Position identification

Title: Legal Counsel
Doc. no. E18/30998 Review date October 2018
Role no. NQBP Location Brisbane/Mackay
Role type Enterprise Agreement Role profile Professional

Applications close 9am, Wednesday 31 October 2018

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Role purpose

The Legal Counsel reports to the Associate General Counsel and provides legal services across NQBP. This work is varied and includes the commercial and property, business development, operations and engineering. Functions undertaken include preparing, negotiating, reviewing and interpreting commercial and construction contracts, advising on leasing and property matters, providing statutory advice and responding to general legal enquiries across the business.

Reporting relationships

This role reports to the Associate General Counsel.

Generic accountabilities

All roles at NQBP are accountable to:

  • Contribute fully to the long term sustainable development and success of NQBP
  • Act with integrity and honesty, upholding the NQBP Values and professional image of NQBP
  • Foster relationships, support a team culture, promote knowledge and skill sharing and appreciate diversity
  • At all times adhere to the obligations required under NQBP’s policies, including environment and safety policies and relevant legislation.

Core accountabilities

Your core role accountabilities are:

  • Provide strategic, high quality, solutions focused legal advice; and prepare documents for the NQBP business including in the following areas:
    • construction and procurement contracts (new and existing), including fit for purpose contracts and tailored Australian Standard contracts
    • procurement, including goods, materials, services, design only, construct only, design and construct, early tender involvement, early contractor involvement and relationship contracting
    • maintaining an effective contract management framework and contract management database;
  • Addressing and managing legal risk in a proactive way
  • Managing applications under the RTI and IP legislation, whilst meeting all statutory obligation
  • Developing, implementing and managing legal processes and templates
  • Providing and assisting in the development of staff awareness training on legal topics
  • Providing general legal advice to NQBP
  • Assisting the Associate General Counsel as required.

Role behaviour expectations

Supervisor/professional contributor behaviour expectations


  • Displays interpersonal communication
  • Supports strategic objectives
  • Displays personal effectiveness
  • Achieves results
  • Displays teamwork and collaboration
  • Customer oriented
  • Focuses on quality and attention to detail

Supervisor / professional

  • Effective teamwork
  • Plans and organises
  • Displays initiative
  • Empowering staff
  • Motivates staff
  • Solves problems

Statement of duties

As per core accountabilities.

Selection criteria

Knowledge, experience and skills


  1. Tertiary qualifications in law from a recognised tertiary institution
  2. Admitted as a Solicitor with a current Practising Certificate
  3. Experience in commercial and construction law including negotiation, transactions and contracting
  4. Demonstrated ability to provide guidance and support to management and peers on organisational policy with the ability to resolve individual client needs and provide positive outcomes consistent with NQBP goals
  5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with minimal supervision, control workflow and to organise work tasks to meet deadlines and achieve quality work outcomes
  6. Demonstrated use of innovation and analytical skills to generate viable options and develop solutions to diverse workplace issues and take responsibility for outcomes
  7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment, resolve conflict and participate equitably in positive and successful teams.


  • Experience in a commercial or property related area
  • Right to Information training (provided by the Office of Information Commissioner or equivalent) or experience in litigation would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of various legislative and regulatory provisions as they affect NQBP.


The details contained in this document are an accurate statement of the duties, accountabilities and other requirements of the role.