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Consultant, Strategy & Transactions Defence - Melbourne

Location:  Melbourne
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  21-Nov-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  996841

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all. 



Do you have the vision to see through some of Defence’s most complex challenges? Then join EY and gain experiences that will last a lifetime.


The opportunity


We are looking for a Consultant to join our Strategy and Transactions Defence team in Melbourne. Our team is focussed on commercial and corporate finance advisory business across the Department, industry, and investor community. This role is offered on a flexible full-time basis.


As an SaT Defence professional you will


  • Work alongside Partners and Directors on complex policy, strategy and transaction questions
  • Work with the national team across procurement and commercial advice projects, from buying new solider combat systems and weapons, acquiring new and upgrading existing aircraft platforms,
  • We have also done work advising Defence on the role of debt and equity needs within the nascent industry sector as well as understanding how well Defence’s export strategy is performing
  • Balance client service delivery methods between embedded roles at the client site and virtual delivery teams working collaboratively on client transactions


Skills and attributes for success


To qualify for the role, the following will be beneficial:


  • Have demonstrated commercial nous with 1-2 years’ experience in commercial advisory and/or transaction/project management
  • Prior experience in complex procurement and /or corporate finance, ideally in Utilities, Resources, Infrastructure or Transport with an eagerness to grow Defence domain experience and interest
  • An existing Australian Government security clearance or an ability and willingness to obtain one in short order
  • Be capable of operating in an integrated contractor and Commonwealth Team


Ideally, you’ll also have


  • A sense of humour and a desire to enhance your commercial negotiation, transaction management and relationship skills
  • A genuine creative vision and the confidence to make things happen


Your EY experience:


At EY you’ll be rewarded and recognised based on your performance and will have access to our comprehensive benefits available to team members.


  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave along with other additional leave entitlements with no minimum service.
  • Flexible working arrangements to help you balance your work and personal responsibilities.
  • Take advantage of myPerks with a great range of discounts at various popular retailers as well as lifestyle benefits and corporate discounts.
  • We’ll help you meet the cost of your studies and cover your joining and annual fees for your professional memberships.
  • Enjoy EY Social Club from sporting events to informal and formal social functions.
  • Our wellbeing initiatives cover financial health, physical and mental health, family and community and the quality and value of work.


We hold a collective commitment to foster an environment where all differences are valued and respected, practices are equitable and everyone experiences a sense of belonging. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application via or phone +61 3 8650 7788 (option 2).


We understand the importance of social distancing at this time so our recruitment and onboarding process may be managed virtually so we can continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of EY people, clients, guests and the broader public.  


The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.


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