Senior Development Manager

Full Time - Posted on November 22, 2021

Western Sydney Airport is the Australian Government-owned corporation delivering Sydney’s new airport, Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport. Every member of Western Sydney Airport’s team is empowered to deliver - demonstrating the organisation’s values of safety, inclusion, courage, integrity, pioneering and passion.

With construction well underway, Western Sydney Airport is focussed on delivering the most significant infrastructure project in Australia. Western Sydney International’s integrated international and domestic passenger terminal has been designed to enable a fast, seamless and reliable experience for airline and passenger customers. 

Western Sydney International will be the catalyst for an ambitious city-building agenda, creating thousands of jobs across Western Sydney. The Western Sydney Aerotropolis is being developed around the airport, with an ambition for the Bradfield city centre to become a centre of innovation, with future-focussed industries and employment opportunities.

Western Sydney International is on track to open to passenger and freight services in 2026.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the General Manager Property Development, you will be developing and delivering the business development opportunities associated with the creation of the Business Park at Western Sydney Airport.

Your role will be responsible for:

  • The coordination of the design, delivery, and statutory approvals required to deliver the preferred opportunity for the Early Services Precinct (ESP) an area of 13.25 hectares.
  • Looking for opportunities to bring forward development and enhance the value of investment in Western Sydney Airport.
  • Identify and exploit revenue generating opportunities in Early Services Precinct and the Business Park, alongside plans to deliver to the goals, and exploration of optimised funding models.
  • In conjunction with the Commercial & Strategy Leadership team, develop and review commercial aspects of potential contracts for contractual, technical and commercial returns and risks. 
  • Have a strong customer focus that values perspectives and idea-sharing.
  • Maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and consultants.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders and the market which will benefit from the development and operation of WSA.
  • Promote WSA’s property capability as an innovative and trusted airport business to all external stakeholders.
  • Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders to ensure optimum and cohesive business development strategies are implemented that will ensure sustained financial success in the future. 

About You

We’d like to hear from you if you have the following:

  • A minimum of 15 years’ experience in the commercial property sector
  • Industry experience across retail, industrial and commercial sectors
  • Experience in capital transactions 
  • Previous experience in consulting or advisory roles 
  • Clear and sound judgement will flow from a focus on providing pragmatic solutions using data to support decision-making. 
  • Excellent skills and experience building trusting and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to negotiate and influence effectively.
  • Proven capability in effective communication, building business insights, a highly analytical and organised approach, and the ability to execute on work effectively and independently.
  • A mature professional possessing judgement, a disciplined approach, strong professional standards and a high level of personal credibility and integrity. 
  • A hungry and passionate individual who is naturally ‘hands-on’ and takes ownership.

What We Offer

This role represents a rare opportunity to join the Commercial & Strategy team and be part of tomorrow’s future and to showcase your skills within a dynamic, fast paced and high-performance culture by living WSA’s values of Safety, Integrity, Inclusion, Pioneering, Courage and Passion. You will enjoy an attractive remuneration package, access to salary packaging, a health and wellbeing program and other awesome discounts.