Senior Lawyer Operations (VPSG5)

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: $103,920 - $125,735

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/1649805

Reference: VG/1649805

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735

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 and Department in the achievement of the transport system vision, objectives and decision-making principles. The Senior Lawyer, Operations is expected to deliver high quality client service and timely, clear and pragmatic legal advice and related services. This position will undertake a wide variety of work across the Office of the General Counsel.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide high quality advice on a wide range of legal issues relating to commercial and operational matters.
  • Draft and review a range of legal documentation, including commercial, property and construction agreements.
  • Establish and maintain strong partnerships with relevant stakeholders.
  • Identify and escalate as necessary potential legal risk to the Department.
  • Undertake high level research and analysis of complex legal and policy issues and prepare reports, briefs and correspondence on legal issues and proposals at an advanced level.

About You

  • Experience providing high quality advice on legal issues in the transport context relating to commercial and operational matters.
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills with the ability to prepare and manage strategies for legal matters and deliver robust and viable solutions.
  • Experience in negotiation, drafting legal advice and a wide range of documentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise effectively and work collaboratively at senior levels across Government.
  • Well-developed communication, organisation and negotiation skills with ability to work within tight and often conflicting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work constructively and effectively with minimal supervision and in a team environment, and to plan and prioritise tasks and manage strict timelines.
  • 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.

Senior Lawyer Operations (VPSG5)

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

Senior Lawyer Operations (VPSG5)