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Australian Institute of Marine Science
Townsville, Queensland (QLD), Australia (hybrid)
17 days ago


About this exciting opportunity

This is a pivotal role providing legal support to the Operations program for AIMS’ significant pipeline of major capital and infrastructure projects. You will work across the Legal Services and Operations teams in the delivery of large capital projects, providing legal advice and engaging and managing external advice. You will provide input to procurement processes, project governance and probity and assist with relevant reporting on capital projects.

This is a rare opportunity to work in a purpose-driven organisation where your legal work will make a tangible difference to protecting our precious marine environments for future generations, working alongside world-leading scientists, researchers and operations professionals, and assisting with the development of cutting-edge technology. AIMS’ award-winning legal team is unique in its innovative approach to delivery of legal service and its demonstrated commitment to workplace flexibility. Applicants are welcomed on a part-time, full-time or job-share basis, and all types of flexible working proposals will be considered.

The team is committed to professional development of its lawyers and providing opportunities to expand your expertise well beyond black letter law and contractual advice. The AIMS legal team is always looking to improve its services and welcomes creative and innovative thinkers.


About you

Tertiary qualified in Law and admitted as a legal practitioner in Australia, your extensive experience post admission will reflect your strong commercial acumen and advanced technical legal, negotiation and analytical skills. Your experience drafting and negotiating agreements, producing innovative solutions to complex problems and managing stakeholders will be critical to your success in this role.

Experience supporting capital projects, including legal issues, project management and procurement processes would be highly desirable, as would familiarity with intellectual property principles and management of these assets in a research environment.

You will be a collaborative communicator who gives clear and practical advice on legal issues. You will bring an adaptable, pragmatic and solutions-focused approach. You will connect with colleagues, learn quickly and become a valued business partner within AIMS.

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions.  In line with our Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will be rewarded with:

  • AIMS AOF Level 6 salary ($130,855 to $147,453 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation
  • Located in Townsville (Qld) or Perth (WA)
  • Full-time or part-time, 5-year Fixed Term opportunity
  • 9-day fortnight (for full-time appointments)
  • Flexible Work Arrangements considered (including remote working where possible)
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Commuter car arrangements to site in Townsville, as well as free onsite gym 

Next steps:

Further information about this exciting and challenging opportunity is outlined in the Candidate Information Pack which is available on our website. Applications are accepted through our website only. 

Position enquiries can be directed to Andrew Paloni, Managing Counsel at  Applications must be made through our website per above. 

Closing date: SUNDAY, 8 OCTOBER 2023 (midnight, AEST).

Job Information

  • Job ID: 70776164
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Townsville, Queensland (QLD), Australia
    Perth, Western Australia (WA), Australia
  • Position Title: Senior Legal Counsel
  • Company Name For Job: Australian Institute of Marine Science
  • Role: Generalist – corporate and commercial
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Salary: $130,855.00 - $147,453.00 (Yearly Salary)

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