• Permanent Full Time
  • Hobart
  • 4-13 years’ PQE

Unique career opportunity for experienced lawyers | Contribute to the changing landscape in the energy space | Collaborative and cohesive legal team

Unique opportunity exists for experienced lawyers to join this leading provider of electricity transmission and distribution services.


Our client TasNetworks is the leading provider of electricity transmission and distribution services in Tasmania. Owned by the State of Tasmania and operating as a commercial business with assets of $3.5 billion, TasNetworks owns, operates and maintains the electricity transmission and distribution network in Tasmania. The organisation is committed to delivering a safe, reliable electricity supply to more than 295,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers.

With strong core values and a strategic vision, TasNetworks is offering a unique career opportunity for two experienced lawyers to join the expanding Legal Services team which is responsible for delivering legal services to the business, whilst ensuring strategic objectives are met. This is an exciting opportunity to join TasNetworks at a crucial time in the energy industry and to be part of helping support the energy transition.

Lead Counsel – Unregulated team

The Lead Counsel role will assist the Head of Legal Services in the provision of strategic legal advice to TasNetwork’s contestable subsidiary businesses in the transmission connections and telecommunication sectors..

In this significant role, you will lead the delivery of outcomes-focused legal advice in the areas of construction, infrastructure and projects, and general commercial law. You will be responsible for managing risk and compliance matters; delivering the strategy and implementation plans of the relevant functions; and identifying new opportunities for the business.

The successful candidate will bring significant experience in construction, infrastructure and projects matters. Energy experience is beneficial but not essential.

Crucial to your success in this position will be your sound leadership, communication and management skills. Strong commercial acumen, good judgment, and the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders are key attributes.

Senior Corporate Counsel – Corporate Services team

Reporting to a Lead Counsel, you will be responsible for the provision of authoritative, strategic legal advice to the corporate service areas of the business (including Strategy, Procurement and HS&E) across  a broad range of practice areas including commercial litigation, and workplace relations law.

The successful candidate will have 4 to 7 years’ experience in commercial litigation and/or workplace relations gained from a reputable organisation. Experience in public interest law or commercial law is beneficial but not essential.

As a talented and motivated lawyer, you will have a commercial and pragmatic approach, the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team, and an ability to liaise with a range of stakeholders.

Attractive remuneration package including relocation expenses will apply.


If you want to be part of a collaborative and cohesive team, and contribute to the changing landscape in the energy space, please submit an application to our exclusively retained consultant, Nalini Moore. Please include a cover letter outlining the position you are applying for.

E: nalini.moore@mahlab.com.au

Location: Hobart

Ref: MCNM21706




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