Principal Lawyer

April 7, 2024
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Principal Lawyer, IPART Officer Grade F
  • Ongoing role within the NSW Government
  • Perfect opportunity to grow your career in a smaller organisation
  • Central Sydney location, with flexible and hybrid working conditions
  • Join an expert, client-focused legal team

About the role

The Principal Lawyer provides expert legal and regulatory advice on key decisions on energy, water, essential services and economic regulation. They work with experts in a variety of fields to deliver outcomes for the people of NSW and ensure IPART’s decisions are legally robust.

Reporting to the Director Legal, this role provides trusted and timely legal services to a range of internal clients, with a focus on advice and drafting licences, determinations and other regulatory instruments.

About you

We are looking for a lawyer who enjoys learning from clients who are experts in their field and who wants to be in the room when important decisions are taken.

You will excel at building relationships with clients and providing a range of legal services to a high standard. You will be passionate about communicating with your clients plainly and clearly.

The salary range for this role is $139,060 to $147,644 per annum, plus superannuation and annual leave loading.

About us

The Independent Pricing & Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) makes the people of NSW better off through its independent decisions and advice. We help people get safe and reliable services at a fair price.

IPART undertakes independent regulatory functions in the water, transport, local government and energy sectors in NSW. We also undertake reviews and investigations into a wide range of economic and policy issues.

Our organisational values are:

Integrity and courage – We are willing to make the difficult decisions

Curiosity and openness – We seek out and develop new ideas that will improve our work

Respect and inclusion – We bring together diverse experiences and skills to generate better solutions

Making a difference – We pursue better outcomes for the people of NSW

If your values align with ours, we want to talk to you! For more information go to Work at IPART

Applying for the role

Applications should include a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) that addresses the requirements detailed in the Role Description and a resume (maximum 3 pages) which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role. Applications must be submitted via I work for NSW to be considered in this recruitment process.

You must also separately address the following Targeted Question (300 word limit). Please note failure to provide a response to this question may prevent your application progressing to the next stage.

Targeted question: Describe a time when you had to quickly learn about a complex topic in a non-legal discipline in order to assist a client. What was the situation, how did you approach it, and what was the result?  

Applications close Monday 22 April 2024 at 10.00am. Late applications will not be accepted. 

For further information about the role please contact James Diment, Director Legal, at [email protected].

Our Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion & Flexibility

IPART is proud to be an EEO Employer. We encourage and welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds including: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; people living with disability; people from a Cultural and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background; people who identify as LGBTQI+, people with a lived experience of mental health and people of mature age.

We want you to bring your best self to this application process. If you feel you may require an adjustment during any stage of the recruitment process, please contact our HR Team via [email protected] or 02 9019 1953.

Additional information
* This recruitment process will include pre-employment screening.
* To apply for this role you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand passport.
* This recruitment activity may result in the creation of a talent pool to fill other ongoing and temporary vacancies for similar roles within IPART. Placement in the talent pool remains valid for 18 months.
* Visit the Capability Application Tool to prepare for the recruitment process by accessing practice application and interview questions based on the focus capabilities listed in the role description.