Department of Regional NSW
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Contract Administrator

Contract Administrator

  • 495500
  • Administration and Clerical
  • Projects
  • 3 years, fixed term role
  • Office Location Options – Armidale, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo & Queanbeyan
  • Annual salary starting from $97,443 + superannuation
  • Clerk Grade 7/8
  • Make an impact on the lives of people in Regional NSW


Our Department is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.


We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.


The Department of Regional NSW was formed in 2020 as a central agency. The Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation (the Corporation) is established under the Growth Centres (Development Corporations) Act 1974 to lead the delivery and implementation of the Government’s Special Activation Precincts program.


About the Role

The Contract Administrator will co-ordinate the ongoing performance of a portfolio of contracts in line with Contract Management procedures. This role will ensure those contracts are managed within their risk and budget frameworks and align with the Corporations and NSW Government policies and protocols.


Key responsibilities for the Contract Administrator role include, but not limited to:

  • Proactively identify, manage, and advise on the risks associated with the contract to meet compliance
  • Identify and escalate contract and service delivery risks and issues
  • Escalate supplier disputes and claims in a timely manner
  • Prepare and co-ordinate the required Contract Management documentation
  • Provide expert advice on contract conditions and administration to relevant stakeholders
  • Maintain the integrity of contract information and co-ordinate all aspects of the contract administration process
  • Provide reports, analyses and advice to support procurement decision-making


The role accounts and reports to the relevant reporting line manager.


About You

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated strong contract management skills and thrive on assisting the team to build effective and robust processes sustaining and continually improving. You will understand and maintain knowledge of current and emerging best practices for contract management and be adept at managing and delivering competing priorities within tight deadlines.


Key knowledge and experience

  • Demonstrated ability to administer contract management processes, contract renewals and identify and manage contract risks across a defined scope of contracts and vendors
  • Demonstrated experience administering GC21 contracts
  • An understanding of TfNSW specifications is desirable, although not essential
  • Experience as a key member of a project team in an infrastructure project environment
  • Proficient in the use of iTWOcx would be beneficial
  • Experience working under a “managing contractor” model


If you have the capability to achieve success in this role and are interested in creating a more prosperous Regional NSW, we would love to hear from you!


Applying for the Role

To apply, please attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter that tells us about your relevant skills and experience.


Application Closing Date – Monday, 2 August 2021 11:55pm


For further information about this opportunity please contact Daryn Mullen, Infrastructure Program Manager on 0429 446 795 or via or click here to view the role description.


Additional Information

A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

Closing date: Aug 02, 2021

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