What's it like to be a Contracts Administrator?
A Contracts Administrator is responsible for developing, interpreting, reviewing, negotiating and managing contracts on behalf of an organisation.
Tasks and duties
- Managing paperwork associated with contracts, programs and projects and responding to any concerns or queries.
- Supervising and managing work (and variations to work orders) undertaken by contractors.
- Liaising with subcontractors, material suppliers, trades, project managers and engineers to ensure that goals and schedules are met.
The overall role of a Contracts Administrator is to ensure that all parties fulfil the particular directives and standards in a contract.
Contracts Administrators may work for a variety of organisations or companies, but the majority work within the construction industry.
What can I earn as a Contracts Administrator?
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How to become a Contracts Administrator
- Complete a qualification in building and construction. The entry-level qualification is a Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Contract Administration) (CPC40208), which is designed to meet the needs of contract administrators working in small to medium-sized businesses.
- If you wish to work on bigger projects with large budgets, explore the possibility of a degree qualification in construction management or civil engineering.