EY Senior Consultants / Managers, Operational Transaction Services - Canberra or Melbourne in Canberra, Australia

Senior Consultants / Managers, Operational Transaction Services - Canberra or Melbourne

Transaction Advisory Services

Requisition # CAN0017Z

Post Date Jul 24, 2018

Are you experienced in managing major government or defence capability acquisitions? Then join EY and gain experiences that will last a lifetime.

We’re looking for Senior Consultants, Managers and Senior Managers with Transaction Management experience, who are interested in a focus on Defence, to join our Melbourne and Canberra teams.

Why EY

We are doing important work to support Defence to successfully procure key capabilities which will meet Defence’s strategic commitments under the Defence White Paper.

We are passionate about defence, the front-line, national security and building a better working world.

We are building a unique business focussed on managing Defence procurement programs. This business will focus on assisting Defence to coordinate procurement efforts, support Defence to become a smart procurer, deliver high quality decisions and facilitate seamless asset and capability acquisition and sustainment. This business will work alongside our partners organisations and other parts of EY who will provide commercial advice, modelling and due diligence to support defence decisions.

We will offer you an EY experience, not just a contracting model. The difference being that we offer a community of practice, an opportunity to learn from equally passionate colleagues, to innovate and truly live what Defence is looking for under its new Major Service Provider (MSP) arrangements, which we deliver on alongside a partner organisation with significant Defence experience.

We value people and we encourage and promote diversity in our teams.

What we do

Operational Transaction Services (OTS) is a dedicated team within Oceania TAS (Transaction Advisory Services) that helps Government and corporate clients to increase value and decrease operational risk when they acquire, divest, integrate or transition organisations, capabilities and contracts.

What you will do

In your role you will:

Work with a team of EY professionals, Defence, our partner organisation and other sector professionals to provide advice and support throughout the procurement transaction lifecycle, including stakeholder engagement, project oversight procurement planning and management. Your work could include;

  • Establishing and then overseeing the project to deliver on the procurement

  • Coordinate procurement option and strategy development

  • Run aspects of the procurement process, including facilitating EOI, RFP and evaluation processes

  • Ensure adherence to Defence procurement processes, Commonwealth Procurement Rules and other Government requirements

  • Facilitate the process for negotiation and commercial close for the transaction

  • Plan and manage the transition of the procured asset or capability into service

You would act as a role model and support development of newly hired junior team members, coupled with recruitment and training responsibilities for the Defence focussed OTS team.

Skills and experience

The team we are building requires a level of strategic understanding and advice on the Government’s procurement process as well as sharp attention to detail and hands on project delivery. Practitioners need to have the following skills:

  • Transaction experience: Need to understand commercial drivers, contracting models, government processes/probity obligations and government policy objectives within a complex or large scale procurement environment

  • Strategic and tactical skills: Able to provide client with strategic procurement support and advice. Also able to facilitate and deliver hands on support at various phases of the transaction (e.g. facilitate and review multiple documents from legal, commercial, technical etc.)

  • Project Management skills: Need to understand (and use appropriate tools for) project planning/timing, prioritisation, risk identification and project management

As an OTS professional you will require knowledge and experience in the below:

  • An analytical and commercial background gained from Defence, consulting, industry or government sectors

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in and lead project teams

  • Strong technical skills in managing large scale procurements

  • Operating in a high security environment

  • Preferably security cleared above Baseline level

About us

EY is a global professional services organisation providing advisory, assurance, tax and transaction services. We are committed to doing our part in building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. And we are united by our shared values and a dedication to delivering exceptional client service.


For an engaging career, apply today and join a firm that is committed to building an inclusive culture that supports a diverse workforce, helping you to gain experiences that will set you up for a lifetime.

The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by Ernst & Young or by their external third party provider.

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