Contracts Administrator


Location: Brisbane

Job Type: Full time


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An opportunity to work for a Tier One Construction Business Partner!

The Downer Water Services team is undertaking a program of works for the DOWSP programs - Water Southern zone and Wastewater Regional zone. This is a project delivery team for water and wastewater pipelines, pump stations and wastewater treatment plants.


Reporting to the Delivery Manager, the Contracts Administrator provides effective and efficient commercial support to our Project team. With a focus on contracts administration, risk administration and zero harm, the CA is a valued and crucial role within the Water team.

Some of the key responsibilities of the role are as follows:

  • Review and process subcontractor’s monthly progress payment claims including liaising with internal stakeholders.
  • Support Project Commercial Manager in any changes to insurances and other instruments of contract security.
  • Support Procurement Manger with procurement process.
  • Preparation of subcontracts, negotiation of terms and award.
  • Preparation of claims for the Head Contract and supporting documentation.
  • Assist in negotiations for approval of variation of EOT claims.
  • Maintenance of variations and EOT registers to ensure team complies with time bar requirements.
  • Assist in the preparation of internal and external reporting.


  • Tertiary qualification in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Engineering or related field.
  • Proven Contract Administration experience with a strong level of judgment and discretion.
  • Strong commercial management skills including, interpreting and applying contract terms and legislation provisions.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to work well under pressure.
  • The desire to work within a collaborative team environment and contribute to the cohesive team culture.


  • Competitive remuneration and access to Downer benefits including health & wellbeing initiatives.
  • Flexible working options including a hybrid working model consisting of 3 days in the office, 2 days from home.
  • A supportive leadership team who believe our teams are our biggest asset and ensure our people are recognised and rewarded for the work that they do.
  • Growth opportunities across the Downer broader group.

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 backgrounds to apply.


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For more information please contact:

Julia Juricic | Recruitment and Sourcing Business Partner |

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