Construction and Infrastructure Lawyer (4+ years’ PQE)

About Us

KCL Law is a medium-size, Melbourne law firm led by a diverse and progressive group of expert lawyers. We provide quality advice and deliver highly strategic outcomes to our clients — achieved by a balance of expert legal acumen, creative thinking and informed commercial insight — in a concise and accessible manner.

The Construction and Infrastructure Team works predominately with major commercial and infrastructure contractors and subcontractors and a range of select developers and consultants both locally and interstate, each of whom rely on us for efficient legal and commercial solutions, preferably by avoiding litigation. We have built great relationships with our clients who are great to work with and are developing new relationships with like-minded prospective clients.

Our team has been recognised in the Doyle’s Guide for Construction and Infrastructure 6 years in a row, including 2023.

The Role

We are currently looking for a Construction and Infrastructure Lawyer with at least 4 years’ experience to join our Construction and Infrastructure team at KCL Law.

The role is predominantly focused on:

  1. Front-end tender and contract review;
  2. Contract drafting and negotiation;
  3. Project consulting and claims; and
  4. (if desired) assisted litigation, arbitration, expert determination and occasionally adjudication, the full life of a construction project.

You will be immediately exposed to top tier clients and work on major project involving well-known participants in the Australian construction and infrastructure industry.

We also work closely with a range of trusted experts, counsel and senior counsel where necessary.

The Candidate

The ideal candidate will be keen, confident, quick-thinking, strategic and reasonably autonomous and committed to strive for excellence in a team environment, with ample opportunities if desired to build on existing networks and develop their own practice with the strong and ongoing support of the team’s Principal Lawyers.

As a member of our team you will have a competitive salary and generous bonuses with a genuine opportunity for career growth, together with fantastic company benefits and flexible working arrangements. The work culture is friendly and supportive and offers a work/life balance with below average billing hours.

As KCL Law is a full-service firm, you will have access to a wide knowledge base including when matter or client needs veer into other areas of law or require referral to our other teams such as property, IP, trusts or commercial and a separate dedicated litigation team that fields non-construction litigation.

We care about you and your career development and will work with you toward construction law excellence, and if you’re keen, leadership or excelling your present leadership role.

To apply for this role, send your CV together with a covering letter to Joel Chidiac, Human Resources Coordinator at