Commercial Manager

Published 25 June 2019


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

We are seeking a proactive and driven individual to join our Asset Management team in Melbourne as a Commercial Manager.

The company

Plenary is a leading specialised developer of long-term public-private partnership (PPP) projects.

Since its inception in 2005, we have built a portfolio of 47 PPP projects worth more than $33 billion across Australia, Canada and the US.

Plenary’s team is led by the most experienced property and infrastructure investment professionals in the Australian market, complemented by origination, delivery and asset management teams with extensive experience across the finance, commercial, construction, facility operations and public sectors.

Plenary is a people business.

We look for high-performing professionals with a commitment to excellence in the procurement, delivery and management of public infrastructure.

We offer a work environment that rewards performance and a culture where our people can thrive professionally and personally. In keeping with our values, we encourage a diverse workplace built on respect and fairness.

The position

We are seeking a proactive and driven individual to join our Asset Management team in Melbourne as a Commercial Manager for an 18-month contract.

Working within our roads upgrade project team, based in Spotswood, west of Melbourne, you will be responsible for both legal and commercial aspects of the project.

This includes documentation management, reporting requirements and appropriate escalation of issues.

You will:

  • Be responsible for actively managing the commercial and contractual arrangements in respect of interactions with Key Subcontractors, the State, and other related project stakeholders

  • Implement an effective contract management structure during the Delivery Phase and ensure compliance by consortium members

  • Meet project reporting deadlines and due dates

  • Manage, track, control and report on compliance in respect to commercial, financial, legal and contractual arrangements and interactions

  • Coordinate regular board and senior management status and contractual, financial and legal compliance reporting relating to activities and interactions

  • Together with finance staff, prepare and manage detailed annual budgets and business plans, and regularly review them with the Project Delivery Director

  • Work closely with the asset management financial team to provide management reports to the CEO, partnership committee and financiers and to ensure compliance with all necessary financial reporting requirements

  • Advising and drafting legal correspondence

About you

The ideal candidate is proactive in identifying issues and offering workable solutions.

You will demonstrate resilience and commitment to the project and are able to build strong working relationships with colleagues and external parties in a matrixed project environment.

You will have:

  • 5-6 years’ experience post-qualification in a commercial legal environment

  • Experience in managing all legal considerations in a major construction project

  • Working within a complex project or organisational environment

  • Ability to meet project deadlines

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Organised with the ability to prioritise tasks balancing day-to-day operational needs with longer term project requirements

  • Experience in a PPP environment or complex contractual structures is desirable, along with a practical understanding of how large engineering projects work

If this sounds like a great fit for you, please email your resume to Turn on Javascript!

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All applications will be handled with complete confidentiality, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Agency resumes will not be accepted.