Legal Counsel - Environment & Planning

In-House Legal Counsel role for a 3+ year Environment & Planning Lawyer | High performing and collegiate team

Your new company
This organisation is a leading Australian resource management company which has been experiencing high growth. As a consequence, a newly created Legal Counsel position has become available for an experienced Environment & Planning lawyer to join its high performing in-house legal team.

Your new role
Reporting into the team's Senior Legal Counsel, you will provide advice and support to the business on a wide variety of environmental, planning and development and regulatory compliance matters.

This will include:

  • advising on the management of environmental planning licences and approvals including applications, renewals, audits and returns;
  • advising on environmental and planning issues in various services, supply and commercial contractual documentation;
  • supporting the Development and Property and Infrastructure teams regarding various building and development projects;
  • liaising with regulators whilst managing the company's interests.

What you'll need to succeed
You will have a minimum of 3 years' PAE in environment and planning law and hold a current Australian Practising Certificate. You will have an analytical mind, excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to interpret complex regulatory policy and establish solutions for its implementation. You will also have strong drafting and communication skills, excellent technical ability and be a collegiate team player.

What you'll get in return
This is an exciting in-house opportunity for an environmental & planning lawyer looking to make a move in-house and take on a role with a good mix of advisory, contentious and regulatory work. You will be a member of a well-liked legal function with excellent leaders and be given a good level of autonomy while still being supported and mentored. The team work flexibly from home and from two office sites in Sydney.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV. Alternatively you can email your CV to Tina Kokkalis at or call her on (02) 8226 9664 for a confidential discussion.

At Hays, we value diversity and are passionate about placing people in a role where they can flourish and succeed. We actively encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

LHS 297508 #2666449


Job Type
NSW, Sydney CBD

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Tina Kokkalis, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Sydney
Level 13, Chifley Tower, 2 Chifley Square

Telephone: 0282269664

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