Senior Contract and Commercial Officer (Metro Bus East)

  • Play a key contract management role within the bus industry during a time of change
  • Full Time, Ongoing position
  • PTV5 $98,397 - $119,053 + 9.5% superannuation
  • What better time to join us at PTV? We are embarking on an exciting new chapter and we would love for you to come along.

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    Department: Public Transport Victoria
    Work Type: Ongoing - full time
    Job Function: Legal
    Classification: PTV 5
    Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
    Reference: VG/MR/MC/SCO
    Closing Date: 27-Jul-2019
    Salary Range: $98,397 - $119,053
    Job Duration: N/A
    Attachments: PTV Capability Framework .pdf (PDF, 210KB)
    Job Specification

    PD - Franhise Operator Management - Senior Contracts Commercial Officer Metro Bus East.pdf (PDF, 504KB)
    Job Specification

    Contact: Mark Cassar

    Position Details

    About Public Transport Victoria (PTV)

    Public Transport Victoria (PTV) is a statutory authority that acts as a system authority for all public transport and an advocate for public transport users. We are a single contact point for customers wanting information on public transport services, fares, tickets and initiatives. PTV aims to improve public transport in Victoria by ensuring better coordination between modes, facilitating expansions to the network, auditing public transport assets, promoting public transport as an alternative to the car.

    To put this in perspective:

    • We have a hand in over half a billion trips across the public transport network annually
    • We facilitate 1.6 million trips a day
    • We move hundreds of thousands of people around the state daily

    In practical terms, we move people towards many of life's most meaningful experiences, whether it be work, education, social engagements, play, or Melbourne's key attractions (e.g. Australian Open, AFL games, Royal Melbourne Show... take your pick). When masses of people need to get from point A to point B - know that PTV has played a role. While our core business is public transport, we are also working toward a much bigger, longer-term and impactful agenda. We are contributing toward Victoria's liveability and economic development.

    While we are continuing to learn and improve, we do in-fact pull off some pretty amazing things. So, if contributing toward Victoria's future excites you, take this ad as an invite to come and work with us. 

    Your new role

    The metropolitan bus network is experiencing change as demand for these essential services increases.  In your new role, no two days are the same and you will have the opportunity to work with key service delivery providers from across the industry. As a Senior Contracts and Commercial Officer, you will leverage your strong contract management experience and be the subject matter expert on all relevant contractual documents. You will provide authoritative advice and support to the Manager Contract & Commercial (Metro Bus East) on the metropolitan bus service contracts, manage and administer key deliverables, collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders and represent PTV at various forums and contribute to the achievement of the best integrated, whole-of-transport outcome for the benefits of the customers.

    What you'll need to be successful

    Essential (must have to be considered for the position)

    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required including written communication skills.
    • Well-developed understanding of the cost drivers of bus operations, and ability to assess value for money of operating payment variations, including operational incentive payments.
    • Extensive experience in procurement and contract management, and the ability to achieve cost savings and value for public money.
    • Practical working knowledge of Supplier Relationship Management Systems, Quality Management Systems, Risk Management Systems and Safety Management Systems.
    • An ability to interpret legislative and contractual requirements pertaining to bus operations and ensure these requirements are delivered by bus franchisees and operators.
    • Highly developed writing and presentation skills and ability to present complex problems in a clear, succinct way.

    Desirable (will be well suited to the role)

    • Extensive practical knowledge of the Victorian bus industry and a thorough understanding of the extent of supplier capabilities to deliver on performance requirements.
    • Previous bus field experience would be favourable



    • A tertiary qualification and/or significant experience in a related field.

    What you'll get in return

    In return, you will be joining one of Victoria's most reputable government organisations who will support and develop your career within the organisation. PTV also offers long term opportunities and a company culture that is second to none. On offer is a very competitive remuneration package, modern state of the art offices and the opportunity to develop your career with one of the best government organisations within the industry.

    How to apply

    Please click the ‘Apply Now' button below.  Your application must include a cover letter and separate resume (MS Word compatible).  For further information about the role, please refer to the attached position description and capability framework documents. If you have any questions specific to the role, please contact Mark Cassar at

    Applications close 11:59 P.M. Sunday 28th July 2019

    Emailed applications will not be accepted.

    Unsolicited recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

    Public Transport Victoria is committed to fostering a work environment that is inclusive and supports diversity and flexibility. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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