Commercial Manager

CPB Contractors (Melbourne VIC, Australia) 18 days ago

Commercial Manager

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Permanent Full-time
Aus - Melbourne
Commercial / Project Finance / Bid Work
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30 Sep 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time

CPBJH JV brings together two of Australia's leading construction partners, CPB Contractors and John Holland, with unparalleled expertise in large-scale and complex project management, civil construction, traffic management and tunnelling. 

The West Gate Tunnel is a partnership between the Victorian Government and Transurban. The Joint Venture has been chosen as the contractor for construction, which began in early 2018 following planning assessment. 

About the Project

The West Gate Tunnel Project is a city-shaping project that will deliver a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge, provide quicker and safer journeys, and remove thousands of trucks off residential streets. The project will include:

  • Widening the West Gate Freeway from eight lanes to 12 between the M80 Ring Road and Williamstown Road;
  • Building a 2.8km eastbound tunnel and a 4km westbound tunnel under Yarraville;
  • Constructing a bridge over the Maribyrnong River providing an alternative to the West Gate Bridge;
  • Constructing an elevated road along Footscray Road to the Port of Melbourne; and
  • Major new cycling and pedestrian paths 

Gender Diversity  

We aim to maximise the potential of all our people. This means having an inclusive culture that values and sustains diversity and a work-life balance. To achieve this, we are focused on:

  • Embedding flexible work practices
  • Providing development opportunities for our women
  • Leaders championing and supporting our females to succeed
  • Actively looking to attract and promote women into non- traditional roles and putting support structures in place to help them succeed

About the Role

Construction is well underway in many areas of the project and throughout the coming two years we will begin construction across many more work fronts. As we move forward, we are looking for a Commercial Manager to join the project. We are interested in hearing from highly skilled and experienced Commercial Managers with experience leading teams to deliver favourable commercial outcomes on the project.


  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in Law, Commerce, Accounting, Quantity Surveying, Business or other associated disciplines
  • Post graduate qualifications e.g. graduate certificate, graduate diploma in Commerce, Accounting, Business, Construction, Property, Quantity Surveying, Law or other associated disciplines


  • 10 years’ experience in commercial and contract administration gained on construction, engineering or associated projects
  • 2-5 years’ experience in commercial management role
  • 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

Typical responsibilities

  • 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
  • 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
  • Establish and develop a high performance team to ensure the project has the capability to achieve targets
  • 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

CPBJH JV is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) and actively seeks to remove barriers people may face in gaining a successful position on the West Gate Tunnel Project. We value diversity in our team and people who share our values of authenticity, respect and excellence are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Applications close
30 Sep 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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