Junior corporate counsel

Job Summary


Full time

Hobart based

Is this role for you?

TasNetworks, as owners of Tasmania’s electricity transmission and distribution networks, is excited to be recruiting a dynamic, ambitious and dedicated Junior Corporate Counsel to work within its in-house legal team. The position is located in beautiful Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania.

You are responsible for advising core business units within TasNetworks on a wide variety of commercial, corporate and property law matters. In addition, you will assist advising on more strategic or complex matters and in specialist legal areas such as dispute resolution, information management and disclosure legislation and projects and construction law.

Do you have at least three years post graduate experience in commercial and/or general corporate law? Excellent legal research and drafting skills? Are you looking for long term sustainable employment?

If you answered yes to the above and you are seeking a position that offers lifestyle balance we would like to hear from you.

Can you deliver?

  • Provide quality and fit for purpose advice to the business on commercial contracts, general corporate matters and other legal matters as required.
  • Gain knowledge of TasNetworks’ property portfolio and related rights, undertake land acquisitions and disposals and advise on a range of other property issues.
  • You will be offered varied legal work in a fast paced environment, a degree of autonomy not found in private practice, a cohesive and collaborative workplace and the opportunity to work on strategic renewable energy projects of national significance.
  • Support other Corporate Counsel in the team on strategic business initiatives and more complex legal matters.
  • You will become one of 7 lawyers in TasNetworks’ 11 person legal team. Your primary focus will be to assist the General Counsel and the Leader Legal Services to provide independent legal advice and direction.
  • Coordinate external legal advisors as required, including preparing scopes of work and forecasting and managing external legal spend.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal clients, key contractual counterparties, regulators, relevant Government departments and agencies and other external parties.
  • Keep abreast of legal development and practice across relevant legal jurisdictions and undertake appropriate continuing professional education to maintain and update professional knowledge base.
  • Work closely with the business to identify potential risk from a legal perspective and to develop appropriate strategies for managing risk.

What does success look like?

  • We require tertiary qualifications in law and a current Tasmanian legal practising certificate (or eligibility for admission in Tasmania).
  • 3-5 years PQE experience, at least some of which will have been gained in private practice in a leading full services commercial law firm.
  • A commercial, pragmatic and flexible approach to delivering legal services - able to deliver advice that is customer-centric and solutions focused.
  • Communicates effectively via multiple platforms that convey a deep understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Can you see yourself living here?

Based in Tasmania’s capital, historic Hobart will be a great base for the successful incumbent to reside in order to take up this role. The region is situated on the scenic river Derwent with stunning world heritage wilderness areas just a stone’s throw away. Enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with easy access to world-class events like Mona Foma, Taste of Tasmania and Wooden Boat festival.

About Us

TasNetworks supplies the power from the generation source to homes and businesses through a network of transmission towers, substations and power lines.

● Our vision is to be 'Trusted by our customers to deliver today and create a better tomorrow'.

Supporting Diversity

"It takes a myriad of people to bring power to Tasmanians and we are proud to be a diverse workforce contributing to the future of our state"

Lance Balcombe, CEO

At TasNetworks we will support you to be yourself.

To know more check out our Position Description

See the position description here

For further information on this role please contact ***************@tasnetworks.com.au

Advertising closes 23rd August 2019 at 11:59pm EST



Posted: 14 August 2019

Will be removed: 29 August 2019

Location:  Hobart, TAS