Contracts Administrator

September 11, 2021

Location: Perth CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs
Company: Downer EDI Limited – MEI
Full Time

Contracts Administrator

The Downer Facilities & Asset Services Division have a great opportunity for an experienced Contracts Administrator to join our high performing team on a key project. This role will be based in the Perth CBD office, however, there is some adhoc site travel required.

Job purpose:

The Contracts Administrator is accountable for the delivery of the commercial, financial and contractual management aspects of the Project and must ensure that the Project Manager is promptly apprised of all matters in relation to the management of the project head contract agreements and all relevant supplier/ subcontract agreements. 


  • Demonstrated experience in the extrapolation of data from multiple databases and sources, the development, assessment and negotiation of progress claims, costing proposals and extension of time claims to maximize benefit and minimize risk to the Project;
  • Demonstrated experience in interpreting complex contractual clauses and the practical application thereof;
  • Demonstrated experience in working on large scale mining projects with a sound understanding of methodologies and project best practice;
  • Developing complex briefing papers, variations and reports;
  • Internal and External Project Reports; and
  • Head Contract and Minor Contract Payment Claims and Valuations.


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Contract Law;
  • Minimum 7 years relevant industry experience, preferably working with a Contractor in the Mining & Resource industry;
  • Experienced in managing sub-contracts and head-contracts;
  • Sound working knowledge of risk management principles and application of process;
  • Able to develop and sustain proactive and productive internal and external working relationships
  • High attention to detail; and
  • Advanced understanding of systems including Excel, Microsoft Word and JD Edwards.


Successful applicants will be offered a highly competitive remuneration package.  Please note all offers of employment are subject to satisfying the Project minimum requirements as well as Fitness for Work requirements. 


This exciting role offers you the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment with a Tier 1 Contractor.  To submit your application click on the “Apply Now” button. Please note that emailed applications will not be considered.

Any initial enquiries can be directed to [email protected]

All applications are held in strict confidence. Downer reserves the right to close this position at any time.

Downer does not accept any unsolicited resume referrals from Recruitment Agencies.

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