Associate Director, Commercial

  • Realise Value in Commercially Robust Contracts
  • Apply your Strategic Acumen to Identify Opportunities and Mitigate Risk
  • Make your Mark with the Largest Regional Infrastructure Project in SA

A high-profile opportunity to establish a legacy in a critical project, providing economic, environmental and social benefits to all of SA.

Northern Water (NW) aims to provide a new, climate independent water source for the Far North, Upper Spencer Gulf and Eastern Eyre Peninsula regions of South Australia, enabling the growth of industries crucial to achieving net-zero goals, including the green energy and hydrogen industries. Water Scarcity is a persistent challenge in South Australia, relying heavily on the Murray Darling Basin for supply. This project seeks to alleviate these pressures and enhance water security through strategic water infrastructure development.

Reporting to the Director, Commercial, this role oversees the commercial and contractual  aspects of the sale of water to offtakers for NW. The largest regional water security project of its kind in South Australia's history, this role will work closely with current and potential future NW customers. Providing strategic oversight and direction over contractual  matters, the Associate Director, Commercial will own the end-to-end process for negotiating, reviewing and finalising contracts, capturing substantial speed, scale and duration of service provision. Scaffolded within project management methodologies, key activities will include mitigating the risks associated with large-scale commercial operations, resolving sensitive matters, disputes, and ensuring - compliance with relevant laws, regulations and industry standards are adhered to at all times.

A hands-on and commercially astute sales contract specialist with excellent stakeholder engagement skills, you will build trusted relationships with internal and external legal counsel, public sector agencies, offtakers, professional  support providers and regulatory bodies. As a specialist within the NW team, you will thrive in a collaborative, multidisciplinary and pioneering environment. With tertiary qualifications in Law, Business Administration, Finance or a related discipline, previous experience in mining, energy or major infrastructure projects would be advantageous.

This critical project provides long-term and continued economic, environmental and social benefits to all South Australians and is a high-profile opportunity to create impact and establish a legacy.

Applications should be forwarded to the attention of Sam Wallace in Word format. Confidential enquiries are welcome to Sam on 0437 313 130.

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