Senior Legal & Operations Manager at SunDrive Solar

Operations, Full Time, Sydney (Kurnell), NSW sydney legal full-time
Posted a month ago

SunDrive is one of Australia's most exciting start-ups, operating in one of the world's most exciting spaces – renewable energy technology. 
We are on a mission to unlock Solar's full potential by revolutionising how solar cells are made, to unlock new heights of efficiency, cost, and sustainability.
Founded in 2015 by two UNSW roommates (Vince Allen - a PhD student in solar, and David Hu – a former investment banker), we have come a long way from the breakthrough made in their garage to producing the world’s most efficient commercial-sized solar panel.
We are backed by some of Australia’s top venture capital firms (Blackbird, Main Sequence, Virescent, and Mike Cannon-Brooke’s private investment fund, Grok), tech founders, a former Australian Prime Minister, and the Australian Government.
As a result of a direct request from SunDrive, in March 2024, Australian Prime Minister, The Hon. Anthony Albanese, announced the funding of a $1B program (“SolarSunshot”) to support the establishment of an Australian solar manufacturing industry. 

As our new Legal and Operations Manager, you have a dual focus as our in-house legal counsel while also providing operational management. This will present you with a career defining opportunity to transition you from professional services to a career in the startup / scaleup world and a gateway to diversify your legal skillset into an operational leadership role.

You will focus on:

  • Leading all of SunDrive's legal matters including, engaging and managing external counsel.
  • Collaborate with our COO to assist in broadening your skill set as your transition to an exciting renewable startup / scaleup in an operational leadership style role.
  • Playing a pivotal role in our Series B fundraising by partnering with the exec team and the board on due diligence.
  • Become an ally with our department heads to build up our cross functional communication and project management capabilities.
  • Proactively identify and run with projects to fill operational gaps and tackle various challenges.
  • We would love you to have:

  • 5+ years of corporate law experience with a top tier law firm or in-house counsel.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills that allow you to build simplified communication channels to a diverse audience around complex topics.
  • Previous exposure to delivering high quality training sessions and presentations on various topics.
  • Desire to develop and build upon your career and further develop your legal skillset with operational leadership.
  • Strong sense of ownership alongside your attitude and ability to get things done!
  • Benefits @ SunDrive!

    🍝 Free Office Lunch and Snacks
    - With hard work comes a hungry team, and our team has access to a free lunch every day, snacks, and refreshing drinks

    💻Hybrid Working
    - Up to 2 days working from home per work week for non-site and operations staff

    🧠Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    - Free confidential counseling offered to all employees (full-time, part-time and casual employment) and their immediate family members from the first day of employment with SunDrive
    ✏️Learning & Development
    - AUD $1,000 per calendar year
    - 5 days of leave at full pay
    🧸Parental Leave
    - 13 weeks of leave at full pay for the primary caregiver
    - 6 weeks leave for the secondary caregiver (4 weeks Full Pay, 2 weeks Government incentive)
    - 6 weeks of parental bereavement leave at full pay for both primary and secondary caregivers
    🚌Transportation Allowance
    - Up to AUD $45 per week for public transport/tolls, 52 weeks per calendar year

    Values @ SunDrive!

    🌞Shoot for the sun
    - We are here to be world class at what we do.

    📢Egos at the door
    - Be loud about your mistakes, but humble at what you're good at.
    🏋🏽Discomfort is a precursor for progress
    - We need to get comfortable doing things we've never done before, and to never cease to challenge what's possible: As an industry, a company and as individuals.
    🤝Make a commitment, Keep a commitment
    - We are all counting on each other. Not receiving a reminder is a reminder you can be counted on.

    Additional Information

    SunDrive Solar Pty Ltd is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

    SunDrive is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need accommodation at any point during the interview process.