Senior Commercial Adviser

Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) is a city and state-shaping project that will transform Victoria’s public transport system, connecting our suburbs and creating opportunities in great places. The 90-kilometre Loop will link every major rail line from the Frankston line to the Werribee line, via Melbourne Airport, better connecting Victorians to jobs, retail, education, health services and each other. Beyond the rail infrastructure and cross-suburb travel connections, over time SRL will reshape Melbourne from a city centred around a single CBD to a ‘city of centres’ – attracting more businesses and people to the broader station areas and creating more jobs in Melbourne’s middle suburbs closer to where people live. Local initiatives will include new and improved open and public space, tree planting, more walking and cycling paths, retail and hospitality areas and plazas.
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Department: Suburban Rail Loop Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Accounting
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/41878D
Closing Date: 24-Mar-2023
Salary Range: $105,479 - $127,621
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: SRLA Position Description - Senior Commercial Adviser VPS5_41878, 41879, 41880,41887, 41626, 41627_March2023.docx (Word, 88KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Nadia Piscionieri

Position Details

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Commercial Manager, the Senior Commercial Adviser, will support the commercial, contractual and financial management activities for the Suburban Rail Loop. This role will provide commercial management support for the delivery for our Tunnels, IW/EW and Stations works packages and will be an embedded member of the delivery team. The role will interface with external commercial, legal and subject matter experts to ensure successful delivery and contractual management of key works packages.

About you

The successful applicant will enjoy looking at the bigger picture but will be equally comfortable in reviewing and negotiating contracts, speaking to internal and external stakeholders, supporting the successful delivery of major works packages, and providing expert advice to our project teams. This is a busy but exciting role!

You will have relevant experience in a commercial or contract administration role working in large, complex organizations. You will have experience in the construction industry preferably within rail, utilities or infrastructure, preferably with delivery focus. You will be someone who enjoys a fast-paced environment and who thinks differently. You will be hungry for a fresh challenge and be excited about the difference you can make.


  • Working in a team to support the preparation of tender documentation, tender evaluation materials, contract documents and negotiation and award of delivery contracts.
  • Assist in the timely resolution of commercial or contractual matters
  • Support the preparation of procurement, packaging and delivery plans
  • Prepare briefings, submissions and reports in relation to approval for the different procurement phases of the SRL projects
  • Coordinate and implement a tailored, efficient approach to transaction and contract management and assurance that accommodates multiple works packages.
  • Monitor contractor progress against contractual obligations
  • Analyse and assess claims during the delivery (construction) phase

Why join us?

  • An emphasis on work / life balance
  • High-performing team environment
  • Equal opportunity employer
  • Personal & Professional development opportunities
  • Committed to safety & wellbeing
  • Training & development opportunities

How to apply

Please include a Cover Letter and Resume. We want to know why you want to work for Suburban Rail Loop Authority, why you are interested in the role, and, taking into account the Key Selection Criteria as a whole, how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to the role.

Applications close 11:59 pm, Friday 24 March 2023

Please note, appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.

Employees at SRLA are required comply with all directions and/or policies introduced by SRLA in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic (as determined by SRLA, taking into account applicable Commonwealth or State government legislation, directions or policy as in force from time to time) including but not limited to directions or requirements regarding being vaccinated. 

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