Contracts Administrator - Rail in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A well known Tier 1 contractor is looking for a Senior Contracts Administrator in Melbourne close to the CBD area. This Senior Contracts Administrator will be part of the projects team working on a prestigious railway project and its associated infrastructure. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a growing team on a fantastic project.

Senior Contracts Administrator, will be responsible for:

*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.
*Assess all subcontractor variation claims and minimise claims where possible
*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
*Interpret specifications and drawings to understand scope of works for the project at Head Contract and Sub Contract scope level
*Participate in identification and quantification of Head Contract variations
*Manage subcontractors to ensure that Code compliance is maintained at all times
*Assess commercial and contractual risks involved in delivery and implementation of projects and identify and implement controls
*Check compliance and prepare reporting on commercial performance of the contract
*Process and recommend progress claims for work completed and refer disputed claims by subcontractors to the relevant manager for decision
*Undertake general business administration

The minimum requirements for the role are:
*Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Economics, Quantity Surveying, Law, Commerce or equivalent
*Post graduate qualifications e.g. graduate certificate, graduate diploma in Commerce, Accounting, Business, Construction, Property, Quantity Surveying, Law or other associated disciplines
*Relevant commercial administration experience in Accounting, Finance, Engineering, or associated disciplines
*Intermediate to advanced proficiency in relevant software packages such as Microsoft Suite (including Excel) and exposure to a contract management system (CRM)
*2-5 years' experience working as a Contracts Administrator or Quantity Surveyor in the construction and engineering industry
*Experience with a variety of project values and complexity
*Understanding of document control experience in accordance with records management procedures
*Interpret and apply relevant legislation/code on the project to prevent potential business exposure
*Experience in negotiating with sub-contractors



If this is a role that fits your profile and is of interest, please do not hesitate to contact Megan Burges on <email address removed> for further information.

Contracts management, post contracts, Melbourne, Victoria, Rail, metro, conventional rail, infrastructure, contractor.

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