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There’s never been a better time to join the energy industry! At Western Power we’re working towards our vision for a clean energy future and we’re looking for diverse, passionate people to join our team of world leading experts.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Manager at our Perth CBD Office, on a Full-Time permanent basis.

About this role


As the Commercial Manager you will be responsible for increasing value, by improving service, quality, compliance and safety outcomes whilst reducing risk and costs across Western Power portfolio of contracts. This role provides specialist advice and value add services, to address commercial risk, opportunity and value derived from the contracts and ongoing supplier relationship management. This includes “buy-side” and customer contracts. Major customers include generators, retailers, and major end users. This is achieved by providing sustainable solutions that meet customer service expectations of communities and customers in alignment with Western Power’s business objectives. This role provides commercial subject matter expertise to the wider Western Power business, and in particular, to the Commercial function in:


  • strategy development;
  • departure management (including drafting);
  • negotiation;
  • dispute resolution; and
  • providing commercial advice and guidance across a range of matters including those considered high-risk/complex transactions and commercial arrangements.

About you


We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:


  • Degree qualified in Law, Procurement, Contract, Business, Finance and/or related discipline and/or suitable demonstrated experience.
  • Demonstrated strong conceptual and analytical skills with demonstrated commercial and business acumen and strategic thinking.
  • Demonstrated strong influencing, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated strong understanding of risk and compliance management and its application with respect to procurement.
  • Demonstrated strong financial skills to review and assess financial & pricing models.
  • Demonstrated strong contract management skills.
  • Demonstrated customer and results focus.
  • Knowledge and experience in Contract Law, Construction Law, Australian Consumer Law and related legislation and regulations.
  • Good understanding of Australian Standard suite of contracts (including construction and supply, delivery and installation of equipment of goods) and general services type agreements.
  • Experience in the development and presentation of initiatives and recommendations at an executive and board level.


Joining Western Power


Our people play a vital role in creating an innovative, safe, and supportive workplace, living our values and delivering exceptional service to the communities in which we operate.

We are committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, women, young & mature age workers, the LGBTQI+ community.


We are an employer of choice, offering our employees a range of benefits that include:


  • Competitive salary plus 11% superannuation
  • Flexible work arrangements that support part time work, flexible working hours and working from home arrangements
  • Professional Development opportunities including training initiatives and study assistance
  • An award-winning employee recognition and benefits programme
  • Access to five Employee Network Groups – First Nations, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, Diverse Sexualities and Genders, Women, and People with Disability – which celebrate and communicate the diversity of our workforce and connect diversity and inclusion to our broader business activities
  • The opportunity to purchase up to four weeks of additional leave per year
  • Access to salary packaging, social club activities, and discounted health insurance and gym membership


Important information


We are committed to our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2021 - 2027 and ensuring that people with disability have equal opportunities to gain and maintain employment with Western Power. It is strongly encouraged that people with a disability who meet the inherent requirements of the position description apply for this role.


We are also proud to have launched our Innovate RAP in Mar 2022 (Reconciliation Action Plan). Our Innovate RAP outlines our commitment to the Reconciliation journey in WA.


Please note that final stages of our recruitment process require completed Background & Assessment Checks. This includes a current police clearance (issued within the last six months), checks on documentation and references which verify your identity and qualifications, and a medical assessment.


Join us and play a part in powering the future of Western Australia.


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Applications close on 24 May 2024


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Join us and play a part in powering the future of Western Australia.