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Rail - Lead Contract Administrator - Stratford

  • Location

    East London, London

  • Sector:

    Rail & Civil Infrastructure

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Rosie Wilkinson

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    over 3 years ago

  • Expiry date:


There is a requirement for a Lead Contract Administrator to come onto the Crossrail project in East London on a contract-basis (inside IR35).

*** PLEASE NOTE: This is not a General Office Administrator role, please carefully read the 'Skills & Experience Required' section before applying ***

Role Brief:

  • To administer, analyse, review and close contracts that have been remitted to central administration.
  • Analyse the contract terms and conditions and highlight areas of risk; such as ambiguities, conflicts or deviations from the scope of work.
  • Make recommendations on the mitigation of these risks; monitor performance and supporting remedial actions.
  • Develop and manage appropriate mechanisms to monitor compliance within contract terms and conditions.
  • Work with the other Project Team members to check that actions or inactions which could result in constructive contract changes are identified and suggest possible ways of resolving the situation.
  • Develop and manage a procedure to recognize and identify contract disputes as they develop and manage the timely resolution under the changes provisions wherever possible, obtaining claims and legal expertise as appropriate.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with Construction, Engineering, Procurement, Legal and Risk Management to facilitate organisational interfaces between those performing (sub)contract administration.
  • Check that the Project adheres to contract insurance provisions and that any requirements in this regard are implemented.
  • Ensure contracts are closed out in accordance with Employer completion process requirements.

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Degree (or equivalent) in Quantity Surveying, Engineering or Construction Management.
  • Membership of a relevant professional institution e.g. RICS, ICE, CIOB (Desirable).
  • Substantial experience of Contract Commercial Management within the civil engineering, commercial building and/or rail environment.
  • Experience of large value programmes of civil engineering or rail work.
  • Experience of managing and negotiating complex contract claims and Disputes.
  • Understanding and a working knowledge of standard construction and infrastructure industry contract types with NEC/ECC experience advantageous.