Commercial Manager

Requisition ID:  10639

Southbank, AU, 3006

The Role:

Newly created opportunity for an experienced Commercial Manager to provide sound commercial advice to our Renewable and Flexible Generation teams.  The incumbent will execute the procurement, contract management and commercial strategy for the Renewable and Flexible Generation asset portfolio, including the negotiation, finalisation and ongoing administration and management of key contracts.


The role will be accountable to the Head of Commercial and can be worked flexibly between our Southbank office and home.


Reasonable requests for part time work will be considered.



Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that commercial terms and contract conditions are optimised and provide necessary protection to manage the Company’s risk across the Renewable and Flexible Generation Business Unit portfolios
  • Manage, in collaboration with the business development, development, delivery and operations teams, the administration of the portfolio of contracts across each asset, which includes leading the negotiation of standard terms and service level agreements with key suppliers and consultants and the resolution of contractual issues or disputes
  • Plan, coordinate and supervise key activities relating to the finalisation of major delivery contracts for the Renewable and Flexible Generation Business Unit assets, including working closely with the delivery team to lead the administration and management of those major delivery contracts.
  • Lead and coordinate the procurement of certain development, consulting, construction, operations and maintenance-related contracts and manage the tendering process, evaluation and selection of suppliers, and the contractual negotiations.
  • Develop and maintain key stakeholder relationships in respect of the local supply chain and provide contractual and commercial advice to the development, delivery and operations teams to deliver improvements in performance, cost, quality and safety of renewable energy, storage and hydrogen projects and other existing assets and collaborate with those teams with respect to the identification, management, negotiation and resolution of contractual issues.



About You:

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrable commercial acumen through end-to-end delivery of contract strategy development, contract negotiation and contract administration during project development, delivery and operation.  You will have sound knowledge of procurement and commercialisation principles and renewables industry best practices and experience in delivery contract formation such as EPC. 


You are collaborative in your approach and able to balance both internal and external stakeholders.  You possess exceptional communication skills and can manage complexity whilst driving results.



Next Steps

If this sounds like the role for you, please apply with a covering letter addressing each of the key responsibilities, together with your up-to-date resume.


All applicants must have unlimited rights to work in Australia.


Government and some client directions regarding vaccination against COVID-19 apply to various aspects of ENGIE’s work across Australia. If your application is successful, ENGIE may require you to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 as necessary to comply with any such government and client directions that apply to your work in this position.


ENGIE is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. All applications are screened based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without any regard to origin, age, carer’s responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, marital status, health, disability or political opinions.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people of the LGBTIQA+ community are encouraged to apply. Our differences are our strengths!



About ENGIE Australia & New Zealand:

ENGIE Australia & New Zealand, a joint venture with Mitsui & Co Ltd, is accelerating the transition to a carbon-neutral economy by providing innovative, sustainable energy solutions to households, businesses, communities and cities.


Our mission is to accelerate and support the transition towards a carbon-neutral economy, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions.


We have 1,100MW of low-carbon generation capacity and more than 2,000MW of renewable energy under development. Our retail business, Simply Energy, has more than 700,000 customer accounts around Australia.


We’re also delivering sustainability solutions to cities, precincts and universities through our ENGIE Net Zero Energy Solutions team.


ENGIE’s trading arm, Global Energy Management (GEM) provides long-energy supply agreements, energy trading, risk management and asset management services to business customers across the ENGIE ANZ portfolio.


Our Business Units

Thermal & Supply

  • Simply Energy is one of Australia’s fastest growing energy retailers, with more than 750,000 electricity and gas customer accounts in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia, The Australian Capital Territory and Queensland.
  • 1,000MW of low-carbon generation capacity located in South Australia
  • The Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project is a dedicated business stream leading the safe, stable and sustainable rehabilitation of the former Hazelwood Power Station and Mine, which ceased operation in 2017



  • Development, operation and maintenance of large-scale assets – predominantly in wind, solar  and industrial-scale battery storage - as well as integrating hydrogen as an alternative energy source.


Energy Solutions

  • ENGIE Net Zero Energy Solutions builds long-term partnerships that deliver net zero outcomes for communities.
  • By integrating infrastructure, technology and services, we design, build and operate environmentally-friendly solutions, such as Green Mobility and energy storage, that support and accelerate the transition to a carbon-neutral economy.


Global Energy Management & Sales (GEMS)

  • GEMS has 20 years’ presence in energy markets worldwide and offers services including risk management solutions, market access, asset management and optimisation, gas off-take, investment services, physical supply and logistics management, economic research, market analysis and M&A facilitation for energy producers. 
  • GEMS tailors solutions, such as PPAs, to the specific needs of corporate clients, with a strong focus on decarbonation and decentralisation, matching our clients’ growing needs to lower their carbon footprint and source greener energy with those of renewable asset owners.



Business Unit:  GBU Renewables
Division:  REN AMEA - Australia
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Bachelor's Degree