Commercial Manager

About us: 

With approximately 50,000 talented people globally and 5,500 talented people based in more than 50 offices in Australia and New Zealand, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisers including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. Our purpose is simple, we exist to future proof our cities and our environment.

If you wish know whether you will like working with WSP and align with its Culture and Values, please visit our website

While we are a large global business, we aren’t tied down by bureaucracy. We strive to give our people the freedom and flexibility to make their own decisions, whether this is in their daily work or for progressing their career.

The Opportunity

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Manager to join our Newcastle office to join us on a max-term contract for until August 2022. 

This is a key position within our group, where the successful individual will play a major role in driving the commercial and strategic outcomes on a major project we are currently delivering in the local Newcastle region. 

The successful applicant will be able to balance a strategic view, with a focus on commercial results and business processes, whilst maintaining an approachable, professional and positive disposition. 

What you’ll do:

  • Provide leadership and commercial and program management advice to the capital program management team and ensure the programme of work is compliant with contract agreements.
  • Liaise with client Procurement team and ensure program wide value is realised from the supply chain through managing all scope, time and quality interfaces between contractors
  • Provide leadership to the Project Controls Manager. Ensure project controls are fit for purpose, are delivered in a timely manner and upskill team members on commercial reporting.
  • Review and challenge estimates and costs for individual work packages to drive value for money outcomes
  • Review and ensure program and project quality and risk processes are implemented

What we’ll love about you:

  • Degree level qualifications in Contract Law, Commerce/Finance, Engineering, or associated discipline.
  • Experience in a commercial/contract management related role ideally within the infrastructure industry.
  • Experience with various commercial models such as Alliance / Joint Venture / Design and Construct.
  • Financial and numerical acumen to facilitate the interpretation of the P&L and ensure its accuracy
  • Contribution to strategy development, budgeting, forecasting and successful implementation; and
  • Sound knowledge of risk management processes and assessment, and risk mitigation

What you’ll love about us:

At WSP we provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many personal and professional development opportunities that are aimed to help you deliver your best self to the role whilst managing your personal life in balance. We have been recognised for the second consecutive year as a Great Place to Work® with year-on-year increases in employee engagement.

Some of the many benefits we offer our employees include:

  • Flexible working hours and working from home
  • Global mobility
  • Parental leave & purchased additional annual leave
  • Corporate employee discounts and offers
  • Salary continuance insurance
  • Wellness at work & social club
  • Workplace giving /volunteering
  • Employee reward & recognition program
  • Professional and technical development opportunities