Senior Contract Administrator / Quantity Surveyor

Our expanding Melbourne team is seeking a Senior Contract Administrator / Quantity Surveyor with experience in civil, structures, or both to join our commercial division.

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Senior Contract Administrator / Quantity Surveyor

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Whatever your talents, goals and career aspirations are, you will find a place to thrive at MBB.


MBB is a progressive and vibrant consulting firm providing Australia’s booming East-Coast infrastructure and building sectors with a unique service. We provide a range of engineering, commercial and project management services across the project life cycle.

Whatever your talents, goals and career aspirations are, you will find a place to thrive at MBB.

We strive to unite the best Project Managers, Engineers and constructional professionals to ensure a seamless and exceptional experience for our valued clients. We have a culture of ongoing collaboration, innovation and teamwork. We have a passionate team dedicated to collaboratively delivering on a variety of challenges, at the same time supporting and fostering our colleagues to ensure they grow and develop. We actively integrate with our clients to deliver exceptional results across a broad range of infrastructure. MBB consultants effect change and manage outcomes daily, leading teams and influencing communities and public amenity. Discover a culture that rewards dedication with support and encouragement while you explore a wide variety of opportunities that enable you to do meaningful, impactful work in your community.

We boast an impressive portfolio across multiple sectors with a key focus on civil infrastructure projects. Our team are embedded in some of Australia’s largest ever infrastructure projects, including the $50b Suburban Rail Loop, Melbourne Airport Rail, North East Link and tier one and two contractors across Australia.

What you can expect

  • A supportive and welcoming culture within a progressive and market leading Project Management Consultancy
  • Engagement with both client side and contractor side clients
  • Exposure to multiple sectors of our industry
  • Market leading remuneration – negotiable based on experience

About You

To be considered for this role you must have the following:

  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in in civil construction, depending on role
  • BSc in Construction Management, Quantity Surveying or similar
  • Road, Rail or major infrastructure experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the Melbourne construction market and subcontractors preferred
  • Strong attention for detail and proven communication skills
  • Strong / proven experience in the understanding and administration of contract rights and obligations upon complex infrastructure projects

Skills & Responsibilities

The successful candidates will possess all the necessary qualities of a Senior Contract Administrator/Quantity Surveyor while providing specialist services in cost estimation, cost forecasting, procurement, quality assurance, finance reporting and other specialist commercial functions:

  • Tendering, procurement and bid analysis;
  • Compilation, assessment and agreement of submitted tenders, providing updates on any commercial / contractual clarifications
  • Contract administration
  • Cost Forecasting
  • Quantification of costing of construction works
  • Preparation and assessment of progress claims
  • Change Management – Variation claims preparation & assessments
  • Preparation of commercially astute correspondence
  • Ability to meet with liaise with clients and other professional consultants
  • Ensuring projects are delivered in accordance with the contract
  • Analysis of facts and evidence including records and notices
  • Ability to give clients an honest appraisal of their contractual and commercial position
  • Advise clients on claims strategy, making recommendations on how our client’s specific claim objectives can be achieved
  • Preparation, negotiation and presentation of quantum, delay and disruption claims

Application Process

If you possess the above qualities and would like to work for a company with a culture that rewards high performance, then please apply by sending your resume to  

We support and recognise diversity and what it brings to the workplace. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people with a multicultural background are encouraged to apply.  

*Applications from recruitment agencies will not be considered.

Senior Contract Administrator / Quantity Surveyor

Interested in joining the team?

We’re always on the hunt for like-minded individuals who possess a passion for the work we do. We have created an environment that allows people to work across a variety of sectors and expand their skills. If you’re interested in hearing more, get in touch below.