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Contracts Manager - Capital Procurement

Alcoa Australia

Location: Booragoon

Job Type: Full time


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About the job

At Alcoa, we are focused on reducing our operational footprint and improving our environmental performance as we continue to expand and upgrade our operations. With various exciting and innovative capital projects on the go, we are on the lookout for a quality driven Contracts Manager to support us in the delivery of a diverse capital project portfolio.

Reporting into our Senior Manager – Global Capital Procurement, in this role you will drive the strategy development and execution of our major contracts with involvement throughout the project life cycle from front end development through to execution and post project review, guiding project teams on commercial considerations of the contracts. In addition, your key contributions will be:

  • Acting as Alcoa’s representative and making timely decisions on Alcoa’s behalf within the bounds of the contracts and protecting Alcoa’s interests.

  • Working closely with Project Managers and Project team located at the project offices to deliver the project successfully and present strategies and actions on commercial contractual risks.

  • Leading the development of assigned Project Procurement and Contracting Strategies.

  • Proactively communicating with the suppliers on behalf of Alcoa to enable suppliers to execute the contract scopes of work in accordance with the contract (including but not limited to the relevant legislation, Alcoa E&HS policies, technical specifications, engineering standards, project schedule, plant performance criteria) and any other requirements agreed between Alcoa and the suppliers.

  • Identifying and reporting on all Alcoa and supplier obligations in the contracts at Project, Steering Committee and Senior Panel Level for the term of the contracts.

  • Initiating, drafting and executing all contract amendments in accordance with Alcoa contract approval policy engaging the required subject matter experts, if required (Engineering, Process, Construction, Legal, Risk, Operations, Project Management, Cost Control etc.) for supporting information.

  • Assessing and leading contractual remedial initiatives including dispute resolution and escalation processes defined in the contracts.

  • Proactively identifying potential contractual / commercial issues as soon as possible via regular site inspections to understand contract progress first hand.

As for your primary location, you will have the opportunity to base yourself from either our HQ in Booragoon or our Bindjareb office in Pinjarra whilst utilising our Flexibility First work model that supports a hybrid approach to balance the days working from home and in the office.

About you

To play a part in our ongoing success we are seeking someone with:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering, Procurement, Project Management, Law or equivalent in construction related field is required.

  • A strong background in contract management, successfully having managed an EPC, Design & Construct, Construction or Major Civil contracts within a similar industry.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail with a solution focused mindset and driven by results.

  • Well-developed negotiating, critical thinking, stakeholder management and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills is a must.

Why Alcoa?

Our values – act with integrity, operate with excellence, care for people, lead with courage – are at the foundation of everything we do.

At Alcoa we strive to create an inclusive workplace where employees can bring their whole selves to work regardless of their background. We know it starts and finishes with you, which is why our value ‘care for people’ is so important to us. It ensures not only your physical safety but also provides an inclusive and welcoming workplace for people from all walks of life, encouraging diversity of thought from each and every person.

We embrace change, new ideas and promote a culture of respect and equal opportunity. Our employment programs are underpinned by diversity and equality and continue to be recognised and rewarded. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women and LGBTIQ+ job seekers.

As an Alcoa employee, you will embark on growth opportunities and can truly make a difference being part of an organisation that respects and considers flexibility whilst empowering you with stimulating and challenging work.

Flexible work arrangements may be considered, please let us know when you apply if this is something you are seeking.

What’s on offer?

  • Excellent remuneration package

  • Car allowance

  • Benefits allowance

  • Performance related bonus (variable)

  • Industry leading superannuation

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Novated car lease scheme

  • Industry leading parental leave scheme

  • Paid volunteer time

  • Employee groups including the Social Club, Alcoa Women’s Network, EAGLE (Employees at Alcoa for Gay, Lesbian, bisexual and transgender Equality) and AWARE (Alcoans Working Actively for Racial-ethnic Equality)

Our Locations

Alcoa’s Australian operations represent one of the world’s largest integrated bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminium smelting systems and add value to Australia’s local, state and national economies at every stage. Our Australian operations support approximately 4,370 direct jobs including multiple entry talent pathways/programs, predominantly in regional Western Australia.

Supported by our head office in Booragoon and the Bindjareb Regional office in Pinjarra, our operations include: our world-class Technology Development Centre of Excellence (COE), two bauxite mines in Western Australia (Huntly and Willowdale); three alumina refineries in Western Australia (Kwinana, Pinjarra and Wagerup); one aluminium smelter in Victoria (Portland); two dedicated port facilities in Western Australia (Kwinana and Bunbury); and two Alcoa Farmlands sites in Western Australia (Pinjarra and Wagerup).

Applications close
Sunday, 15 January 2023

Additional information

  • Interviews may progress prior to the closing date, although all applications will be considered.

  • You will only be contacted if you are shortlisted for an interview, this process can take up to four weeks from the closing date.

  • This position is available only to permanent Australian residents or applicants who hold the relevant Visa with authority to work in Australia. Please ensure this information is clearly stated on your application.

Please note that no agency applications will be accepted at this time.