Contracts Manager
Job Summary
Division Name:
Transperth Train Operations

Position No:

Closing Date:
2021-10-28 5:00 PM

Perth Station

Job Type:
Fixed Term - Full Time

Level 7, SOA, $126,037 - $143,764 pa plus 10% superannuation
About the Job

The Public Transport Authority’s (PTA) vision is to be recognised as a leader in providing world-class public transport services and solutions.  Western Australia’s public transport system is recognised as the best in Australia and is one of the most efficient, clean and safe networks in the world.  Rail transport is vital for our continued success and growth through our many projects including METRONET to meet the public’s needs and expectations.  Moving millions of people needs the skill and commitment of a talented workforce.

The Role

We are seeking a motivated individual with specialist knowledge of procurement and contract management to fill the role of Contracts Manager within our Transperth Train Operations Division.  This position will report to the Commercial and Controls Manager – METRONET Railcars and will be responsible for providing advice on procurement and contract management aspects within the METRONET Railcar Procurement Project.

To ensure success you will possess:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Business/Commerce, Law, Construction/Project Management, Quantity Surveying and/or substantial experience in the management and tendering of contracts;
  • Extensive experience in public sector procurement of goods, services and works and the application of State Supply Commission and Government policies and procedures;
  • Highly developed leadership skills with the ability to work professionally with others at all levels;
  • Extensive experience in contract management matters including negotiating high value/complex variations with contractors and provided advice to stakeholders.

This is a fixed term opportunity to the 1 March 2024 with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur for up to 12 months.

The PTA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further Information

Please refer to the attached Job Description Form (JDF) for full details about the position, including any special requirements relevant to appointment.

Please contact Dr Nelly Lawton, Commercial and Controls Manager, on (08) 9326 3755 for specific information about the role.

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For more information on METRONET, please visit

How to Apply

Applicants are requested to provide the following:

  1. A current CV with two work related referees;
  1. A written application addressing Selection Criteria 1, 2 and 4 from the JDF, in no more than 3 pages; and
  1. A completed Integrity and Qualification Consent Form (attached) as all PTA positions are subject to ongoing integrity screening.

Applicants are requested to apply online using the ‘Apply for Job’ button at the top/bottom of the screen.  Please note the closing date and time, as no emailed, late or pro forma applications will be accepted.


About the PTA
The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA) is responsible for the operation of all bus, train and ferry public transport services in the greater metropolitan area under the Transperth brand. It also operates public transport services in regional centres, operates road coach and rail passenger services to regional area under the Transwa brand, and administers School Bus Services (SBS).