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Title:  Senior Contracts Administrator

Job Number:  10183

Gordonvale, QLD, AU, 4865

About the project


The John Holland, Seymour Whyte and AECOM Joint Venture (HSA) has been successful in securing the contract to deliver the Edmonton to Gordonvale (E2G) Project, south of Cairns.


The Bruce Highway – Cairns Southern Access Corridor Stage 3: Edmonton to Gordonvale Project will duplicate a 10.5-kilometre section of the highway to create a four-lane highway from Edmonton south to Gordonvale.


The $481 million project is part of the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program, a multi-billion-dollar program of works to improve safety, flood resilience and capacity along the Bruce Highway from Brisbane to Cairns.


The program is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments, with the Australian Government contributing up to $10 billion and the Queensland Government contributing up to $2.6 billion.

We're Hiring!


We’re now recruiting for a Senior Contracts Administrator to join our E2G project team based in Cairns.  Reporting into the Commercial Manager, you will be responsible for the planning and end-to-end commercial management of large subcontracts and self-performed works, both directly and indirectly.  


Responsibilities of the role include.


  • Participate in scope of works planning, ensuring that scope gaps are minimised, cost efficiencies are maximised, and subcontractor capabilities are considered
  • Prepare procurement strategies, including breakdown into individual works packages, identification of potential subcontractors, procurement methods and timing
  • Assess commercial and contractual risks, identify and implement appropriate controls and escalate actual or potential issues to Commercial Manager and or Project Manager
  • Ensure cost forecasting for allocated subcontracts and cost codes (including those allocated to direct reports) are accurately maintained and cost issues are appropriately escalated upon identification
  • Effectively manage subcontracts through all phases, including scope preparation, procurement, cost forecasting, subcontractor management, claims/variations processing, completion and close out
  • Operate and maintain commercial and contract systems including Project Costs Reporting (PCR), Asset Registers, Commercial pack and Contract Sum

Does this sound like you?


The Senior Contracts Administrator we're looking to recruit will ideally have following skills, qualification and experience,


  • Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Economics, Quantity Surveying, Law, Commerce or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Contracts Administrator or Quantity Surveyor in the construction and engineering industry
  • Experience in all stages of subcontract management, including scope preparation, procurement, cost forecasting, subcontractor management, claims/variations management, completion and close out
  • Site-based engineering or construction experience


HSA is an Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to providing local job opportunities and encourages local residents to apply. We are committed to building, valuing, and promoting diversity and inclusiveness across the Project. Women, minority groups and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

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