Deputy Director, Commercial

North East Link is the biggest ever investment in Melbourne’s north-east. Change the way people move around Melbourne by joining the Commercial & Legal team as NELP - Central Package's next Deputy Director, Commercial.
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Department: North East Link Program
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: SES2
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/V27373
Closing Date: 30-Mar-2023
Salary Range: $267,446 - $384,540
Job Duration: 3 Years
Attachments: NELP -SES 2- Deputy Director Commercial - Position Description .pdf (PDF, 495KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Mary Adekuoroye - Talent Acquisition Partner

Position Details

  • Deputy Director leadership position on Australia's largest road project.
  • $11.25bn PPP Tunnel creating vital jobs for the State of Victoria.
  • 3 years fixed term - $267,446 - $384,540 plus superannuation & benefits.

About North East Link

North East Link is the biggest ever investment in Melbourne's north-east – changing the way people move around Melbourne.

Victoria's longest road tunnels will fix the missing link in our city's freeway network, take 15,000 trucks off local roads a day and slash travel times by up to 35 minutes. We'll also complete the Ring Road in Greensborough, overhaul the Eastern Freeway, build Melbourne's first dedicated busway and the North East Trail – more than 34km of walking and cycling paths.

About the Opportunity

Be part of a transformative infrastructure project for Victoria working with a great team of supportive professionals in the Central Package.

As our next Deputy Director, Commercial, you will be inspired to provide executive-level leadership, strategic and operational support to the Delivery Director, Central and the wider Central Package team building the largest tunnel in Australia. The position is responsible for the commercial, legal, financial, government policy and procurement workstreams relating to the $11.25bn PPP-ITC Central Package.

Reporting to the Director delivery, Central , you will be a key member of the Central Package senior leadership team, consisting of industry leaders in project delivery, engineering, community, environment and people and culture and be key in the successful delivery of the tunnel package. Working in collaboration with the project team and contractors, the role will be a key interface with the State Tolling Company (Department of Treasury and Finance), Project Co and NELP's functional legal and commercial team and be responsible for forecasting and administration of commercial, contractual, and  reporting obligations.

It will be a requirement to travel and spend time at one or all of our site offices (Heidelberg and Abbotsford offices).

About You

This position demands a highly experienced and influential construction leader with advanced knowledge of major infrastructure delivery. To be considered for the role you must have:

  • Project delivery experience.
  • An great understanding of finance and experience mananaging a legal and commercial team in a similar environment.
  • Significant achievement in the delivery of large infrastructure projects, demonstrating excellence in timeframe and budget optimisation, safety management and environmental performance.
  • A demonstrated ability to address and resolve significant legal, environmental and commercial risks associated with large scale infrastructure projects.
  • Expert level whole of project life-cycle leadership and project management experience in the engineering, construction, and operational aspects of major infrastructure project delivery.


Our commitment to creating a workplace that inspires you, engages you and grows you is strong – we want you to be a powerful contributor to this wonderfully diverse and dynamic organisation. Our offering continues to grow but here is what we already have in store for you:

  • Opportunity to work with one of the industries most experienced and progressive construction leadership teams.
  • Established wellbeing program and ongoing commitment to improved work life balance.
  • Ongoing commitment to flexible work arrangements available (including ability to purchase additional leave).

What Next?

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, apply now! Applications must include a cover letter and resume. There is no need to provide any type of response to Key Selection Criteria separately, but we do encourage you to outline relevant experience and motivation for applying in your cover letter.

Applications close at 11:59pm on 30th March, 2023.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which includes reference checks, qualification checks, a national police check and pre-employment misconduct screening.

Please be advised that it is requirement for all MTIA staff to be compliant with the MTIA COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (the Policy). The Policy stipulates that, unless an employee is an Excepted Person within the meaning of the Policy, in order to attend an MTIA workplace the employee must hold ‘up-to-date' vaccination status in accordance with ATAGI guidance, which for most includes their primary vaccination course and booster. Should you require further information about the Policy, please have a conversation with us per above.

Need more information?

Regarding the recruitment process: Mary Adekuoroye – People Advisor –

Our advertisement is only intended for individuals interested in employment with NELP. Recruitment agencies need not contact.

We believe in inclusiveness, diversity and equality and are committed to ensuring that our workplaces are a reflection of the Victorian community. We recognise the benefits that a diverse and inclusive culture brings for our employees and in turn, encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with a disability and others from under-represented backgrounds to apply. If you would like to apply for position and require reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, or assistance with accessibility, please contact to advise.

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