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Legal Workstream Leader

Apply now Job no: 494858
Work type: Full time
Location: All
Categories: Professional

About this job
• Join Australia’s largest private provider of multimodal public transport;
• Based in Sydney;
• Provide expert legal support to our Bids team nationally.

Keolis Downer is Australia’s largest private provider of multi-modal public transport. Through an open and collaborative approach, Keolis Downer endeavours to help Governments, public transport authorities, industry partners and communities to understand tomorrow’s challenges to future mobility and to provide innovative solutions for a better future.

To deliver on their vision, Keolis Downer requires the services of an experienced law practitioner to manage all legal and contractual activities related to business development and bidding, as part of the bid team.

What the role entails
This position is a great opportunity for an experienced legal professional to advise Keolis Downer on legal related matters.

Reporting to the Head of Project Management Office, the role involves:
• Negotiation of a wide range of contractual documentation (bidding agreements, subcontracts, etc.) to the best interest of Keolis Downer.
• Advising the bid team on the tender and contractual documentation and developing business-oriented solutions with the support of external law firm, if needed;
• Selecting external law firms and liaising with them directly, following-up and ensuring compliance with the agreed fee budgets;
• Preparing the legal/commercial risk matrix on projects and associated mitigations and supporting the legal teams of the shareholders of Keolis Downer in the preparation of their respective governance committees;

What you will need for this role
To be successful in this role, you will have:
• A Corporate law background;
• 4 to 6 years' experience in the legal department of a large group or in the department of a law firm in charge with infrastructure / PPP / transport projects;
• Experience working in an international environment or with international companies;
• Strong experience in negotiation in complex contractual environments;
• Strong communication and writing/drafting skills;
• Competence in Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
• Fluency in English; French language skills are a plus

Interested? To apply for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply now’ button and complete an online application form. Only completed online application forms will be accepted.

Applications close: 14th March 2020.

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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