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Senior Contracts Administrator

McConnell Dowell - Melbourne, VIC

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design
Source: uWorkin


McConnell Dowell is a major engineering, construction, building and maintenance contractor operating in 23 locations throughout Australia, Asia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.

Our vision is to be a leader in the delivery of infrastructure, building and resource solutions.

Our mission is to create opportunities for personal and professional development and create a positive outcome for our organisations whilst optimising the positive legacy for the communities with whom we engage.

Working at the forefront of the industry, we provide our people with a stimulating environment that challenges them to think laterally and excel even beyond their own expectations. We equip, inspire and empower our people to be their very best, to learn through experience, and to help us reach the highest standards across all areas of the business.

Our creative approach is what makes us stand out from the crowd. We rate ourselves on our ability to innovate to achieve the highest results and provide the best value for our clients. It also means we are not afraid to work on challenging projects that not only require a creative engineering approach, but also creative support staff.

We value Safety and Care, Honesty and Integrity, Customer Focus, Working Together and Performance Excellence. We hire the best and brightest in our field. It’s something we’re proud of, it is reflected within our achievements and it enables us to be industry leaders.

About The Project

McConnell Dowell is the constructor within the Western Program Alliance (WPA) which forms part of the Victorian State government’s ambitious level crossing removal program. The Alliance brings together the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP), Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM), and Arup and Mott MacDonald as design partners.

WPA was formed in 2017 and following the successful completion of several major projects, is now focused on delivering the level crossing removals at Werribee (Werribee Street & Cherry Street), Hoppers Crossing (Old Geelong Road) and Cranbourne (the Cranbourne Line Upgrade), as well as developing future works projects.

Your Opportunity

We are now accepting applications from experienced contracts administrators to join us in the position of ensure that contracts are drafted, executed, and administered in accordance with Alliance procedures, to gain the maximum value for money from the supply chain and ensure the success of the project.

As SeniorContracts Administrator, You Will Be Accountable For

  • Ensuring that all subcontracts, supply and services contracts are procured, executed, delivered and closed out, in accordance with Company commercial policies and guidelines
  • Reporting any instances of commercial non-conformances to the Project or Regional Commercial Manager as appropriate
  • Managing the commercial aspects of contract negotiations and disputes with the Project Manager and Subcontractors
  • Ensuring that head contract and subcontract obligations are communicated and understood by the site team
  • Mentoring and supporting other site based contracts administration staff
  • Consistent implementation of the Company’s commercial policies and procedures

Requirements For This Role Are
  • Tertiary qualifications and/or substantial Contract Administration experience
  • Minimum five years’ experience in project/contractual engineering and/or construction role
  • Demonstrated ability to assess claims or variations by Subcontractors against the quantity claimed as well as against their contractual requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse contractual issues and provide and/or recommend solutions through appropriate problem solving techniques
  • Sound commercial acumen accompanied by proven negotiation and inter-relationship skills
  • Clear and definitive written and verbal communication, accompanied by competent presentation ability
  • Strong team player and demonstrated ability to work as part of, or lead, a team
  • Superior organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to mentor other Contract Administrators and Assistant Contract Administrators
McConnell Dowell is an equal opportunity employer as we value diversity within our company.

Please apply online following the link. Note all successful applicants must hold valid work rights for Australia and pass a satisfactory pre-employment medical and drug & alcohol checks.

Please note: This role is being sourced through McConnell Dowell directly and we will not accept applications via external recruitment agencies.

Melbourne, VIC

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design


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