Commercial Manager - Townsville

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Permanent Full-time
Aus - Brisbane, Aus - QLD - Regional
CPB Contractors
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CPB Contractors is the CIMIC Group's construction company and a leading international construction contractor, with operations across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Combining the expertise and track record formerly delivered by Leighton Contractors and Thiess, we deliver projects spanning all key sectors of the construction industry, including roads, rail, tunnelling, defence and building.

Our Mission is to generate sustainable returns for our shareholders by delivering projects for our clients, while providing safe, rewarding and fulfilling careers for our people.

We need people who are talented, motivated and disciplined, and who have a strong work ethic that drives them to succeed.

Your Opportunity

CPB Contractors are recruiting an experienced Commercial Managers for our Townsville projects. Our projects (

As Commercial Manager, you will be accountable for:

  • Leading and managing project commercial teams (Procurement, Contract Administration and Finance)
  • Ensuring the effective implementation of commercial and financial risk management procedures.
  • Negotiation, preparation and recommendations for approval of contracts for award
  • Ensure that all contracts meet the legal, commercial and corporate standards and agreed benchmarks.
  • Review monthly and quarterly budget/cost reports for projects and provide direct advice to project Senior Management on risks and opportunities.
  • Provide commercial improvement initiatives whilst driving best practices.
  • Preparation and issuance of contract correspondence to Contractors.
  • Management of contract disputes.
  • Managing compliance and preparing reports on commercial performance of projects.
  • Managing and mentoring teams to perform effectively and efficiently.

Requirements for this role:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications
  • Previous experience in the construction industry including with a Tier 1 or Tier 2 contractor and with recent experience in a commercial management role.
  • Advanced negotiation, influencing and stakeholder management abilities supported by high level verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate across senior leaders and stakeholders to manage business readiness and impacts to strategies and plans.
  • Strong commercial acumen with the ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Understanding of relevant legislation and ability to interpret and apply contracts.
  • Ability to travel based on the needs of the business.

What we can offer:

  • Competitive salary package.
  • Genuine mentorship and career pathways.
  • Ongoing training programs.
  • We promote from within and hire for careers, not projects.
  • Corporate discounts including health insurance, well-being, travel & retail.
  • Salary continuance insurance (SCI) 
  • AIA Vitality membership.  

Next Stages:

If you are interested in hearing about our projects, please click on the ‘apply now’

Please note that due to the expected volume of interest, only online applications will be considered. We thank you for your interest and look forward to communicating with you soon about our exciting projects.

CPB Contractors is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workplace diversity and to providing flexible work opportunities at our offices and projects. We support women in construction and Indigenous advancement and participation and encourage people of all cultural backgrounds to apply.

Please note: These roles are being sourced through CPB Contractors directly and we will not accept applications via external recruitment agencies.


How to apply

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