Contracts Administrator Job Description

Contracts Administrator, job description,


Contracts Administrator Job description

A Contracts Administrator is responsible for managing, reviewing, and overseeing all contractual agreements and documentation in relation to a civil infrastructure project. They manage multiple subcontractors to ensure that the project stays within budget, issue purchase orders, reporting of variations, approval of invoices and produces progress claims.


  • Manage project controls – cost control and project forecasting
  • Resolve critical issues throughout the project life-cycle
  • Ensure compliance with all procurement policies and procedures
  • Manage and prepare scope changes
  • Report and provide general commercial support
  • Manage contract administration, head contract and subcontracts (progress claims, variations, EOT’s invoicing in project/ contract delivery )
  • Maintain registers of variations and claims, delays, and instructions, and use this information to build formal claims
  • Monthly Reporting – internal and head contract


  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team
  • Tertiary qualification in quantity surveying, contract administration or similar
  • Able to manage very complex situations and problem-solving
  • Ability to multitask, work in a team environment and work independently
  • Strong negotiation and leadership skills
  • Previous experience with a reputable main contractor
  • Experience using software such as JDE, SAP, and MS Office Suite

Working Conditions

  • Work schedules depend on project objectives
  • Can be a high-stress occupation
  • Work primarily in an office environment but may also require occasional site visits or meetings at construction project locations
  • Relies heavily on computer and software for contract management

Average Salary

  • $110k to $150k per year in Australia

Salary is based on © SEEK© Indeed and © Talent statistics and research.

This Contract Administrator 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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