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Saab Global

Senior Contracts Administrator

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date: 14 June 2024

The role

As part of our Counsel & Commercial group, the Senior Contracts Administrator will provide high quality commercial assistance on a diverse range of corporate and commercial projects in both defence and civil solutions sectors.

Please note, this is a 24month fixed term contract.

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Under the direction of the relevant Commercial Manager, undertake contractual administration of project to maximise commercial outcomes of the contract including escalation claims, extensions of time, variations, payment, instructions and export control matters
  • Assist in the development of subcontracts and supplier agreements to support project and other company related business
  • Assist Commercial Managers with negotiations with customers, subcontractors and suppliers relating to contractual issues, learning arrangements, licensing arrangements and confidentiality agreements to ensure commercial integrity
  • Provide commercial advice to project and tender teams ensuring that key commercial, legal and contractual issues are dealt with in an effective and efficient manner
  • Liaise with the Procurement team on flow-down commercial requirements for subcontracts and purchase orders
  • As part of tender and proposals teams, take a proactive role in commercial and contractual matters including the preparation of Request for Tender, subcontracts, statements of compliances and other tender response documentation

Flexible work arrangements such as 9 day fortnight will be considered for this role.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in relevant discipline (eg Law, Business or Commerce).
  • Demonstrated experience in a commercial role and a good working knowledge of commercial and contractual administrative processes and techniques.
  • A sound understanding of principles of contract law.
  • Experience in a commercial environment including contract preparation, negotiation, administration and management of contractual relationships.
  • Understanding of contractual requirements in engineering and/or Defence environment (desirable)

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants will be required to hold an Australian Defence Security Clearance to NV1 level or have the ability to gain one.

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.

Culture and benefits

We employ over 900 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.

As a valued team member of Saab Australia, you’ll access a variety of perks and benefits to support you and your family including:

  • 6 weeks paid leave each year
  • 13% Superannuation
  • Free Income Protection Insurance
  • Flexible working options
  • Access to the Saab shares matching scheme
  • Access to MySaab; our online store offering everything from cash back at hundreds of stores to discounts from exclusive partners

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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.

By submitting an application to Saab, you consent to undertaking workforce screening activities including, but not limited to:  reference checks, Australian Federal Police check, verification of working rights and qualifications, sanctions screening and a pre-employment medical declaration.

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.