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Associate Contract Manager

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Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Job ID: R0010823
Date Posted: Oct 6, 2022
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS Australia Pty Ltd
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of turnkey rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, operation, service and maintenance, digital technology and turnkey with a presence in 38 countries, across 11 manufacturing sites on three continents and over 12,000 employees. Hitachi Rail is headquartered in London, UK and is ultimately wholly owned by Hitachi Ltd.  Our engineering heritage and culture is rooted in Japan, where our first steam and electric locomotives were built in the early 1920s. We continue to deliver the most current Shinkansen for Japan’s railways, and have successfully exported our technology and expertise to multiple rolling stock projects across the globe - from high speed, tram and metro, to driverless technologies for passengers and freight. 

In recent times, our global footprint outside of Japan has been established primarily on organic expansion in the UK. Recent acquisitions in Italy and beyond have cemented our digital growth, which has diversified revenue and added capability in signalling and turnkey in particular. We are ambitious and continue to seek to expand into new key geographies and to deliver new solutions. Drawing on the wider Hitachi Group’s market-leading technology capabilities and R&D, we strive for industry leading innovations able to deliver value for customers and help build sustainable railway systems which benefit wider society.

Hitachi Rail is seeking an experienced Commercial Contract Manager to join us on our project based in Sydney. Working Monday to Friday on a permanent basis, you will play a fundamental role with our success on Key Projects. Experience a supportive, inclusive and passionate team culture. Utilise our latest online Learning and Development Platform to enhance your skillset.

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding role, now is your time to join Hitachi Rail!  

Responsibilities of the Role:

  • Ensure contracts entered into by the company meet with the Company commercial and legal requirements and standards of compliance.
  • Ensure the Commercial procedures are adhered to and manage and monitor monthly.
  • Support the commercial team to ensure that the monthly report is updated timeously for review and presentation.
  • Contracts (various: including formal, short form, and annual contracts)—Drafting, Evaluation, Negotiation and Execution, including Non-Disclosure Agreements, Biding Agreements, Sub-contracts, Consulting Agreements, Licensing Agreements, Master Agreements, review of sub contract proposed terms and conditions.
  • Serve as the point of contact for contractors on contractual matters. Act as contractual "middleman" between company employees and contractors, ensuring timely review and approval / reconciliation of variations.
  • Be a key contributor in maintaining commercial acumen.
  • Maintain contractual records and documentations and control of all contract correspondence, contractor contact information sheets, contractual changes, status reports and other documents for the projects.
  • Develop contract training materials and impart training to project management group, delivery team and all the relevant staff in contracting clause, practices and procedures.
  • Develop and implement procedures for contract management and administration in compliance with Company policy.
  • Monitor transaction compliance (milestones, deliverable, invoicing etc.).
  • Ensure timely contract close-out, extension or renewal.
  • Manage claim for Incoming and Outgoing.
  • Provide contractual clarification / position to project's team members.

Desired Knowledge/ Experience:

  • Minimum 10-years experience in the railway/infrastructure/resource industry.
  • Minimum 3-year experience in contract & commercial roles in complex technical or engineering based organization including Contractual Alliancing arrangement.


  • Tertiary qualifications in engineering, project/construction/building management or Quantity Surveying are essential.
  • Post graduate qualifications in construction law or contracts management are highly desirable.
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