The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) plays a critical role in the national transport supply chain and in the overall economic development of Australia. Managing and operating more than 8,500 km of track in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland, makes ARTC one of Australia's largest rail network owners.
The Inland Rail Program is a 1600km rail infrastructure project stretching from Brisbane to Melbourne incorporating new and existing rail track. The program includes the upgrading of existing standard gauge track, the enhancement of existing standard gauge track to cater for double stacking and the construction of new standard gauge links comprising of viaducts, tunnels, rail track, crossings and bridges. More information relating to the project can be found here: Inland Rail
About the opportunity
Join our team as a Legal Counsel, where you will play a pivotal role
working under the guidance of the General Counsel. Your primary responsibility
will be to provide expert legal services specifically focused on complex
commercial construction and infrastructure contracts within the dynamic Inland Rail program.
In this fast-paced role, you will be involved in advising, drafting, and overseeing a diverse array of commercial agreements, ensuring that they meet the highest legal standards. Your expertise will extend beyond contract law to provide valuable general commercial and corporate advice, offering crucial support to key internal stakeholders throughout the Inland Rail organization.
As Legal Counsel, you will be an integral part of our collaborative environment, working closely with Inland Rail personnel spread across Australia. Your strategic legal insights and contributions will be essential to ensuring the successful delivery of the Inland Rail project.
To ensure success in this position, applicants will be able to demonstrate:
seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual who holds a current
practicing certificate as a legal practitioner. With a minimum of 1-3 years of
post-admission experience, including expertise in contract, commercial,
construction, and/or property law acquired in a dynamic commercial law firm or
in-house role, the ideal candidate brings a wealth of legal knowledge to our
The successful candidate possesses advanced verbal and written communication skills, coupled with excellent interpersonal and negotiating abilities. With a proven track record of delivering practical commercial solutions to legal challenges, this individual demonstrates a commitment to contributing to our organisation as a collaborative team member, fostering an open and honest work environment.
Furthermore, the ideal candidate is adept at organising, developing, and collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams. Their ability to interact and build robust working relationships with stakeholders and service providers is a key asset.
What you’ll be joining
- You will join one of the largest infrastructure programs in Australia.
- This project will generate thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in local investment, boosting regional economies and communities right along the alignment.
- Inland Rail is proud to have over 40% female representation and we would like to see these numbers grow.
- Inland Rail is an Agile working environment in our State-of-the Art office embracing flexible working conditions.
- Inland Rail adopted a collaborative approach to the delivery of the project, leading all parties involved to work toward the same goal. This fosters the displayed behaviours of Respect, Honesty, Integrity and Reliability.
Our Organisation and Culture
Inland Rail is an equal opportunity employer. Inland Rail will transform how we move goods around Australia – better connecting producers to markets and creating new opportunities for businesses, industries and regional community. The values that drive us and the work we deliver in the program incorporate Future Thinking, Active Engagement, No Harm and Results. We welcome like-minded individuals who value our culture.
At Inland Rail, we celebrate, support, and thrive on attracting people from all horizons and walks of life for the benefit of our employees, our program, and our community. ARTC is proud to be an equal opportunity and an affirmative action employer. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates to submit their details to us.
All employment is decided based on suitability to the role, cultural fit, merit, and business needs.
If this opportunity sounds like the challenge you have been looking for please apply online today.
As part of the application process, you will be required to undergo pre-employment criminal history, reference and medical checks, including drug and alcohol testing. ARTC is a drug and alcohol-free working environment.
Applications close: <INSERT DATE>.
Please note that applications are reviewed from point of advertising so don’t delay your application.
Date posted: February 6, 2024
Closing date: March 1, 2024