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Legal Professional Roles

Resource Management Solicitor (6-8 years' PQE)

Listed: January 30, 2017

We have an exciting opportunity to join New Zealand's largest environmental planning and resource management team.  Working in the Christchurch office, you will be involved in many of the country's leading resource management cases and most significant projects.

We are seeking a solicitor with ideally 6-8 years' PQE and experience in resource management, environmental and local government law.  You'll have a particular interest in strategic planning and policy, and development/consenting projects including infrastructure, utilities and water.  You'll also have advocacy experience, which might include RMA hearings or commercial litigation relating to planning or consenting issues and development work.

This role offers high profile work, independence, great client contact, the opportunity to manage junior staff and plenty of court exposure.  You'll have access to excellent training and support and will work closely with the Wellington team. The new offices in Christchurch are gorgeous and the team are open and relaxed, like to have fun and don't take themselves too seriously.  They also pride themselves on a high standard of work.

If you have 4+ years' PQE, strong qualifications and relevant experience, you could still be right for this role and we'd love to hear from you.

Location: Christchurch

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Banking & Finance Solicitor/Senior Solicitor - transactional (2-5 years' PQE)

Listed: January 30, 2017

Our Wellington office currently has an exciting opportunity for a junior/intermediate solicitor with 2-5 years' PQE to join the transactional side of its banking and finance practice.
Working in a collegial team, you will be involved in varied, interesting work for corporates, banks and other financial market participants, including lending, project finance, capital market issues, corporate insolvency and regulatory advice.
You will get to work closely with seniors and will have lots of room to learn and grow in this inclusive team. You will also have the outstanding professional and career development opportunities that Simpson Grierson offers at your disposal.  As a firm proud of its diverse and inclusive culture, Simpson Grierson is a market leader as an employer of choice.
You will need to be able to turn work around quickly in a high-performance environment, have fantastic communication skills, both written and verbal, and will have an analytical, thorough approach to your work with excellent attention to detail. Experience in banking and finance and/or corporate insolvency is desirable.

Location: Wellington

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Commercial Property Solicitor – 3-6 years' PQE

Listed: January 16, 2017

Supporting two exceptional partners, the role will expose you to local government, large infrastructure land acquisitions, property development and property due diligence on many significant corporate transactions. 

Advising large commercial clients across the building, transport, local government and energy sectors, we are seeking a bright and motivated lawyer with broad commercial property experience, which might include:         

  • forestry / agri-business
  • conveyancing,
  • sale and purchase agreements
  • leasing
  • subdivisions
  • knowledge of Public Works Act,
  • aged-care / retirement villages; and
  • due diligence on the property aspects of large commercial M&A and overseas investment deals.

You will be a team player, keen to mentor and actively support and develop junior solicitors. In return, there are excellent opportunities for growth within this high performing, friendly and supportive team. 

This opportunity would suit those looking to further their careers with access to excellent work, someone who wants to add big firm experience to their CV or is returning from their travels. 

Location: Auckland

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Corporate Solicitor - 3-5 years' PQE

Listed: February 17, 2017

We are looking for an experienced solicitor to join our busy, dynamic corporate team, working with two respected, expert corporate/commercial partners.

You will be keen to advance your career in corporate law

We are looking for a lawyer with excellent base skills from a reputable firm, in corporate, commercial, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, contracts etc, and excellent communication, written and analytical skills.  You will be driven, self-managing and efficient, and able to turn work around quickly within a high performance environment.

You'll have autonomy with good support

If you are looking for an opportunity to manage and work semi-autonomously on files, but also have the support and benefit of working as part of an experienced team of specialists and closely with the team's partners, then this role is right for you.

You'll enjoy access to outstanding work in a firm with a great culture

You will have access to excellent work in this top tier practice.  Clients range from large multinationals to smaller corporate clients, and you will be exposed to major, complex deals.  You will also have the outstanding professional and career development opportunities that Simpson Grierson offers, at your disposal.

Location: Auckland

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Employment solicitor – 3-5 years' PQE

Listed: February 22, 2017

Simpson Grierson's highly regarded Employment team is known as a leader in its field.

Our busy Auckland team is looking for an intermediate lawyer, who can advise clients on all aspects of employment law including: corporate restructures and acquisitions, personal grievances, employment agreements and policies, health and safety, human rights, privacy, accident compensation, collective bargaining, disciplinary and performance management processes, change management and union matters.  Our longstanding clients are national and international major corporations, local government and government departments.
In this role you will have:
• Interesting, first rate work
• Opportunities to appear in the Authority and Court and to attend mediations 
• The chance to work closely with the partners and senior lawyers in this highly collegial team, which is truly national, also working closely with our team in Wellington 
• Client contact and the opportunity to build strong client relationships
• Outstanding professional and career development opportunities

The ideal lawyer will have excellent employment law experience, a quick brain, a positive attitude and great communication skills.

Location: Auckland

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Welcoming any expressions of interest!

Listed: January 30, 2017

If you'd like to work for New Zealand's largest top-tier law firm, we'd love to hear from you!

Even though we may not have a vacancy that exactly describes what you're looking for, we always have our eyes on the horizon.
If you're interested in creating your future at the largest top-tier firm in NZ, please register your interest by sending us your cover letter, CV and transcript.
We are also interested in hearing from people looking for fixed term opportunities or contract work.
We look forward to hearing from you.


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Business Professional Roles

Business Transformation Assistant - Part-time

Listed: January 30, 2017

This role might suit a student or recent graduate, looking for part-time or supplementary work - either way, if you have a background and strong interest in process improvement, technology and innovation, we have a truly exciting opportunity.
Our Business Transformation Manager needs an extra pair of hands to help out with strategic projects. 

Some of the key tasks you will be involved in are:

  • eliciting, reviewing, defining and documenting business requirements and processes

  • supporting the management and use of collaboration and productivity tools and platforms

  • organising workshops and events 

  • producing quick reference guides to aid the use of technology

  • keeping up-to-date on innovation, transformation and disruption

In this role you will get great mentoring, training and development programmes, frequent social events, and will work with inspirational and experienced colleagues in a fun, vibrant environment.
The ideal person for this job would: 

  • be enthusiastic about technology and embracing new ways of working that enhance profitability, productivity and client experience

  • be a great communicator and relationship-builder

  • be curious, motivated and pro-active!

 If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you. Ideally working hours would be a minimum of 20 per week, with flexibility for the right person.

Location: Auckland

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Finance Administrator

Listed: February 17, 2017

We're looking for a full-time accounts payable person to join our Auckland office, working 9.30am to 6.00 pm, Monday-Friday.

One of the great things about working in this small team is that everyone backs each other up. That means you'll be given the opportunity to grow and learn about other areas as well.

Key Responsibilities

  • processing vendor invoices, staff expenses, credit card payments;

  • supplier statement reconciliations;

  • EFT and cheque payments, TT payments;

  • filing of invoices, credit notes and payment records;

  • miscellaneous recharges/invoicing.

You will ideally have 3-4 years' experience in accounts payable - experience in a professional services environment would be an advantage.

We're looking for someone who is focussed on the details and has a high level of accuracy, with a positive, 'can do' attitude.  You'll be well-presented, and have excellent communication skills, as you'll need to be able to build good relationships both internally and externally.  You'll be a self-starter who works well under pressure.

We have great training and development programmes, frequent social events, an on-site gym and corporate sports events.

Location: Auckland

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