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Commercial Lead


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Ventia are looking for an experienced Commercial Lead to support the recently awarded Western Harbour Tunnel (WHT) and Sydney Harbour Tunnel (SHT) Asset Management Contract.

NSW Western Harbour Tunnel and Sydney Harbour Tunnel Asset Management Services Contract with Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), provides operations, maintenance and strategic asset management services for the Western Harbour Tunnel and Sydney Harbour Tunnel. The works include whole-of-life asset risk and electricity volume risk, as well as 24/7 tunnel control over 35 years.

Reporting to the WHT+SHT Network Manager, this role will have leadership and accountability of contracts and projects, acting as the point of contact for commercial, contract and project requirements. The position will provide comprehensive and detailed commercial advice in a collaborative and strategic manner for tenders, contract delivery issues, subcontractors, disputes and performance management.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Provide commercial advice and coordinate input from legal and insurance (as required) for contract reviews. 
  • Support the letting and management of sub-contracts, negotiation of terms and conditions and provide commercial advice post award, general commercial advice on business as usual matters.
  • Support contract handover and delivery
  • Work constructively with TfNSW to resolve and align commercial contract expectations
  • Administration of all Head Contract processes
  • Establish and maintain Project risks and identify opportunities
  • Responsible for performing, coordinating overseeing commercial and procurement activities in support of WHT+SHT at the pre-contract, handover and predominately delivery stages through to project closeout
  • Responsible for the review of all commercial (and input to technical) risks associated with the preparation of bids to ensure that such risks are adequately identified, assessed and actioned by the bid teams.
  • Coordination of internal inputs for legal, insurance, tax, treasury, etc.
  • Active participation in bid reviews including providing commercial guidance and input to approval reviews as required.
  • Support the negotiation of subcontract and sup


  • Relevant tertiary degree, or extensive experience in the industry
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in managing large and complex D&C operation programs of work
  • Experience in working in large multidisciplinary projects
  • Setting up and managing multiple interface contractors 
  • Change management and document control
  • Desirable:
    • Experience working on motorway or tunnel projects 
    • Experience working on TfNSW projects

About Ventia 
Ventia is a leading infrastructure services company, operating across Australia and New Zealand. Our clients are the owners and operators of assets that are critical to our local communities. We pride ourselves on working smart, safely and sustainably, harnessing the latest technologies and brightest minds. With a diverse and proud heritage, we have a track record of delivering essential services to the communities in which we operate. 

We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures. Embracing diversity and creating inclusion is a key component of our talent strategy. The creation of a diverse, inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this vacancy. 

How to apply 
Select "Apply Now" to submit your application & CV. 

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Job details
Date posted
20 May 2022
Building Contracts Administration
Job mode
Standard/Business Hours
Private business
Company size
201 to 1000

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