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Commercial Procurement Lead, Australia Renewables - Green Investment Group

Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

Preferred location: Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane

Join us on an exciting journey to grow and deliver Macquarie’s pipeline of renewable energy projects in Australia. Macquarie’s Green Investment Group is developing a portfolio of utility-scale renewable energy projects in Australia and is looking for a Commercial Procurement Lead to lead and manage.

Based in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, you will have a hands-on and flexible approach to achievement of shared targets and be primarily responsible for delivery of projects from inception onwards. Key responsibilities and activities include:

  • Responsibility for the optimal procurement approach for renewable projects including construction, operations & maintenance and asset management
  • Commercial support to the Project Develoeprs in assisting with project tendering processes for construction and operations partners
  • Negotiation and agreement of all commercial and legal elements (including management of third-party legal advisers) for project construction and operations contracts with project OEMs, contractors and network service providers
  • Ongoing engagement and market interface with OEMs, construction partners and other project stakeholders relating to project execution
  • Responsible for establishing and documenting a contractual risk position framework and ensuring risk position is consistent across all procurement
  • Responsible for gathering market intel and ensuring contractual positions are in line with market and project contracts and final risk position remains bankable
  • Capable of managing multiple contractual processes simultaneously
  • Must have experience in multi contract procurement and management of interfaces in project procurement and execution strategy
  • Review and input into all key project documents and contracts as may be required for different projects, including landholder agreements, connection agreements, PPAs, and other associated contracts with suppliers engaged for project development activities as required by the development team

As Commercial Procurement Lead, your responsibilities will involve interfacing with other commercial and technical project team members to ensure that the project development is successfully procured and delivered. You will be involved in delivering commercial management and administration of projects during the planning, development and construction phases. In addition, you will provide commercial input and recommendations on procurement strategy for the relevant packages to identify, tender and select equipment suppliers, service providers, EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) and O&M (Operations and Maintenance) contractors for our projects. You will prepare and draft contract and commercial documents and manage any relevant service providers, such as external legal counsel and insurance brokers.

To succeed in this role, you will have at least ten years’ experience in the energy sector with direct experience in the negotiation and agreement of key project contracts and commercial agreements for NEM connected Australian renewable energy projects

You will hold a relevant professional qualification and direct experience with a project developer, utility, construction contractor or related field performing contract management roles for renewable energy projects. A key aspect to our success is a strong focus on workplace, health, safety and environment, as well as the ability to work in a diverse and inclusive business environment.

Last but not least, you will have good interpersonal and communication skills with unquestioned ethics and integrity, and be able to demonstrate stakeholder management experience, including a confidence and ability to work with a range of project stakeholders including construction contractors, OEMs, state and federal government departments, NSPs and AEMO.

About Green Investment Group

GIG provides corporate finance advisory and capital market services to corporate and government clients involved in public and private mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity fund raisings, private equity raisings and corporate restructuring. GIG - and its managed funds - is one of the world’s largest investors in renewable energy. 

 

Our support for the renewable energy and clean technology sectors is part of a broader commitment to infrastructure. GIG’s parent company (Macquarie) has more than $A136 billion of infrastructure assets under management globally and co-invests alongside the world’s leading institutional investors including public sector pension funds. For further information about GIG’s renewable energy credentials please visit https://greeninvestmentgroup.com

Find out more about Macquarie careers at www.macquarie.com/careers 

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths, and in combination with our inclusive environment, it enables us to deliver innovative and sustainable outcomes for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. From day one, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If our purpose of ‘empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’ is as inspiring to you as it is to us, please apply. With the right technology, support and resources, our people can work in a range of flexible ways.  

We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We encourage candidates to speak with a member of our recruitment team if you require adjustments to our recruitment process to support you, and the type of working arrangements that would help you thrive.

About Macquarie

A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 18,000+ employees and offices in 33 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.

You’ll be supported by a diverse team where the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring are valued. You’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities whilst advising and investing alongside our clients and partners. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, specialist advisory, capital raising and principal investment.

Find out more at www.macquarie.com/careers

Job no: MAM-965891
Work type: Maximum term
Location: Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Category: Mid-senior, Green Investment Group
Group: Macquarie Asset Management
Recruiter: Mehreen Naveed
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