Commercial Manager (VPSG6)

Job posted: 15/03/2023
Applications close: 13/04/2023 (Midnight)
19 days remaining

19 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Transport

Salary: $129,379 - $173,138

Occupation: Projects

Reference: VG/DOT/IT/1707771

Reference: VG/DOT/IT/1707771

Occupation: Projects

Salary Range: $129,379 - $173,138

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Transport and Planning oversees key planning, transport and land use policy decisions and management across the State. A life-cycle approach to planning, building, connecting and sustaining communities means our people can come together to; improve services, deliver sustainable projects, focus on customer engagement, streamline regulatory approval pathways, facilitate community consultation and better realise local economic opportunities for more liveable communities across Victoria. The department is committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, provide personal and professional development programs and support ways of working that help employees balance work and life.

Commercial Manager

  • VPS6: $129,379 - $173,138 p/a + super
  • Ongoing - full time (flexible working arrangements)
  • Based in Melbourne - CBD

About Us

Investment and Technology is a Group within the Department of Transport and Planning, and is responsible for providing investment strategy and to deliver commercial and information technology services to drive high performance and improved commercial outcomes for the State.


About the Role

The Commercial Manager is responsible for providing project management and commercial advice as well as leading project workstreams and/or small commercial projects.

The Commercial Advisory Division works closely with policy and operational areas throughout the contracting lifecycle to mobilise project teams, support commercial strategy development, undertake pre-procurement and procurement activities, and provide a range of commercial project management support, advice and leadership.

Key elements of the role include developing project and commercial options, preparing high-quality transaction documents including Requests for Tender and service specifications, engaging with industry to inform commercial strategies, project management, procurement and management of external advisers (including technical, legal and commercial), reporting, leading and managing governance processes, and general commercial advice.

The position will work flexibly across the Commercial Advisory Division, including supporting or leading multiple projects. The role may involve people management. The successful applicant will have proven experience in working in multidisciplinary teams to deliver complex, high value projects within a commercial context.


We are seeking a skilled Project Manager with the following capabilies, skills and background:

  • Contract development and management experience in the commercial banking, civil/ industrial construction and maintenance services industries

  • Commercial transaction experience in banking/ mergers and acquisitions, transport/ logistics and mining sectors

  • Commercial negotiations experience in general

  • Transaction management experience - managing contract procurement processes


We are looking for a talented individual who has the ability to translates strategies into programs or projects that enables achievement of outcomes required. Defines governance e.g. success measures, roles and responsibilities, progress monitoring required to manage risks and maximise probability of success. A person with strong business and commercial acumen who is using their knowledge of procurement and finance concepts to make informed expenditure decisions and manage risks at the same time. You are an accomplished individual with strong interpersonal skills who possess resilience, being open to new ideas and approaches, offering their opinions, asking questions and making suggestions while maintaining discipline in keeping to planned or assigned. You will be self-aware, able to understand the impact of your emotional responses on self and others and assess personal strengths and weaknesses using feedback from team members. Working collaboratively, you will build a supportive and cooperative team environment, engage other teams to share information, and support others in challenging situations. 


Position Outcomes

  • Gather and analyse information from within DTP and from other sources to support development of commercial strategies and options.

  • Prepare project documentation and advice, including submissions to government and internal stakeholder briefings, on the project workstream areas of review/change and other complex commercial / policy matters.

  • Stakeholders perceive that analysis and advice is comprehensively considered, takes into account whole of project outcomes and supports successful outcomes through a supportive partnership.

  • Assist with the identification and resolution of project and strategic issues to support timely and effective decision making and negotiations.

  • Contribute to achievement of value for money outcomes through participation in the evaluation of options.

  • Promote and support safe, inclusive and flexible team operations.




  • At least 3 years of professional experience in a relevant commercial transaction setting

  • Experience working with State or Federal Government

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in commerce, finance, economics, business management, law, or related discipline.



  • May involve evening work and travel to regional offices.


 For further detail, please refer to the PD included on our Careers Page. Seek applicants, click on “Apply” to access the PD).


Culture and Benefits

The Department of Transport and Planning is committed to building a culture of developing our people to achieve great outcomes for the Victorian transport network.  We are proud of our commitment to flexible work arrangements that support different ways of working, helping employees balance work and life. We are focused on providing a workplace environment that is rewarding, enjoyable, healthy and productive for all employees, where contributions are valued and recognised, expectations are clear, and treatment is fair and equitable.

The department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including veterans, people who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, have a disability, are from varied cultural backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTIQ+. The department provides workplace adjustments for applicants with disabilities.


How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and a brief covering letter. 

Applications close 11.59pm on Thursday, 13 April 2023.

For further information regarding the opportunity, please contact Stephen Timmins, 0478 316 704 (applications via email will not be accepted).


Please note: To be considered up to date vaccinated, you must have been administered COVID-19 vaccines as determined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). DoT is requiring all staff to be Vaccinated and to have had Booster Vaccination (Triple vaccinated as a minimum) or medical evidence which confirms the individual is unable to receive a dose, of a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical contraindication. Failure to comply with this condition of employment will impact your eligibility for employment in this position with DoT. Preferred applicants may be subject to pre-employment checks. Information provided to the DoT will be treated in the strictest confidence.


Commercial Manager (VPSG6)

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Stephen Timmins | 0478 316 704

Commercial Manager (VPSG6)