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Commercial Manager - Pre-contracts


Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Job Posted: 25/09/2017

Job Category:

Legal / In house

Job description:

No matter where you are at UGL, you will find people who are passionate about what we do; the projects we work on, the services we provide, the communities in which we work, our principles and our people.

UGL Pty Limited is a diversified services company delivering critical assets and essential services that sustain and enhance the environment in which we live. Our capabilities extend across a broad range of services and whole-of-life solutions for diverse industries, utilising world leading, sustainable and innovative technologies. We partner with some of the world's largest blue-chip companies and government agencies, private enterprise and public institutions.

UGL is a member of the CIMIC Group, one of the world's leading international contractors and the world's largest contract miner.

UGL's skilled workforce, expertise in project management and end-to-end engineering, is backed by a continuous focus on safety, innovation and improvement. UGL offers customers a long-term partner they can trust and work with to develop solutions to meet their business and operational objectives.

UGL has a rare opportunity for a Pre-contracts commercial manager to join our Utilities & Resources commercial team located in our Brisbane or Sydney operations.

Reporting to the Manager, commercial - pre-contracts you will be accountable for providing commercial, and contractual expertise during the pre-contract, and early project delivery stages across Power, Industrial/Resource, Water and Renewable projects.

As an experienced commercial manager, you will provide your expertise from bid inception, through to contract award and operational handover, whilst providing governance to the systems and processes to ensure compliance, and ensuring that projects are commercially viable.

Role and responsibilities include;

  • Provide commercial input into the Bid Strategies
  • Ensure tenders, quotations and contracts include contract terms and conditions which suitably protect UGL interests and are in accordance with UGL’s policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Provide direction on co-ordination & review of legal position and compliance matters
  • Completion of commercial/contractual qualification schedules
  • Be responsible for the coordination and input of the commercial risk/reward “proposition” of the bid
  • Providing guidance on Rights and Obligations
  • Implementation of Risk Register and required commercial risk controls in conjunction with team
  • Oversight of tendering resources to ensure full utilisation
  • Commercial oversight of bids to ensure the bids meet the required risk profile of the business.
  • Complete tender peer reviews
  • Attendance and participation in all Gate Reviews
  • Provide lead guidance & coordination of the negotiation and finalisation of Contract terms and conditions, consistent with bid risk profile.
  • Margin, KPI & contract performance reviews and client relationship reviews
  • Completion of regular audit of contract compliance / risk controls, review of risk profile of major Contracts
  • Assisting with any Contract disputes

Essential skills and experience required;
  • Degree in Law or Quantity Surveying
  • Post graduate qualifications in Construction Law is desired
  • Strategic commercial experience in construction services environment.
  • Previous experience in participating in Gate Reviews or similar
  • Excellent stakeholder management and interpersonal skills
  • Previous project Commercial/Contract Administration experience onsite
  • Solid risk management experience with the ability to assist in evaluating identified risks/opportunities and development of agreed strategies and management plans to mitigate risk
  • Outstanding verbal and written Communication skills and ability to communicate with people at all levels.

We are looking for high achievers who strive for results and are passionate about developing their expertise and building a successful career. We want people who are professional, innovative, committed and looking to be challenged.

If you are confident you have the skills, knowledge and experience to fulfil this role then please apply now via the button below or online by quoting reference number 226445


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