Senior Legal Counsel

Job Description

Title: Senior Legal Counsel

Company Name: Transurban Ltd

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs, Melbourne

Employment Status: Full time

Together with the Victorian Government, Transurban is working to develop and deliver the West Gate Tunnel Project (WGT Project). This project will address some of Melbourne's biggest growth, transport and liveability challenges. It provides a much-needed alternative to the West Gate Bridge and additional lanes and smart technology on Melbourne's critical M1 corridor.

You'll be a valued team member responsible for providing high quality legal advice on one of Transurban's key projects, the West Gate Tunnel Project. You'll meet legal obligations, mitigate and manage risks, all the while seeking maximum alignment with the Group's business objectives and protection of its interests and reputation. You'll be the go to person for the provision of legal advice on commercial proposals and transactions, and regulatory issues.

Our Corporate teams are the backbone of our business. By thinking smarter, sharing better and adapting ahead of the curve, our people here make a meaningful impact - for our customers and our teams. Together, they push further. They define change. And in doing so, they grow their diverse talents while building something to be proud of.

This is a 3-year fixed term contract.

The impact you'll have:

  • You'll provide timely, relevant and cost-effective advice on all legal matters relating to the WGT Project , helping the business to achieve successful outcomes while managing legal and compliance risks and requirements.
  • You'll monitor legislative developments, ensuring that key stakeholders are kept abreast of changes in laws, anticipating the legal needs of the business by identifying legal trends, risk and compliance issues and opportunities.
  • You're commercial, engaging, and a natural builder of relationships - you'll enjoy getting on the front foot, embedding yourself in the business and connecting with stakeholders.

The talents you'll bring:

  • Degree qualified in law, you'll bring 10+ years post qualification experience from a tier one law firm or in-house role within a large corporate
  • Enjoying a varied portfolio of work, ideally, you'll have experience in a law firm or relevant experience of front end construction. You'll be experienced in major infrastructure project delivery including Public Private Partnerships.
  • Technically sound and with and proven research skills, you'll have a demonstrated ability to understand, interpret and apply legislation, leading to effective business outcomes
  • Commercially astute with a proactive approach to managing risk, you'll be experienced in drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts
  • A natural relationship-builder and communicator, you can engage, influence and collaborate effectively and tactfully in challenging circumstances

The rewards you'll earn

  • We will make sure you have the tools you need to work smart and live better - including remote & flexible working.
  • We will offer you plenty of opportunities to mentor and be mentored.
  • We will develop you the way you want, with, training and career planning.
  • We will help you be healthy with flu vaccinations, fresh fruit and mental health support.
  • We will invite you to plenty of social activities, including ones that give back to our communities.
  • We will offer flexible leave, public transport ticket purchasing programs, insurance, and salary continuance.

About us
At Transurban we are driven by bringing people and places closer. Together, we're building a future that marries traditional infrastructure with emerging technology. We're making roads ready for driverless cars and predicting accidents before they happen. We're getting people where they're going. And we're doing it faster, smarter and safer.

We believe in equality. We treat everyone with fairness, consideration and respect, regardless of gender, cultural background, religious beliefs, sexuality or personal circumstances - whether they work for us or not. We want to ensure everyone feels comfortable to express themselves and their opinions.

We strongly encourage applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

To be eligible for this role you will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or subject to a vaccination exemption (recorded in the Australian Immunisation Register). However, please speak to us if you have any questions about this based on your individual circumstances.

If you meet a number of the requirements, but not all, we encourage you to submit your application.

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