This role is located in Australia.

Company Description

Our client is a construction consultant specializing in engineering, commercial, and project management services delivering to the infrastructure and building sectors. They have established a strong portfolio in civil infrastructure projects and are constantly offering dynamic opportunities for growth in a vibrant team environment.

Job Description

The Senior Contracts Consultant is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

Under the direction of the Project Contract Manager, develop and sustain a professional working relationship with the Project Team to deliver Subcontract and potentially some Procurement support throughout the Project. Develop Subcontract and Work Order documentation (Interpretation of Contract Scope and Terms & Conditions) and counsel on contractual, commercial, taxation, insurance, and legal issues.

Coordinate Subcontracts and Work Order development, compilation, sourcing, pre-tenders, Invitation to Tender, evaluations of proposals received including requests for qualifications. Review Subcontractors’ qualifications and exceptions to and finalize subsequent award of Subcontracts, Work Orders and other minor agreements. Liaise with Project Team members to ensure commitments and milestones are achieved; and liaise with Subcontractors to expedite progress mindful of Subcontract milestones.

Post award coordination of Subcontract and Work Order Variations, including assisting in the evaluation of Subcontractors’ claim and defending claims from subcontractors. Maintain time and payment schedules and milestones per pricing mechanism and advise repayment terms.

Ensure commercial and contractual correspondence with Subcontracts and Work orders is efficiently handled. Assist in Subcontract audits, reviewing records for accuracy and conformance to standards. Assist with general Subcontracts administration as directed by the Project Contracts Manager.

Education and Experience

The ideal candidate will have a degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, or in a related discipline. They should possess 10 to 15 years’ experience in construction or engineering. Eligibility to work in Australia is essential.

The candidate preferably has rail experience and is familiar with the Melbourne and Sydney construction markets, as well as subcontractors. Proficiency in standard forms of contract and excellent attention to detail, coupled with effective communication skills, are vital for this role.

Must demonstrate proven experience and advanced proficiency in utilizing P6 and MS Project. They should be adept in program statusing and audits, along with critical path analysis. Experience in major construction and engineering projects is essential. Additionally, candidates must have skills in project schedule development, aligned with the appropriate delivery methodology.

Should possess the ability to effectively meet and liaise with clients and other professional consultants. They should demonstrate expertise in forensic analysis to evaluate the causes of delays in claims preparation and rebuttals. Should have experience in drafting expert reports.