Title:  Investment Manager


Victoria, Australia

Employment Type:  Permanent Full Time


Commercial Investment Manager


  • Make a real difference and help shape our customers’ Energy Future. 
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Purposeful work with genuinely good people. That’s refreshing.

We’re an energised team who are passionate about our customers, strive for operational excellence and a sustainable future for our people and our community.


About the Role:

The objective of this role is to work closely with the Deal Execution Commercial Leader to price, negotiate, progress governance and execute commercial deals related to the growth of the AusNet's contracted infrastructure portfolio. The portfolio of assets includes investing in large scale batteries, large transmission network augmentations and working closely with renewable generators to connect to the transmission network through dedicated connections.


As the Commercial Investment Manager, you will take accountability for a number of simultaneous opportunities to ensure that the commercial, technical, financial and customer requirements are aligned and that final contracts negotiated meet AusNet's risk and return thresholds.


This role will report through to the Deal Execution Commercial Leader as part of the AusNet Development and Future Networks division (AusNet DFN) - with a base location at Southbank.


We are a flexible and truly hybrid workplace.


This role will deliver real outcomes, including but not limited to:

  • Lead the identification, assessment and mitigation of commercial risks through effective pricing, contracting, and insurance strategies;
  • Lead negotiation with customers to ensure project wide value is optimised and realised across all parties involved in the transaction while mitigating risks;
  • Lead the preparation of investment business cases in preparation for executive and board review (as and when required);
  • Present approval papers and business cases to relevant executives and delegates in seeking approvals specific to new infrastructure deals or variations;
  • Liaise with and build trusting relationships across the AusNet Services business with various internal stakeholders and ensure they are well informed during the negotiation process; utilise their feedback as subject matter experts, including Treasury, Finance and Legal;
  • Lead objective commercial and pricing build up and provide insights to the AusNet DFN team and lead or support:
    • The submission of Business Cases for new investment opportunities;
    • Negotiation of supplier contracts (including back-to-back of obligations with customer contracts);
    • Capital investment proposals;
    • Partnering arrangements; and
    • Insourcing / outsourcing decisions
  • Oversee communications between suppliers / contractors to ensure that AusNet DFN can comfortably delivery projects within time and budget with sufficient contractual protections. Such projects and contract values can vary between $10m and $250m per contract;
  • Work closely with Procurement to ensure the tenders and supply agreements sufficiently protect AusNet DFN by ensuring that the relevant back to back contracting frameworks are in place between customers and suppliers to minimise direct risk to AusNet


You don’t need to check every box; however, we are looking for a good combination of:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in finance, commerce, law, engineering or associated discipline;
  • ICAA/CPA qualified, completion of post graduate studies (e.g., masters of business administration) and/or chartered environment experience preferred
  • Experience in commercial negotiations with a further experience in financial management within infrastructure or energy industry is preferred but not essential
  • Strong attention to detail and analytically minded;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills which evidence a high capacity to influence at all levels including executives;
  • Ability to work within and contribute to a team with team members across various disciplines including finance, commercial, technical and delivery;
  • Good interpersonal skills that enable communication and work with all levels of internal stakeholders and external customers / suppliers
  • Well versed in corporate finance principles and infrastructure asset pricing
  • Detailed understanding of and ability to negotiate contracts, manage contracts and properly allocate risks across various stakeholders


A real place to belong 

We celebrate unique voices, refreshing perspectives and diversity in our team.

We believe in more than just competitive pay. Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Flexibility: whether this is hybrid work, flexible hours, or part time arrangements, we’ll work with you to help balance work and life.
  • Leave: more than typical personal leave and a generous 14 weeks of paid parental leave, with no minimum service.
  • Community giving: a paid day to volunteer with our social impact partner, Foodbank, or for a cause that matters to you.
  • Perks: we offer all the other perks you’ve come to expect like purchased leave, income protection insurance, novated leasing, corporate discounts, private health cover discounts and more.


As an industry in transformation, we’re excited by the possibilities ahead.

So, if you’re passionate about our purpose and committed to making real progress, bring your energy and join the Deal Execution Team. Together, we can shape a new way forward.