Transport Infrastructure Ireland
Commercial Lawyer Reference: TII202202. Salary: €73,392 to €91,594 Background Information. The Governance and Legal Department is responsible for the management of legal matters affecting TII and for oversight of governance issues. The department manages and advises on a wide remit of corporate and project specific legal matters including commercial contracts and procurement, data protection, insurance, litigation, property, planning and environmental, statutory interpretation and general legal advices. The department advises on the obligations and rights conferred on TII by the various Roads Acts and Transport Acts. As well as offering legal services directly to TII, the department manages relationships with external legal advisors as required. The governance specialists in the department advise on corporate risk management, information security, assurance and performance reporting and general compliance with the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies. Role, Duties and Responsibilities. This role provides legal input, guidance and advice to support the development of light rail and road projects for TII and the ongoing operation of road and rail infrastructure under the control of TII. The Commercial Lawyer works closely with a range of departments and project teams and is responsible for the drafting, negotiation and conclusion of various commercial agreements required for the purpose of TII’s statutory functions. In addition, the Commercial Lawyer provides legal support across procurement processes covering works, supplies and services as well as post contract administration. They will advise internal clients in relation to a range of contractual and other legal queries and liaise with external lawyers and insurance advisors where appropriate. The role also manages the relevant aspects of the delivery of legal services to the MetroLink project, forming a cohesive link between the project team and the external legal service providers. Similar support will be required for other planned public transport projects, such as Luas Finglas. The principal duties of the position will include: • Advising on proposed and existing commercial agreements put in place for TII corporate requirements, projects and operations including conducting negotiations, where necessary, on behalf of TII, liaising with service providers, insurers and third parties. • Advising across a range of procurement law issues from preparation and review of tender documents through to contract award and post-award legal issues that may arise. • Legal support for contract preparation / administration, commercial disputes and claims. • Providing effective liaison and support for engagement with external legal advisors where required. • Advising on compliance and regulatory issues that impact TII in the completion of projects and the continuing operation of transport infrastructure. • Handling contract insurance queries and ensuring contractual insurance compliance. • Providing in-house training to different disciplines on legal and contractual matters. • Working with other members of the legal team and external advisors to provide litigation management and general employment law advices. • Working with other members of the legal team in providing general in-house legal support and advices as are typically required in a public sector organisation including Freedom of Information law, GDPR, Access to Information on the Environment etc. • Undertaking such tasks, activities or other duties as may be required or assigned appropriate to the grade. Education & Experience The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate the key competencies for a Grade I position as identified in Appendix A, as well as the following experience and job-specific requirements: • Candidates must be professionally qualified solicitors or barristers with strong academic qualifications, and excellent commercial awareness. • Experience in commercial/contract law is required, either in-house or in private practice, at a level appropriate to the seniority and requirements of the role. • Experience in procurement law, regulatory law, insurance, litigation, construction law, projects or a related area is desirable. • The successful candidate will have exceptional analytical and communication skills together with the ability to work effectively as part of multi-disciplinary teams with colleagues and external advisers from diverse backgrounds and at all levels of the organisation. • Highly organised, with attention to detail. • Ability to work independently at a high level while also being a team player. • Strong interpersonal skills. • Strong report writing and presentation skills. • A good understanding of, or the ability to quickly learn, the public sector working environment and public sector transport policy. • Fluency in the English language, both written and oral, with an ability to review and interpret complex information. To apply for, or to locate further information on, these posts please visit our website: https://www.tii.ie/careers/ The closing date for applications is 12pm (noon) Wednesday 2nd February 2022. Transport Infrastructure Ireland is committed to a policy of equal opportunity.
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