Project and Construction Solicitor

Finance, Projects & Restructuring

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Finance, Projects & Restructuring




Sydney, Australia

The role

DLA Piper has a dedicated team of projects and infrastructure lawyers who provide leading local, regional and international expertise. We work with clients across key industry sectors, including health housing and education. We are currently looking for high performing project and construction solicitors with 3-4 + years’ experience to join the team based in our Sydney office. 

First class lawyers, experience and our unrivalled global coverage are just the beginning of what DLA Piper offers. By joining our team you will gain experience in advising clients, which include a number of well-known blue-chip multinational contractors and developers, on some of the highest profile infrastructure projects in Australia and internationally. As part of our forward thinking team, you will share a client centric approach and take pride in delivering our clients the focused, innovative sector advice they need, wherever in the world they need it. 

We know talent is more than what’s written on paper. It’s the energy you bring and the way you work with your team. Your strong communication skills will enable you to develop and maintain high quality relationships with clients. You will have a mature, confident approach and be highly motivated, thriving in a fast-paced practice. Your organisational skills and ability to manage your own workload, seeking input from team members where needed will support your success. You will receive a high level of on the job support and training, working with partners including Jonathan Stafford and Jose De Ponte, who have both been recognised as leading projects and infrastructure lawyers. You will also have access to our DLA Piper Career Academies, an award-winning international development forum designed to cultivate high performance and support your career goals. If you’re a high performing project and construction lawyer and ready to take the next step in your career at a firm that values you, we want to hear from you. Be part of a team that thrives on complex challenges and delivering exceptional results. 

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations

At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.