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Senior Manager Property Litigation / Claims

Organisation/Entity:  Transport For NSW
Job Category:  Procurement
Job Location: 

Macquarie Park, NSW, AU, 2113

Job Ref No:  23801
Employment Type:  Fixed Term Full-Time
Salary Range:  An attractive remuneration package

About us


Transport for NSW (TfNSW) 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 metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail, road 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 Property Litigation / Claims Specialist. 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 is not limited to:

•    Working 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 
•    Achieving 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.
•    Providing regular updates to executives on case costs and case progress, ensuring key dates and deliverables for external service providers are met. 
•    Developing educational opportunities regarding the compulsory acquisitions process to educate project delivery teams. 
•    Lead ing 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 (TSSM), fixed-term to February 2024, offering an attractive remuneration package. 

For more information on Employee Benefits at TfNSW, please click here



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!


How to apply


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


 Please check the internal role eligibility requirements or policy for your agency before applying for internally advertised roles.


Applications close: 11:59 pm, Sunday 26th September 2021

We are the community we serve

We are committed to being an inclusive, diverse and flexible workplace where differences are valued. We welcome people of all backgrounds, experience and abilities.

We enable our people to work in ways that work for them and their teams. Working virtually and from different locations including regional locations, staggering work hours and job sharing are just some of the ways our people can work flexibly.

Please contact the Talent Specialist below if you require any adjustments to be made to how you interact with us throughout the recruitment process or would like to discuss flexible work options.

For any enquiries, please email Goran Danilov at GORAN.DANILOV@TRANSPORT.NSW.GOV.AU.

Find out more about Transport for NSW at https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/about-us ​


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