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Legal Contracts Administrator

Apply now Job ID: 557847
Job type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Newcastle
Categories: Finance & Administration, Project Management, Procurement/Supply Chain

Who we are

Downer is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. Through trusted relationships and world leading insight we work closely with our customers to design, build and sustain assets, infrastructure and facilities.

Our Mining, Energy and Industrial division provides engineering and construction, contract mining and asset services to customers in the resources, energy, power generation and industrial sectors. As part of this team, you’ll join a group of innovative thinkers who work together to deliver market-leading, safe, cost effective and environmentally friendly outcomes that exceed customer expectations.

Position summary

We have an exciting opportunity for a Legal Contracts Administrator based in our Hexham office. Under the guidance of your Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Drafting the following documents for approval and submission:
    • Letter to Clients and Minor Contractors
    • Notices of Variation and associated cost claim forms
    • Notices of Delay
    • Extension of Time Claims and associated cost claim forms
    • Other Contractual Notices as required
    • Internal and External Project Reports
    • Head Contract and Minor Contract Payment Claims and Valuations
    • Minor Contracts (subcontracts, supply contracts, consultancy agreements) 
  • Ensure relevant substantiation for all Contractual Notices is submitted with the relevant notice and correctly filed.
  • Assisting with procurement activities including supplier and subcontractor agreements.
  • Weekly update of the Obligations and Claims Register (Variation Register, Extension of Time Register and Progress Claim Register).
  • Other ad hoc deliverables as assigned by Primary & Secondary Manager.


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Law essential.
  • Excellent communication skills written and verbal
  • Excellent time management skills.


This exciting role offers you the opportunity to join a dynamic team and develop your career within a highly successful diversified engineering and services business.

At Downer we are committed to fostering a culture that empowers our people, promotes teamwork and embraces sustainability. Our values, strategy and direction are clear and we are committed to Zero Harm and to the career development of our people.

Please contact Deric Woodford if you have questions regarding this position.

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