Contracts Manager

Date: 13 Feb 2024

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Company: metrotrain

Metro gets you where you need to go. Shaping our future to be a world-class, sustainable railway for Melbourne is made possible by our people who make a positive difference to every journey.


We strive to reflect the community we serve and support the needs of our people who are critical to our success. With Zero Harm at the foundation of everything we do, we want everyone to get home safely. 


We act as one team to move Melbourne. 




As our Contracts and Compliance Lead (Contracts Manager), you’ll play an integral part of the infrastructure division by providing strategic advice and contract management that will help drive the best commercial business outcomes across our portfolio of complex projects, leading and managing large contracts throughout the contract life cycle.


You’ll rely on your stakeholder management skills so you can navigate a blend of financial, operational, and legal perspectives, ensuring that all requirements are met or exceeded but that contract risks are minimised.


You’ll use your technical background and strong level of commercial knowledge to help define and innovate processes, championing continuous improvement by being both service driven and a dynamic communicator, both on paper and in person.


This is a full time, maximum term position for 24 months located at E-Gate Infrastructure Depot, Docklands reporting to the Contract Delivery Manager.





  • Contract Management: perform contract management tasks, providing guidance to contract managers through tasks such as:
    • Drafting, evaluating, negotiating, and executing contracts covering a broad range of transactions
    • Contract renewal processes, including monitoring deadlines, negotiating terms, and ensuring timely execution.
    • Invoice reconciliation, claim and variations assessment and preparation of contractual notices.
    • Conducting contract meetings and managing, monitoring, and reporting on contractors’ performance
    • Contract compliance including compliance with legal, regulatory and company policies.
    • Identify risks associated with contract terms and conditions and propose mitigation strategies.
  • Serve as the primary liaison between internal teams and external parties for contract-related inquiries where required.
  • Identify risks associated with contract terms and conditions and propose mitigation strategies.
  • Maintain a comprehensive database of all Infrastructure contracts, ensuring documentation is current and accessible
  • Report on contractors’ performance and contracts value for money analysis for Infrastructure contract
  • Provide training and guidance to contract managers and administrators on contractual matters and best practices.




  • Bachelor's Degree in Quantity Surveying, law, Commerce, Construction Management or Civil Engineering
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all internal and external stakeholders (both written and verbal)
  • Extensive experience in contracts management in heavy civil construction, large infrastructure project environment (rail industry contract management preferred)
  • Understanding of contract law, legal terminologies, contracting principles and ability to translate contractual clauses and obligations for relevant stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of AS4000 and AS2124 and other Australian standard contract suits.
  • Excellent negotiation, analytical and decision making skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience of computer-based reporting systems; contract workspace experience in SAP Ariba desirable.




If this role resonates with your values, experience, and career needs, then come join us and help connect people and places for a growing Melbourne! Applications close on Monday 26 February 2024 11.59pm. For any additional queries, connect with


Don’t meet every single requirement? As an inclusive and diverse workplace, we encourage all applicants to apply.


Metro is committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process for candidates with specific access needs. Candidates who require adjustments are encouraged to declare this in their application, so that the contact person for the position can discuss your needs.

Metro’s commitment to a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive culture


Metro acknowledges the Victorian Traditional Owners of the land on which our rail network operates, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong peoples of the Kulin Nation.


At Metro, we know that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company is a more innovative and successful one that reflects the communities we serve. We strive for a workplace where everyone is treated fairly and respectfully. A workplace that provides equitable access to opportunities, resources, and where individuals can bring their whole selves to work. In addition, being recognised and rewarded for their contribution to our collective success.


We are committed to fair, equitable and merit-based employment and recruitment practices, and we encourage all interested applicants to apply.