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In- House Senior Lawyer

Date: 10-May-2022

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Company: metrotrain

Metro is a multi-award winning organisation, and we pride ourselves on our team of honest, high performing professionals who are talented, inclusive and safety focused and who are at the core of our success. You will be joining an organisation that is known as a global leader in its field but also prides itself on being dynamic, embracing new technologies and focused on customer service. Our aim is to promote work/life balance, allow team members to bring their best to work and to truly be focused on a common goal which is to provide a world-class railway service.

Position Purpose Statement


A rare in-house opportunity to join Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) as a Senior Corporate Lawyer. Reporting to the General Manager Legal & Compliance, this role will provide expert legal advice on a range of matters relating to the operation of the Metropolitan railway network, with a particular focus on rolling stock, infrastructure and corporate.

About the Role


Your responsibilities will include:


  • Advising the rolling stock, infrastructure and corporate teams in relation to contract drafting and negotiation, procurement & tender process, franchise requirements and corporate governance
  • Confidently dealing with government and public sector stakeholders and deal with issues of a sensitive nature
  • Assisting your clients to identify and manage legal issues and risks and encourage safe and ethical conduct.  You will liaise with external lawyers as required
  • Advising on legislative changes affecting Metro’s business including rail and workplace safety
  • Assisting with Board matters including preparing papers and presenting at meetings

What's in it for You?


  • You will be proud to play a key part in assisting the business to provide a world-class railway service
  • Metro supports work/life balance and understands that there is more to life than work. Metro provides opportunities to work from home as agreed with your line manager aligned with achieving required business outcomes and Metro’s Flexible Work policy
  • All Metro employees receive a free Myki Pass that allows free Public Transport in Victoria
  • Work with a supportive, down to earth team of individuals from varying backgrounds and experiences

About Us


Metro’s aim is to promote a work/life balance which allows staff to bring their unique selves to work and be truly focused on a common goal which is to provide a world-class railway service. Furthermore, you will work in a highly supportive team environment that empowers you to make decisions, values your ideas and contributions, and encourages career development.

At Metro, we believe that inclusion is the achievement of a work environment, in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to our success.  Metro places a significant focus on increasing women in the workforce and has made substantial efforts to increase the number of women in train driving, engineering and senior leadership roles. Metro is committed to social inclusion employment for people from under-represented groups and those facing barriers to employment.

Qualification, Skills and Experience


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in law (LLB, Juris Doctor or equivalent) and hold a current Victorian Legal Practising Certificate without conditions
  • At least 8 years’ post-qualification experience in a quality law firm or equivalent experience in industry working in transport, infrastructure or general commercial practice
  • A demonstrated outcomes focus and value the importance of teamwork, collaborating with your peers and making a difference
  • Agility to engage with a variety of stakeholders, maintaining working relationships and communicating legal advice at all levels
  • The ability to manage multiple priorities while remaining focused on achieving excellent results

This is a fantastic opportunity to build on the career you've developed to date and take it to the next level by making a tangible impact that matters.

If what you’ve read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then we want to hear from you!


Metro Trains is an equal opportunity employer and embraces diversity. We encourage all interested applicants to apply but please do note only applications with the right to live and work in Australia will be considered for this position.