Contract Administrator – Darwin, NT

  • Family owned business with work-life flexibility

  • Opportunities for career growth and advancement

  • Dynamic and challenging projects with Tier 1 customers

MSA NT is a multi-faceted construction services and environmental contractor with over 25 years experience delivering small to large scale complex projects across the Northern Territory. We have grown and developed into an industry-leading contractor delivering challenging defence projects working together with Tier 1 customers.

As a result of our strategic growth and winning projects, we are inviting talented individuals to join the McMahon Services Northern Territory team, having offices based in Darwin, Gove, Alice Springs & Katherine.

What We Offer:

Full-time position with an attractive remuneration for the right candidate. McMahon Services offers weekly pay, access to a range of employee benefits, professional development opportunities, training and career growth.

Work Type: Full Time, Permanent

Location: Darwin, Northern Territory

About The Role:

With the company showing continued growth, we are seeking an experienced Contract Administrator to join our Northern Territory team to work on our various projects based in NT. Your primary responsibility will be to manage the implementation and administration of the contractual and financial processes for the project. Participate in management and communication of the customers, consultants and other relevant stakeholders, in absence of the project manager as and when required.

This role is a full-time Permanent opportunity based in Darwin, Northern Territory. Relocation cost is covered for the right candidate.


  • Review Contract terms and conditions for projects and assigned project targets and accountabilities in conjunction with Project Manager
  • Prepare and obtain an agreement of variation claims to the customers
  • Prepare and obtain an agreement of variation concerning extension of time claims with the customers
  • Evaluate, documents, submits and negotiates notices of all delays – inclement weather, industrial, design etc. which effect the effect the financial and programmed completion of the project.
  • Ensure that the Site Manager/Site Supervisor are knowledgeable of the subcontractor(s) scope of works and contract as well as respond to inquiries from subcontractors to ensure full understanding of the scope of works.
  • Evaluate tender submissions to ensure coverage of scope of works, subcontractors’ capability and expertise in delivery of scale and quantities involved
  • Review and approve subcontract documentation prior to issuing.
  • In conjunction with the Project Manager calls and manages pre-tender meetings for subcontractors to familiarise potential subcontractors with the scale and complexity of the project.
  • Processes subcontractor payments including assessment of works completed, valuation of variations, processing of back charges, monitoring and evaluating site instructions and monitoring issue of payments.
  • Ensures subcontractor statutory requirements are being met;
  • Maintain positive relationships with customers and consultants to promote and identify project opportunities

About You:

To be successful in the role, you will need:

  • Diploma or Degree Qualified in Finance/administration or construction related course
  • Strong Contracts administration knowledge
  • Excellent knowledge of commercial construction contract managerment
  • A knowledge of construction scheduling and cash flow management
  • Excellent communication and numeracy skill
  • Hold a current Driver’s license
  • Experience in estimating desirable
  • Excellent knowledge of progress claims, variations, contractual notices
  • Experience in cost control, forecasting and monthly reporting

As an employer who embraces equal opportunity and diversity, we strongly encourage female, Aboriginal, and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.  For any person who feels they may not meet aspects of the selection criteria we nevertheless encourage you to apply.

How To Apply:

If you believe this opportunity matches your experience, skills and work approach, and you are looking to join a construction company that embraces diversity and fosters its employees for long-term career progression, then send your application to [email protected]


Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted. This position is open only to those eligible to work in Australia.

About Us:

McMahon Services is one of Australia’s largest privately-owned construction, industrial and environmental services organisations. As a national business, we operate from city centres through to remote locations and employ over 1,100 people across Australia and New Zealand.

Our breadth of services extends from demolition and hazardous materials management, through to civil infrastructure, building construction and services and major turnkey, multi-discipline construction projects. We operate across a wide range of sectors including resources / oil &gas, heavy industrial, defence, public infrastructure, ports and marine and water.

McMahon Services is committed to long-term employment rather than just for projects. We are a family business and pride ourselves on our values of reputation, integrity, safety and excellence to deliver exceptional outcomes for our customers.

Our people are central to what we do. Our work environment is positive, collaborative, and open, and we operate as a team. We are firmly committed to looking after the success and wellbeing of our staff, from safety in the workplace through to professional development, ongoing training, and equal opportunities.