Field Contracts Specialist

Requisition ID: 277696 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Camp 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Jabiru, NT 



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Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place. 

Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers' objectives to create a lasting positive impact. We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. 

Core to Bechtel is our Vision, Values and Commitments. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver. Learn more about our extraordinary teams building inspiring projects in our Impact Report


Project Overview:

After more than 35 years operating as a successful uranium mine, the Ranger Project is entering its rehabilitation stage and offers an exciting opportunity for you to make a positive impact on the environment.

ERA has engaged the global engineering firm, Bechtel, to support ERA as Delivery Partner for ongoing study work. Bechtel will be working alongside ERA and major stakeholder Rio Tinto to restore the land to the status of its surrounding World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park.

A collaborative project, this project will be developed in consultation with the Mirarr Traditional Owners and will benefit the Jabiru community.

Located 8 km east of Jabiru and 260 km south-east of Darwin, the Ranger Project will lead the way in the fast-growing area of mining closures.  This is your opportunity to join an established team, develop as a professional, and work in partnership with our client – contributing to a long-term commitment to people, communities and the environment.  Interested to learn more?  Visit: and .


Job Summary:

As Field Contracts Specialist, you will participate in contract formation and/or administration.

Contract formation includes leading preparation and review of bid request packages and developing project contracts operating procedures.

Contract administration includes continual progress review, forecasting, and communication of difficulties. Your work will ensure subcontract compliance with project requirements.

This is a FIFO role working 2:1 roster based in Jabiru, NT.


Major Responsibilities:

Develops and issues contracts and purchase orders as assigned by performing the following:

  • Responsibilities include the formation and award of large, moderately complex contracts.
  • Conforms and ensures contract execution.
  • Directs negotiation in the commitment of contracts.
  • Assists when instructed in the planning, staffing, work hour calculations, budgeting, and subcontract procedures preparation.
  • Develops and issues contracts and services agreements as assigned.
  • Prepares bidders’ lists and pre-qualifies bidders.
  • Other responsibilities as designated.


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Requires bachelor's degree (or international equivalent) and 5-10 years of relevant experience or 9-14 years of relevant work experience.
  • Broad experience in the formation, negotiation and award of all types of contracts.
  • Experience administering moderately complex construction industry (sub)contracts. Extensive knowledge and experience in contract administration required. 
  • Experience awarding and/or administering commercial agreements in the Northern Territory is an asset. #LI-JC1


Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Able to represent Bechtel in contract negotiations.
  • Working knowledge of change management procedures pertaining to Requests for Information (RFIs), change notices, change orders, amendments, and claims and dispute resolution.

Working Rights in Australia without employer sponsorship are required.

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Total Rewards/Benefits:

There are many reasons why choosing to join Bechtel is one of the best career decisions you will ever make. In addition to working with talented, dedicated people and having the opportunity to play an integral role in stimulating and challenging local and international projects, Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live a healthy life.

With a market aligned salary package and annual discretionary performance bonus scheme in place, employee wellbeing is also at the centre of our business - promoted through our strong health and safety focus and private health cover including access to a leading employee assistance program.


Diverse teams build the extraordinary:

As a global company, Bechtel has long been home to a vibrant multitude of nationalities, cultures, ethnicities, and life experiences. This diversity has made us a more trusted partner, more effective problem solvers and innovators, and a more attractive destination for leading talent.

We are committed to being a company where every colleague feels that they belong-where colleagues feel part of "One Team," respected and rewarded for what they bring, supported in pursuing their goals, invested in our values and purpose, and treated equitably. Click here to learn more about the people who power our legacy.



Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Applicants with a disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may e-mail their request to