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Commercial & Procurement Specialist

Downer Defence
Date Published: 25 Mar 2021
Defence Full-Time
Public No salary information listed.
Project Management All Canberra ACT, Australia
Commercial & Procurement Specialist
  • Opportunity to work with a market leading company
  • Canberra based (relocation packages considered)

Downer Defence Systems provides a broad range of professional and managed services, asset sustainment and estate upkeep services to the Australian Defence Force and other government agencies.

As an ADM Top 10 Defence Contractor, we are a proven and trusted long-term partner, committed to diversity and inclusiveness and to growing Australia’s Defence industry with the participation of Small to Medium Enterprises.

Position summary

This role will provide support to both the Commercial Lead and the System Engineer by the following:

  • Work independently and drive the Contract Change proposals and maintain key governing documents
  • Undertake any of the duties of the Commercial Lead as required.
  • Support the Engineer in research or document development activities
  • Start to end Contract Change Proposals (variations)
  • Support the RFT, Evaluation and Contract
  • Manage the governance of the procurement activity including the Risk Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Procurement Planning, Tender Evaluation Working Group, SPS Procurement Team meetings
  • Provide Contract and Product management support to the Product Manager including but not limited to attending contractor meetings, undertaking ad hoc tasks to support contracts, undertaking data analytics as required and individual capability allows

About you

This role will suit a high-level commercial generalist who has experience working with Defence and/or CASG. It would be beneficial if the candidate has ICT or ASDEFCON along with experience and understanding of the Defence Capability Life Cycle. The person will be able to work independently and within a team environment.

What we offer

  • A diverse and challenging work environment
  • A growing business where you will have opportunities to work on major projects
  • Referral bonuses
  • Access to Professional Development Sessions


Applicants must be Australian Citizens and hold an active NV1 or higher level Australian Federal Government Security Clearance due to client requirements. The role will likely involve access to controlled technology and must satisfy restrictions and requirements as a consequence of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations (ITAR).