In-House Lawyer

Challenging & Rewarding Role reporting to the Group CFO

Minimise Contract, Compliance & General Business Risk Globally

Global Industry Leader + Attractive Package + Lifestyle Location


Supporting the minimisation of contract, compliance and general business risk within a complex, global operating environment, is what this position is about. To do this, you will need to understand as much about people, relationships and communication as you do about business, commercial contracting and risk management.


Established for thirty-four years and admitted into the Australian Export Awards Hall
of Fame in 2009 our Toowoomba-based client, Russell Mineral Equipment (RME), is the acknowledged world leader in grinding Mill Relining Systems. As an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), RME’s core competencies include quality design and manufacture as well as global distribution, after-sales service and mill relining and consulting services. Via a network of wholly-owned international subsidiaries, the organisation supports customers in more than 50 countries.


In this role you will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer and work closely with the Contracts & Projects Team as well as other key stakeholders to: ensure the Contract Pillars Directive is adhered to; provide accurate and timely counsel on a variety of topics including (but not limited to) Intellectual Property (including Trademarks & Patents), Workplace Law, Sanctions Compliance, Privacy & GDPR Regulations, Regulatory Matters and Insurance; developing and delivering training; develop and revise standard Customer/Sale and Vendor/Purchase Terms and Conditions; assist in the development and administration of the Enterprise Risk Management Framework, Enterprise Compliance Management Framework and Governance Policies; co-ordinate and assist external lawyers; assist in the supervision and performance monitoring of the Group’s panel of legal advisors globally; and related monitoring, evaluation, reporting and improvement.


Your ability to apply your legal expertise, commercial acumen and customer service ethic in a personable, pragmatic and hands-on manner, coupled with your exceptional communication (oral and written), strong research and analysis skills, attention to detail and well-developed relationship management skills, will underpin your success in this rewarding role.


Significant post-admission experience in public practice or a similar role (ideally gained in Australia and/or Chile, the United States or South Africa) is required and a demonstrated understanding of the mining and/or original equipment manufacturing or OEM service business will be highly regarded. Relevant tertiary qualifications are essential. A current practising certificate, (business level) Spanish language skills and competency in Civil Law will be a distinct advantage.


Our client is an Equal Opportunity Employer and this role is based at RME’s Global Headquarters in Toowoomba, Queensland.


Situated on the edge of the picturesque Great Dividing Range, less than 1.5 hours west of Brisbane and only two hours from both the Gold and Sunshine Coasts (and with direct flights daily to Sydney and Melbourne), the 'garden city' of Toowoomba is one of South East Queensland’s best kept secrets. This thriving regional community, Australia’s largest inland provincial city with 160,000 residents, offers affordable housing, world-class health, education, recreation and cultural facilities.


Please forward your application, quoting Ref. No. IL11019, by Monday, 7 October 2019.