Job Description


MinterEllison is an international law firm, headquartered in Australia and regarded as one of Asia-Pacific's premier law firms. Our teams collaborate across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the UK to deliver exceptional service. We have a clear goal – to be our clients' best partner. We put the client at the centre of everything we do and partner with them to deliver truly innovative solutions. We also think beyond the law, offering clients advisers who are multi-disciplinary and industry-facing to help them achieve strategic goals, grasp business opportunities and create value for their stakeholders.


In the past 5 years MinterEllison's PIC team has been the lead advisor on more than 150 nationally significant construction and infrastructure projects and disputes.  We focus on client requirements in the broad areas of infrastructure, procurement and project delivery, property development, energy and natural resources, dispute resolution and prevention, contract administration and legislative and regulatory requirements.

Our client base is diverse and they come to us for innovative solutions to their individual project needs, delivered by some of the most prominent lawyers in the sector.

Examples of projects include the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre PPP, Westgate Tunnel Project, Melbourne Metro, the Melbourne Bus Services Project, Melbourne Airport, the Melbourne Exhibition Centre Expansion, as well as many other complex infrastructure projects in the transport, health, education, justice, energy and resources sectors.

The team's Partners are recognised as leaders in the construction and PPP industry for their commerciality and their depth of knowledge and expertise. A position within the team therefore offers the opportunity to learn from the best. You will work on a range of projects in Victoria and nationally alongside partners, Cameron Ross, Stewart Nankervis, Alison Sewell, Jeanette Barbaro, Owen Cooper and Peter Wood, however, there will also be close contact with other leading lawyers working in the broader national team on large scale projects within other jurisdictions.


A great opportunity currently exists for an experienced major projects, infrastructure and construction lawyer at Senior Associate level to join us. This role will involve front end drafting and negotiation for major development projects as well as some Public Private Partnership (PPP) and infrastructure work. To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate solid front end / transactional construction and procurement experience and be able to work independently.


You will be a Senior Associate level infrastructure and construction lawyer with experience in a reputable team.

You will also have: 

  • a commercial approach to all matters;
  • excellent business acumen and a desire to strengthen and build client relationships;
  • superior drafting ability and a strong attention to detail;
  • the ability to work in a highly collaborative fast-paced environment;
  • excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; and
  • resilience and a commitment to excellence that matches our own.


Our diverse and talented teams enjoy a culture of collaboration, innovation and inspiring others.  We are committed to your career development by leveraging the unique strengths you bring to the team and building your capabilities and business acumen to take you to the next level faster.

We care about ensuring you balance your professional goals with your commitments and interests outside of work, and provide a wide range of social, financial and health benefits to support your wellbeing.  Our internal support teams are second to none and will help you perform at your best each day.


We prefer to deal with you directly so please submit your CV, cover letter and academic transcripts for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply' button below. If you would like further information please contact Lisa Fleming on 61 7 3119 6460 for a confidential discussion.

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