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Title:  Contracts Administrator

Job Number:  9777
Location: 

Mascot, NSW, AU, 2020

About the Project

John Holland Seymour Whyte Joint Venture (JHSWJV) have been successfully awarded the contract for the design and construction of Sydney Gateway Stage 1 and Stage 3.  The project includes 5 kilometres of new road, 16 bridges and close to 3 kilometres of active transport links. 

Benefits of the project include increasing road capacity at Sydney airport, both domestic and international airports.  As well as assisting traffic links to Port Botany and St Peter’s interchange.  JHSWJV will support more than 4,000 jobs over the life of the project.  

Stage 1: International Terminal and Qantas Drive connection – a new high-capacity road connection, linking the Sydney Motorway network at St Peter’s interchange with Sydney Airports International Terminal and Qantas Drive.

Stage 3: Domestic Terminal access – an arterial road connection and flyover to Sydney Airport’s Domestic Terminals. This Stage includes improvements to existing roads, to relieve congestion and improve connectivity to Sydney Airport Domestic Terminals and towards Port Botany. 

About the Role

We are currently looking for an experienced Contracts Administrator to play a key role in execution of this iconic Sydney project. Reporting into the Senior Contracts Administrator, you’ll be accountable for assisting in the preparations and negotiations with sub-contractors for the calling of quotations and letting of contracts and provide contract administration services to assist in the project’s control of contract costs.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Draft scopes of works and tender packages to accompany requests for quotations issued to subcontractors for projects
  • Conduct initial investigations with subcontractors to clarify the organisation’s conditions relating to contracts for prospective projects
  • Manage and drive the review process to ensure the award of all subcontractors within the required time frame and budget
  • Maintain a register of subcontractors
  • Operate and maintain commercial and contract systems including Project Costs Reporting (PCR), Asset Registers, Commercial Pack database and Contract Sum.
  • Ensure cost forecasting for allocated subcontracts and cost codes are accurately maintained and keep project management teams abreast of any cost’s issues immediately upon identification
  • Participate in identification and quantification of Head Contracts 
  • Process and recommend progress claims for work completed and refer disputed claims by subcontractors to the relevant manager for decision
  • Interpret specifications and drawings so as to understand scope of works for the project at Head Contract and Subcontract scope level

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Economics, Quantity Surveying, Law, Commerce or equivalent 
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience working as a Contracts Administrator or Quantity Surveyor in the Construction and Engineering industry. 

As part of the team, you help us deliver on our promise to transform lives.

Your success is reflected in ours, so we’re committed to being an employer of choice. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive workplace, as different perspectives and ideas will deliver our long-term success.  We’ll do all we can to help you develop your skills, and make a difference, right from the start. We have a flexible workplace and focus on all aspects of your physical and mental health and safety. We want you to be with us for the long-term, so providing you with rich career experiences and ongoing development is our priority.


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