Commercial and Legal Manager

  • EARN a Competitive Salary Negotiable Based on Experience 

  • Successful & Dynamic Professional Services Business 

  • Full-Time Role |

  • Location: Brisbane, Australia


Vision Infrastructure is a full service, integrated, end-to-end legal, commercial and project services business, providing specialist services to leading ASX 100 and international publicly listed companies, as well as various Australian proprietary limited and government entities. We provide services in the following sectors:


  • Infrastructure

  • Energy

  • Resources

  • Transport

  • Defence

  • Building and Construction


Vision Infrastructure is dedicated to continuing to be a market leading service provider, with its employees being the heartbeat of its business.


About the Opportunity 


Vision Infrastructure has undergone unprecedent growth since its establishment and is looking towards even stronger growth in the second half of 2021. As a result, we are currently seeking to appoint a Legal and Commercial Manager to compliment our existing team and drive high level outcomes for our organisation and its clients.


This role would ideally suit someone currently in an in-house legal/commercial role or a lawyer with strong commercial acumen looking to transition from private practice into a new and challenging environment.


Reporting to the Managing Director, this role is accountable for:

  • Leading our dynamic Brisbane offices.

  • Pre-contractual and project delivery legal and commercial support.

  • Providing commercial advice, conducting contractual reviews and leading contract negotiations.

  • Project claims and dispute management, including preparing key contractual notices, supporting the broader team in the management and negotiation of major claims and managing the dispute resolution process.

  • Risk management, processes and systems.

  • Advising on key project issues and finding best for project solutions.

  • Assessing and managing key risks and liabilities in construction project contracts.

  • Advising clients on pre- and post-contract commercial capability and consistency.

  • Commercial structuring and partnering arrangements.

  • Drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and advising on various construction contracts, as well as other ancillary project documents.

  • Advising on risk allocation and project delivery structures and strategies.

  • Participating in drafting, reviewing and advising on tender documentation and processes.


 About You

  • Minimum of 5 years’ legal and/or commercial experience in the engineering and construction industry is required.

  • Tertiary qualifications in law is required, however additional qualifications in either engineering, quantity surveying, business, finance or other relevant discipline would be beneficial.

  • Extensive experience in contract management practices, including best practice commercial/risk policies and procedures, project management, claims management, reporting and dispute resolution.

  • Experience within an in-house construction business or private practice law firm, dealing with either disputes or front-end construction matters.

  • A proactive approach to managing matters with the ability to manage standard legal/commercial matters in your own right.

  • Experience in different types of project and contractual structures.

  • High level of proficiency in Risk Management and proven ability to analyse project and early identification of risk.

  • Extensive experience in project delivery and construction claims management.

  • High level proficiency in contract/construction law and statutory and legal obligations for engineering and construction in Australia.

  • High level of proficiency to train and mentor others and lead by example.

  • Ability to identify opportunities, improvements and solutions that will enable you to plan and drive continuous initiatives for organisational improvement.

  • Highly effective communication style teamed with strong inter-personal, negotiation and influencing skills.

  • Collaborative approach and demonstrated ability to influence organisational culture.

  • Proven ability to work with minimal supervision, as well as prioritise and work well under pressure.

  • Excellent oral and written skills

  • Strong organisational and time management skills

  • Self-motivated and able to use initiative and work with minimum supervision

  • Ability to set personal workloads, prioritise, observe time constraints and plan and coordinate adherence to deadlines

  • Excellent attention to detail and an ability to follow process thoroughly

  • Willing to learn new skills

  • A "Can Do" attitude to consistently ensure the completion of the daily workload


The right candidate will be offered a competitive salary and be given the opportunity to work on some of Australia’s highest value transactions, dealing with multijurisdictional transactions and international clients. The role will come with strong mentoring and has the opportunity for growth. 


What We Offer


  • A fast paced, supportive team environment which facilitates innovative thinking and challenges highly intelligent and motivated people.

  • A workplace that pushes your business skills into high gear as you work on some of Australia’s most interesting and meaningful projects.

  • A rare opportunity to work with major ASX listed companies and cutting-edge international businesses.

  • The ability to build your professional career in a multi-disciplined business environment.

  • A supportive and dynamic team environment.

  • A workplace that takes responsibility and accountability for the care and protection of peers, the business, the communities in which we operate, and the environment.



Please apply with your current CV.

0429 622 332