Associate / Senior Associate, Projects - Government (Melbourne)

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Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Experienced Lawyers

Your Role

We are looking for an experienced Associate or Senior Associate to join our Projects team, focussing specifically on our growing Government client-base, to be based in Melbourne. This is a fantastic opportunity for a lawyer interested in working in a high performing team advising on some of the most complex and interesting transactions in the market. We are particularly interested in hearing from lawyers with Government expertise.

Our Team

You'll be joining a team of Projects Partners and Lawyers who are experts in the Government sector.

Our team is focussed on advancing the outcomes of government while supporting economic growth and improving our communities across the country. We offer both expertise and insights, having advised on important reform, infrastructure development, procurement, divestment and privatisation projects – often the first of their kind.

The team works collaboratively on a national basis and you will be challenged, supported and guided as you develop your career at a growing firm.

Your day

As part of our team, you will play an important role delivering client work on market-leading projects and transactions and working with us to identify and win new work opportunities. The key features of this role are the challenging work you will experience, the variety of projects you can expect to get involved in and the broad range of clients and people you will work with.

Your clients

We advise our government sector clients on the full spectrum of legal issues they are likely to face, including:

  • working with Government departments and agencies on their major infrastructure projects and other procurement projects;
  • developing policy and implementing legislative and regulatory reforms;
  • working with regulatory bodies in the application of regulatory schemes;
  • advising on the legislative frameworks within which statutory authorities and other government bodies operate; and
  • advising on public law matters including constitutional and administrative law issues;

We also act for many private sector clients in doing business with government. This gives us a clear understanding of the priorities, practices and expectations of the private sector in their dealings with government entities.

Your career trajectory

Our Projects practice is expanding and we're looking for an Associate or Senior Associate with a desire to learn from leaders in the industry and develop their career with us.

We recognise that every employee's experience is different and at Allens we know that successful and enjoyable careers come through your focus and commitment to being the best you can be, in an environment where you are supported and encouraged, and have clarity on key processes and decisions. Our career deal is a key part in achieving this; our deal asks you to take the lead for your career, with us providing the coaching and support to help you meet your goals and aspirations.

What you'll bring

  • Experience advising on a broad range of projects and transactions in the government sector at a well-regarded international or Australian, including a boutique firms or within a Government department or agency.
  • A strong academic background.
  • An ability to work independently and effectively manage smaller matters and elements of larger matters.
  • A strong team ethic, this aspect of our culture is of key importance to us.
  • A willingness to develop others through mentoring and sharing experiences and networks. 
  • An interest in building an understanding of clients and developing effective working relationships with clients.
  • A willingness to participate in business development activities, such as pitch documents, firm-wide pursuits, attending industry events and hosting seminars.
  • An ability to establish a professional profile and internal networks.

Work pattern

This is a permanent opportunity for an experience Associate or Senior Associate to join our Projects team in Melbourne.

Allens supports flexible work practices and we are interested in speaking to lawyers wanting to work either part time or full-time.

About Allens

Allens is a leading international law firm with a proud 200-year heritage of shaping the future for our clients, our people and the communities in which we work.

From playing a pioneering role in the development of legislation and regulatory frameworks in the Asia region, to acting on numerous 'firsts' across a range of industry and community issues, it is in our DNA to make a difference and help shape what our world looks like.

Through our alliance with Linklaters, we offer clients a global network of 40 offices in 28 locations. With Allens, you'll work at the cutting edge of the law on the most complex and innovative deals in the market. You'll work with lawyers and professionals at the top of their game who, like you, strive to get a little better every day. And you'll be supported to take your career wherever you want it to go.

There is enormous strength in the unique backgrounds and life experiences our people bring to the firm. Our culture and performance is enriched by our differences across gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural and social diversity, age, ability, and family and caring arrangements. We encourage applications from First Nations peoples.

What we'll offer

You will be an integral part of a high performing, national team and have an opportunity to work with genuine market leaders. 

At Allens, we provide lifelong learning that develops you personally and professionally, and access to people and leaders who can help you become the best you can be. You'll be given ongoing opportunities to get involved and to take your career all the way. 

You'll enjoy a range of other benefits including free gym membership, staff discounts with hundreds of suppliers and regular social and sporting activities. Allens also leads the profession in community investment, giving you the opportunity to make a difference through our work on reconciliation, the environment and other social justice issues as well as our workplace giving and volunteering programs.

Are you ready to begin?

We prefer to hear from you directly.

Please submit your resume via our on-line careers site addressed to Alison Maclurkin, Senior National Resourcing Manager or contact

If this isn't the position for you, please tell your friends or colleagues about it.

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