Legal Advisor Transnet Freight Rail - Various

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Operating Division
Transnet Freight Rail
Position Title
Legal Advisor
Employee Group
LE-COM-Commercial Law-PKT
Reporting To
Executive Manager: Commercial Law
Grade Level :E
Reference Number: 50008796
Position Purpose
Provide an efficient and holistic professional legal service to the organisation and support the General Counsel

s strategies
and business plan to ensure that Transnet Freight Rail operates and undertakes its functions and powers in a lawful manner
by safeguarding the legal interests of Transnet Freight Rail in all its dealings with internal & external parties, mainly with
respect to commercial contracts, capital investments, regulatory compliance and legal risk management issues of the
Position outputs

Draft, review and edit all contract proposals for completeness, accuracy, legal compliance and adherence to the appropriate
terms and conditions and coordinate remedial actions as required to ensure that Transnet Freight Rail performs its
obligations in accordance with the signed contract/agreement and ensuring that the company

s interests are legally

Advise on and prepare the relevant delegations of authority on behalf of the company to ensure that mandates are carried

out within the prescribed delegated authorities in order to avoid unnecessary financial losses and litigation arising from
non-compliance with Transnet Freight Rail

s corporate governance principles.

Negotiate specific contractual issues and agreements with external entities on prospective business ventures and working
relations on behalf of the company by providing legal advice and setting out conditions to be included in the agreements to
ensure that all agreements comply with legal requirements and that proper risk management measures have been

Provide accurate written & verbal legal opinions to Management regarding policies, procedures and all business/operational
issues as well as all transactions which Transnet Freight Rail enters into or concludes with third parties.

Serve as a principal point of liaison with external legal practitioners and other regulatory bodies.

Develop, manage and maintain relationships with the key stakeholders, e.g. Government, external Lawyers and legal

Provide advice on and create awareness to staff and management regarding legislative and other regulatory developments
impacting on the business of Transnet Freight Rail.

Ensure proper implementation and maintenance of a Contract management system. Manage overall commercial legal risk
for TFR.

He/she must be professional and proficient in the use of the English language (both written and verbal), have an analytical
mind, and must be able to manage a legal portfolio independently.

He/she should have the ability to handle high volumes of work and must have the ability to work well under pressure without
compromising the work quality.

The successful candidate will report to the Executive Manager (Legal Commercial).

Preferred candidate must also demonstrate knowledge and practical experience with a diverse range of commercial
contracts and project-related work.
Qualifications & Experience

LLB Degree.

Admission as an Attorney or Advocate of the High Court.

Minimum 3 years post admission experience (in-house, law firm, etc).

Be in possession of a (Code B) Driver

s Licence and be competent and prepared to drive such a vehicle.

Contract drafting, negotiation and finalisation.

In-depth knowledge of and experience in Commercial Law & Contract Law.

Experience in the legal work-stream of a project.

Providing legal support to other support services such as Finance, Communications, Procurement and Commercial.

Understanding of Transnet (freight logistics) business or the Railway Industry will be an added advantage.

Entrepreneurial skills/Business acumen

Leadership skills

Decision making

Lateral thinker


Analytical skills

Interpersonal skill

Communication skills

Presentation skills

People management skills

Negotiation skills

Computer literacy

Planning and Organising

Contract Management

Team work
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Attention to details

Team work

Ability to work independently locally and globally

Self Management (Self awareness, stress management, self confidence)






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