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EOI- Legal Professionals: Employment & Safety focus

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Aurizon is seeking Expressions of Interests for a suitably qualified Legal professional to join our Legal team

There has never been a better time to join Aurizon - our ongoing new business, interstate acquisitions means we are now Nationwide and growing.

As a Legal professional with a focus on employment and safety work, you will work closely with other lawyers and paralegals to deliver commercially driven legal advice, predominately related to employment matters but also across a wider range of practice areas, including procurement, decarbonisation, corporate and many more. The successful candidate will be motivated by and interested in the variety and pace of in-house practice and will have the necessary experience to identify and address potential legal and regulatory issues facing Aurizon.

About the role:

As an employment and safety focused lawyer, you will:

  • Provide high quality, and commercially focused legal advice to Aurizon’s people teams on day-to-day matters including complex performance and conduct matters, workplace investigations, employee grievances/complaints, recruitment, and payroll compliance.
  • Advise the employee relations team regarding enterprise bargaining for Aurizon’s various agreements as well as advising the team regarding disputes under these agreements.
  • Review, update and advise on Aurizon’s suite of employment contracts, to ensure best practice considering changes in the law.  
  • Manage and advise the business in relation to various employment and safety litigation, including in the Federal/Federal Circuit Court, Fair Work Commission, Queensland Industrial Relations Commission, Queensland Human Rights Commission, and Magistrates Courts, including managing external counsel, where engaged.
  • Draft, negotiate and advise on commercial agreements, including secondment agreements and labour hire agreements.
  • Undertake employment due diligence in relation to potential acquisitions identified by our strategy team, as well as assisting people teams pre and post completion with transition arrangements.
  • Provide advice to the safety team regarding applicable legislative frameworks, including the Work Health and Safety Act and Rail Safety National Law, and Aurizon’s safety management systems.  

About you: 

  • Admitted to practice as a Legal Practitioner in the Supreme Court of Queensland and hold a current practicing certificate
  • Ideally a minimum of 3-8 years PAE, advising across employment and safety related matters. Top tier law firm experience in Australia will be highly regarded”
  • Relevant in-house experience will be beneficial, but not essential
  • Have a ‘can do’ attitude and willing to practice in wider range of practice areas in addition to employment and safety as required, including but not limited to procurement, IT, strategy, property, , competition law and litigation.  
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communication, influencing, presentation, negotiating and relationship building skills
  • Extensive knowledge of commercial legal matters gained and applied in diverse business and industry sectors
  • High level skill in providing commercially driven legal advice and assistance to client groups in large corporate environment

Reach out for a confidential discussion today about your next career move.

What we can offer you:

At Aurizon, we support the development and growth of our employees to reach their full potential.  With a National portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with long term and exciting career opportunities.  Some of our benefits include:

  • Competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and incentives
  • Development and growth opportunities
  • Access to female and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mentoring programs
  • Great location in Fortitude Valley with high end flexible working offices
  • Discounts on selected health insurance funds, personal travel, gyms, vehicles and retail brands
  • Parental Leave Program and Super Booster

About Aurizon

Aurizon is Australia’s largest rail freight operator and a top 100 ASX company.  Each year, we transport more than 250 million tonnes of Australian commodities, connecting miners, primary producers, and industry with international and domestic markets.

We strive for a diverse, collaborative, creative and a high-performance culture that celebrates the contribution of every employee and provide opportunities for career development in a dynamic work environment.

To learn about us and our company values visit

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