Head of Legal, Energy


Head of Legal, Energy

  • Melbourne

The Role
Our client is a highly successful energy retailer to both residential and commercial clients. It currently supplies electricity, gas and energy solutions to customers in most states of Australia. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic Executive Team and further your career in the energy industry.

The Head of Legal will promote the commercial success of the business by providing strategic legal input into all aspects of business activities and projects and delivering timely, sound and pragmatic advice on legal and compliance matters.  The broad and dynamic role will include providing legal advice in relation to acquisitions, commercial contracts, financing, restructuring, sales and marketing, dispute resolution, regulation, compliance, corporate governance and other day to day business.

Reporting to the General Counsel and CEO, this is an interesting and diverse role where your responsibilities are varied.  You will develop a strong partner relationship with internal stakeholders and work with the business to get the deals done.

The Candidate

The ideal candidate will be around 10 year’s PQE with experience from a top tier law firm and/or large corporate environment.  Ideally, you will already be in a large corporate environment in an existing Head of Legal role, or be ready to take that next step in your career.  

Essential will be an understanding of the Australian energy markets and contractual framework surrounding energy transactions and projects, as well an understanding of the regulatory framework in the energy retail sector, including Australian consumer law, National Energy Customer Framework and privacy law. 

If you have a proven ability to apply analytical and strategic thinking, are solutions driven, hands on, commercial, straightforward and non-legalistic in your approach then we would like to hear from you.  You must also have excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, be highly organised and have a capacity to quickly pick up complex matters.  

To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please call our Melbourne office on 03 9039 9990. 

If you’d like to work in this dynamic industry with a company that is successful and growing its market share, click the APPLY NOW button or apply via our website. Please include cover letter and CV quoting ref#281-4172, Head of Legal, Energy.