Contract Administrator 

As a contract administrator, you prepare, interpret, maintain, review and negotiate variations to contracts on behalf of organisations   

Contract Administrator


  • Salary
  • Office work 
  • Working with others  

A typical day may involve:

  • developing, reviewing and negotiating variations to contracts, programs, projects and services
  • responding to inquiries and resolving problems
  • managing paperwork for contracts, programs, projects and services
  • working with project managers, architects, engineering professionals, owners and others to meet goals
  • advising senior management on matters requiring attention and implementing their decisions

It helps to be good at:

  • communicating clearly 
  • negotiating 
  • attention to detail
  • managing projects 

Qualifications/pathway options:

  • Cert III Business Administration  
  • Cert IV Building Project Support 

You may be able to work in:

  • Construction 
  • Administration 
  • Infrastructure Services
  • Mining 
  • Government 

Related Roles 

  • Quantity Surveyor 

  • Cost clerk 

  • Construction Estimator 


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