Contract Manager


Location: Rydalmere

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.

About Your Role: Contract Manager

An opportunity has become available for an experienced Contract Manager to join our Submarine Programme Project Team based in either Sydney or Western Australia. You will play a key role in supporting the team to successfully deliver on our programme by providing contract management support to the Programme team.

Your key focus areas will be:

  • Supporting the achievements of the Underwater Systems financial and strategic objectives
  • Ensuring compliance with ethical and contractual undertakings
  • Ensuring the commercial integrity of commitments being made on behalf of Thales.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality and timely commercial and contractual advice to key stakeholders, interpreting the contract and scope of work for the project
  • Work with Program Manager and Project Managers to proactively manage risks and opportunities in relation to the contractual aspects of the projects
  • Proactively leading and managing contractual and commercial issues/disputes that may arise, including coordination of commercial claims
  • Service Requirements and other contractual commitments.

How About You?

  • Several years’ experience in contract management with a Tier 1 or 2 company
  • Thorough understanding of project delivery principles, contract law and pricing
  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent client liaison and people management skills
  • Prior experience within a Defence-related industry either within Australia or overseas
  • Knowledge of ASDEFCON is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated advanced negotiating, analytical, financial and numeracy skills.
  • Experience in building/maintaining collaborative relationships with clients

Benefits @ Thales

  • Free Health Insurance. Attractive remuneration package + Bonus
  • Fitness Passport Discount
  • Employee discounts with a number of affiliates (Travel, Car hire, Tech)
  • Modernised Paid Parental Leave
  • Veterans Leave
  • ThalesFlex – flexibility working is our everyday
  • Family Support through our partnership with Parents at Work
  • Growth and development opportunities
  • Great colleagues and culture
  • Flexible to be based in Sydney or Perth

Good to Know

You’ll get 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 –

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Thales is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of shared respect that enables all of us to feel valued, do our best, and remain truly passionate about the place that we work. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more on how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here:

Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage flexible working.

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