Contracts Manager


Location: Sydney

Job Type: Full time


We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we solve complicated problems by combining our experience in the market with our leading research and development capabilities.

Our Opportunity

Great opportunity for an experienced Contracts Manager to join our Above Water Systems (AWS) team based in Garden Island. Reporting to the Business Operations Manager, you will ensure close collaboration across AWS to drive the development of commercial acumen across the business. This includes Legal & Contracts (L&C), Procurement, Bid and Project Managers, and other Contracts Managers.

Responsibilities will include;

  • Manage and lead a team of Contract Administrators and Project Support staff Contract Administration and Project Support

  • Management of contractual obligations from capture phase to contract closure

  • Management of Contracts and Standing Offers within the AWS portfolio (not managed by Programs) in close consultation with the L&C team ensuring all contractual obligations are adhered to

  • Supporting Bids and Projects with contract and project administration support

  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge of the technical requirements and its relationship to the schedule and associated priorities

  • Supporting the Capture/Bid team in identifying contractual requirements

  • Supporting the Purchasing Department in ensuring appropriate flow-down of terms and conditions to the supply chain

  • Development of the Contract Baseline and managing changes

  • Ensuring members of the Project team are fully briefed on all material elements of the contract

  • Administration of the contract baseline during the project

  • Ensuring all contractual obligations are completed Management of risks and opportunities

  • Identification and management of amendment opportunities throughout the project life cycle Team Management

How about you?

  • Post graduate qualifications or training in areas of Business, Finance/Accounting, Law, Project Management, Commercial Management or Engineering is desirable.

  • Extensive experience in a Contract Management role

  • Knowledge of and experience in risk and opportunity management

  • Experience with the ASDEFCON procurement and contract suite

  • Experience in contract management, legal, commercial or project management.

  • Successful track record in the provision of contract support that has facilitated the delivery of successful project and business outcomes.

  • Providing leadership and assisting team members in meeting contractual requirements.

Good to Know

You’ll receive an email acknowledgement after you’ve applied, Thales strives to provide a personalised experience for all suitable applicants.

As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an appropriate clearance. To learn more about clearances please visit –

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

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