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Contracts Administrator

Ensure the directives and standards of a contract are managed and fulfilled.

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.

Contracts Administrator

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.
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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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The most common salary in AUS for a Contracts Administrator is between $120k and $140k
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How to become a Contracts Administrator


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Your path to becoming a contracts administrator will depend on which industry you are working in. Contracts Administrator positions in the construction industry require a qualification in building and construction or engineering. The requirements for Contracts Administrators in non-construction roles are usually a business or legal background.

  1. 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.
  2. If you wish to work on bigger projects with large budgets, explore the possibility of a degree qualification in construction management or civil engineering.

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SEEK users who have worked as a Contracts Administrator have studied these qualifications.

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Bachelor of Construction Management

This qualification will prepare you to work in roles such as Construction Manager and oversee the construction of buildings.
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Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Contract Administration)

This certificate provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to work in contracts administration in the building industry.
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How do Contracts Administrators rate their role?

Latest reviews from 35 Contracts Administrators surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
3.8
Job satisfaction
4.0
Career progression opportunities
3.9
Job security
3.8
Pay / Salary
3.7
Variety of work
4.1

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Nov 2018
Contact admin is challenging and will lead you to managerial role or to have your own business
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Engineering
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Contract Administrator
The good things
Diversity of responsibilities Up to speed in market products technologies and prices Connection between site, management, clients and consultants
The challenges
Lots of sensitive tasks related to $ and might delay the project if not procured in the right time Long working hours
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Jun 2018
Contract Administration is the pivot that ensures projects fulfill expectations.
Reviewer's Qualification
associate diploma in accounting and commerce
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Internal fit out
The good things
Good aspect - The more fulfilling aspects of being a Senior Contracts Administrator is the day to day variety of the position. No matter how meticulously you plan you day, the minute you get to work t...
The challenges
Challenges - By far the biggest challenge is in managing egos, because unfortunately this is an area that can affect the whole project and your ability in human resource management will allow you to n...
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What are the job opportunities for Contracts Administrators?

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Projected job growthAlert

National increase over next 5 years *
1.7%
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