Contracts Advisor

Date: 13-Sep-2021

Location: Perth, WA, AU

Company: Civmec

About the Company


Civmec is an integrated multi-disciplinary heavy engineering and construction provider to the metals and minerals, oil and gas, infrastructure, as well as marine and defence markets. Our diversification enables us to operate extensively across the nation.

The Opportunity


Full time permanent position based in Henderson Corporate office


Civmec are currently seeking a Contracts Advisor/In-house Lawyer to join our Corporate Contracts team.  This is a permanent, full time position based at our Head Office in Henderson.

As part of the Contracts Team you will be responsible for providing effective contract management and ensuring that Civmec’s exposure to commercial and legal risks in tendering and performing any contracts, as well as the resolution of any disputes, is commensurate with its risk profile and the overall interest of the Civmec Group.

Duties and Responsibilities


The key responsibilities of this position are to support the Senior Contracts Advisor in providing legal advice across the business to management and executives for contractual issues, key duties include the following; 


  • Drafting and administration of contracts and legal documentation.
  • Review of tender documentation and identification of contract risks.
  • Review Head Contracts and issue commercial clarifications.
  • Prepare and managing securities and insurances in accordance with contractual requirements and company policies.
  • Conducting and co-ordinating commercial and legal negotiations with contractors.
  • Assist in drafting of strategic pre-contracts agreements.
  • Reviewing contractual commitments and interpretation of rights and obligations and assess claims made under contracts by or against the business.
  • Prepare contract suites for projects (flow down of Head Contract provisions).
  • Liaising with company procurement, risk management and audit personnel.
  • Provide advice regarding contracting, project/ contractual risk management, disputes and insurance across the business.
  • Provide advice and input to internal estimating team on insurance and tender risks and pricing thereof

About You




  • University degree in Law 
  • Experience in Australian construction law and dispute resolution
  • Good understanding of construction contract and risk allocation.
  • Minimum 2 years’ Post admission experience in private practice or in-house in Australia
  • Negotiating and contract drafting skills

Civmec + You


At Civmec, we offer an inclusive workplace with a ‘Never Assume’ culture, sustained by our experienced and supportive management team. Our Reward and Recognition program acknowledges our employees’ achievements and contributions to Civmec’s success. Staff employment benefits start with income protection, and go on to include access to novated leasing, and offers from our corporate partners such as health insurance and holiday travel discounts.

How to Apply


If you feel this role is for you, please click the “Apply” link to start your application. We look forward to hearing from you and starting the pathway to your career with Civmec.

Civmec is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
We respectfully request no agency submissions

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