Contract Manager

Full Time
Perth Central Business District WA
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description

Within the Rail and Technology Systems sector UGL is a leading provider of integrated systems for road and rail infrastructure projects. We are uniquely positioned and resourced to support our clients in their goals of providing exceptional transport solutions. Our services include infrastructure building and asset management, rail systems, signalling and communications, tunnel, and intelligent transport systems.

About the role

UGL is searching for an experienced Contracts Manager to join the Communications and Technology Systems team in Perth, WA. Reporting to the Senior Commercial Manager, you will join a successful and expanding team that supports UGL’s telecommunications and technology projects.

In this key leadership role, your primary focus will be to manage all aspects of contracts administration (upstream and downstream) through project delivery and eventual contract closeout. You will provide commercial leadership and contractual expertise, ensuring contractual requirements are adhered to and the interests of UGL protected. Other key responsibilities of this role include:
  • Provide commercial support to our Communications and Technology projects in Western Australia
  • Ensure the management and implementation of effective commercial practices, including contractual and legal compliance relating to our project and procurement activities
  • Operate and maintain project commercial systems and procedures in accordance with UGL’s policies and processes, and the upstream contract framework
  • Engage with internal and external legal advisors, ensure appropriate instruction is provided to obtain advice on project and contractual matters
You will also provide day-to-day commercial support including:
  • Participate in commercial handovers for successfully awarded contracts
  • Support Project Managers in post contract administration to ensure compliance with upstream contract obligations
  • Support identification, development and negotiation of upstream variations and progress claims. Prepare variation, extension of time and other claim documentation.
  • Participate in cost to complete reviews and assist the Project Manager with forecasting requirements in line with monthly reporting
  • Work with key stakeholder to provide guidance and advice on upstream and downstream contracts and commercial matters that arise
About you
If you are a Contracts Manager, Senior Quantity Surveyor or Senior Contracts Administrator looking to further your commercial career at a tier one contractor on some of the nation’s leading transport infrastructure projects, then please apply now. Key qualifications, experience and skills that will see you succeed in this role include:
  • A degree in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Law or equivalent experience
  • At least five years’ experience managing the administration of upstream client contracts is essential
  • At least five years’ experience in a contract management role or equivalent
  • Experience in a contracting organisation within the construction and infrastructure environments
  • Experience addressing contractual matters with clients, consultants, subcontractors, and suppliers
  • Experience negotiating variations, claims, EOT and mitigating any contractual disputes
  • Experience taking ownership of and resolving a broad range of commercial issues
  • Ability to achieve commercial outcomes while managing complex stakeholder relationships

About us

UGL Pty Limited is a leading provider of end-to-end engineering, construction and maintenance services. We are active across rail and transport, communications and technology systems, oil and gas, power, renewables and resources, water and defence markets. UGL partners with some of the world’s largest blue-chip companies and government agencies, private enterprises and public institutions. We are a member of the CIMIC Group of companies.

As a diversified services organisation, UGL appreciates the diversity and richness of its people and seeks to create inclusive environments that promote your talent and skills.

Please note that relevant screening checks will be conducted as part of the recruitment process. These may include a national criminal history check and for you to undergo a pre-employment medical assessment.

Discipline: Contracts Manager

Primary Location: Australia-WA-Perth CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs

Work Type: Full-time

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