Contract Manager Job Description

Contracts Manager



Contract Manager Job Description

A Contract Manager oversees projects from start to finish, ensuring the work is completed to the agreed time and budgets. They serve as a single point of contact during contract negotiations, to solve contract disputes, contract renewals, cancellations and amendments.

Usual Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure all works are executed in accordance with the contract, scope of work, Client requirements, corporate practices and project procedures.
  • Have a strong understanding of all key project processes, including construction and engineering, procurement, project controls reporting and contract management.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant OHS, quality & environmental management procedures and controls.
  • Ensure a safe and productive work environment.
  • Facilitate an environment where Project personnel can effectively achieve the project objectives.
  • Maintain a healthy balance between operational involvement and leadership.
  • Develop and maintain the Client relationship and exceed expectations, ensuring requirements are met throughout the project.
  • Effectively manage a small & dedicated team.


  • Minimum of 10 years experience in the civil engineering & construction industry on major roading projects.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a Project Manager role.
  • Excellent client and stakeholder management skills.
  • Leadership and people management skills.
  • Ability to negotiate and influence.
  • Degree qualified in Engineering, Construction Management or similar technical field.

Average salary bracket: $130K – $150K

Salary is based on © SEEK statistics and research, view their website here.

This job description is a guideline only and will vary depending on the company, project and location within the Australian/ New Zealand market.

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