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Associate Contract Manager

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Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Job ID: R0014677
Date Posted: Apr 14, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS Australia Pty Ltd
Profession (Job Category): Legal, Compliance & Audit
Job Type (Experience Level): Entry Level
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail is seeking an experienced Associate Contract Manager to join our Brisbane-based project team with permanent contract. Working Monday to Friday, 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:

  • Implement/maintain high quality subcontract registers – variations/change management, correspondence, documentation and contract performance.
  • Monitor and manage supplier/subcontractor’s ongoing compliance and timely performance of contractual obligations as described in Hitachi standard forms of agreement. 
  • Manage variation review and approval process to ensure compliance with subcontractor agreements while driving VFM outcomes for the alliance.
  • Contractual/administrative support to Project Management/Delivery team.
  • As a key member of the Commercial and Contracts team, actively contribute to increasing commercial acumen amongst the wider Alliance team.
  • Provide contractual consultation/clarification to members of the wider Alliance team where required.
  • Alliance head contract management including KPI and KRA management and Risk and Opportunity governance.
  • Contribute to monthly alliance forecasting and reporting.
  • Assist with monthly subcontractor progress claim workflow.
  • Final account negotiation/resolution.

Desired Knowledge/ Experience:

  • Experience in the railway/infrastructure industry is preferred but not essential.
  • Minimum 5 years’ contract admin experience, preferably working in complex technical or engineering-based organisation/s.
  • Applicants with transport infrastructure and/or alliance-contracting experience will be strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience as Contracts Administrator, preferably in the rail/infrastructure/resource industry.


  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline (Degree or diploma in Construction Management/Quantity Surveying or equivalent)

About Hitachi Rail

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 13,000 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. 

Hitachi Rail is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to principles of diversity and inclusion. Applications from all nationalities, genders, and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.


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