Title:  Senior Commercial Manager

Job Number:  17687

Fortitude Valley, QLD, AU, 4006

About John Holland

At John Holland, our purpose is simple, we transform lives with everything we do. We’ve always known at its heart infrastructure is about people — our customers, our employees, and the communities in which we work.

That’s our difference. Deep experience and capability with a genuine care about creating better lives for people along the way.

Be part of a team that thrives on rising to the challenge of transforming lives for good.

About the Role

As a Senior Commercial Manager, you will play a vital role in our Queensland Train Manufacturing Program team. Your primary responsibilities will include promoting, encouraging, and assisting senior management and project teams in implementing effective commercial practices, both contractual and financial.

To start, this position will be located at our Fortitude Valley office, however; once the project mobilizes in the coming months, you will transition to an onsite role in Maryborough, QLD.

Key Responsibilities:

  • ­Ensure project management, project commercial team 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 and as per Security of Payments Act.
  • ­Manage commercial issues, minor and major contract disputes and claims and report on issues to project and senior management
  • Advise project commercial team and project management as needed in commercial matters e.g. claims, contractual issues, contractual correspondence, 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 in accordance with company procedures
  • 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 ­
  • Perform all duties in accordance with John Holland policies, processes, systems and procedures

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in Law, Commerce, Accounting, Quantity Surveying, Business or other associated disciplines
  • Advanced skills in procedures for project contract administration, general business administration and project management ­
  • Reporting and compliance with respect to commercial performance and legislation/code to prevent potential business exposure ­
  • Understand scope of works for the project and regions and business units and each subcontracted section of works including the ability to interpret drawings and specifications ­
  • Skill in quantitative and qualitative risk assessment and development of risk controls and actions involved in delivery and implementation of projects

As part of the team, you help us deliver on our promise to transform lives.

Your success is reflected in ours, so we’re committed to being an employer of choice. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive workplace, as different perspectives and ideas will deliver our long-term success.

We want you to be with us for the long-term, so providing you with rich career experiences and ongoing development is our priority.

What’s in it for you when you join John Holland?

We’re about connecting your sense of purpose to ours. We understand that your career is one of the biggest ways to have an impact on the world. We also believe in supporting you as a whole person, not just an employee.

We reward and support our people in so many ways. This starts with being flexible about how different people like to work. From industry-leading leave policies to wellbeing and relationship support, your needs sit at the heart of our employee benefits.

We offer:

Competitive remuneration with salary continuance, and salary sacrifice packaging options available.

Great leave benefits including 18 weeks paid parental leave with superannuation and up to an extra 18 weeks of superannuation paid on further periods of unpaid parental leave, multicultural leave exchange and two additional John Holland Days to prioritise health and wellbeing.

Career progression underpinned by our exciting pipeline of work means you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic projects that are shaping cities and communities.

Learning and development opportunities where you’ll have access to emerging talent programs, building your career through clear career pathways, and technical and leadership training and development opportunities.

Inclusion and diversity is part of how we work and do what we do at John Holland. Our active commitment to being an employer of choice is evident in the delivery of our Gender Equality Strategic Plan supported by our Pride, Celebrate Women, RAP and Grow networks.

Flexible working that works for you as we know flexibility means different things to different people. Whether it’s flexi-hours, flexi-parenting, flexi-leave, flexi-shifts, flexi-work, we’re committed to helping our people work flexibly.