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Contract Manager

Point Cook, Australia
$106,690 - $120,153 p.a.
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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Job Details

  • Full-time, Fixed Term Position for 2 Years.
  • Salary Level HEW 8 ($106,690 - $120,153 p.a.) + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements.
  • Onsite at Point Cook but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University.

About the Role

The RMIT Aviation Academy is seeking an experienced Contract Manager to play a critical role in ensuring the successful execution and compliance of high-value initial flight training contracts. This position requires meticulous attention to detail, comprehensive understanding of contractual obligations, and exceptional communication skills to navigate the complexities of training contracts and agreements within a higher-education setting. The Contract Manager will work closely with various stakeholders, including faculty members, research teams, administrative staff, government agencies, and external partners, to facilitate the seamless implementation and operationalisation of the contracts while upholding ethical and regulatory standards and exceptional service delivery.

To be successful in this position, you will meet the following Key Selection Criteria:

  • Proven track record in managing complex Defence or Government contracts, overseeing the entire contract lifecycle.
  • Strong understanding of legal and regulatory frameworks for Defence or Government contracts, with the ability to interpret and apply complex terms and conditions.
  • Excellent communication skills to engage diverse stakeholders, including university teams, government agencies, and industry partners, building and maintaining relationships.
  • Experience in ensuring compliance with contractual, regulatory, and ethical standards, including implementing conflict of interest policies and protecting intellectual property rights.
  • Proficiency in budget development, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting, collaborating with finance teams for accurate budgeting and cost control.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities to address contract-related issues, make sound decisions under pressure, and manage risks effectively.
  • Ability to identify and implement opportunities for process improvement and efficiency in contract management workflows, adapting to changing requirements and priorities.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment, with strong organisational skills to prioritise tasks and allocate resources.
  • Capacity to work collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams, fostering a culture of teamwork, knowledge sharing, and mutual support to achieve common goals.



  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, contract management, law, or related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in contract management, preferably within the Defence or Government industry.
  • Strong understanding of Defence or Government contracting principles, regulations, and compliance requirements.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Proficiency in contract management software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Working With Children's Check

Highly Desirable

  • Knowledge of the aviation and flight training industry and educational principles.
  • Skills in the use of relevant information and communication technologies, preferably experience using a Learning Management System such as CANVAS and extensive use of Microsoft Office 365 suite of products.
  • Experience with data analytics, or data analysis tools.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check. For this position Australian Citizenship will be required.

About the RMIT Aviation Academy

RMIT University has a long-standing legacy in Aviation and Aerospace and for over 80 years has been a trusted partner and global leader in the industry.

The RMIT Aviation Academy is at the forefront of aviation education and innovation, with over 29 years experience in commercial flight training, based at RAAF Base Point Cook, the world oldest continually operating airfield. Harnessing the infrastructure and cross-disciplinary capability across the university, RMIT Aviation Academy is the front door to accessing the knowledge, innovation, skills, and leadership required by individuals, government, and organizations across the global aviation ecosystem.

The RMIT Aviation Academy is an agile enterprise that can respond to skills needs and market opportunities, offering a comprehensive aviation-related curriculum and work integrated learning ethos to aviation professionals across the entire industry eco-system.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link at the top of this page.

For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Jennifer Pham, Talent Acquisition Advisor via email

Position Description - Contract Manager

Please note, if you are viewing this advert from an external site, please click 'apply' and you will be redirected to RMIT's Jobs website to access the Position Description at the bottom of the page.

Applications close on Sunday 16 June 2024 at 11:59 PM

At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via or visit our Careers page for more contact information -

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.


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VIC 3001

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