Legal Counsel

Join our high performing and collaborative team in delivering a complex major infrastructure project. Operate ‘at the coal face’ and leverage your professional knowledge to broaden your experience. Enjoy working autonomously and taking responsibility for results.

Moorebank Intermodal Company (MIC) is a wholly owned Australian Government entity established to facilitate the development of an intermodal terminal at Moorebank - a nationally significant infrastructure project that will help Sydney manage the expected growth in freight moving through the city.

MIC has entered into agreements with Sydney Intermodal Terminal Alliance (SIMTA) to develop and operate the terminal. SIMTA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qube Holdings, one of Australia's largest and most experienced operators in the freight logistic industry.

Moorebank Logistics Park will deliver a range of benefits for the local community and broader economy, including: over $11 billion in economic benefits, including $120 million for south-western Sydney; the creation of around 6,800 jobs; a reduction in congestion growth in south-western Sydney through fewer trucks on the road; a better outcome for the environment and a package of community improvements.

Your new team

We are a small, agile and professional team based in Sydney’s CBD. Our values are expressed in the way we interact with each other and the way we work.  We work as a team and promote team success; we believe in our vision and take responsibility for solving problems; we are ethical, reliable and treat everyone fairly and with respect, valuing diversity and people’s unique contributions. We are also committed to high standards, are results driven and achieve results through our tenacity and dedication.

Your new role

Reporting to the General Manager-Legal, Corporate Affairs and People, and working closely with the Deputy General Counsel and Delivery team, you will be responsible for providing high quality legal advice regarding our contractual arrangements. You will use your negotiation and problem solving skills to address issues that arise during the delivery of the project.

Other aspects of the role include advising on property requirements, including easement instruments, subdivision plans, leases and licenses. You will prepare detailed briefings to the Commonwealth in their capacity as landowner. You can also expect to provide support in the areas of dispute management and resolution and company secretarial duties including supporting our corporate governance framework and best practice as a Commonwealth Government Business Enterprise. A more detailed description is available on request.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will hold a current Australian practising certificate and bring around 3-5 years’ experience in construction and/or property development law, delivery of complex major projects and corporate governance/company secretarial experience in an in-house environment. You will have highly developed communication and interpersonal skills to engage with, influence and build relationships with our stakeholders.

What you’ll get in return

Exposure to a variety of interesting and complex challenges that will grow your legal experience.  You will enjoy having access to a high profile board and senior management team. You can build on your career while also enjoying the opportunity to work flexibly.

You’ll be joining a company that really does invest in people, their well-being and their ongoing career and professional development.     

How to apply

For a confidential discussion about the role, please call Elizabeth Wickham, HR Consultant on 0407 701 443 or apply now by following the prompts. 

Only Australian citizens or permanent residents will be considered or you must hold all visas and other approvals necessary for you to work in Australia.

We respectfully request no agency approaches.

Moorebank Intermodal Company is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to principles of diversity and inclusion.  

Applications close on Monday 29 April 2018 via www.seek.com.au.