Company: Wood
Skills: Commercial Management, Contracts Administration
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is recruiting for a Contracts Lead to join our business in Perth, Western Australia with a rare career opportunity covering the entire Australia & Asia Pacific (APAC) region. This is a permanent role and available as full-time or on a part-time (job share) basis.

As Wood continues to grow and diversify to meet the demands of an ever-changing world, the commercial function plays a leading role in ensuring we unlock our full potential, capture the value we create and are correctly rewarded for this by our clients. The Commercial functions vision is; realizing returns, managing risk, maximizing opportunities for Wood. At the heart of everything we do is the application of good commercial acumen and governance for which we are well known and respected. To achieve this, we challenge the norm and look for new ways of working, we are curious and seek out value-add innovation, we embrace change and are both courageous and confident in managing risk.

Working as part of an established global team and a high level of autonomy, you will be the the focal point for stakeholders throughout the APAC Region with a focus on:

  • Managing and prioritising contract review workload across supported business(es) in alignment with business(es) requirements
  • Managing the application of relevant Group Commercial Policies across the supported business, in conjunction with commercial leads
  • Assisting /supporting the implementation working to maximize value, gain efficiencies and minimize risk to Wood
  • Managing and maintaining key internal interfaces within supported business lines

In addition, you will manage, support, and deliver the following under limited supervision:

  • Drafting and negotiating contracts, NDAs, MOUs, and financial instruments in accordance with policies and approval processes.
  • Reviewing and balancing risk of proposed contract qualifications with other functions.
  • Providing guidance on negotiation strategies and terms and conditions to assigned business(es).
  • Mitigating risks associated with contract terms and policy deviations and provide contractual interpretation advice.
  • Establishing joint venture and partnering agreements and build internal relationships.
  • Driving continuous improvement, ensure policy compliance, and provide timely contract input to tender and proposal processes.

Join us in the heart of Perth's CBD at Dexus Place - 240 St Georges Terrace, free 24/7 access to an exclusive on-site gym, superb end of trip facilities, coffee machines serving on demand and plenty of spaces to get creative. In addition, you will have access to remote and flexible working options, purchased annual leave and employee discount programs.

At Wood you will join an inclusive and diverse global community of inquisitive minds and recognised industry innovators, partnering to create new possibilities.

Skills / Qualifications

You must be an Australian citizen or be eligible to hold Permanent Residency (PR) and be able to work lawfully in Australia to be considered for this opportunity.

Ideally you will be an SME in contract law and contracts related policies working in a similar client facing Contracts Lead role. You will also be suitably qualified from a recognised institution with the following:

  • Degree required in one of: Law, Quantity Surveying or Business Degree
  • Legally qualified (preferred but not required)

Your k nowledge, skills and experience includes:

  • Contract review, drafting and negotiation in a service company environment
  • Negotiation and set up of JVs, MOUs, bidding agreements and consortium agreements
  • Expert knowledge of contract terms, contract principles and drafting and compliance with contracting policies
  • Working knowledge of the Company Finance and HR systems and a wareness of all relevant corporate and project procedures
  • Excellent understanding of Client contract structures, principles, and policies with exposure to key contracting principles

Your p ersonal attributes:

  • A relationship builder and proactive change agent with the ability to work both collaboratively and autonomously
  • An excellent negotiator and communicator (both written and verbal) with a customer service approach to stakeholder management (both internal and external)
  • Strategic thinker who can contribute to the management and improvement of the overall operation
  • A "solutions mindset" with the ability to work under pressure while being able to consistently deliver within complex environment

What will set you apart will be your extensive c ontract experience covering engineering and construction projects in at least one of the power, infrastructure, mining, environmental and/or oil and gas industries. As will experience with EPC, EPCm, standard contract model forms (e.g., NEC, FIDIC, JCT and LOGIC or regional equivalents) - preferably in both onshore and offshore environment.

It takes an inclusive and diverse global community of inquisitive minds to unlock solutions to tomorrows most critical challenges. Wood encourages Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply.

If you are an experienced Commercial professional and ready for a career opportunity without peer - apply today!

Shortlisting will commence immediately.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.