Senior Contract Administrator

Vacancy number • PUB408291

Senior Contract Administrator

  • Closes July 22
  • 40 hours
  • Academic Bachelor

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About this job

  • Industry: Building & Construction
  • Area of expertise: Construction & Commissioning
  • Location: BRISBANE

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor


Brunel are proud to partner with a highly trusted, national Builder who is a longstanding operator in the market completing projects up to $400m+. They are experiencing an incredibly successful period in Brisbane with some iconic projects coming up in 2024 and beyond.

They are looking for a Senior Contract Administrator to work on a commercial construction project valued $300m+ in Brisbane.

This is an important project to deliver for the Queensland community and a chance to work for a builder that will skyrocket your career growth potential both internally and externally.

You'll be joining a well established team with a trusted leader and years of experience delivering projects of a similar scale.

About this role


You will support the project team in successfully delivering this project for a high profile client. This includes the following responsibilities:
  • Negotiate and administer subcontractor agreements, ensuring compliance with project specifications and budgets.
  • Review, analyse, and advise on contract terms and conditions, identifying and mitigating potential risks.
  • Monitor and track project expenditures and commitments to ensure cost control and accurate forecasting.
  • Prepare and maintain all project-related documentation, including variations, claims, and project schedules.
  • Manage the change order process and communicate changes to all relevant stakeholders.
  • Work closely with the procurement team to ensure timely and cost-effective procurement of materials and services.
  • Resolve disputes and issues with subcontractors and suppliers in a fair and efficient manner.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide mentoring for junior administration staff.


  • Qualifications in Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, a related field or sufficient professional experience (Required).
  • 5+ years of experience working on Commerical / Industrial Construction projects $100m+ (required).
  • Clear understanding of and experience working with Australian Building Standards.
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in project management software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving abilities.


  • Highly competitive salary compared to market average.
  • Working in a trusted, supportive and fully resourced team.
  • Opportunity to work on high value, quality projects with a trusted brand name.
  • Opportunity to provide mentorship to less experienced colleagues building the next generation of construction superstars.
  • Secure role within a stable company providing career development opportunities.
  • Employee wellbeing programme.
  • Regular social events and community involvement.

Brunel in the United States

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which connects talented people with opportunities throughout Australasia and around the world.

We specialise in highly skilled roles across a variety of technical, professional, trades and craft disciplines, pairing candidates with industry-leading projects and organisations on a contract, permanent or secondment basis.

Operating in Australasia since 2001, Brunel has major bases of operation in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning over 40 countries, 100+ offices and 45 years of successful operation.

Brunel is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and female candidates.

At Brunel, we believe that safety is not just a priority, but a value that is integral to our company culture at all levels of our organization.

  • We establish measurable objectives and targets, consistently reviewing our activities, risks, legal obligations, and performance.
  • Brunel Americas is a proud member of Houston Business Roundtable, & Utah Safety Council, and a participant of ISNetworld RAVS Plus Audit.
  • Brunel consistently utilizes performance measuring and monitoring. This includes meticulous record keeping and routine inspections.

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While compensation is important, finding the right cultural fit is equally crucial. At Brunel, our longstanding cultures and values have contributed to a positive employee experience, which is why some candidates have chosen to stay with us for 30 + years.

  • Our values are at the center of everything we do –Entrepreneurship, Integrity, Results-driven, & Passion for people.
  • Brunel is committed to an inclusive workforce and we understand that Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging are essential for a successful working culture, business, and community. Thus, Brunel takes both a global and regional approach to DE&I.

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At Brunel, we prioritize candidate’s career abilities and needs even before the hiring process begins.

  • With open lines of communication and a dedicated team assigned to every contractor, we strive to make every employee experience with us as easy and seamless as possible.
  • Our contractors create and maintain lasting industry relationships that can be leveraged throughout their career.
  • We prioritize employee needs in order to build strong partnerships that support our employees’ long-term professional success and development.

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Your consultant, Sinead Howard is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number: PUB408291

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