Commercial Manager

Job Description



About us


At Transport, we’re passionate about making NSW a better place to live, work and visit. Our vision is to give everyone the freedom to choose how and when they get around, no matter where they live. Right now, we’re delivering a $72.2bn program – the largest Australia has ever seen – to keep people and goods moving, connect communities and shape the future of our cities, centres and regions. At Transport, we’re also committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce, reflecting the community and the customers we serve.


Transport for NSW comprises nine integrated divisions that focus on achieving community outcomes for the greater good and putting our customers at the centre and our people at the heart of everything 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 number of Commercial Managers to oversee the commercial management of various projects and programs. The roles will be located mainly in the Sydney metropolitan area but there are also regional roles which can be located in various regional offices including Grafton, Parkes, Wollongong, Coffs Harbour or Newcastle.


Reporting into a Commercial Director the primary purpose of the role is to ensure the commercial protection of the branch and its portfolio of projects via its contractual management arrangements and dispute resolution strategies. The role ensures the program's contract and commercial management align with Transport policy and sound commercial practices.


The role will include but not limited to:


  • Implementing the commercial management framework including negotiation, dispute management, insurance management, fraud and corruption prevention, contractor performance management

  • Lead, manage and facilitate implementation and deployment of a program contract management framework and dispute avoidance requirements that comply with the Commercial Management Framework, government guidelines, policies and align with industry best practice

  • Implement program level advice on commercial matters, contract negotiations, contract risk allocation, probity, cost benchmarking and reporting and value for money measurement to support the achievement of best practice compliant contracts

  • Lead and implement program dispute prevention and resolution strategies and provide dispute resolution leadership to implement best practice and minimise costs and project issues arising from disputes

  • Ensure effective program commercial risk management is implemented, leading the development of delivery strategies and contract risk profiles


Please click here to view a copy of the role description.



About you


You are a hands-on, well-organised Commercial Manager with experience in a similar role in either government or the private sector. Tertiary qualified in engineering, commerce or relevant disciplines you will have demonstrated ability to negotiate, devise and justify appropriately safe solutions to constrained physical and budget situations that require management of the risk associated with managing interface requirements. A strong communicator you will have the ability to quickly and efficiently get across the issues which arise. Experience in the development, delivery and construction of large scale transport infrastructure projects including Design and Construct (DC) delivery models is critical to the success of this role.



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 offering an attractive remuneration package.

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!


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





Please submit a resume and answer all questions within the online application process to apply for this position.


Applications close: 11:59 PM, Sunday 30th May 2021




The way we work is evolving, and we want to enable our people to work in ways that work for them. We’re moving from predominantly office-based work to a more flexible approach that supports working from different locations, including regionally. If you’re interested in working from a location not listed in the job ad, please get in touch with the Talent Specialist to discuss what’s possible.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Great people come from all walks of life. We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce which reflects the community and the customers we serve. We actively promote gender diversity in our workplaces, the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the employment of people with a disability. We welcome and encourage applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, or sexual orientation. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call/text or email the contact person for this role.

For any enquiries, please email Lindy Wellington  at LINDY.WELLINGTON@TRANSPORT.NSW.GOV.AU .

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