Specialist Legal*

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Asia Pacific


Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur

Work type

Full Time

Job category


Date published

09 January 2020

Date closing

20 January 2020 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities.  Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

We seek highly motivated individuals to join our dynamic team as a Specialist Legal. Reporting to the Manager Legal, the Specialist is primarily responsible for providing strategic legal advice support to BHP’s global Legal team as part of the new Legal Services Team in BHP’s Shared Services Centre in Malaysia.

Core Accountabilities
  • Assisting with standing up the new Legal Services Team including development of governance processes and sustainable engagement model.  
  • Providing strategic legal advice and support to BHP’s global Legal team and business stakeholders, including advice on commercial contracting, key areas of law, updating BHP’s standard contract suite, assisting with discovery processes, developing standardized documentation to upskill the business on legal issues and supporting knowledge management.
  • In this role, there will be very frequent interactions with members of the Legal team globally, including senior leaders, across the globe. This will require establishing and maintaining relationships with the Legal team.

About You

Experience and Technical Competencies
  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years work experience in a top tier law firm, corporate legal department, LPO or shared services center.
  • You will have experience in working common law or other international jurisdictions and has a good commercial contracting experience.
  • Degree or equivalent education required
  • Fluent in English, both verbal and written
  • Spanish skills would be an added advantage

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.  These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  
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