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February

Commercial & Procurement Manager

Signal Energy Australia Pty Ltd - Sydney, NSW

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Working under the guidance of the Head of Commercial Operations and alongside the Project Managers to deliver the commercial operational commitments of the business and / or project(s) in accordance with the Company’s policies. The Commercial Manager is responsible for managing all commercial and contractual aspects of the projects ensuring compliance with and obligations and objectives are met at a project and company level. Advising Project Managers on appropriate course of action and ensure the project team effectively minimises risks.

Imagine bringing that skillset to an opportunity where you can contribute and are challenged to harness your creative energy, to unlock your full potential. Our teams bring our client’s Utility Scale renewable energy projects from concept to reality. As part of the Commercial team, you will be responsible to turn a construction concept into a contract with suppliers and subcontractors and help them fulfil the design and construction of new solar projects.


We are a Values-based company guided by our Core Principles, which steer every action we take and every decision we make as we seek to focus on harnessing the creative energy of our people. We have a strong pipeline of business, and the growth we are experiencing is exciting.


Key responsibilities and accountabilities


  • Negotiate, Manage & Maintain Insurances for SEA Business and Projects
  • Maintain a suite of Contracts, including
  1. Purchase Order
  2. Supply Agreement
  3. Professional Services Agreement
  4. Minor Works Subcontract
  5. Major Works Subcontract
  • In conjunction with the Project Manager and Commercial team
  1. Ensure tenders, quotations and contracts appropriately evaluate commercial risks, include contract terms and conditions which suitably protect SEA interests
  2. Conduct commercial evaluation of tenders from subcontractors and suppliers. Advise unsuccessful bidders of result.
  3. Issue and execute contracts
  • Negotiate contracts and conditions, upstream and downstream
  • Use of dispute avoidance techniques
  • Lead dispute resolution and litigations, as necessary
  • Prepare and issue contractual notifications, including EOTs, variations, LDs etc. as necessary
  • Liaise with external Legal Advisers, as required
  • Accountable for Business Contract Registers and associated processes
  • Accountable for Business Variation Registers and associated processes
  • In consultation with the Project Manager identify contractual risks and opportunities and implement appropriate solutions
  • Provide assistance and guidance to staff, including project managers, project engineers and contracts administrators on commercial and contract administration matters.
  • Establish and maintain clear communications with vendors on a regular basis to ensure supply of goods or services and develop strong relationships
  • Establish and monitor the Procurement Plan and Schedule of Trade Packages.
  • Manage project purchasing and procurement to ensure value, quality maximization.
  • Work in conjunction with Planning and Construction team to ensure on time delivery of all goods and services.
  • Complete close out of supply of goods and services; ensure documentation as required is completed.
  • Put in place plans at a project level that address commercial issues and ensure contract compliance with time bars, submissions, notices and the like
  • Ensure the project team provides / maintains records in commercial matters to protect SEAs position
  • Assist in the resolution of disputes etc., in conjunction with the Project Manager, Head of Operations and where applicable, Legal personnel.
  • Undertake regular contract reviews including post-contract completion reviews, analyse results and recommend and/or undertake corrective action as necessary.
  • Ensure activities related to the function comply with relevant Acts, legal demands and ethical standards.
  • Ensure that project documentation and correspondence is in accordance with requirements and all legal risk areas are identified, reported and mitigated to allow adequate risk management strategies to be effected.
  • Ensure compliance with all record keeping requirements
  • Manage and monitor contract securities, insurances, accounts and billings to clients
  • Participate in the completion of monthly internal and external reporting as required;
  • Elevate any project issues as necessary

Other


  • Actively participate in regular learning and development programs to continually enhance and further develop skills and continuously improve capabilities and performance.
  • Portray a professional approach at all times through attitude and appearance.
  • Raise any non-conformances, with regard to product or process.
  • Ensure compliance with all contracts and policies pertaining to commercial obligation, risk management and protection of all intellectual property


Business Improvement


  • Contribute to the innovation process within the business


Qualifications and Education Requirements


  • Degree or Diploma in Business, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management or equivalent
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in Contract Administration with Tier 1 or 2 company experience
  • Understanding of construction principals and legal arguments
  • Team player that can work across a number of projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated experience in the negotiation and management of commercial contracts
  • Strong communication skills (oral & written) including strong negotiation and influencing skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships with a variety of people at different levels both internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to organise and prioritise demands
  • Sound knowledge and practical experience in the application of commercial and contract law
  • Experience in consultation and stakeholder management


Personal Characteristics


  • Must be customer focused, team oriented, accountable and results driven
  • Must be energetic with a positive can do attitude
  • Ability and willingness to adapt, quickly learn, and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing structure, process, information and/or technology

Sydney, NSW

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design




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