Senior Manager, Commercial & Legal

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ2200-JULY
Closing Date: 16-Jul-2024
Salary Range: $130,673 - $174,869
Job Duration: n/a
Attachments: Position Description - VPS6 DJ2200, Senior Manager, Commercial & Legal .docx (Word, 542KB)


Contact: Christine Denyer on 0474 158 898
christine.denyer@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  •  Utilise your management and legal expertise to provide support and advice to Community Safety Building Authority Unit.
  • Ongoing full-time opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 6: $130,673 - $174,869 plus superannuation.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is seeking a Senior Manager, Commercial & Legal to provide a critical role within Community Safety Building Authority Unit

About the Business Unit

The Corporate Services and Infrastructure group oversees and leads the key public accountability requirements of the department including finance, procurement, evidence and insights, performance reporting and risk, audit and integrity. The group also manages the governance and delivery of major infrastructure through the Community Safety Building Authority (CSBA).

The CSBA was established in June 2019 and designs, procures, builds and upgrades the infrastructure needed to keep communities safe.  It provides end-to-end project development, management and delivery of Victoria's new prisons, youth justice centres, court and custody facilities, emergency services facilities and public safety features, such as pedestrian walkway bollards and CCTV networks. As well as delivering new infrastructure CSBA modernises, expands and upgrades existing facilities. 

The CSBA has a highly skilled workforce of experienced professionals from across the public and private sectors that support the development, procurement and delivery oversight of major capital projects. The CSBA team includes specialists in community safety infrastructure, project management, engineering, cost management, commercial management, planning, environment and design.

About the Role

Reporting to the Director, Commercial & Legal, the Senior Manager, Commercial & Legal provides high quality commercial advice and services to support the CSBA Project Streams, including Major Projects and Program Delivery.  

Some of your duties will include:

  • Provide expert professional advice and recommendations on commercial and legal issues at all project stages, including tender evaluation, contract negotiation and contract management.
  • Develop and implement the contract management systems and processes, working with project teams to support the delivery of project objectives, to meet legal and contractual requirements.
  • Ensure delivery against the Project's commercial objectives and compliance with legal and contractual requirements.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Experience in contractual interpretation, advising on legal and commercial risk and managing legal issues that arise in the construction process.
  • Experience in the management of commercial/legal issues associated with complex public infrastructure or construction project procurement and delivery environments.
  • Knowledge of the development and delivery methodologies appropriate for major infrastructure projects under a range of contract types;
  • Experience in preparing the commercial/legal aspects of tender documents, evaluating tender proposals, negotiating contract terms and conditions and awarding construction contracts and other significant procurement packages.
  • Experience with the implementation of contract management and administration functions, including contract management systems and processes under a range of procurement methodologies.
  • A strong understanding of the processes of government required to undertake major projects with experience in both the public and private sectors, ideally within built infrastructure projects.

Qualifications

  • A relevant bachelor level or higher qualification in law is required with experience in legal practice desirable.
  • In addition, qualifications in commerce, economics or a related field are desirable.

How to Apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

FOR INTERNAL VPS EMPLOYEES:

For all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

CHILD SAFE STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT:

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.


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