Senior Advisor Procurement and Contracts

About EPA Victoria (EPA)

EPA works on behalf of all Victorians to protect the environment & human health by preventing & reducing pollution & waste.

EPA sets & enforces environmental standards & strives to achieve clean air, healthy waterways, safe land & minimal disturbances from noise & odour for Victorians.

EPA is Victoria's trusted voice on environmental protection for community, industry & Government.

We are recruiting for roles following the Victorian Government's response to the Independent Inquiry into the EPA. These new positions will help EPA meet the challenges posed by a changing climate, growing population & evolving economy.

At EPA you can make a real difference to your career, work-life balance, future & most importantly, our environment.

Job Details
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Department: Environment Protection Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Procurement
Classification: VPSG5.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Closing Date: 17-Dec-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $105,275
Job Duration: 17/12/2020
Attachments: Senior Procurement & Contracts Advisor pd.pdf (PDF, 282KB)
Candidate Report

Senior Procurement & Contracts Advisor pd.docx (Word, 255KB)
Candidate Report

Contact: Cath Burbidge, Manager Procurement and Risk
0447 688 453

Position Details

Senior Procurement Contracts Advisor

EPA is looking for an expert in procurement and contracting and someone who will:

  • Make a positive difference, being part of a busy team which is focused on fostering and embedding a culture of high performance, and driving continuous improvement
  • Provide expert and practical advice to EPA staff regarding all aspects and stages of procurement and contract management.
  • Deliver, manage and monitor simple and complex procurements from planning through to contract execution in accordance with EPA Policy and Procedures.
  • Support management of compliance and risk by identifying contract and procurement issues and risks, and undertaking audits
  • Build positive relationships with stakeholders with a focus on customer service and responsiveness.

To be Successful in this Role:

  • You will have demonstrated experience in procurement and contract management.
  • You will use your well developed interpersonal, communication and writing skills to build strong working relationships to effectively engage across the organisation.
  • You will be focused on enabling the business, providing support and expert advice, and contributing to quality organisational outcomes.

How to Apply:
Applicants are invited to apply online via EPA Career Services.

Applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter; addressing your experience, motivations and suitability to the role
  • Resume; including contact details of two referees

Applications close midnight on 17 December 2018

For further information on this role, please refer to the attached position description.

All queries in relation to this role should be directed to Cath Burbidge, Manager Procurement and Risk on 0447 688 453.

All prospective employees are required to undergo a National Criminal Record Check prior to an employment offer being made.

Individual responses to key selection criteria listed on the Position Description are not required.

EPA Victoria is committed to supporting employees through flexible work arrangements and encouraging work/life balance. We are dedicated to maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported. We proactively seek to employ a diverse workforce to leverage the varied ideas of all employees, that drive innovation and success in everything we do.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

EPA Victoria welcomes applications from serving or past members of the Australian Defence Force.

If you require advice and support with the application process please contact the Recruitment team on 1 300 372 842.

EPA Victoria utilise an Order of Merit process whereby applicants deemed suitable may be retained on a Merit List, from which their application may be accessed for recruitment to similar roles within a 12 month period.

Note: Applications received via e-mail will not be considered.

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