Current Opportunities

Sydney

IT Helpdesk Support Technician

We are seeking a full-time IT Helpdesk Support Technician to join our IT team and provide first and second level technical support in all aspects of the corporate IT environment. Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, your duties will include:

  • Monitoring all service desk issues to ensure prompt resolution
  • Providing telephone and customer-facing support for initial fault diagnosis
  • The creation and deletion of new users across all internal systems
  • Setup of all new mobile/tablet devices
  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the CBP website and intranet
  • Patching of ports for all new starters to ensure network connectivity
  • Hardware relocations and re-configurations (eg. PCs and telephones)
  • Monitoring and reporting on hardware, software and network resources to ensure a high level of performance, security and integrity
  • Assisting with the administration and support of the local area network, servers and printing facilities
  • Providing analytics on website usage, bulk emailing and marketing systems

The successful candidate:

You will be supported in this close knit team, given training, mentoring and guidance from your peers and leader. You will need to be self-motivated, energetic and adaptable in this dynamic environment. Ideal background and skills include:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications
  • At least 2-3 years' experience in a level one/two helpdesk role
  • Experience in a professional services background with a national focus
  • Microsoft and network certifications (preferred)
  • Experience supporting LANs, PC operating systems, desktop software and video conferences
  • Experience using a variety of PC software including the Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Exchange, Windows servers and desktops, Citrix, anti-virus software; and surface device experience
  • Excellent communication skills - both face to face and over the phone
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • A professional, flexible, mature, positive, friendly and team orientated approach to work
  • Ability to travel on odd occasions
Sydney

Corporate & Commercial Solicitor

We are seeking a corporate & commercial solicitor to work within our Corporate & Commercial Practice in our Sydney office. Key responsibilities include:

  • Working with clients on corporate and commercial matters across a variety of transactions and advisory situations
  • Working with China Practice clients and assisting with China-related investments
  • Reviewing developing case law and legislative changes
  • Drafting a broad range of documents that capture the context of the matter with a commercial approach
  • Conducting effective legal research and analysis to produce timely, commercial and legally accurate advice
  • Managing a robust workload, including prioritising work and delivering services effectively
  • Developing an understanding of client operations and strategy
  • Continual professional development and managing CPD requirements

 The successful candidate:

You will be supported in this close knit team, with mentoring and guidance from your leader. You will need to be self-motivated, have the capacity to work autonomously and within a team, and be adaptable in this dynamic environment.  Ideal background and skills include:

  • Ideally 2 years' PAE with a background in corporate or property
  • Mandarin language skill - preferred but not essential
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Strong technical experience with great stakeholder management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to relate to people at all levels and effectively work in a team
  • Ability to work effectively to tight deadlines and manage time
  • Commercial acumen
  • Practical problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Sydney

Insurance Solicitor

We are seeking a full-time insurance lawyer to work closely with a dynamic team across a broad spectrum of professional indemnity, general liability and general insurance matters. Key responsibilites include:

  • Providing clients with commercial legal advice
  • Regularly reviewing applicable case law and legislative changes
  • Conducting effective legal research and analysis to produce timely, commercial and legally accurate advice
  • Managing a robust workload, including prioritising work and delivering services effectively
  • Developing an understanding of client operations and strategy
  • Continual professional development and managing MCLE requirements

The successful candidate:

You will be supported in this close knit team, given training, mentoring and guidance from your peers and leader. You will need to be self-motivated, energetic and adaptable in this dynamic environment. Ideal background and skills include:

  • Ideally 2-4 years PQE with experience in insurance matters
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to follow instructions well
  • Ability to relate to people at all levels and effectively work in a team
  • A strong focus on turnaround time and ability to work under pressure
  • Practical and client focused problem solving and research skills
  • A strong, plain language communication style

This is a rare opportunity for a young practitioner looking to advance their career by learning from and having exposure to a great team of industry experts. If you have a keen interest in pursuing your career in insurance law and meet the above requirements we encourage you to apply now.

Sydney

Planning & Environment Senior Associate

We are seeking a full-time Senior Associate to join our Planning & Environment team in our Sydney office. The team designs innovative solutions for public and private sector entities facing challenging problems in the areas of planning, government, infrastructure and environment.

Key responsibilities of the position include:

  • Providing clients with legal advice
  • Assist in managing matters, ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Regularly reviewing applicable case law and legislative changes
  • Conducting effective legal research and analysis to produce timely, commercial and legally accurate advice
  • Managing a robust workload, including prioritising work and delivering services effectively
  • Developing an understanding of client operations and strategy
  • Managing prospective client relationships
  • Mentoring and developing junior staff
  • Continual professional development and managing CLE requirements

The successful candidate:

You will be supported in this close knit team, given training, mentoring and guidance from your peers and leader. You will need to be self-motivated, energetic and adaptable in this dynamic environment. Ideal background and skills include:

  • A minimum of 5 years PQE with a background in planning, government, infrastructure and environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Previous exposure to Business Development and a natural ability to build strong client relationships
  • Ability to manage client expectations and run matters autonomously
  • Interested in establishing a long-term successful career with Colin Biggers & Paisley
  • Ability to relate to people at all levels and effectively work in a team
  • A strong focus on turnaround time
  • Commercial acumen
  • Practical and client focused problem solving skills
  • A strong, plain language communication style
Sydney

Insurance Senior Associate

We are seeking a Senior Associate to join our Insurance team in our Sydney office. Key responsibilities include:

