Commercial Manager

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Aus - Melbourne
Commercial / Project Finance / Bid Work
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About North East Link

The Spark Consortium has been selected for the Central Package of the North East Link Project - Victoria's biggest road project.

The Spark Consortium’s Design and Construction Contractor - which comprises Webuild, CPB Contractors, GS Engineering and Construction and China Construction Oceania - will deliver the twin three-lane tunnels and key interchanges for the project.

The Central Package will be delivered as a Public Private Partnership and provides three-lane twin tunnels that will close the missing link in Melbourne’s freeway network from the M80 Ring Road to an upgraded Eastern Freeway, reducing journey times and diverting heavy vehicles away from local roads. Up to 135,000 vehicles will use North East Link every day, reducing congestion in the north-east while maintaining local roads.

About the Opportunity

To support the delivery of the North East Link Central Package we are seeking applications for an experienced Commercial Manager with a background in civil construction or major roads/tunneling projects.

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual who can support and drive the  culture of the Commercial team on the largest project in Australia while providing support and guidance of systems and procedures on the project.

The purpose of the role is to Promote, encourage and assist senior management and protect teams in implementing effective commercial (contractual and financial) practices.

The Commercial Manager will be accountable for:

  • Ensure project managers, contract administrators and all relevant project staff understand and comply with commercial requirements in contracts with customers and major/high risk subcontracts as per policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Attend contract acceptance and contract review meetings as necessary to ensure commercial and contract administration issues comply with contract requirements, policies and procedures
  • Interpret the tender and apply the commercial and contractual agreement both at Head Contract and Sub Contract level as per Security of Payments Act.
  • Manage commercial issues, minor and major contract disputes when delegated by senior management
  • Assist contract administrators and project managers as needed in commercial matters e.g. claims, contractual issues, disputes, preparing subcontract terms and conditions, and setting up administration procedures on and off site with accounting
  • Review and approve acceptance or proposed major / high risk subcontracts and any other subcontracts as instructed by senior management
  • Lead identification and quantification of Head Contract scope changes and all subsequent negotiations with the Client
  • Negotiate contract terms and conditions with customers/subcontractors as authorised by senior management in liaison with project management, as per policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Undertake post-contract completion reviews, analyse results, undertake corrective actions
  • Stakeholder management: Ensure that stakeholders are actively engaged and that beneficial relationships between the project and the client, subcontractors, community and other external parties are developed and maintained
  • People management: Establish and develop a high-performance team to ensure the project has the capability to achieve targets
  • Financial management: Ensure strong contract, commercial and financial risk management, accurate forecasting of both costs and revenue. take corrective action in line with authority and reporting frameworks and maximise the profit margin for the project

Our minimum requirements for this role is:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in Law, Commerce, Business, Accounting, Quantity Surveying, or other associated disciplines Relevant industry experience
  • Strong commercial acumen, with experience in commercial and contract administration gained on major construction, engineering or associated projects
  • Demonstrated ability to build and manage relationships, as well as work in a high performing team, with potential to build a commercial delivery team
  • Reporting and compliance with respect to commercial performance and legislation/code to prevent potential business exposure
  • Skills in risk assessment and management in relation to the delivery and implementation of projects
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office (in particular Word and Excel)

If this opportunity is of interest to you, please click on the ‘Apply now’ button to register your interest and please also subscribe to ‘Job Alerts’ to be notified of upcoming opportunities with SPARK.

Whilst we are keen to hear from candidates with proven infrastructure project experience or experience working for a Tier 1 or Tier 2 Contractor to be a part of an iconic construction project in Melbourne, Victoria, we also will consider applicants that are seeking to enter or re-enter the industry.

SPARK is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) and actively seeks to remove barriers people may face in gaining a successful position on the North East Link Central Package. We value diversity, inclusion and equity through providing a working environment where all employees feel included, valued, and free to bring their different skills, experiences and perspectives.


How to apply

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