Principal Lawyer (VPSG6)

Job posted: 07/08/2022
Applications close: 21/08/2022 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Transport

Salary: $127,467 - $170,579

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/1649875

Reference: VG/1649875

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Transport brings together all transport modes to design, plan, build and operate Victoria's transport system. Our job is to further integrate the transport network and improve the delivery of services to Victorians for simpler, quicker and safer journeys that connect people and places and support Victoria's prosperity and liveability. We are excited to offer this opportunity for you to become part of the Department that delivers more choice, connections and confidence in our travel, ensuring the whole transport network works as one to deliver better services and outcomes.

About the Opportunity

The Office of the General Counsel provides legal, legislative, commercial and policy advice and support to the Secretary, the Transport Executive and the Department in the achievement of the transport system vision, objectives and decision-making principles. The Principal Lawyer, Operations is responsible for providing authoritative advice on a wide range of complex legal issues, with a focus on a broad range of commercial and operational matters relating to the transport network.  The Principal Lawyer, Operations is expected to deliver outstanding client service and timely, clear and pragmatic legal advice and related services.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide authoritative advice on a wide range of complex legal issues, relating to commercial and operational matters and all associated contractual issues.
  • Draft and review a range of legal documentation, including commercial, property and construction agreements.
  • Proactively establish, maintain and influence strong partnerships with relevant stakeholders.
  • Identify and proactively address potential legal risk to the Department, implement risk mitigation strategies with the relevant business areas.
  • Identify and advise the Department on new legal developments.

About You

  • Seasoned at providing authoritative and highly influential legal advice on complex and sensitive legal issues in the transport context.
  • Demonstrated conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to prepare and manage strategies for complex legal matters and deliver robust and viable solutions.
  • Possess the ability to liaise effectively and work collaboratively with colleagues, managers and key stakeholders.
  • Well-developed communication, organisation and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and strong record of delivering superior and timely outcomes.
  • Admitted, or eligible to be admitted, as a lawyer in Victoria. Experience in planning law and construction and transport interface agreements (Desirable)

Culture and Benefits

We are proud of our commitment to flexible work arrangements that support different ways of working, helping employees balance work and life. We are focused on providing a workplace environment that is rewarding, enjoyable, healthy and productive for all employees, where contributions are valued and recognised, expectations are clear, and treatment is fair and equitable.

How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and a covering letter briefly outlining your suitability to the position. Applications close 11.59pm on Sunday 21 August 2022. For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Michael De Vries, Senior Legal Counsel Operations, via email michael.devries@transport.vic.gov.au

Please note: This position requires the successful employee to provide evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or medical evidence which confirms the individual is unable to receive a dose, or a further dose, of a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical contraindication or an acute medical illness. Failure to comply with this condition of employment will impact your eligibility for employment in this position with DoT. Preferred applicants may be subject to pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Transport will be treated in the strictest confidence.


Principal Lawyer (VPSG6)

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Michael De Vries | michael.devries@transport.vic.gov.au

Principal Lawyer (VPSG6)