisition activities.

The ideal candidate will have significant engineering and construction law experience, a demonstrated track record of successful legal and managerial accomplishments; relevant qualification in law; hold a current practising certificate; be able to work with a high level of autonomy; have strong business and political acumen; and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to liaise with a diverse range of people at all levels and maintain strong working relationships.

Substantial experience in a corporate legal role or as a private legal practitioner is essential, accompanied by strong leadership skills and the ability to provide high quality legal advice relevant to commercial contracting activities.

Additional Information:

Our Staff Benefit From:
* Opportunities to own shares in our 100% privately owned company;
* Corporate fitness programs and subsidised gym memberships; and
* Work/life balance initiatives such as additional annual leave and birthday leave.

As a global, employee-owned organisation with over 50 years of experience, Golder Associates is driven by our purpose to engineer earth’s development while preserving earth’s integrity. With offices worldwide, our employees deliver solutions that help our clients achieve their sustainable development goals.

For a confidential discussion please contact Chris Leung in Human Resources on (03) 8851 3846. For more information, please visit

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