Legal Counsel

Sydney, Australia/Remote
Added: March 12, 2024
Propeller is on a mission to take the guesswork out of moving dirt - reducing wasted fuel, time, and money. We do this through the power of maps.

Our customers use Propeller’s integrated hardware and software products to capture accurate 3D versions of their worksites using drones. With over 45,000 worksites worldwide using Propeller’s smart survey technology, we empower project teams to map, measure, and manage site activity.

Propeller empowers everyone to approach, own, and solve problems creatively. We’re data nerds who care about impact, honesty, and each other. We take pride in being a great place to work and are proud to be recognised as a Fast Company and BuiltIn Best Place to Work. You can learn more about us on Glassdoor.

Your Mission

As we grow, new challenges emerge daily. We’re looking for a Legal Counsel to play a crucial role in providing legal guidance and support to Propeller on a global scale. You’ll be at the center of our business operations, identifying, managing and mitigating legal risks.

Your mission will be to partner closely with our cross-functional teams, ensuring that our groundbreaking innovations comply with applicable laws and regulations, without slowing us down. Your work will be fundamental in safeguarding our software and hardware, fostering a culture of compliance and innovation across our global business.

Check out what our team is all about and find out why joining Propeller is a great idea! Learn more here.


  • Develop bespoke contracts. Review and negotiate commercial agreements including supplier arrangements, customer contracts (with customers in Australia, USA, and Europe), vendor agreements and intellectual property law arrangements
  • Manage and advise on compliance with Privacy and GDPR frameworks, and oversee ESG reporting
  • Understand, interpret and apply current laws to Propeller’s global workforce
  • Stay vigilant and attuned to the evolving legal landscape. Keep your finger on the pulse of changing laws and swiftly implement strategies to mitigate potential risks
  • Anticipate and develop proactive strategies to address changes in regulatory requirements and policies
  • Handle or oversee legal disputes, including potential litigation or alternative dispute resolution

Essential Skills And Experience

  • Degree in Law
  • Minimum 4-6 years experience PQE
  • You must hold a current practicing certificate
  • Confident in making judgment calls in ambiguous situations
  • Strong corporate and commercial legal experience in high value complex transactions
  • You enjoy working with people and thrive in an environment where you’re problem solving as a team
  • Able to interpret international law and make a judgment call when necessary
  • Experience in GDPR including its principles, key provisions, and its impact on data protection and privacy

Bonus Points For Experience In

  • Working in a global company with legal teams and partners based in different jurisdictions
  • Venture capital fundraising
  • Drafting and negotiating cross border contracts
  • Supporting a board of directors - governance, secretariat etc.


  • Employee share options
  • Backed by one of Australia’s leading venture capitalists, Blackbird
  • Professional development budget and leave
  • The opportunity to take part in our mentorship program
  • Mental health resources
  • Monthly telephone and/or internet allowance
  • Paid primary & secondary parental leave policies
  • Hybrid work arrangements and WFH equipment provided