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Contracts Administrator - Graduate

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date
12 July 2022
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Contracts Administrator - Graduate Opportunity

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 Commercial group, the Contracts Administrator is responsible for the delivery of commercial administrative support to a range of projects and corporate functions within the organisation.

The incumbent would be expected to be an active member of the Commercial Group and contribute to the achievement of the role of the Commercial Group within Saab

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Assist in the drafting and negotiation of various project and corporate contracts and agreements (including variations and contract change proposals);
  • Drafting and preparation of simple correspondence, documents and agreements (e.g. confidentiality agreements, basic statutory declarations, terms and conditions, guarantees etc).
  • Preparation of project related invoices, payment claims and related documentation;
  • Administration of a range of agreements including leases, insurance policies, consultancy agreements, export applications;
  • Administer various filing systems – including configuration management of hard and soft copies;
  • Contribute to monthly project reports;

Flexible work arrangements such as hybrid work from home / office, 9 day fortnight and part time (0.8 FTE minimum) will be considered for this role.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • An understanding of Australian contract law principles. (essential)
  • Tertiary Qualifications in a relevant discipline – eg Law, Commerce etc (essential)
  • Experience in a commercial environment including contract preparation, administration and management of contractual relationships. (desirable)
  • Working knowledge of the Australian Defence Industry contracting and procurement processes (desirable)
  • Working knowledge of Australian and US Government Export control processes. (desirable)
  • Understanding of contractual requirements of large multi-discipline projects in an engineering, construction or defence environment. (desirable)
  • Knowledge of basic accounting practices.

A Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an NV1 security clearance.

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 that the position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement.

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.