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Manager Legal

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Job Ref:  023034
Employer:  Power Water
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Darwin NT, Australia (Show on map)

Job title:

Manager Legal


Administrative and Corporate Services Band 4/ Executive Contract Manager

Position number:


Reports to:

General Counsel

Job type:

Full Time



Business unit:

Office of Chief Financial Officer                      Location:         Darwin

Special Measures:

PWC values diversity in the workplace. Therefore, under an approved Special Measures Plan, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) applicants will be given priority selection, provided they meet all essential selection criteria and are suitable at the level commensurate with the position.


Primary Objective

Assist and provide support to the General Counsel in the provision of quality legal services to Power and Water Corporation (PWC) and its subsidiaries in an efficient cost effective manner.


Key Responsibilities

1.     Evaluate requests for legal interpretation, advice and general legal services from client Business Units and provide advice in regard to resolution of issues, and manage and supervise the internal legal team.

2.     Negotiate and draft a broad range of contractual and other legal documentation and agreements on behalf of PWC.

3.     Liaise with external legal service providers including case management of outsourced matters.

4.     Maintain a high level of knowledge and expertise in areas of law relevant to the operation of PWC.

5.     Carry out duties in accordance with Power and Water's safety, environmental and quality policy, safety principles, corporate values and strategies.


Selection criteria


1.     Admission to practice as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory or eligibility for such admission (any person eligible for admission will be required to be admitted if appointed to this position).

2.     Well-developed legal research skills and experience in resolving and progressing legal issues.

3.     Extensive experience in the drafting and negotiating of complex commercial agreements.

4.     Outcomes focused, with the ability to work independently to deliver organisational projects on time.

5.     Well-developed interpersonal, written and oral communication and negotiation skills with the ability to interact effectively with people of diverse cultures.



1.     Knowledge of the Northern Territory, its laws and the workings of government.

2.     Knowledge of the legal and regulatory framework relating to PWC or of a similar entity type.


Further information

1.     Contact Lucia Ku on (08) 8985 7211 for further information about the position.

2.     Information about Power and Water Corporation may be viewed at

3.     The total remuneration package amounts published for this position include base salary, superannuation and the value of a fully maintained motor vehicle.


Information for Applicants: Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and an attached detailed resume/cv.  For further information for applicants and example applications: click here


Information about Selected Applicant’s Merit: If you accept this position, a detailed summary of your merit (including work history, experience, qualifications, skills, information from referees, etc.) will be provided to other applicants, to ensure transparency and better understanding of the reasons for the decision. For further information: click here


Vacancy Closes: 23/09/2018

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