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Title:  Contracts Manager - NWPA

Job Number:  1350

North Melbourne, AU

Contracts Manager - NWPA

North Western Program Alliance has successfully completed 3 level crossing removals and a station upgrade. It is an Alliance made up of 4 partners and has a pipeline of future works that will go for the next 5 years. NWPA is currently going through a period of growth that will see additional projects awarded to the alliance with greater value, making it a major project. NWPA’s focus is on making a difference for the community and providing the best chance for their staff to develop and grow in this fast-paced environment.


We are currently looking for Contracts Manager to join our team working on the level crossing removal project, located in the North West.


As Contracts Manager you will direct and control the contracts administration function, overseeing estimating. Manage the head contact and sub-contract documentation, obligations and project legal requirements.


Responsibilities of the role include;

  • Direct and organise control of all cost engineering, cost reporting and forecasting
  • Oversee the procurement process for all subcontract and supply agreements to ensure that all packages are awarded on time and within budget
  • Lead the identification and quantification of Head Contract Scope changes and all subsequent negotiations with the Client
  • Manage any disputes or major claims with subcontractor or the Client
  • Oversee the preparation of monthly progress claims for work completed and approve disputed progress payments to subcontractors as referred by contract administrators
  • Stakeholder management
  • People management
  • Financial management: Ensure strong contract, commercial and financial risk management, accurate forecasting of both costs and revenue, take corrective action in line with JH’s authority and reporting frameworks and maximise the profit margin for the project


To be successful in this key role, you must have;

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in Law, Commerce, Accounting, Quantity Surveying, Business or associated disciplines
  • 5 -10 years’ of relevant commercial experience in the construction and engineering industry
  • Contractual management of a variety of project values and complexities
  • Negotiation of contractual terms, variations and progress claims
  • Demonstrated application of Corporate Limits of Liabilities and contractual and commercial systems, processes and procedures


John Holland is up for the challenge of transforming lives.


We actively promote diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities.


We are committed to building, valuing and promoting diversity and inclusiveness across John Holland. This means having an inclusive culture that values and sustains diversity and work-life balance. To achieve this we are focused on:

Flexible work practices

Providing development opportunities

Actively looking to attract and promote women into non-traditional roles with support structures to help them succeed.



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