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Construction Contract Administrator

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date: 14 October 2022

Construction Contract Administrator

About us

Saab Australia is a defence, security and cyber solutions provider, specialising in the development and integration of major defence and security systems. For over 30 years in Australia, we have built a reputation for delivering complex systems integration projects that provide proven and advanced capabilities to keep us ahead of today’s challenges.

From combat, communications, security and underwater systems, to mixed reality, cyber security and deployable health solutions, our extensive portfolio of products and services provide high-technology solutions for defence forces and civil industries across the globe.

Apply today to join our crew and deliver solutions with purpose.

The role

As part of our Corporate group, the Construction Contract Administrator will contribute to the successful management and control of construction related administrative processes, across a range of high value projects nationally.

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Liaise and negotiate with customers, subcontractors, and suppliers to achieve desired project outcomes.
  • Process payment, delay/extension of time, variation and other claims, and work with the relevant Project Manager to take appropriate actions.
  • Establish and/or tailor processes and tools that ensure compliance with specific contract administration activities.
  • Meet requirements of each contract with regard to response times.
  • Provide the Project Manager and Senior Management with relevant documentation in a timely manner.
  • Mentor and work effectively with other Saab contract administrators.

Flexible work arrangements such as hybrid work from home / office and 9 day fortnight will be considered for this role.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Significant experience in a similar role supporting the delivery of major projects in the commercial construction industry
  • Experience in the Australian commercial construction industry and contracts
  • Effective and high level relationship management and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated experience managing subcontractors, procurement issues and schedule management
  • A detailed working knowledge of claims processes (Variations, EOT’s and other) in the commercial construction industry

Culture and benefits

We employ over 600 Australians and are committed to fostering a culture of excellence and enriching the employee experience.

By joining Saab, you’ll be a part of a collaborative and supportive organisation, where your professional growth and work-life balance are emphasised.  You’ll work within an innovative and vibrant workplace, while having the opportunity to develop a long-term, fulfilling career.

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Click ‘Apply’ to submit your CV and cover letter in support of your application. You may contact our careers team at for a copy of the full position description. Kindly observe that this is an ongoing recruitment process and in exceptional circumstances, the position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement. We encourage applications as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Saab Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply. We also welcome applications from individuals with culturally diverse backgrounds.

Saab Australia is a proud supporter of the Veterans’ Employment Program and welcomes the interest of ex-service members, veterans and their families.