Senior Contract Manager

Job Title: Senior Contract Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Herston
Salary: $67 - $67 per hour
Start Date: 2019-06-27
Reference: JO-1906-96240
Contact Name: Orla Kelly
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 28, 2019 11:14

Job Description

Are you an experienced contract manager who is looking for your next opportunity in Government? 

The primary purpose of the  Senior Contract Manager is to manage this reputabel Government department's commercial and
contractual risks, scope and associated responsibilities so as to ensure the successful delivery of the project. In
fulfilling the role, the Senior Contract Manager will assist the Commercial Director and the Project Director in
ensuring that the requirements, responsibilities and exposures are managed in the context of the project documentation and the department's transaction requirements.

The role will:
o provide authoritative advice on the position in relation to the project documentation;
o develop, implement and administer contract and risk management systems and processes required to
effectively realise the transaction requirements under the project documentation and
other relevant contracts;
o ensure that, from a commercial and contractual perspective, the new project meet the requirements of
the department and clinical stakeholders and is delivered on time, within budget and is fit for its intended
purpose; and
o provide a point of contact and co-ordination between the Project Team during
the design, construction, operational commissioning and transition phases of the project on commercial
and contractual matters.

Key accountabilities

Develop, implement, monitor and administer the contract and risk management systems to deliver on an exciting 
project. This includes the following:

o Commercial oversight of Specialist, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service and any proposed modifications
– scrutiny of commercial claims and proposals received and its commercial
partners/contractors and subcontractors for accuracy of scope and cost justification, in accordance with the
change principles in the project documentation;

o Change control and dispute management - develop documentation associated with change control
procedures, modifications and disputes under the project documentation and maintain accurate record
management systems to ensure integrity and auditability. Lead, or support the Project Director (as
appropriate to the situation) in the resolution of change, issues and disputes from a commercial and
contractual perspective, including management of the input from the Commercial and Technical Advisory
Teams as required;

o Project procurement processes during the design, construction and commissioning phases - ensure the
design development, specification, selection, installation and commissioning processes for Furniture
Fittings and Equipment (FF&E) and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems are being
undertaken in accordance with the project documentation; and

o Project documentation - provide specialist support to the project team in relation to developing and
reviewing project documentation, including contract correspondence, to ensure legal and commercial
positions are acceptable to the Metro North and the State.

 Manage and facilitate the effective delivery of the project from a commercial / contractual perspective, ensuring that
the project is delivered in accordance with the project documentation and endorsed scope, the operational needs
of the Metro North, government direction, policy, laws, industry standards and best practice guidelines.

 Proactively identify commercial and contractual related risks and issues and develop appropriate mitigation
strategies to ensure key project milestones are achieved and the overall integrity of the project is maintained.

 Advise and support the Commercial Director, the Project Director and the senior management team to
make clear determinations in the event of disputes/claims arising from contractual matters.

 Develop/prepare, maintain and disseminate high quality project plans, submissions, briefs, reports, and high
level written correspondence and associated project documentation throughout all phases of the project lifecycle.

 Develop, foster and maintain positive and effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure
effective and timely delivery of components.

 Provide advice in relation to Queensland Health (QH) and Government objectives and key policy/procedural
directions including proactive liaison with other Queensland Health stakeholders to provide decisions in a timely
manner, acting as a catalyst for change and driving the change processes necessary.

 Actively participate in a working environment supporting quality human resource management practices including
employment equity, anti-discrimination, workplace health and safety and ethical behaviour.

 Follow defined service quality standards, occupational health and safety policies and procedures relating to the
work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.

 Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in accordance with Queensland Health’s core values, as outlined above.

- $67.08 per hour + Super
- Immediate Start 
- Contract until March 2020