Career Advice
E.g. nurse, resume, interview, sales...
🔍
🔍

Contracts Administrator

Ensure the directives and standards of a contract are managed and fulfilled.
Job opportunities
Jobs on SEEK right now
Job growth
Projected job growth in 5 years
Salary
-
Typical salary
Job satisfaction
-

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.
Read less

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.

Salary lookup

What can I earn as a Contracts Administrator?

Find out the average salary for a Contracts Administrator across Australia

icon
See more detailed salary information
Salary teaser

Latest Contracts Administrator jobs on SEEK

Be one of the first to discover these recently listed jobs, or browse all Contracts Administrator jobs on SEEK right now.
All
NSW
VIC
WA
QLD
TAS
SA
NT
ACT
Next

How to become a Contracts Administrator


SEEK Learning
Your path to becoming a Contracts Administrator will depend on the industry you want to work in. For example, Contracts Administrator roles in the construction industry may require a qualification in building and construction or engineering. However, Contracts Administrators in non-construction roles may require business or legal training.

  1. Complete a Certificate IV in Building Project Support (Contract Administration) (CPC40320). This VET course is designed to meet the needs of Contracts Administrators working in small to medium-sized businesses in the construction industry.
  2. Consider improving your employability by completing a degree relevant to your chosen field, such as a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours), Bachelor of Construction Management or Bachelor of Law.
  3. Seek an internship while studying to gain industry experience alongside professional Contracts Administrators.

Explore related qualifications

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

All
NSW
VIC
WA
QLD
TAS
SA
NT
ACT

Bachelor of Construction Management

This qualification will prepare you to work in roles such as Construction Manager and oversee the construction of buildings.
View course details
Bachelor of Construction Management provider logo

Bachelor of Law

Develop foundational legal knowledge and skills and prepare for a career in law with this qualification.

Compare institutions
Bachelor of Law provider logo
Bachelor of Law provider logo
Bachelor of Law provider logo
Bachelor of Law provider logo

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)

This degree will prepare you to work in the civil engineering industry. It also includes an embedded honours year.

Compare institutions
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) provider logo
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) provider logo
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) provider logo
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) provider logo
Powered bySEEK Learning

Skills and experience employers are looking for

Hi there, have any of these? Add your skills directly to your SEEK Profile.


Skills listed in your SEEK Profile


Based on your skills, here are some roles to explore

Roles where your skills are commonly valued by employers.
Sign in and add skills to your SEEK Profile, to see roles that match your skill-set
Did you find this helpful?
🙂
😐
😦
info
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data

Upskill with an online short course

Get instant access to online training for these in-demand Contracts Administrator skills

Is Contracts Administrator the right role for me?


How do Contracts Administrators rate their role?
Average ratings calculated from 63 Contracts Administrators surveyed on SEEK
Work-life balance
3.8
Job satisfaction
4.0
Career progression opportunities
3.8
Job security
3.7
Pay / Salary
3.7
Variety of work
4.0

Job market trends for Contracts Administrators
All
NSW
VIC
WA
QLD
TAS
SA
NT
ACT

Job opportunities

Contracts Administrator jobs on SEEK
2,916
Jobs on SEEK right now
Source: SEEK

Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
8.8%
2020
2025
Source: LMIP. Contract, Program and Project Administrators
info
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Role Reviews

Latest Contracts Administrator reviews

Latest reviews from 60 Contracts Administrators surveyed on SEEK
All
Positive
Negative
May 2021
Managing Contractors can be a big challenge, but definitely this is already in my veins.
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Business
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Logistics
The good things
The flexibility of different professions to fit the career of a Contract Administrator. The liberal professional - architect designer, head engineer of the construction company, interior designer, con...
The challenges
The attention of the manager of contracts and public works must be doubled, since the administrative principles of advertising, morality, efficiency, among others, require accurate documentation of ev...
Read more
May 2021
Contracts Admin is not for everyone, it can be challenging at times but rewarding once the project is completed
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Property and Construction
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Contracts Administration
The good things
If you’re interested in the business side of contracts and cash flow, this could be a good pathway into construction finance and law.
The challenges
Negotiation and keep subcontractor and consultant relationships between all parties.
Read more
info
Source: SEEK Role Reviews