Associate, Real Estate - Environment & Planning (Melbourne)

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

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 Asian 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. Our alliance with Linklaters connects our clients and teams with an international network of legal leaders that spans 40 offices in 28 countries.

We value personal growth and career progression equally. Through our in-depth career coaching, focus on innovation, and international secondment program, we aim to create future leaders in the legal industry.

Your Role 

Our Environment & Planning team sits within our Real Estate and Development Group and is an integral part of Allens' leading Projects, Real Estate & Development practice. Our lawyers work collaboratively with our Real Estate and Projects Practice Groups in Melbourne as well as across jurisdictions, giving our lawyers an opportunity to work on major projects throughout Australia.  Our team also advises blue chip clients on climate change, biodiversity, sustainability, energy transition and other ESG matters.

As an Associate in our Environment & Planning team you will:

  • Provide planning advice for projects across a range of market sectors including onshore and offshore wind energy, energy and resources, transport, energy, urban development, infrastructure and manufacturing.
  • Act for clients in merits and judicial review matters, land acquisition proceedings and prosecutions.
  • Advise on contaminated land issues and environmental licensing.
  • Advise on complex approvals issues.
  • Advise on biodiversity conservation, heritage and environmental protection legislation.
  • Advise on climate change and sustainability matters, including carbon farming, net zero strategy, and governance and disclosures.

This is a (permanent, full-time) opportunity however we support flexibility, and would be happy to discuss what arrangements would work best for you. We also support a hybrid working model, where working from home, and the office, is part of our norm.

About you 

You will have:

  • Experience working in an Environment & Planning team, ideally at a well-regarded top tier firm, international firm, Australian firm or boutique firm.
  • A willingness to build an understanding of clients and develop effective working relationships.
  • An ability to effectively manage matters.
  • A willingness to participate in business development activities, such as pitch documents, firm-wide pursuits, article writing, attending industry events and hosting seminars.
  • A desire and ability to grow, both as an Environment & Planning Lawyer and leader.
  • An ability to establish a professional profile and internal networks.
  • A desire to develop others through mentoring and sharing experiences and networks.

Your development 

In joining Allens, you will become an integral part of a high-performing firm and work with people and leaders who help you become the best you can be. You will gain exceptional training that develops you professionally and personally. You will be challenged, supported and guided as you work on the most complex matters in the market.

Our unique Career Deal allows you to take control of your career and provides a transparent approach to career development. Our international alliance with Linklaters means we are able to support secondments all over the world.

Our perks 

Our benefits include:

  • Financial: market competitive fixed remuneration; generous incentive plan that recognises both billable and broader contribution, salary continuance insurance, employee recruitment referral program, discounts at hundreds of suppliers including retail outlets, health and travel insurance, charity matched funding program.
  • Health and wellbeing: fully subsidised gym memberships, annual flu vaccinations, skin checks, in-house snacks and catered meals, subsidised sporting and social activities, emergency childcare, Employee Assistance Program including confidential counselling, wellbeing coaching and financial coaching for employees and their families and regular wellbeing sessions with our in-house consulting Psychologist.
  • Flexibility: hybrid and flexible working arrangements to support you in your work and life commitments and passions, equipment to support working from home.
  • Leave: ability to purchase additional annual leave, access to an enhanced, inclusive and flexible parental leave policy – 26 weeks paid parental leave with no minimum service for permanent employees and high quality executive coaching to support the transition.
  • Recognition: team based recognition including social activities and contribution based recognition activities, and annual Allens Values Awards to nominate and recognise the incredible contributions of our people.

Allens is also proud to invest in our communities, 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.

How to apply?

We'd love to hear from you so please click "apply now". If you would like to find out more head to Careers at Allens or for a confidential discussion, phone Rebecca Lyness, Senior Resourcing Consultant, on  +61 2 9230 4616

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