2019 US Internships Programme in SaltLakeCity,UT, Canada

Corporate Counsel - Rio Tinto Projects

  • Provide front and back end legal support to Rio Tinto Projects in Australia and South Africa

  • Work with a global legal team to address local and international issues

  • Opportunity to develop core skills as part of a global team of experts, 12 month fixed term contract - Perth CBD

About the role

We are looking for a Corporate Counsel - Rio Tinto Projects based in Perth to provide front and back end legal support for Rio Tinto Projects in Australia and South Africa on a 12 month fixed term contract.

This role is part of Rio Tinto Legal and focuses on achieving collaboration through the sharing of knowledge, good practice and consistent approach in support of Rio Tinto Projects. This role reports to an existing Corporate Counsel Rio Tinto Projects and will work with a global team of construction lawyers.

This role is a great opportunity for a licensed lawyer to provide management and technical support and legal services across a range of construction projects. As a Corporate Counsel, you will be: 

  • Providing timely, accurate, independent, strategic, and commercially pragmatic legal advice whilst managing legal and commercial risks

  • Drafting, negotiating reviewing and approving projects related contracts and other documents

  • Analysing legal risks including, antitrust, affiliated party transactions, confidentiality, legal compliance, business integrity, projects contracts and intellectual property aspects

  • Maintaining awareness of all material internal business developments

  • Reviewing and developing template documentation                                                   

  • Liaising with other members of the legal and projects teams to promote and apply best legal practice

  • Monitoring the compliance framework to ensure statutory and corporate requirements are met

About you

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:

  • Licensed lawyer, qualified to practice in Australia (preferably in W.A.)

  • Licensed lawyer, qualified to practice in South Africa

  • Relevant post qualification experience within a corporation or law firm

  • Strong commercial acumen; pragmatic and able to partner with the business seamlessly

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Where you will be working

Rio Tinto Legal provide legal services and expertise to the Rio Tinto Group, including corporate headquarters, operating business units and service divisions. Working to the highest standards collaboratively across the globe, Rio Tinto Legal also devises policy development and advice on legal matters.

About us

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Our long history is filled with firsts. Weve developed some of the worlds largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore, coal and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. Youll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. Its a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and its this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

Join our global leading business where we empower you to grow, make a difference and implement positive change.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.

If you would like to know more about careers at Rio Tinto, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or join us on LinkedIn.

Applications will close 4th October 2018

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