Commercial & Contract Manager

Transdev Australasia

Location: Sydney

Job Type: Full time


  • Make an impact in a broad, hands-on role embedded in our dynamic operational environment
  • Develop your leadership and management skills, and engage with senior internal and external leadership
  • Broaden your horizons as part of an international company with operations around the Australasia and the world

About Transdev

At Transdev, we believe public transport plays an important part in how a city comes to life. Our day-to-day work influences our families, friends and future generations where they live, work and play. Whatever your role is at Transdev, you contribute to improving the mobility of our customers, and the positive impact this can have on their lives, their community, and our environment.

The role

You will lead the Commercial & Contracts team, with two direct reports, within the Commercial & Performance function at Sydney Light Rail. The scope extends from managing the front end of new projects and business growth opportunities, to ensuring high standards of contract administration, and responsibility for complex and varied claims and disputes. You and your team are also responsible for third party interfaces and management of strategic subcontractors.

Strong negotiation skills, an appetite for challenges that don’t fit neatly into simple boxes and the ability to collaborate with other teams across the business will enable you to succeed in this role. Our flat structure and open communication channels mean that you will be engaging directly with senior internal and external stakeholders.

Working in close proximity to the light rail network, you’ll be able to see and touch the commercial issues that you are working on, with the ability to spend time at the depots, operations centre and on the vehicles

What you bring

In addition to tertiary qualifications (commerce, engineering, law or related), your recent experience may include working in a commercial function within high value contracts in infrastructure projects or operations. You will have a passion for bringing complex issues to a resolution and commitment to provide the highest standards of contract compliance.

Regardless of industry you will possess the ability to provide commercial / business acumen that supports financial and contract performance. Equally important is the ability to engage and build effective working relationships, combined with excellent verbal, numerical and written communications skills.

The benefits for you

In return, we offer competitive pay and benefits and a positive culture that embraces diversity and employee feedback. We’re committed to ensuring that flexible working arrangements are available to allow our people to balance their personal and professional requirements.

We genuinely invest in our people and the work you carry out at Transdev touches the lives of your family, friends and future generations alike. Working in a growing, global business will provide diverse career experiences for you to make your mark, push boundaries and reach your maximum potential.

Our Values and beliefs

The work we carry out at Transdev touches the lives of our families, friends and future generations alike. Contributing to our growing, global business means you can make your mark, push boundaries and reach your maximum potential. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to reflecting the diversity of the communities we serve. We support applications from people representing all diversity groups and ages such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans and/or Intersex (LGBTI), people with disabilities, religious beliefs, and ethnicity.

Our recruitment process

We have an uncompromising attitude to the safety of our employees, client and customers so our recruitment process may include medicals, drug & alcohol testing, police checks, licence checks and right to work checks. By submitting your personal information to Transdev you consent to such information being collected, held, used and disclosed in accordance with our Privacy Policy


If you're as passionate about delivering unparalleled service as we are then click the ‘Apply now’ button to go to our Transdev careers website and complete your application form online.

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