Transport Infrastructure Ireland
Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Senior Property Lawyer

Location
Co. Dublin
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Title of Position:             Senior Property Lawyer

Salary:                                  €82,448 – €102,896

BACKGROUND

The Governance and Legal Department is responsible for the management of legal matters affecting TII and for oversight of corporate governance. The department manages a wide remit of legal matters including commercial contracts and procurement, insurance, claims and litigation, property, planning and environmental, statutory interpretation and general legal advices. The department advises on the obligations and rights conferred on TII by the various Roads Acts and Transport Act. As well as offering legal services directly to TII, the department manages relationships with external legal advisors as required.

TII acquires assets, pursuant to its statutory powers, for the purposes of road and light rail projects. This role provides legal input and advice to support the development and implementation of these projects.

TII Governance and Legal Department employs two full time Property Lawyers (Grade 1 and Grade 2) with oversight of legal property matters. This competition is to fill an existing role for the Property Lawyer Grade 1. The Property Lawyers are responsible for the acquisition of property and interests required for the purpose of road, greenway and rail projects, the registration of TII’s interests and the legal agreements necessary for the exploitation of TII’s property assets, including, where required, leases and licences, development agreements and general legal, environmental and planning issues. TII is presently at the planning stages of the MetroLink project, which will connect key destinations including Dublin Airport and the City Centre along the current proposed route. An application for a Railway Order for MetroLink was made in September 2022 and an oral hearing before An Bord Pleanála concluded in March 2024. Further details of the MetroLink scheme can be found at www.MetroLink.ie. External legal advisors have been appointed to provide project advices and support to MetroLink, however the in-house team also supports the project as required and acts as an interface between the MetroLink Team and external legal service providers 

Commencing in 1999, TII (then RPA) constructed the original Red and Green Luas Lines in Dublin, as well as extensions to the Docklands (Point) and Broombridge (Luas Cross City Project). There are legacy property matters outstanding from the construction of these original lines. The successful applicant will assist with the closing out of these matters and with the anticipated increased requirement for legal support relating to the Luas Finglas project and other planned light rail projects, as well as ongoing work to support the operation of existing infrastructure and management of TII property assets.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Advising on property-related agreements put in place for MetroLink, Luas Finglas and other TII projects including conducting negotiations on behalf of TII.
  • Acquisition of property interests under the compulsory purchase process set out in the various Roads and Transport Acts, or by private agreement.
  • Legal management role, as required in TII projects, involving developing a suitable understanding of the project as it develops and of regulatory and legal issues that affect it. 
  • Provision of general legal advice on regulatory issues that arise from time to time, including levy schemes and environmental and planning matters.
  • Provision of advice on exploitation of infrastructure, as business ancillary to TII’s core business, including third party licence agreements, development agreements and leases.
  • Registration of TII’s title in a timely manner, including dealing with all PRAI queries, and maintaining a register of property interests and registration details.
  • Advising on general property rights and protection of such rights.
  • Supporting the planning and development of TII projects and programmes as necessary.
  • Advising on matters of statutory and/or regulatory interpretation relating to TII’s powers and obligations.
  • Reviewing draft legislation relevant to the interests and functions of TII and co-ordinating, contributing to and drafting submissions on such legislation on behalf of TII.
  •  Undertaking such tasks, activities or other duties as may be required or assigned appropriate to the grade. 

Note:    The functions and responsibilities assigned to this position are based on the current stated role and may be changed from time to time. The person appointed will be required to demonstrate the flexibility necessary to fulfil other roles and responsibilities at a similar grade within TII.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate the key competencies for a Grade 1 position.

  • Candidates must be professionally qualified solicitors with strong academic qualifications, and excellent commercial awareness. 
  • 7 years post graduate experience in property law is required. Experience in commercial law, planning and environmental law, construction law, projects or a related area is desirable.
  • Exceptional analytical and communication skills with focus on making complex legal concepts clear to non-legal audiences.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of multi-disciplinary teams with colleagues and external advisers from diverse backgrounds and at all levels of the organisation.
  • Strong legal research, statutory/regulatory interpretation and writing skills required.
  •  Highly organised with attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Report writing and presentation skills required.

To apply for, or to locate further information on, these posts please visit our website: https://www.tii.ie/careers/

The closing date for applications is 12pm (noon) on Friday 21st June 2024. 

Transport Infrastructure Ireland is committed to a policy of equal opportunity.

Important Dates
Posted on
31 May, 2024
Application deadline
21 June, 2024
Compensation
€82,448 - 102,896 / per year (est.)
Source: Provided by the employer.