Senior Manager Contracts

Last updated 9 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

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 are responsible for strategy, planning, policy, regulation, funding allocation and other non-service delivery functions for all modes of transport in NSW including road, rail, ferry, light rail, point to point, regional air, cycling and walking. We focus on improving the customer experience and contract public and private operators to deliver customer-focused transport services on our behalf.

We also lead the procurement of transport infrastructure and oversee delivery through project delivery offices and industry delivery partners.

Evolving Transport

Transport for NSW is delivering an unprecedented $57.5b investment into a truly game changing Future Transport strategy. We are also evolving, bringing together new and existing transport modes, cutting edge technologies and getting smarter at how we do it. We are changing to deliver more connected journeys, greater satisfaction and safer transport for our customers, both now and for the future.

The Division

The Customer Strategy & Technology division is focused on creating the future of mobility in NSW, and shaping a world-leading transport system for our customers and communities.

The opportunity

The Senior Manager Contracts works with critical vendors to develop a long-term relationship to ensure the smooth running of contracted activities and ensure compliance with TfNSW policies and guidelines for contract management.

The role will lead the contract team act as subject matter expert and escalation point for management of contract and commercial arrangements for the Branch.

What you will be involved in

The Senior Manager Contracts will lead the negotiation and agreement of commercial matters, including new contracts and contract amendments to deliver value for money and agreed business outcomes for TfNSW. Other key accountabilities include:

  • Managing changes over the life of the contract, ensuring suppliers deliver to the requirements of the contract, and monitoring and analysing supplier performance to ensure that goods and services are in line with agreed conditions
  • Establishing effective working relationships with the internal division to leverage the breadth of expertise in managing strategic supplier contracts
  • Leading the team to ensure the ongoing administration and variation of contracts, including compliance with agreed

About you

To ensure success in this role, you’ll have extensive contract management experience at a senior level with responsibility for commercial aspects, including contract preparation, negotiation, administration and dispute resolution. A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline is required, or alternatively demonstrated equivalent industry experience in a Legal / large, complex, commercial business environment. You will be a collaborator by nature with the ability to build relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders both internally and externally.

You’ll also be passionate about the customer – this position truly impacts people’s lives and this is something that drives and motivates you every day.

Want to know more?

Please click here to view a copy of the role description. For any enquiries, please email: Steph John on

Salary and Benefits

Transport Grade TSSM.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Great people come from all walks of life. At Transport for NSW, 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.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and address the questions in the application.

Close date: Sunday, 24 January 2021.

The role will lead the contract team act as subject matter expert and escalation point for management of contract and commercial arrangements for the Branch.