Advisor, ICT Contracts and Procurement

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)

Mar 9th, 2023
$ 112,199 - 130,853 / Year

Job no:492671
Work type:full-time
Categories:Information Technology Services

Advisor, ICT Contracts and Procurement
$112,199 – $130,853 + 15.4% super


Reporting to the Director of ICT Service Delivery, provide advice and undertake ICT procurement, contract management including negotiation, performance management, lifecycle management, governance and improvements. This role also assists with IT Services Financial Management.

You will be responsible for:

  • Procurement and contract management of the AMSA’s ICT hardware, software and services.
  • Provide specialist procurement and contract management advice within IT Services and to other AMSA business areas undertaking ICT related procurements.
  • Advise on appropriate performance management, procurement and contract governance mechanisms to monitor, coordinate and improve ICT related procurement activity and performance.
  • Provide guidance and coaching on sound procurement and contract management practices in the government context.
  • Proactively identify mitigation strategies that address procurement risks to ensure compliance requirements are met.
  • Develop strong relationships with service providers, resolving issues and negotiating mutually beneficial outcomes on behalf of AMSA.
  • Work with the AMSA Procurement and Contract Management team to identify and undertake contract administration tasks (e.g. contract variations and change requests).


To be successful in this position, you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Possess a sound knowledge of the Australian Government Financial Framework, including the Commonwealth Procurement Rules and their application, specifically as a buyer of products and services
  • Ability to manage complex procurements, contract negotiations and contract finalisation.
  • Experience providing specialist procurement and contract management advice.
  • Ability to manage complex relationships, and to drive performance of 3rd party suppliers.
  • Proficient in understanding ICT software and hardware licensing.
  • Well-developed written and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate broadly across AMSA business and IT areas to achieve satisfactory procurement and contract outcomes.
  • Sound financial management experience and familiarity with financial processes and systems; and
  • Experience in IT Management, business administration, contract/ commercial law or another related discipline is desirable.

For more information about this role, please refer to the position description.

Note: Information about our terms and conditions of employment are contained in the AMSA Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019.


We are committed a supportive and collaborative work environment, which is why AMSA offers:

  • Flexible work including work from home arrangements
  • Health and wellbeing programs including annual flu vaccinations and a healthy lifestyle reimbursement
  • An office-wide Christmas period shutdown (in addition to annual leave provisions)
  • An ability to work for an organisation charged with protecting our marine environments and saving lives
  • Salary sacrifice and salary packaging options


The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is responsible for the safety of international shipping and domestic commercial vessels, protection of the environment from ship sourced pollution and search and rescue nationally.

AMSA offers unique and interesting career opportunities, and we employ around 450 people across Australia. To learn more about our organisation please visit our website.


At AMSA we acknowledge the value diversity brings. Given the diversity of our role and our impact and influence on communities right across Australia, it is essential that we can draw on the diversity of our people in order to successfully deliver against our mission as a regulator of “ensuring safe vessel operations, combatting marine pollution and rescuing people in distress”.

AMSA has developed and is implementing a Gender Equity Action Plan, which establishes a clear pathway for the organisation to achieve gender equity from the inside out.

We also encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, people with a disability and people from other diverse backgrounds. You can find more information about AMSA diversity and inclusion initiatives set out in our Diversity and Inclusion Planhere.


Please complete your application on our website via the Careers at AMSA page by 23rdMarch 2023.You will need to provide:

  • your resume (maximum of 3 pages)
  • a brief cover letter (maximum 800 words) outlining what you will bring to this role.

For any questions regarding the role please contact Russell Speldewinde on 02 6279 5617.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process please contact Human Resources on [email protected]

AMSA does not engage staff under the APS Act. AMSA engages employees under the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990 and our remuneration arrangements are specific to AMSA.

Advertised:09 Mar 2023 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:23 Mar 2023 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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