Senior Contract Manager (VPSG6)

Job posted: 17/11/2020
Applications close: 31/01/2021 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 3 years

Organisation: North East Link Project

Salary: $124,033 - $165,983

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/27072

Reference: VG/27072

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $124,033 - $165,983

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Oversee the contractual and commercial management aspects for the North East Link Project as part of our growing Commercial team. Embody, practice and promote collaboration, quality and accountability as you work in partnership with project teams, contractors and internal and external stakeholders to delivery commercial success for Victoria's largest infrastructure project.

  • $15.8bn infrastructure project boosting the Victorian economy
  • Support the commercial and contractual management of major NELP contracts
  • Fixed term 3 years

About the opportunity
Critical to our success in building this mega-project for Victoria, is the Senior Contract Manager, who supports the contractual and commercial management of major construction packages for the North East Link Project. You will be charged with managing and providing contractual and commercial advice throughout the project life cycle, including developing and initiating contracts, tender preparation, evaluation, negotiation, contract award and developing and maintaining contract management systems through the delivery and contract close-out phases.

About you:
A refined understanding of commercial and contractual issues at all stages of major construction project life cycle is an essential requirement of the role. Additionally, our successful applicant will also possess;

  • demonstrated abilities developing a suite of quality procurement documentation in line with strategic directions,
  • natural leadership and collaborative style that brings together a broad range of parties and a genuine desire to work and support others to operate, in a multi-disciplinary function environment,
  • decisiveness, a self starting nature with strong ability to facilitate robust conversations, influence and negotiate effectively to overcome issues, identify opportunities and reach mutually beneficial agreements,
  • proven experience managing major infrastructure project contract administration and;
  • comprehensive understanding of principles, practices and standards associated with contract management to deliver a specific outcome at a specific time, often as part of a larger program.


Our commitment to creating a workplace that inspires you, engages you and grows you is strong – we want you to be a powerful contributor to this wonderfully diverse and dynamic organisation. Our offering continues to grow but here is what we already have in store for you:

  • Established wellbeing program.
  • 17.5% leave loading.
  • Ongoing commitment to flexible work arrangements available (including ability to purchase additional leave) that will run beyond current Covid-19 enforced remote working.

How to apply
To apply please submit a cover letter, addressing two key selection criteria that you believe are essential for the role and CV via this website. 

Applications close at 11:59pm on Sunday 31st January. 

There is no need to provide additional information regarding key selection criteria and previous applicants need not apply. Please note this position is likely to begin in a work from home capacity.  All interviews will be conducted remotely. For a confidential discussion contact Caitlin Carman on caitlin.carman@northeastlink.vic.gov.au. 

Our advertisement is only intended for individuals interested in employment with NELP. Recruitment agencies need not contact. We believe in inclusiveness, diversity and equality and are committed to ensuring that our workplaces are a reflection of the Victorian community. We recognise the benefits that a diverse and inclusive culture brings for our employees and in turn, encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with a disability and others from under-represented backgrounds to apply.

Senior Contract Manager (VPSG6)

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Full time / 3 years

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Caitlin Carman - People and Culture Advisor | caitlin.carman@northeastlink.vic.gov.au

Senior Contract Manager (VPSG6)