Contracts Manager




24 May 2024





Hutchies is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Contracts Manager to join our hard working team based in our Toowoomba office on a full time permanent basis.

Hutchies has been operating in Toowoomba for more than 80 years. In 1997, we setup a permanent office here and are proud to have built many of our local landmarks and award winning projects.

As a key member of the Hutchies team, you'll find yourself immersed in a supportive and collaborative work environment. We pride ourselves on our down to earth culture and the close knit relationships we build internally and through our projects.

The opportunities are diverse, providing you with unparalleled exposure to different projects and learning opportunities.

We value hard work and dedication, and we're excited to have your skills in our team.


The purpose of the role is to promote, encourage and assist our team in tendering and executing Head Contracts that support effective commercial (contractual and financial) practices.

As the Contracts Manager your responsibilities will include:

  • Provide advice and information on contractual and commercial matters
  • Prepare and review tender documentation and responses for subcontract work and assess and appoint subcontractors with input from other appropriate personnel
  • Draft and negotiate construction documents including financier side deeds
  • Overview and critique tender submissions and succinctly summarise contractual terms and conditions in departures tables
  • When required be able to identify risk management issues with sub-contractors, consultants, and clients
  • Assist in the management of contractual and commercial disputes
  • Select and appoint legal consultants as required
  • Review head contracts prior to signing, to ensure all contact deliveries are detailed and responsibilities assigned – follow through to ensure action items are closed out
  • Assist with managing project managers, contract administrators and relevant project staff to enable understanding and compliance with commercial requirements in contracts with customers as per policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Attend contract acceptance and contract review meetings as necessary to ensure compliance with contract requirements, policies, and procedures
  • Assist with negotiation of commercial issues, minor and major contract disputes when delegated by senior management Negotiate contract terms and conditions with customers as authorised by senior management in liaison with project management, as per policies, procedures, and guidelines


To be successful in this role, you should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Law, Construction Management, Commerce, Business, or other associated disciplines will be highly regarded
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in either contract negotiation and management of head contracts within the construction industry, property finance lending or credit roles within financial institutions, or in a law firm focussing on construction or property related work
  • Advanced skills in project contract administration, general business administration, negotiation, and conflict resolution
  • Commercially astute, with a strong eye for detail and a team player
  • Ability to work independently but know when to raise issues for discussion with senior management


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#The Hutchies difference

Hutchies has been building the structures in which Australians live, work, study, shop and play since 1912. From our early beginnings, we have grown into a dynamic and diverse construction company, delivering sophisticated projects across a comprehensive portfolio. 

We're not like other builders. Relationships are everything to us – whether it's with our people, our clients, or the local communities in which we live and work.

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#Exclusive benefits

As a Hutchies company member, you're not just part of a great work environment; you also be supported with training and continuous development along with access to exclusive perks. These include discounted personal travel and flights, savings on health insurance, and big discounts from top Australian retailers. Plus, we've got a calendar full of gatherings for social events, meetings, and conferences. And if you or your immediate family ever need support, our industry leading Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) are there to help.


#A fair go for all

Hutchies is all about equal opportunities and embracing diversity. Our commitment to an inclusive, people focused culture isn't just talk — it's who we are. Through initiatives like Statim Yaga and partnerships like NAWIC and UNIQ You, we're putting our values into action. So, whether you're part of our award winning Indigenous programs or advancing women in construction, you're part of a family that values long term relationships and community. We're not just building structures; we're building a workplace where everyone gets a fair go.

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