  • Working with the team to provide clients with legal advice
  • Assist in managing matters ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Regularly reviewing applicable case law and legislative changes
  • Conducting effective legal research and analysis to produce timely, commercial and legally accurate advice
  • Managing a robust workload, including prioritising work and delivering services effectively
  • Developing an understanding of client operations and strategy
  • Managing prospective client relationships
  • Mentoring and developing junior staff
  • Continual professional development and managing CLE requirements

The successful candidate:

You will be supported in this close knit team, given training, mentoring and guidance from your peers and leader. You will need to be self-motivated, energetic and adaptable in this dynamic environment. Ideal background and skills include:

  • Ideally 5+ years' PQE with a background in D&O / PI matters
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Hardworking and service-oriented work ethic
  • Great approach to engaging with clients, colleagues and industry experts
  • A strong focus on turnaround time
  • Commercial acumen
  • Practical and client focused problem solving skills
Brisbane

Planning & Environment Solicitor

Our Planning Government Infrastructure and Environment group is the trusted partner of public and private sector entities, for whom we are the legal and policy designers of strategic and tactical solutions to exceptionally challenging problems, in our chosen fields of planning, government, infrastructure and environment.

We have more than 50 years' experience of planning, designing and executing legal and policy solutions for large development and infrastructure projects in Australia, including new cities, towns and communities.

Our reputation

Our Planning Government Infrastructure and Environment group has built long and trusted relationships through continuous and exceptional performance.

We understand that exceptional performance is a foundation of success, and we apply our critical thinking and strategy to ensure an unparalleled level of planning, design and manoeuvre to achieve that success.

Our group practices as an East Coast Team of Teams known for its Trusted Partners, Strategic Thinkers, Legal and Policy Designers and Tacticians.

Our credo

Our credo is to Lead, Simplify and Win with Integrity. We therefore partner by integrity, lead by planning, simplify by design and win by manoeuvre.

Our selection criteria

We are looking for solicitors who are:

  • Trusted partners – who will partner by integrity.
  • Strategic thinkers – who will lead by planning.
  • Legal and policy designers – who will simplify complex legal and policy issues through design.
  • Tacticians – who will win by manoeuvre.Our solicitors work closely with our partners and senior lawyers in a highly mentored and supervised manner where the development of legal knowledge matters.

Our commitment to our solicitors

Our solicitors work closely with our partners and senior lawyers in a highly mentored and supervised manner where the development of legal knowledge matters.

If you are interested in joining this highly motivated group, please apply through the application form below with your covering letter providing a considered response to our selection criteria, a brief resume and a copy of your academic transcript.

Brisbane

Business Development & Tenders Manager

We are seeking a Business Development & Tenders Manager to join our Marketing team on a 9-12 month contract in our Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne office. Reporting to the Senior Business Development Manager, this role will specialise in the management of the tender and bids process, nationally. Key responsibilities include:

  • Qualification of tender and bid opportunities to ensure alignment with the firm's strategic direction
  • The preparation and project management of responses to tenders, expressions of interest, request for proposals, bid documentation and capability statements
  • Ensure tenders are compliant with RFP criteria and contribute innovative best practices to further improve the firm's success rate
  • Manage and maintain currency of the tender database, and tender clause bank
  • Manage the proposal pipeline and prepare pipeline and other business development/sales pipeline reports for the Senior Business Development Manager and Partners
  • Liaise with other members of the marketing team, knowledge management and finance to arrange graphics, pricing, capability statements, and proofreading, as/where required
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement in the proposal preparation process, implementing improvements in conjunction with the Senior BD Manager
  • Conduct post-decision reviews/client listening with the Senior BD Manager for key client relationships

The successful candidate:

You will be supported in this close knit team, given training, mentoring and guidance from your peers and leader. You will need to be self-motivated and adaptable in this dynamic environment. Ideal background and skills include:

  • Ideally 4+ years' experience in a Business Development role in a professional services environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Tertiary qualifications in Business, Communications/Marketing, or another relevant discipline
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with advanced Word, Excel and Powerpoint skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact at all levels of the firm with a client-centric focus
  • Highly organised with ability to prioritise multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
Brisbane

Corporate Solicitor

We are seeking a Corporate & Commercial Solicitor to join our Brisbane office. Work closely with an established and experienced Partner in the corporate and commercial team with a range of clients/client industries and a range of corporate and commercial work, including initial public offerings, equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and wide range of general corporate and commercial work. You will be responsible for:

  • Working with clients on corporate and commercial matters across a variety of transactions and advisory situations
  • Reviewing developing case law and legislative changes
  • Drafting a broad range of documents that capture the context of the matter with a commercial approach
  • Conducting effective legal research and analysis to produce timely, commercial and legally accurate advice
  • Managing a robust workload, including prioritising work and delivering services effectively
  • Developing an understanding of client operations and strategy
  • Managing prospective client relationships and taking active steps to develop those relationships
  • Continual professional development and managing CPD requirements

 The successful candidate:

You will be supported in this close knit team, with mentoring and guidance from your leader. You will need to be self-motivated, have the capacity to work autonomously and within a team, manage junior lawyer and be adaptable in this dynamic environment.  Ideal background and skills include:

  •  Ideally 2-3 years' PAE with a generalist corporate and commercial background, with exposure to equity capital markets
  • Training in a strong mid tier or top tier firm
  • Strong technical experience with great stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • A good working knowledge of the Corporations Act
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Client relationship focused and committed to establishing a long-term, successful career
  • Ability to relate to people at all levels and effectively work in a team
  • Capacity to handle yourself well in large and small meeting situations
  • Ability to work effectively to tight deadlines and manage time
  • Commercial acumen
  • Practical problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • An interest in business development