Job Description

  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • Mix of PPPs, renewables, international projects and large commercial developments
  • Leading international law firm

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world's pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service.  We have more than 3800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.  Knowing how our clients businesses work and understanding what drives their industries is fundamental to us.

Our Construction & Engineering practice is recognised as one of the leading teams in Australia.  Demand on our services has created an opportunity for a front end construction Senior Associate to join the Melbourne team. This is a unique opportunity to pursue an area of construction law that presents exciting potential for career advancement and significant development opportunities, including the possibility for international opportunities.  

The key responsibilities and requirements for this role are as follows;


  • Assist contractors, principals and government clients on a range of front end matters
  • Advise on and draft construction contracts
  • Manage work streams on large domestic and international projects
  • Liaise with clients and assist in negotiations
  • Provide mentoring and supervision to Graduates, Lawyers and Associates
  • Assist with business development and marketing initiatives


  • A minimum of five years PQE gained within a front-end construction practice
  • Demonstrated experience managing a range of front end construction matters
  • Strong client liaison skills
  • Excellent analytical, drafting and communication skills
  • Strong time management & organisational skills with the capacity to manage multiple projects and conflicting priorities simultaneously

The successful candidate will need to be an energetic, driven and focused individual with exceptional academic achievements.  At Norton Rose Fulbright, you will be rewarded with genuine career prospects and an excellent team environment renowned for its collaborative culture, passion for client service and professional development opportunities. Remuneration will be commensurate with relevant experience.

Norton Rose Fulbright values diversity and strives to create an inclusive environment where all employees can bring their whole selves to work. We embrace the opportunity to contribute to the communities in which we work which underpins our strong Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.  We provide a range of opportunities in which our people can make a difference to their local and global communities including through pro bono legal work, charitable giving, volunteering and support for the environment.

We are proud that Norton Rose Fulbright in Australia has been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) as well as a silver employer for LGBTI Inclusion through the Australian Workplace Equality Index.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates to apply.

To apply online please click the 'Apply' button below.  It is the policy of NRFA Group to provide workplace adjustments for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application/interview process, please contact Matt Harris on (02) 9330 8586 or email at .

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