Legal Counsel - Sydney Metro

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Closing On: Wednesday, 16th October 2019
Category: Legal
Location: NSW
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: Young Lawyer

Job Description:

  • Be part of a once-in-a-generation infrastructure investment in NSW
  • Rare opportunity to join a high-profile legal team
  • Fixed Term role ( up to 3 years ) – located in the modern CBD offices


Transport for NSW is delivering a once-in-a-century investment in new infrastructure and services, including Sydney Metro. The first line of this new fully automated railway opened earlier this year. By 2024 Sydney Metro will have delivered 31 metro stations and more than 66km of metro rail. Planning is also underway for future lines which will shape the way Australia’s largest city travels, making Sydney Metro the biggest public transport project in the nation’s history.


The opportunity


We have an opportunity for a Legal Counsel to join Sydney Metro’s high performing Legal team. Reporting to the Senior Legal Counsel, you will provide general regulatory and commercial legal services to contribute to the work of the Regulatory, Employment and Commercial law team.

The role also provides expert advice in the reas of GIPA, PIPPA, procurement, IT, trademarks, delegations and commercial agreements. You will work in a supportive in-house team environment dealing closely with all areas and levels of the organisation.

The role is also required to provide legal advice on projects that are highly complex, highly sensitive, have a high profile and have high financial, reputational or operational risks as well as on more day to day routine matters such as high volume construction and projects work.

Please click here to view a copy of the position description.


About you 

  • You are a proven professional looking for a career-defining opportunity to build a legacy for generations to come.
  • You will have demonstrated experience in providing expert legal advice in complex or contentious matters.
  • Sound understanding of commercial law and statutory interpretation principles, with proven ability to apply those principles in the context of complex decision making in a regulatory framework.
  • Eligible to hold an unrestricted practicing certificate in NSW

Superior current knowledge and expertise in construction law and at least 1 of the following other areas of law:

  • Projects
  • General commercial law
  • Legislation administered by the Agency
  • Exceptional record in building collaborative relationships across a wide variety of stakeholders & service providers.
  • Willingness to be involved in a variety of matters and capability to obtain highly developed skills in other practice areas and an enthusiasm for working in a fast-paced environment are essential.
  • Strong communication skills, commercial acumen and a common-sense approach are required for success in this role.
  • This is an excellent stepping stone into an in-house career.



TSSM Level: An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate


Our Commitment to Diversity

Great people come from all walks of life. At Transport for NSW, we are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce which reflects the community and the customers we serve.

We welcome and encourage applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, or sexual orientation.


How to apply

To apply for this position, please submit your most up to date resume  and Cover Letter (Cover Letter no more than two pages) highlighting your relevant skills and experience.


Please note: The successful candidate may need to undertake background checks and criminal record checks.



For more information on how to apply for a role in the NSW Public Sector please click here or for more information on Sydney Metro  please click on link provided.


Should you have enquiries about the role, please contact Sunitha Kodali on


If you encounter technical issues please contact I Work for NSW Support Team on 1800 562 679 (Mon-Fri) or


Applications close: 16th October  2019

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