Senior Lawyer (2 Positions) (Vpsg6)

West Gate Tunnel Authority

Melbourne, VIC

Posted 4/21/2019

The West Gate Tunnel Project (WGTP) within Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA) is responsible for the management of the WGTP on behalf of the Victorian Government. The WGTP will directly link the West Gate Freeway to the Port, CityLink and the city via twin tunnels under Yarraville, a new crossing of the Maribyrnong River and an elevated road above Footscray Road. It will provide a much-needed alternative to the West Gate Bridge and reduce travel time, improve freight access to the Port of Melbourne and remove thousands of trucks from residential roads. 6,000 jobs will be created and the project will deliver an approximate $11 billion boost to Victoria's economy. Public Private Partnership contracts to build and operate the project were signed in December 2017.

Construction is underway on the West Gate Tunnel Project and the project is due to open to motorists in 2022. For further information on this exciting project visit:

About the role

  • Exciting opportunity to join the West Gate Tunnel Project
  • Be part of a high performing team
  • City Shaping Major Transport project

The West Gate Tunnel Project (WGTP) within Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA) has an opportunity for an experienced Senior Lawyer (2 positions) to join the Commercial and Legal team on the West Gate Tunnel Project (WGTP).

The Senior Lawyer will report directly to the Project Legal Counsel, to provide advice and support on legal issues relating to the WGTP. It will interface with the project teams and the project's external advisors to ensure a consistent and agreed approach is taken on legal positions which support the project's expectations.

The successful candidate will have exceptional written communication, high level analytical and conceptual skills and provide a solution-focused approach to effectively deal with issues within tight timeframes as they arise.

How to apply

Applications including a cover letter and resume are to be submitted online by visiting Individual responses to the Key Selection Criteria are not required. Your cover letter should include a summary taking into account the KSC as a whole and why you are interested in the role. All documents should be attached as a Microsoft Office Word document.

The WGTP (within the MTIA) is committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, and support ways of working that help employees balance work and home life. The WGTP (within the MTIA) is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The WGTP (within the MTIA) offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Joel Seignior, Project Legal Counsel on 03 9938 0599.

Applications close 11.59pm – 28 April 2019

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