Pre Contract Specialist

Posted 23 May 2024
Job type Permanent
Sectors CGC CoverGovernment

Job description

CGC Recruitment are exclusively partnered with Sydney Water as part of their recruitment drive for the Infrastructure Investment Program.

This phase of work is a major step up in their Infrastructure Investment Program, as by 2050 Sydney Water will service nearly 2 million additional customers in the Sydney Region. In order to facilitate this growth, Sydney Water will invest $34 billion over the next 10 years to renew existing assets, deliver new investments in water supply, recycled water, stormwater and waterway management, and renewable sources of energy, while ensuring system resilience to shocks and stressors.  
To deliver this significant increase to investment, Sydney Water are looking to appoint infrastructure professionals who believe in the crucial work being carried out that is underpinning society and protecting the environment.

They are currently looking to appoint a number of Pre- Contracts Specialists to their Major Projects team.

The primary purpose of the role:
  • In partnership with the business, support development, deployment and management of procurement and delivery strategies for Major Projects.
  • Manage procurement and transaction activities that ensure value for money, appropriate levels of service and compliance with procedures and professional best practice.
  • Collaborating across business functions, to lead the development and maintenance of relationships with key suppliers and negotiation of contractual arrangements.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement across business units by facilitating innovation in supply and increasing procurement capability in team and across Sydney Water.
  • Support key process improvement/ transformation initiatives of the Major Projects Procurement team.
Qualifications, licences, and certifications
  • Relevant degree qualification (e.g., Business, Construction, Law, Engineering) or experience deemed equivalent
  • Professional Project Management/ MRICS/ Procurement qualifications desirable
  • Ability to lead sourcing activities and management of large projects
  • A “can-do” attitude
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build positive working relationships with ease
  • Demonstrated complex problem solving and analytical skills with ability to define outcomes and action plan to deliver on the agreed objectives · Proven ability to engage and influence cross-functional stakeholders at various levels including senior executives
  • Proven ability to lead/ facilitate discussions across cross-functional teams during various phases of the transaction
  • Ability to identify, develop and implement project schedules and plans
  • Good understanding of financial, commercial and regulatory cost drivers, provides advice on the business implications of costs/ benefits to ensure the outcomes are aligned to the organisation’s strategic goals
  • Possesses significant knowledge of infrastructure and construction industry players, emerging trends and competitive strategies
  • Knowledge of procurement and Procurement systems (preferably SAP Ariba)
  • 5+ years’ experience in construction and infrastructure projects in a large complex organisation, preferably in a similar organisation or industry sector and /or in management consulting
  • Understanding of construction procurement, delivery model and NSW tendering and transaction requirements
  • Ability to partner closely with the business while maintaining a degree of functional independence
If you are interested in a confidential discussion regarding this role, please forward an up to date copy of your resume to