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Contract Administrator - Western Sydney Airport

Requisition ID:  248800

Requisition Posting End Date: 02/09/2022

Bechtel, a global leader in Project Management, Engineering, Procurement and Construction, has been selected by Western Sydney Airport Co as its Delivery Partner for the Western Sydney Airport, a $5.3 billion greenfield facility in Badgerys Creek, New South Wales. This will be a landmark project for both New South Wales and Australia and is due for completion at the end of 2026.


Western Sydney Airport will provide much-needed additional aviation capacity to meet growing demand in the Sydney basin and improve access to flights for people in Western Sydney. One of Australia's most significant infrastructure projects in decades, the international and domestic airport will open in 2026, bringing social and economic prosperity to the Western Sydney region. Learn more about this exciting project at the following:


About the Role

Reporting to the Commercial Manager for the Terminal & Specialty Works as a Contract Administrator you will provide ongoing Quantity Surveying duties in support of the Commercial Manager in the management of Terminal & Specialty Works Contract. Providing guidance and preparing necessary documentation including undertaking of estimation of costs associated with Variations and Claims, payment claims and negotiation and forecasting of costs associated with the packages through trending program in liaison with Project Controls, Construction, Engineering and Project Management. In this role you will also support in the management of Technical Service Providers in support of the Terminal & Specialty Works and the Independent Certifier’s Contract that are all essential to the delivery of the Terminal & Specialty Works Scope.


Essential Job Duties

  • Analyse the contract general terms and conditions to highlight areas of risk such as ambiguities, conflicts or deviations from the scope of work. As work proceeds, make
  • recommendations to the Package Manager on the mitigation of these risks; closely monitor and support remedial actions and recommend appropriate tradeoffs.
  • Review and monitor potential cost movements through determination of quantum and entitlement to Changes / variations and claims in relation to the Terminal & Specialty Works, Technical Service Providers and Independent Certifier in support of the Commercial Manager.
  • Review and certification of contractors’ monthly progress payments to validate that the costs incurred in the works packages and Technical Service Providers are correctly accounted and captured in accordance with the Contract Documents and Security of Payments Act.
  • Monitor monthly cost forecasts, reporting and productivity of Terminal & Specialty Works, Technical Service Providers and Independent Certifier to ensure potential changes to forecasts and assigned Package Budgets are tracked in support of the Commercial Manager.
  • Review and draft correspondence related to the Terminal & Specialty Works, the Technical Service Providers and Independent Certifier as required to support the Commercial Manager to administer the contracts, including coordination with all Team members to obtain required inputs and maintenance of applicable contract administration registers.
  • Provide inputs via preparation of estimates for forecast contracts outturn costs, staffing forecasts and costs to support Project rebaselining exercises for Terminal & Specialty Works, Technical Service Providers and Independent Certifier in support of the Commercial Manager.
  • Maintenance of contract administration logs for correspondences, requests for information, changes and payments to ensure accurate status reporting on current and overdue actions


Job Knowledge

  • Degree in Business, Quantity Surveying, Law, Engineering, Construction Management or Cost Engineering desirable, Registration of Licensing Preferred.
  • Experience and courses in estimating, forecasts, pricing, contract law, contract drafting, administration and negotiation of change orders, effective correspondence, planning and scheduling.
  • Thorough knowledge of contract administration, home office and field procedures and documents relating to a multi-discipline construction project.
  • Working knowledge of engineering/construction industry contracting practices, applicable government and commercial regulations and practices, and Bechtel policies, procedures and work practices.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Quantity Surveying, Law, Engineering, Construction Management or Cost Engineering or related field with six years of contract administration related work experience. In lieu of Bachelor’s degree 12 years of contract administration experience. 


Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, so don't delay in getting your application in to join the Bechtel team on Western Sydney Airport! 


Please note, Right to Work in Australia without employer sponsorship is required.



Shaping tomorrow together


Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.


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.

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