Assistant Contract Administrator
An Assistant Contract Administrator job is an entry-level position sometimes used by construction companies without a structured Graduate Program. It’s similar to an entry-level Project Coordinator role in Tier 2 & 3 firms.
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What does an Assistant Contract Administrator do?
As an Assistant Contract Administrator, your primary job is to share the workload of the Contract Administrator, to ensure operations run smoothly and deadlines are met.
This involves helping the Contract Administrator to efficiently manage the contracts that have been made with third parties – from clients and subcontractors, to suppliers and anyone else involved in the building project.
An Assistant Contract Administrator job will see you preparing documents, arranging meetings for the Contract Administrator, liaising with contractors and maintaining contract files.
In the likely event that the Contracts Administrator finds themselves preoccupied with other responsibilities at times, the Assistant Contract Administrator must be able to step up and assist in preparations, negotiate with sub-contractors regarding quotes and letting of contracts, and other key duties that are typically handled by the Contract Administrator.
- Taking care of the documentation for new contracts
- Drafting “invitation to tender” letters and contractor agreement forms
- Monitoring contractors’ performance and periodically compiling assessment reports
- Reviewing contractor invoices and contractual clauses to ensure 100% accuracy
- Any other tasks that the Contracts Administrator may ask of them
How to qualify for Assistant Contracts Administrator jobs
To successfully progress through the Assistant Contracts Administrator recruitment process, you will need to demonstrate attention to detail and very solid organisational skills.
Overlooking any minor errors in a contract can potentially cause legal issues and have significant financial repercussions, so you can expect hiring managers to test you with documents that require meticulous scrutiny.
A solid background in the intricacies of acquisition processes and contract laws is highly desirable, so an Bachelor Degree in Acquisition & Contract Management is a huge asset.
Standard pathway into an entry level role in construction management is through a Bachelor Degree in either Construction Management, Applied Science, Law, Architecture or Engineering.
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