Overview

At QBE, our purpose is to give people the confidence to achieve their ambitions inside and outside of work. From development opportunities, to flexible work options and highly competitive reward and benefits packages, we understand the importance of living our values when it comes to our people. Everything we do at QBE is underpinned by our companys cultural elements  because we know it’s not just what we do that matters, it’s how we do it that makes the difference.

This opportunity is accountable for representing the company by providing legal and regulatory guidance across the organization, provide in-depth analysis on complex issues, recommend appropriate solutions to management, and develop strategic practices to ensure that the Companys concerns, issues, risks, and liabilities are identified and resolved effectively. Experience in financial lines a plus.

Primary Responsibilities
 Research and follow established guidelines to draft legal documents, resolve regulatory inquiries problems and support lines of business for complex and higher risk priority matters
 Build strong relationships with internal business clients and outside parties by utilizing in-depth knowledge of areas of responsibility to resolve legal inquiries and provide effective support for the resolution of issues
 Advise senior managers on moderate to high impact legal matters by utilizing legal expertise to assess risk and recommend effective and appropriate solutions
 Manage legal projects by defining scope, setting milestones, delegating tasks, tracking progress, and reporting project results to ensure successful and efficient implementation
 Contribute to cross-functional decision-making by collaborating with internal partners and participating in multi-disciplinary teams to provide legal expertise and assist with the development of company policies and best practices
 Prioritize workload by evaluating urgency of issues and delegating tasks to paralegals to increase efficiency and effectiveness of legal department
 Identify potential legal risks and issues by tracking relevant judicial, legislative and regulatory developments and analyzing implications to suggest strategies for organizational response
 Develop policies, procedures and training in areas of expertise in order to ensure compliance across the organization
 Manage budgeted resources by anticipating expenditures, accurately forecasting resource needs/costs and properly accounting for expenses to meet requirements and achieve fiscal responsibility
 Contribute to a positive environment by demonstrating cultural expectations and guiding leaders to reward performance and value can do people, accountability, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, continuous improvement, collaboration and creativity

Required Qualifications
Education: Doctoral Degree
Experience: 7 years relevant experience
Licenses/Certifications: Admitted to the Bar

Preferred Competencies/Skills
 Utilize effective research and investigative techniques
 Communicate information in a clear, well-organized, and professional manner
 Legal analysis and writing
 Effectively and efficiently present logic, reasoning, and analysis to others
 Utilize established procedures to guide decision-making
 Anticipate obstacles and challenges, identify root cause and strategize plans to address
 Manage and prioritize competing responsibilities concurrently and effectively
 Demonstrated ability to think critically; exercise sound judgement
 Proven track record of identifying legal issues and providing accurate and timely legal advice to a variety of stakeholders that result in decreased legal risk to the organization.
 Evaluate causal relationships
 Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong
 Escalate issues when necessary
 Follow established guidelines to focus on details and complete tasks attentively and thoroughly
 Maintain admission to the bar by participating in required continuing legal education

Preferred Qualifications
Experience
 Experience in a full-service in-house legal environment
 increasing levels of responsibility
 In-house counsel

Preferred Knowledge
 Legal and regulatory research methodology
 Legal research databases
 Insurance regulatory and compliance knowledge
 Policies, practices, trends, and information affecting his/her business and organization
 Business and financial acumen

QBE Cultural DNA
Everything we do at QBE is underpinned by our DNA (which interlinks seven cultural elements)  because we know it’s not just what we do that matters, it’s how we do it that makes the difference. We expect all employees to role model and inspire the right behaviors that link to our cultural elements:
 We are customer-centered
 We are technical experts
 We are diverse
 We are fast-paced
 We are courageous
 We are accountable
 We are a team
All employees are expected to adhere to QBEs Code of Ethics and Conduct and apply sound risk management practices

Work environment
Travel frequency: Infrequent (approximately 1-4 trips annually)
Physical demands: General office jobs: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is not substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Must have the ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time. Must be able to operate basic office equipment including telephone, headset and computer. Incumbent must be able to lift basic office equipment up to 20 lbs.

To successfully perform this job, the individual must be able to perform each essential job responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.

The duties listed in this job description do not limit the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the duties normally to be performed in the position or those occasionally assigned outside an employees normal duties. Our Group Code of Ethics and Conduct addresses the responsibilities we all have at QBE to our company, to each other and to our customers, suppliers, communities and governments. It provides clear guidance to help us to make good judgement calls.

Number of Openings:

1

How to Apply:

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Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.

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