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Primary Location: 

Australia - Huntingwood, AU

Function:  Legal
Job Category:  Support Functions

Legal Counsel, Middle East & Asia

Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we – Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies with smart technology, and our Smart Marine and Energy visions into reality. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of. 

We want to transition the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent – want to join the ride?



Main Responsibilities:

1. Support the Energy Business by providing solutions-oriented and proactive legal advice and assistance on all matters concerning sales and life-cycle solutions.
2. Support and advise the Business on negotiating commercial contracts including highlighting and reviewing commercial and operational risks in projects.
3. Manage and liaise with external counsel with a focus on controlling external legal spend.
4. Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and advising on commercial contracts and agreements.
5. Attend WAU management meetings when required and provide advice on legal issues to the Business and keep them informed of any relevant changes.
6. Provide training to the business on relevant legal and compliance issues
7. Actively participate in the implementation and development of Wartsila policies and way of working.


Desired Behaviours

  1. Demonstrate working knowledge of basic contract and corporate governance laws.
  2. Commercial acumen and understanding the energy industry and Wartsila business.
  3. Work independently with minimal supervision and manage case workload.
  4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills effectively with all levels of employees, including management.
  5. Decisive and action-orientated.
  6. Excellent planning, time management and target setting skills.
  7. Developing self and others where necessary.
  8. Situational and cultural sensitivity.
  9. Good stakeholder management skills
  10. Demonstrated ability to provide thorough analysis on legal issues, meet deadlines and complete assignments.



Australian qualified (desirable but not mandatory)

Qualified lawyer in common law or civil law jurisdiction.





Minimum 5 years PQE experience in an in-house role with an MNC or international law firm.

Last application date: 29/02/2020

This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2018, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com