Senior Contract Administrator

  • Geelong VIC 3220, Australia
  • Full-time
  • Entities: BESIX Watpac

Company Description

As one of Australia’s leading national construction companies, our commitment to providing an inclusive workplace is driven by an organisational culture that embraces diversity and equality. By joining BESIX Watpac, part of the international BESIX Group, you will be part of our national team of over 700 dedicated and innovative employees. Our people proudly uphold our values each day and are committed to the safety and wellbeing of their colleagues, subcontractors and the communities in which we operate.

Job Description

Due to a recent major project win and due our ongoing growth in the region BESIX Watpac are looking for a Senior Contract Administrator to join us working on a project in Geelong. Duties include; 

  • Proactively drive company safety policies, practices and procedures in compliance with OH&S legislative requirements to provide a safe workplace at all times
  • Establish an effective site or office based system for the effective administration of projects in line with company procedures and guidelines
  • Liaise with the Project Manager to ensure internal cost controls are being maintained
  • Arrange and run the trade package tendering process including compilation and approval of tender documents and proposed tender list, issue of documents, receipt of tenders, comparison of tenders and submission of tender recommendations for approval
  • Supervise the work of other contract and site administrators.
  • Prepare contract documents for each trade package/subcontract and administration of the projects financials through the companies cost management system
  • Prepare the submission of monthly consolidated reporting in the areas of cash flow forecasting, variation status, contractual matters and cost analysis
  • Arrange and run the administration of variation claims, progress claims and other financial matters under the Head Contract and Trade package/subcontract agreements
  • Mentoring and supervision of other administrative staff.


The incumbent in this role will require the following qualifications and experience:

  • Degree/Diploma in Construction Management or Building or related discipline
  • Proven track record of Contract Administration on large commercial projects including mentoring and supervising other administrative staff.
  • Ability to communicate, influence and build effective relationships at all levels of the business
  • Demonstrated ability to operate autonomously using initiative, sound reasoning, listening and decision making skills
  • Proven ability to build and lead an effective results driven team
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results in a high pressure environment
  • Proven high level of professionalism, maturity, candour and confidentiality in daily work ethic
  • Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems

Additional Information

Our benefits include;

  • Health and wellbeing, technology, financial, leisure and home improvement discounts.
  • Access to a Healthy Foundations and Employee Assistance Program.
  • Parental Leave Program.
  • Well-being days.
  • Professional development opportunities.

This is your opportunity to build a challenging and exciting career path with an industry leader. We attribute our successes to our innovative, driven and diverse team and offer a competitive remuneration package with flexible, supportive benefits and development programs.

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