Skip links and keyboard navigation

Job search

Commercial Manager


The Manager Commercial provides strategic, tactical and commercial advice and support relating to the three major contracts for the Cross River Rail Project. These three contracts comprise of the Rail Integration and Systems (RIS), Tunnels, Station and Development (TSD) and European Train Control System (ETCS). The position reports to the Commercial Director and is part of the commercial advisory team for the delivery of the Cross River Rail Project. The position is required to interface with the broader project teams and the project’s external Advisors, to ensure robust commercial outcomes are achieved for the State of Queensland.

Job details

Position status Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Contract Management
Classification SO
Workplace Location Brisbane Inner City
Job ad reference QLD/QLD/349392
Closing date 04-Aug-2020
Job duration 3 years
Contact person Ted Williams
Contact details
Access the National Relay Service

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the development, implementation and management of commercial strategies and contract management frameworks that are required for the transition from procurement to delivery of the contract while ensuring that these arrangements are consistent with the overall the Delivery Authority commercial management framework and align with the other contract work packages.
  • Oversee the management of the contracting models relating to Cross River Rail (Public Private Partnership, Alliance and D&C) and transaction processes across the delivery of the contract work package, including the preparation and assurance of associated commercial, contract and budget documentation.
  • Participate in commercial and contract negotiations in relation to the relevant contract work packages, ensuring that arrangements are in place to have them deliver the levels of service, performance and innovation expected from the project contracts under acceptable terms and cost.
  • Foster a culture based on good governance, commitment to excellence and a high standard of professional ethics ensuring that any interaction with the delivery team operates in an environment based on high transparency, open communication, consultation and trust.
  • Provide ad hoc advice to the relevant Director in relation to commercial issues.
  • Manage contract correspondence in accordance with the requirements of the relevant contract.
  • Draft contract correspondence for the State Representative under the contract;
  • Analyse and advise on commercial issues as they arise in relation to the contract.
  • Manage major and minor contract disputes in relation to the contract as requested by the Commercial Director;
  • Actively represent the Delivery Authority on financial and commercial matters during meetings with the wider project teams, Advisors and external stakeholders;
  • Prepare internal reporting and briefing material regarding commercial issues and claims;
  • Prepare reports or briefing notes to the Commercial Director, Project Director and other senior management as required;
  • Day-to-day mentoring and skills transfer to members of the Delivery Authority staff; and
  • Any other tasks and roles that may arise as directed by the Commercial Director, Project Director and other senior management in the Delivery Authority.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

Please ensure you download all attachments and follow the instructions in the 'how to apply' section


Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below.

Job search

  1. Please use * for wildcard searches.

  2. Hold down the control (Ctrl) button and use your computer mouse to select multiple options (View Location Map)

  3. Hold down the control (Ctrl) button and use your computer mouse to select multiple options
  4. Salary (yearly) Leave blank if you are searching for casual jobs
  5. Total Remuneration Only used for Senior Medical or Executive positions

Need help? Contact us

If you have any questions about your account or accessing this website, please contact our helpdesk.

Fake jobs websites

Be aware of fake SmartJobs websites, including:


Check links before you click. Look for, our valid Queensland Government domain.

Graduate portal

This recruitment portal is your gateway to a wide range of graduate program positions on offer in the Queensland Government.

Visit the Queensland Graduate Portal

( )
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0)
Last updated
13 May 2014

Page feedback

  1. How satisfied are you with your experience today? *