Employment Lawyer - 2 positions

Origin Energy Services Ltd (Brisbane QLD, Australia) 2 hours ago
  • Senior role at Australia's leading integrated energy company 
  • Join a high performing, collegiate environment 
  • Flexible - Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne based

Working for us

At Origin we have a strong purpose and values that challenge us to find the answers to the big energy questions. Every person that works with us helps us reach that goal. If you bring good energy to Origin, you’ll get it in return. A challenging career. An exciting industry. And the support to grow and explore your potential.


Origin's legal team is responsible for the provision of legal services across all our diverse activities. Reporting to the Head of Legal, the roles of Senior Corporate Lawyer and Corporate Lawyer will provide legal advice and support to the Origin Energy Group companies, particularly through supporting our People and Culture Corporate Function.

These roles are primarily focused on the provision of legal advice and support on complex employment and industrial relations matters, advising a diverse range of business units across Origin.

In these roles, the successful candidates will:

  • Support the General Counsel and Head of Legal to deliver value to the Origin Energy Group companies through helping them achieve their goals.
  • Provide high quality and client-focused services to the Origin Group of companies with particular focus on employment and industrial relations law and compliance and supporting the People and Culture Corporate Function.
  • Develop and maintain a broad and deep understanding of nominated client business units and their objectives, structures, assets and activities, and proactively identify and deliver on opportunities to add value.
  • Ensure that the services and advice provided by external lawyers is of high quality and commercially focussed and represents value for money.
  • Assist with education and training of company personnel and develop work practices that minimise potential legal and regulatory risk.
  • Assist with the management of claims and litigation.
  • Identify and propose innovative and improved practices and procedures within the Legal & CoSec Team


To be considered for these opportunities you will need to be an Australian qualified lawyer and operating at an appropriate level with at least 5 - 10+ years’ PQE, ideally with experience working in an in-house role, which can include client secondments

Through the work you have undertaken, you will be able to show:

  • Strong understanding of employment and industrial relations law and experience in advising on complex matters
  • Experience with enterprise agreements
  • Experience with the Fair Work Commission the management of disputes
  • Extensive experience negotiating/drafting agreements
  • Demonstrated client and outcomes focus
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills – you embrace complexity and enjoy constant variety and challenge
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and team skills
  • Excellent judgment to support high quality decision-making
  • Influencing skills and the ability to use tailored strategies to influence attitudes, behaviour or decision making at all management levels
  • Ability, drive and working style to build working relationships and understand the allocated client’s legal needs beyond the delivery of immediate matter work
  • Capacity to work autonomously, yet collegiately in a team

A great team to join

It's an exciting time to join Origin. Together we’re powering a cleaner, smarter energy future for Australia and beyond, always looking for better ways to deliver for our customers – and for our people.

Origin. Good energy

At Origin, our focus is on getting energy right for our customers, communities, and planet. Because we know it’s up to us to shape the future of energy. Today, we serve more than 4.2 million customers, are one of the most significant energy producers in the country and listed in the ASX Top 50 companies.

For more information contact: Iain Pratt - 03 8665 7325, quote Requisition ID: 77460

Origin recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

Here's a little about what makes us, us: www.careers.originenergy.com.au

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