Senior Legal Counsel
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
As the Senior Legal Counsel, you will function under the guidance of the General Counsel, actively engaging in their key initiatives. Your primary role involves delivering comprehensive legal and strategic support concerning planning and environmental matters related to the Inland Rail program across diverse jurisdictions. This position encompasses full Senior Legal Counsel duties, focusing particularly on environment, native title, cultural heritage, and related issues for key internal stakeholders within the Inland Rail project. Your responsibilities extend to managing the company's legal rights and interests to ensure the successful execution of the Inland Rail project. Additionally, you will collaborate closely with external counsel, engage with various stakeholders, and work seamlessly with Inland Rail personnel across the nation.
To ensure success in this position, applicants will be able to demonstrate:
The ideal candidate should hold a current legal practicing certificate, possess experience in mentoring and managing professional teams, and demonstrate a focus on environmental, planning, and/or native title law post-admission. Strong communication and negotiation skills, along with the ability to deliver practical commercial outcomes, are essential. Additionally, the candidate should contribute effectively to team dynamics, establish achievable business plans, and exhibit expertise in developing, negotiating, and managing commercial service contracts. Demonstrated managerial ability in organizing and working with multi-disciplinary teams, as well as building strong relationships at senior levels, is a key requirement.
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