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Installation Sub-Contract Manager

Thales

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 04/10/2017

Job Category:

Engineering / Planning / Scheduling

Job description:
About Thales
Thales in Australia is part of a leading international electronics and systems group serving the defence, aerospace and space, security, and transport markets in Australia and throughout the world.

Our expertise ranges across protected mobility vehicles and integrated communications solutions for defence through to security solutions and systems integration for the commercial sector.

The GTS-SIX Business Unit represents the combined activities of Thales Ground Transportation Systems (GTS) and Secure Communications and Information Systems (SIX) for the Australian and New Zealand markets.
Offering global Thales solutions, products and services to Government, Defence and Enterprise customers covering: Rail Signalling; integrated communications and supervision; revenue collection to transport operators and EPCs, Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (known as C4ISR) systems, including mission systems, support systems, systems of systems integration and C4ISR products and Cyber security.

GTS-SIX has a rich product portfolio which is in operation by our many customers relying on Thales to provide Through Life Support services. Thales is expanding its services offering to 3rd party clients who require a local managed services capability for their product portfolio.

About the role:
The Supplier Manager role is to support the Program Manager and team to manage and deliver a project in the Ground Transportation Systems (GTS) domain that meets the customer’s requirements, and is delivered on time and on budget with optimum customer satisfaction. You will be required to undertake the detailed planning, management and execution tasks as directed by the Program Manager and to work closely with the Installation Manager. Partnering with internal and external stakeholders and delivering reports on project outcomes.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • You will be responsible for planning scope of work, increasing cost efficiency, working with the procurement function to prepare procurement schedules and strategies.
  • Assisting with problem-resolution processes, cost forecasting and assisting with Head Contract Administration.
  • Provide advice to the Contracts Manager with respect to the finalisation of contracts ensuring all obligations are met, deeds of release are provided and retention released.
  • Processing notices and claims from subcontractors forwarded by the Site Installation Coordinator.
  • Monitoring and reporting on current subcontractors’ performance and assisting with contract disputes.
Key Skills and Experience: 
  • Tertiary (Bachelor) degree in Engineering, Commerce, Accounting, Business, Law or associated disciplines with 2 years’ contracts and administration experience or significant experience (5 years) in a similar site based role
  • Experience within the rail, transport, construction, mining & resources or engineering industries (project experience) 
  • Ability to read and interpret contracts, in particular variation, extension of time and claim clauses
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