Senior Legal Counsel - Transport Sector


Location: Cremorne

Job Type: Full time


Ventia Pty Ltd

About the role
You’ll be working in a high performing, collaborative team, reporting to the General Counsel – Transport. You will have a high degree of autonomy in working with operational and commercial colleagues who will partner with you as a trusted advisor.

As part of the broader Ventia Corporate, Audit, Risk and Legal team, you will be working with a group of experienced lawyers and risk professionals who support the business with commercial and pragmatic advice, and who have recently been recognised as the 2023 Lawyers Weekly Corporate Counsel Awards infrastructure, utilities and energy team of the year.

This permanent role is based at the location of Ventia’s head office in Cremorne, Melbourne.

What’s on offer
The opportunity to:

  • Contribute to and learn from a high performing legal and risk function at an ASX 200 company
  • Work closely with the leaders of Ventia’s Transport business to help win O&M, asset maintenance and services contracts
  • Support the growth and development of Ventia’s Transport operations business across Australia and NZ
  • Mentor junior members of the team
  • Site and project related travel
  • Ventia encourages flexibility with a balance between in office presence and working from home

What you’ll be doing
As a Senior Legal Counsel in Ventia’s Transport Legal Team, you’ll work on a wide variety of matters including:

  • Supporting commercial, operational and bid teams on competitive transport tenders including review and negotiation of a range of O&M and services agreements, including some of Australia’s biggest transport projects;
  • Providing advice to Ventia’s operational and executive personnel about contractual and regulatory risk;
  • Operational support, including subcontract drafting and negotiation, development of contract administration resources, and providing ad hoc contract advice;
  • Dispute resolution, including contributing to strategies for prosecuting and defending customer, subcontractor and third party claims;
  • Regulatory work, including safety and environmental issues;
  • Delivery of training to operational and commercial personnel;
  • The opportunity to get involved in innovation and legal technology projects that seek to improve the way that Ventia’s legal team supports the business; and
  • Opportunities for corporate, governance, and M&A work with Ventia’s Corporate legal team.

About You
Our ideal candidate will have:

  • An Australian practising certificate;
  • 10+ years PQE as a solicitor, with experience in-house;
  • Commercial and contract expertise, preferably with construction and O&M services across a diverse range of projects;
  • Strong communication and influencing skills with the ability to engage effectively with diverse internal and external stakeholders;
  • A drive to deliver outcomes;
  • A great sense of humour, energy and the willingness to grow a team.

About Ventia
Ventia is a leading infrastructure services company, operating across Australia and New Zealand. Our clients are the owners and operators of assets that are critical to our local communities. We pride ourselves on working smart, safely and sustainably, harnessing the latest technologies and brightest minds. With a diverse and proud heritage, we have a track record of delivering essential services to the communities in which we operate.

Ventia is enriched by the diverse experiences, talents, and cultures that our people bring to the organisation, while celebrating and respecting the communities we operate in. We are committed to providing a safe and positive environment that provides equal opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Māori and Pasifika people, LGTBQI+, Women, Veterans and spouses and people with disabilities.

How to apply
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Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Position Reference Number: 155165

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