Commercial Analyst, Bus Services Recontracting Program

Department of Transport brings together all transport modes to design, plan, build and operate Victoria’s transport system. Our job is to integrate the transport network for simpler, quicker and safer journeys that connect people and places and support Victoria's prosperity and liveability.

People are at the centre of everything we do, whether they travel by train, drive, cycle, walk or move freight. For our people this means a fair selection process and salary, structured progression and professional development opportunities, flexible working arrangements, opportunities to move around the transport portfolio and public sector.

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Department: Department of Transport
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Transport / Logistics
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/025324
Closing Date: 24-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: 2.5 years
Attachments: PD - Legal & Commercial - 025324 - Commercial Analyst, BSRP - VPS4.DOCX (Word, 65KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Ben Crookes
(03) 9027 4901

Position Details

Commercial Analyst, Bus Services Recontracting Program

  • $85,279 to $96,759 plus superannuation
  • Fixed term (2.5 years)
  • Usual Work Hours: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: 750 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 (flexibility may be available)

The Bus Services Recontracting Program (BSRP) team is part of the Commercial Branch of the Department of Transport (DoT) and is responsible for bus services recontracting projects. Current projects are the recontracting of 1600 regional school, town, airport and V/Line branded bus services contracts and the Melbourne Bus Franchise (MBF) that are due to expire between 2019 and 2021

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Senior Commercial Analyst will provide analytical support and advice to all bus recontracting projects within the broader BSRP. These projects range from negotiating smaller regional contracts through to the large-scale tender for MBF services, which is approximately 30 percent of the metropolitan Melbourne bus network (currently operated by Transdev).

Key elements of the role include analysing bus contract payments scenarios, operator cost structures and fleet financing arrangements as well as supporting the development of efficient operator comparators, negotiation benchmarks and tender evaluation tools. The successful applicant will have experience in leading independent research and analysis and providing accurate and timely advice to senior staff based on evidence-based objective analysis.

To be successful in this role you will have a demonstrated understanding of Government policy and programs relating to transport, as well as experience in stakeholder engagement and advice at senior levels of the bus projects. You will be capable of adhering to probity and confidentiality requirements in a government procurement environment.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

For a confidential discussion, please call Ben Crookes, Deputy Director – Bus Services Recontracting Program on (03) 9027 4901.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description.  To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button below.

Applications close at midnight on 24 July 2019

Please note:  The generic online form on may ask you to provide the responses to all of the KSC. At this step in the on-line process, please only upload your resume and cover letter (there is NO requirement to address the KSC)


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