Contracts Administrator | Senior Contracts Administrator


Location: Brisbane, North Ryde, Sydney

Job Type: Full time


About your role

Due to continued growth and success in winning more projects for our Infrastructure – Project Services business are on the lookout for a Senior Contract Administrator and Contract Administrator to join their high performing & inclusive team. These roles provide an exciting opportunity to progress your career with a market leading infrastructure company.

Depending on the individual project you will either support the Project Commercial Manager or work independently to provide efficient and effective management of commercial and contractual matters and active day-to-day administration of the head contract and any subcontracts placed on projects. Successful project delivery will be contingent upon your leadership and participation in the following key areas to achieve commercial outcomes:

  • Project Planning
  • Project Delivery
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Risk Management
  • Project Reporting
  • Project Close out

About you

As the Senior Contracts Administrator , we require 5+ years demonstrable and successful experience gained in a similar role, within Civil, Infrastructure or Building industry. The Contracts Administrator requires a minimum of 3+ years demonstrable and successful experience. Other essential skills & experience required:

  • Qualifications - Quantity Surveying preferred
  • Familiarity with standard and bespoke industry forms of contract and their negotiation and operative effects
  • Understanding of contract terms and conditions, variations approvals and recovery of claims
  • Awareness of project management, contract management, risk management and financial management principles utilised in the management of the project
  • Excellent commercial management skills including interpreting and applying contract terms and legislation provisions
  • Negotiation and influencing to achieve desired outcomes
  • Developed analytical and planning/prioritisation skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of Australian construction and engineering contracts
  • Sound working knowledge of commercial management principles, project control applications, risk management and application of process.

Our Benefits

As an employee of Downer, you may benefit from a range of career support programs, wellbeing packages and financial benefits, available through us and our selected partners. These include:

  • Excellent salary package
  • Salary sacrifice superannuation
  • Option to purchase additional leave via salary sacrifice
  • Novated leasing & offers on a range of vehicles
  • Discounted health insurance, travel, accommodation & technology products
  • Offers and cash back on selected shopping portals
  • Investment in career and personal growth supported by your peers and leaders
  • Structured career path opportunities supported by a robust Commercial Operating Model
  • Cutting edge in-house developed IT systems to streamline and maximise commercial performance
  • An empowering and collaborative leadership team with a clear direction
  • A daily satisfaction of achievement, accomplishment and job fulfilment
  • Your hard work is recognised and we celebrate successes
  • Your ideas are listened to & respected

If you are enthusiastic and dedicated to establishing and growing your career, we’d love to speak to you! Hit apply now or contact Allie Jones for more information on

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