Senior Legal Counsel - Environment and Property at New Zealand Transport Agency, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Join a solution focused and collaborative legal team
- 12-month fixed term/secondment opportunity
Nga Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity
We're looking for an energetic and strategic lawyer to join the Environment and Property Legal team to support our business in delivering Waka Kotahi purpose and vision.
You'll be working with legal and other experts to deliver some of the largest infrastructure projects in New Zealand, as part of New Zealand's lead regulator for land transport to deliver a safe, fair, sustainable land transport system.
The work we do is varied and complex so we're looking for people who are open-minded, solutions-focused, and able to think outside the box. Your exceptional communication skills, ability to build strong relationships with a range of stakeholders, and aptitude to focus on the big stuff and provide simple, pragmatic and practical advice will fit well with us.
The ideal candidate will have relevant experience either inhouse or in a law firm. Ideally you will have some property law experience to support the team's property work, but we'd also love to hear from candidates with environmental experience (reflecting the focus areas of the team this role sits within).
We are a high performing team with a great culture working in a flexible environment. We're focused on our wellbeing and development and like to have fun. We welcome anyone looking for a new challenge who wants to be part of a large collaborative team.
Ko koe tēnei | About you
To be successful, you will bring:
- Experience working in a large and complex environment.
- A strategic thinking approach to see beyond the issue at hand.
- The ability to collaboratively work through complex multifaceted legal issues.
- A growth mindset
- An ability to provide proactive and solution-focused advice that is simple, pragmatic and practical.
- Excellent communication and relationship building skills.
- A tertiary qualification in law and at least 5 years post qualification experience
- A current New Zealand Law Society Practicing certificate.
You will also demonstrate knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an understanding of Te Ao Māori and promote tikanga and Te Reo Māori. You will also have knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an appreciation of te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) as it applies in the public sector.
More information on the role is in the position description.
Ko wai mātou | About us
At Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, it all starts with our people. Our performance and success depends on the people who choose to make this a great place to work and make a difference for Aotearoa. Waka Kotahi has a strong future focus, understanding that new technologies and changing customer expectations mean the transport system we know today will not be the one we deliver in ten years' time.
Rā Katinga | Applications close:
25 September 2023
For further information, email: email@example.com
To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.
Waka Kotahi is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces these values. Please let us know if you need any support or have any access requirements that will help you through the recruitment process.
Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications. We encourage early applications as we may withdraw the advertising at any time.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||New Zealand Transport Agency|
|Position type:||Fixed Term Contract|
|Category:||Legal & courts|
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