Project Commercial Manager

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Date: 20-Oct-2021

Location: Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Company: Alstom

Req ID:177041 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   

If you’re ambitious, driven and team-spirited, this is your opportunity to build a career Project Commercial Manager in Milton, Brisbane.
Purpose of the Role:
The Project Commercial Manager is responsible to support the Project Core Team in the management of the commercial, contractual and claim aspects of Customer, Consortium/JV partner and supplier Contract(s). He/She supports and provides guidance to Procurement concerning contractual issues involving Purchase Contracts (e.g. the placement of major Purchase Contracts, supplier non-conformity and variation order requests) and leads the preparation of major claims involving suppliers.
Your key responsibilities will include the following: 

  • Key focus is on establishing and managing throughout the project lifecycle an obligation management matrix containing all contractual obligations towards and from the customer (and consortium partner). Provide training on the necessary commercial and contractual knowledge and skills to all Project Core Team members enable them performing their scope of work. Make sure that obligation owners are assigned in the Project Core Team and that the Project Core Team is constantly aware of the obligations’ due dates. 
  • Define and implement, jointly with the Project Manager, the external communication management process for the project ensuring that all communication to and from the customer (and consortium partner) is sent in accordance with the requirements of the contract(s) and BT’s guidelines and directives. 
  • Participate in all Project Core Team, risk and opportunity, change control board and variation order meetings to ensure early identification of commercial risks and opportunities. Take ownership of all commercial and contractual risks and opportunities. Develop mitigation actions to manage commercial risks and develop enhancement actions to deliver opportunities. 
  • In close co-operation with Contracts & Legal, support and provide guidance to Procurement concerning the placement of all major Purchase Contracts to ensure back-to-back coverage with customer contract is achieved or proper mitigation actions are put in place for any remaining gaps. Support the ongoing commercial management of the Purchase Contracts once placed
  • Establish and implement, jointly with the Project Manager, the Project Commercial strategy towards the Customer, Consortium Partner/Joint Venture partners and Key Suppliers.

It is expected you will have the following qualifications, experience and personal characteristics:

  • Preferably a degree in either Engineering, Law, Quantity Surveying or Business or a combination of these.
  • Or a tertiary qualification and commercial / operational experience. Post graduate commercial qualifications are well regarded.
  • Proven track record in commercial administration, ideally in similar business areas (e.g. railways, construction, oil & gas, technology, energy)
  • Has experience in working in a multicultural environment (e.g. working in international teams, international projects etc.)

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   


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