Commercial Manager - Delivery Management

  • Commercial oversight and project governance
  • Working with Regional Delivery Consortia
  • Parramatta Location

About us

At Sydney Water, we’re passionate about making a difference to the lives of our customers and communities.

Sydney Water has been in business for more than 130 years, but that doesn’t mean we’re complacent. We know we must keep building a business that is able to respond quickly when faced by new challenges. We’re constantly working to improve our service, and to innovate and invest in new technologies to delight our customers and protect our future.

Join us and help innovate to meet the challenges of our growing cities.

About the role:

Reporting to the Head of Commercial Performance, you will play a key role providing commercial oversight to the delivery management team. You will also work very closely with the Regional Delivery Consortia to lead contract negotiations, set a process for governance, and the effective management of financial controls to address risks and compliance across the program lifecycle

Key accountabilities pertaining to this role are;

  • Provide strategic, commercial and financial advice to the delivery management team to enable the delivery of the Infrastructure Program
  • Provide guidance on the effective management and administration of regional collaborative agreements and NEC based contracts (work orders) for the full spectrum of arrangements
  • Set up of process for contracts and any cost control process and plans associated with it
  • Provide project cost planning, monitoring, performance analysis and reporting of program performance against defined outcomes
  • Provide and establish effective financial management, budgeting, reporting, forecasting and analysis of all Opex, Capex and Revenue to support the financial sustainability and deliver against financial governance
  • Input into operational leadership to provide a commercial lens and drive business performance and risk mitigation strategies to ensure operational stability, including prioritising where efforts and capital should be deployed

You will also bring:

  • Relevant degree qualification in Engineering, Law or Commerce
  • Deep understanding of program and project cost management methodologies
  • Significant years’ experience in commercial management in design and construction and/or maintenance delivery within the infrastructure sectors
  • Experience in NEC or GC21 contract management and administration preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project accounting policies, project appraisal, project planning & budgeting, and project reporting requirements

Please see the position description for the role’s full accountabilities.

You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident at the time of submitting your application to be considered for this role. For more information, you can contact

We want your perspective and ideas to help us find better ways to delight our customers, so we encourage you to apply no matter your age, sex or culture. You can be part of a committed, highly skilled team who’ll appreciate what you bring to the table. You’ll set and achieve real goals and make decisions that matter, as together we help shape the lifestyle of greater Sydney.

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