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Legal Counsel - Corporate (x2)

Date: 08-Sep-2021

Location: Perth, AU

Company: Woodside Energy Ltd

About Woodside

We know great results come from our people feeling valued, getting the support they need to reach their full potential as well as bringing their whole self to work. We also recognise that enduring, meaningful relationships with communities are fundamental to maintaining our licence to operate.


Technology and innovation are essential to our long-term sustainability. We are growing our carbon and new energy businesses using technology to reduce emissions and the carbon footprint of our products. We are working towards improving energy efficiency, offset emissions, reduce emissions intensity and explore options for lower-carbon energy. Woodside led the development of the LNG industry in Australia and is applying this same pioneering spirit to solving future energy challenges.


Our global headquarters are based in Perth and our state-of-the-art campus reflects the quality of life Perth is known for - with a six Green Star rating, advanced wellness features and flexibility in how you work.

About the Role:

These positions present an exceptional opportunity to join the legal team of one of Australia's leading listed companies. Working within the Corporate legal team, you will provide legal support in relation to a range of corporate, commercial and project related legal matters.


The roles (2x) will be offered initially on a 12-month fixed term contract basis, with the opportunity to extend.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide commercial-focussed legal advice and assistance to relevant stakeholder groups involved in the preparation, negotiation, implementation and administration of various commercial arrangements, including those relating to acquisitions & divestments, joint ventures, financings and project development.
  • Identify and mitigate risks, and address corporate governance and regulatory compliance issues across a range of the company’s activities.
  • Providing general corporate commercial legal advice.
  • Support Board engagement and subsidiary company management.
  • Provide structured and ad-hoc legal training across a range of functions and business units.

Skills & Experience:

  • You must be admitted as a lawyer to practise in Australia and be an unrestricted practitioner. Please clearly state in your application the month/year and jurisdiction in which you were admitted and whether you hold a current practising certificate.
  • Appropriately qualified with relevant tertiary qualifications (law degree)
  • At least 4 years of professional experience as an unrestricted practising lawyer skilled in negotiating, drafting, preparing and providing legal advice across a broad range of project/supply contracts.  Also highly desirable to have experience with resolving disputes, claims, managing litigation, preparation and negotiation of settlements agreements. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have a strong organisational and prioritisation ability
  • Demonstrated negotiation and influencing skills
  • Pragmatic, solution oriented approach balancing legal risk with commercial objectives.
  • Proven ability to build and foster positive relationships and networks

Recognition & Reward:

What you can expect from us:

  • Work on projects for world-class operating assets renowned for their safety, reliability and efficiency
  • Commitment to your ongoing development, including on-the-job opportunities, formal programs and assistance with further education
  • Values in action
  • Industry-leading 16 weeks’ paid parental leave for primary carer; plus secondary carer leave
  • Active employee community groups for gender equality, reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, and LGBTI+ staff and allies
  • Community volunteering opportunities
  • Relocation assistance
  • A competitive remuneration package, featuring performance-based incentives, share plans, above-industry superannuation contributions and a generous health insurance allowance


Woodside is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce culture, which is supported by our Compass values. Our aim is to attract, develop and retain a truly diverse and high-performing workforce. 


We encourage diversity of age, nationality, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical ability, cultural background, thinking styles, experience, family background, including carer commitments and education. Inclusion centres on all employees creating a climate of trust and belonging, where people feel comfortable to bring their whole self to work. We offer supportive pathways for all employees to grow and develop leadership skills.



Applications close at 11:59pm AWST on 22 September 2021. 


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