Contracts Manager

West Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Job Reference 1238792

Location West Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Industry Process - Mining & Metals

Function Supply Chain / Purchasing

Job Type Permanent

Date Added February 23, 2024

On behalf of our client, we seek an experienced Contracts Manager to support our client's growing greenfield mining operation which is located in Western Australia's beautiful coastal north-west region. The successful candidate will work full time from our client's West Perth head office on a maximum term 18-24-month contract, with an immediate start. 

Our Owner/Operator client can offer the following benefits, plus many more:

  • Experience on a multi-generational, sustainable project which is expanding at a rapid pace.
  • A competitive remuneration package which includes project milestone bonuses and STIP.
  • Attractive long-term opportunity.
  • Flexible working arrangements + birthday/cultural leave available.
  • Modern, open-plan workspace, located in a central location with easy access to public transport.

The initial responsibilities of this role will include key accountabilities such as:

  • Develop and execute project contracting management strategy, plans and associated processes for the project for the duration of the works including, construction and operations phase in consultation with all Owners team members.
  • Effectively manage project commercial and schedule risks through the contracting strategy.
  • Develop and manage the tender and prequalification process and provide input on technical risks associated with the preparation and evaluation of tenders.
  • Ensure compliance with Australian Industry Participation (AIP) guidelines.
  • Assist with post award contract management including claims management, variations, extension of time, delay and disruption claims and working with the legal and project teams to resolve claims.

We hope you’ll bring:

  • Degree qualified (Business, Engineering, Construction Management) and with preference in a Quantity Surveying discipline highly regarded.
  • Minimum of 15+ years’ experience as a Contracts Manager / Senior Contracts Manager working at a strategic management level within the resource sector
  • Experience working within greenfield projects and operational entities, with a proven track record.
  • Experience in EPC, EPCM, D&C, ECI contracts in a project context.
  • Experience in projects from feasibility stage through to developing and executing contract strategy, preparation of tenders, contract negotiation and award and contract management and contract close out.
  • Experience in negotiation and managing variations, disputes and claims.
  • Experience in defining, developing and implementing contracting strategies and processes for Greenfield projects in the resources industry.
  • Proven ability to lead, mentor and manage Contracts Specialists and Administrators.

We want every individual to truly feel like they belong when at work. Diversity and inclusion is a key part of our culture and success. Applications are welcome from all backgrounds.

Only candidates located within Australia, with current and unrestricted Australian working rights will be considered at this time. 

Interested? We'd love to hear from you!

If you are excited by what you have read, then we want to hear from you! Apply Now or contact Sarah Stewart on +61 409 939 083. You can also email Sarah at to learn more.

About Airswift

Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients.  


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