About the team
At Telstra, we believe the more connected people are, the more opportunities they have. That's why we help create a brilliant connected future for everyone, everyday.
We are heavily involved in the energy sector – we are one of the largest consumers of electricity in Australia, we underwrite renewables, we generate, we neutralise the emissions of our total operations, and we are looking to expand our legal team to bring more expertise in this sector to the team.
The role with us
As a Legal Counsel, you are a trusted advisor who thrives on providing high quality, independent and strategic legal advice to Telstra’s business units. Your strong technical expertise around legal matters and solutions coupled with your confidence and experience in liaising and negotiating with stakeholders is what makes you outstanding in your role. You make a significant impact to the business and Telstra’s most strategic projects, by helping to resolve complex issues, providing informed insights, and proposing innovative legal solutions that meet strategic objectives.
Leverage your deep experience and technical know-how to provide high quality, independent and strategic legal advice to Telstra’s energy teams, helping to achieve good business outcomes while meeting legal and regulatory requirements
Support senior management with strategic projects, by providing expert legal guidance, applying critical thinking, sharing informed insights and implementing innovative solutions that achieve strategic objectives and resolve complex legal issues
Authentically engage, build and maintain trusted and collaborative working relationships with legal teams across Telstra’s business units, as well as internal and external stakeholders, by assisting them with legal matters, processes and standards
Take accountability for legal activities through inception to execution
Apply a continuous improvement mindset when providing legal support to clients, by sharing great ideas and contributing to initiatives which help drive productivity improvements and maximise client experience outcomes
Be the energy subject matter expert for the team, by taking a leadership role to share knowledge and expertise of the energy industry in the broader legal team
Apply your impressive critical thinking and problem-solving abilities to identify legal issues and risks that may have a significant impact on the business, working collaboratively with team members to resolve them in a timely manner
To be successful in the role, you’ll bring the following skills and experience:
Bachelor of Laws (or equivalent) and admitted to practice in Australia. Strong experience PQE working in house at an energy retailer or experience in private practice specialising in energy law and regulations. Strong experience with gas, electricity and solar product design, product implementation (including customer terms) and product lifecycle management Strong experience advising on energy related advertising, customer communications and customer remediation Understanding of the energy market including risk and regulatory issues related to the use of energy data and personal information Experience in leading complex legal matters Ability to engage with senior leaders and explain complex issues clearly and concisely, as well as balancing and prioritising workload Company secretarial experience desired but not essential
Thrive, your way
The work is complex and challenging but will put you at the forefront of technological change as it happens and offer you career experiences you won’t find anywhere else.
We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce in all its forms. We encourage applicants from diverse gender, cultural and linguistic backgrounds and applicants who may be living with a disability. We also offer flexibility in all our roles, to ensure everyone can participate.
To learn more about how we support our people, including accessibility adjustments we can provide you through the recruitment process, visit tel.st/thrive.