Principal Lawyer (vps Sts)

North East Link Authority

Melbourne, VIC

Posted 1/11/2019

The North East Link Project will deliver the missing link in Melbourne's road network that will finally complete the Metropolitan Ring Road by connecting the M80 to the Eastern Freeway to improve outer north-south links for road freight movement and improve travel time and reliability.The project will deliver the missing link in Melbourne's road network that will finally complete the Metropolitan Ring Road by connecting the M80 the Eastern Freeway to improve outer north-south links for road freight movement and improve travel time and reliability.

  • Are you a senior associate ready to make the move into a major road project that will change the way Melbournians travel?
  • Brand new role in a brand-new authority!
  • 3 year fixed term opportunity with flexible working arrangements available!

About the role

The North East Link Authority (NELA) is looking to appoint a Principal Lawyer to join our expanding Commercial and Legal function.

We are looking for an energetic and experienced specialist in construction and major projects to assist with the procurement and contracting for the largest of the North East Link's delivery package.

This position will report into the Project General Counsel and will be the legal point of contact for significant aspects of this complex project

This role will see you work alongside a technical advisory service in order to draft and review contracts for complex delivery packages for a project with constantly evolving scope. If you are a senior associate or a senior lawyer already internal to government who thrives in a collaborative environment, has a strong eye for detail and possesses second-to-none skills when negotiating terms of contracts, we want to hear from you!

Key to your application will be your extensive work history in providing expert legal advice on complex construction and infrastructure projects, your ability to identify and create solutions for legal risks, your high-quality drafting of legal and procurement documents and your superior skills in managing internal and external stakeholders.

This position involves a significant amount of autonomy; however, the successful candidate will have full support of their manager, the team and the broader network (including the Major Transport Infrastructure Program and Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources).

Benefits

What we offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements to support work/life balance
  • Generous leave entitlements, including the opportunity to purchase up to an additional eight weeks' leave per annum
  • 17.5% leave loading
  • An annual performance and development scheme, with performance-based salary increases
  • Savings on public transport via the Myki Commuter Club

If you want to work among a dynamic, supportive, friendly team, with a clear and inspirational vision to deliver tangible outcomes for all Victorians, please apply now!

How to apply

For more information on this opportunity please contact Laura Thomson - Acting Project General Counsel (03) 9655 6050.

Applicants should prepare a cover letter that demonstrates alignment with the selection criteria and motivation for the role.

To apply please submit your cover letter addressing your motivation and suitability for the role and CV via https://jobs.careers.vic.gov.au/jobs/VG-022634__

Applications close at 11:59pm on Monday 28 January 2019.

North East Link Authority is committed to sustaining a diverse workforce. We invite applications from men and women of all ages including people with a disability and indigenous Australians to apply.

To view and apply for this job on the web visit:

http://jobs.bigbuild.vic.gov.au/job/11581017