Senior Manager Commercial Property Claims

Last updated 10 days ago
Job Type:Full Time


About us

Transport for NSW is the lead agency of the NSW Transport cluster. Our role is to lead the development of a safe, efficient, integrated transport system that keeps people and goods moving, connects communities and shapes the future of our cities, centres and regions. We work with several government agencies to coordinate road, rail, bus and maritime services, always keeping the safety and comfort of our customers at the heart of what we do.

About the team

The Commercial Services team within the Infrastructure and Place division consist of over 300 people. This team is responsible for all commercial aspects, from concept to delivery and close out of some of the country's largest infrastructure projects.

The opportunity

Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Manager Commercial Property Claims. This role plays a critical part in the process of land acquisition for transport infrastructure projects ensuring an equitable outcome for Transport for NSW, the land owner and the people of NSW.

Reporting into the Director Property Claims and Strategy the primary purpose of the role is to develop and finalize case information, review research, prepare evidence, and develop settlement options in complex and/ or high-profile property related disputes. The role performs a critical role in minimising the amount spent in litigation by supporting solicitors working on behalf of the organisation by managing complex and/ or high-profile property and acquisition related disputes.

The role will include but not limited to:

  • Work with internal and external legal representatives and other parties to negotiate successful acquisitions outcomes for the organisation.
  • Managing competing priorities and tight deadlines set by external stakeholders such as court filing dates
  • Ensuring sensitivity and high levels of confidentiality for high profile/ complex property matters and disputes
  • Assist in the achievement of out-of-court and court settlements for property disputes that provide the best outcome for the organisation by ensuring correct and just terms compensation is paid via property acquisition offers, contracts and settlements.
  • Provide regular updates to executives on case costs and case progress, ensuring key dates and deliverables for external service providers are met.
  • Develop educational opportunities regarding the compulsory acquisitions process to educate project delivery teams.
  • Take lead in the development, documentation, and implementation of process improvements to achieve savings with external legal spend

Please click here to view a copy of the role description.

About you

You are a tertiary qualified (law or related/relevant discipline) professional with demonstrated extensive experience in legal administration and/or property acquisitions or disputes. A high attention to detail you will be capable of providing accurate and timely reporting, as well as pro-active in managing issues which arise upwards in a timely manner. Able to multi task and prioritise and meet tight deadlines you must also have a proven ability to manage highly sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality. This role requires security and criminal clearance prior to appointment.

Salary and benefits

This role is a fantastic opportunity to be at the forefront of once-in-a-generation landmark projects which will leave an amazing legacy for years to come to the people of New South Wales.

This is a Transport Senior Service Manager role (fixed-term to February 2024) offering an attractive remuneration package.

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Joining Transport for NSW, you’ll have access to a range of unique government benefits in a flexible work environment like no other. If you’re ready to step into this meaningful and rewarding role, we want to hear from you!

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and answer all questions within the online application process.

Applications close: 11:59 PM, Sunday 18th April 2021

The way we work is evolving, and we want to enable our people to work in ways that work for them. We’re moving from predominantly office-based work to a more flexible approach that supports working from different locations, including regionally. If you’re interested in working from a location not listed in the job ad, please get in touch with the Talent Specialist to discuss what’s possible.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Great people come from all walks of life. We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce which reflects the community and the customers we serve. We actively promote gender diversity in our workplaces, the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the employment of people with a disability. We welcome and encourage applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, or sexual orientation. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call/text or email the contact person for this role.

For any enquiries, please email Jamie Hampson at JAMIE.HAMPSON@TRANSPORT.NSW.GOV.AU .

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