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Senior Contracts Administrator


Location: Dandenong South, Waurn Ponds

Job Type: Full time


Downer has a long history of delivering Transport Infrastructure Projects under a variety of contracting models. Services include the design and construction of light rail, heavy rail, signalling, track and station works, rail safety technology, bridges and roads.

The Role

As Senior Contracts Administrator , you are primarily accountable for the efficient and effective management of all project related commercial and contractual matters within the Infrastructure Projects Business Unit.

Reporting into the Project Commercial Manager and working with project leadership team - you will provide active leadership and participation in the key areas of Project Planning, Project Delivery, Subcontractor Management, Risk Management, Project Reporting and Project Close Out.

This is a full-time permanent opportunity, office based in Melbourne CBD and Working From Home flexibility.

Responsibilities include:

  • Active day-to-day administration of the head contract and any subcontracts placed on projects.
  • Assist with the development of management plans in accordance with head contract requirements.
  • Commercial and risk management plans, process flow charts and pro-formas completed and approved prior to mobilisation.
  • Provide commercial leadership and advice to project team members on site issues, disputes and other various contractual matters.
  • Develop and implement effective commercial strategies that will support the Project Manager’s in any negotiations with the client.

About You

  • Bachelor of Business, Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Laws or recognised prior industry learning suitable for the role.
  • Experience in construction, engineering, asset maintenance industry in an administrative or similar role is highly regarded.
  • Familiarity with standard and bespoke industry forms of contract and their negotiation and operative effects
  • Awareness of the commercial and legal issues impacting upon the delivery of projects
  • Awareness of project management, contract management, risk management and financial management principles utilised in the management of the project
  • Demonstrated successful experience within similar contracts administrator role

What We Offer:

  • Flexible working options including working from home.
  • Competitive remuneration and access to Downer benefits including health & well-being initiatives.
  • Work on high-profile projects with ongoing career opportunities, in an essential service industry.
  • A supportive leadership team who believes our teams are our biggest asset and ensure our people are recognised and rewarded for the work that they do.
  • Training, Development and Growth opportunities across the Downer broader group.
  • Continued investment & industry leading research & development into sustainable practices that contribute to the circular economy, delivering on long term urban & transport infrastructure improvements

Our aim is to create a workplace where people are respected and encouraged to fulfill their potential. We embrace all employee difference and foster a culture that supports diversity and inclusion. As such, we encourage applicants of all ages and backgrounds, including Indigenous Australians to apply.

You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.