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Senior Contracts Officer

Transport for NSW - Coniston, NSW

Manufacturing & Industrial
Source: uWorkin


About Us

Transport for NSW is the lead agency of the NSW Transport cluster. Our role is to lead the development of a safe, efficient, integrated transport system that keeps people and goods moving, connects communities and shapes the future of our cities, centres and regions. We work with several government agencies to coordinate road, rail, bus and maritime services, always keeping the safety and comfort of our customers at the heart of what we do.

The Division

The Regional and Outer Metropolitan division is focused on understanding the particular needs of regional communities across NSW and delivering customer-centred integrated transport services and infrastructure. Transport Partnerships supports end to end contract management with the intent to optimise the end service delivery and experience of the customer and citizen.

The Opportunity

Right now, we have a great opportunity for a Senior Contracts Officer to join the team. The primary purpose of the role is to provide assistance and support in the procurement, contract administration & management for transport services to contribute to the overall customer experience. The position also plays a key role in the development, negotiation and ongoing contract management and governance of the services, for the provision of transport services that form part of an integrated, safe, reliable, customer-focused and efficient service that meets the needs of stakeholders.

The work location is flexible, base yourself in Sydney or any of our NSW regions.

What you will be involved in:

  • Assist in leading the day-to-day administration and management of service contracts with transport service providers to ensure that they comply with their contractual obligations, including performance standards, and provide cost effective, safe and efficient services to customers.
  • Partner across boundaries both internally and externally, including participating in meetings and forums with service providers and industry representatives, to develop and maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with transport service providers, other areas within TfNSW, and other key stakeholders to drive better customer outcomes, improved performance, efficiencies, and value for money.
  • Develop and maintain records and update contracts and contract documentation as required to ensure compliance contractual requirements.
  • Develop and draft advice, responses and appropriate correspondence to transport service providers and other areas within Transport for NSW on contractual issues to inform decision-making.

About You

We are looking for experienced contract officers with a proven track record commanding positive outcomes in a complex stakeholder and business landscape that is undergoing continuous change.

With highly developed written and verbal communication as well as problem solving skills, you will be a strategic thinker that is collaborative in your approach to resolve issues and highly accountable at all times. Possessing and ability to build rapport easily, it is essential that you have an understanding and knowledge of resolving issues that arise in managing contractor performance to deliver solutions which will allow effective business management while complying with contract management standards.

The ideal candidates for this role will be adept driving strong governance that supports strategic alignment, risk management, resources management, and performance management, and transparency, timeliness of decisions, value delivery and benefit realization in a diversified organisation that continues to undergo structural, cultural and technological change. Additionally, you will be comfortable maintaining and sharing knowledge of current and emerging best practice in contract management and performance management given the rapid changes in customer needs and expectations.

Relevant qualifications in procurement, law, commerce, business or economics and/or equivalent industry experience required.

A current NSW Driver’s licence and a willingness to regularly travel throughout the region are essential.

Salary And Benefits

The salary for this position is TfNSW Grade 7 ($103,965 –$116,441) per annum plus superannuation and leave loading.

For more information on Employee Benefits at Transport for NSW please click here.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and answer all questions within the online application process.

Applications close: 11:59pm Sunday 6 June 2021

The way we work is evolving, and we want to enable our people to work in ways that work for them. We’re moving from predominantly office-based work to a more flexible approach that supports working from different locations, including regionally. If you’re interested in working from a location not listed in the job ad, please get in touch with the Talent Specialist to discuss what’s possible.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Great people come from all walks of life. We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce which reflects the community and the customers we serve. We actively promote gender diversity in our workplaces, the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the employment of people with a disability. We welcome and encourage applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, or sexual orientation. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call/text or email the contact person for this role.

For any enquiries, please email Angela Petrou at Angela.Petrou@transport.nsw.gov.au .

Apply today to register your interest!

Find out more about Transport for NSW at https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/about-us