chief operating officer - client contractor ( in kuala lumpur

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kuala lumpur, wilayah persekutuan
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10 years
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job description

  • 30-40k + Car + Bonus
  • RM 5bn+ pipeline of projects

about the company

Established in 1974, our client is one of Malaysia’s largest public listed property-construction corporations with a combined market capitalisation of RM13 billion, a 14,000-strong employee base and 12 business divisions across 50 locations worldwide. Our client is enjoying their biggest year for infra projects and has secured 5+ bn in project pipeline. These include the MRT / T2 / DUKE / DASH and Elevated Bus Rapid transport system it is an exciting time to join this financially secure company as they expand. With a reputation of paying high bonuses and promoting from within you can enjoy a successful career in Malaysia or internationally.

about the role

Reporting to the ­­­­­­Infrastructure MD an opportunity has become available for an experienced Senior Project Manager or Project Director to join our team based in KL. This role is primarily responsible for leading the successful delivery of large (normally valued RM500m - RM1bn) or logistically challenging projects in accordance with design requirements, time and cost constraints, and commercial, HR, safety, quality, and environment and community targets.


  • Managing the overall delivery of the project program in accordance with client expectations
  • Managing sub contractors, Consultants and other strategic relationships
  • Participating in the development, tendering and award of projects
  • Assigning resources to deliver works within budget, time, quality and regulatory standards
  • Monitoring and guiding workflow, setting daily, weekly, and long term project goals
  • Managing specialist functions of design, estimating, engineering, procurement and construction
  • Reviewing progress against plans, contractual arrangements, and delivery milestones
  • Financial management including ensuring strong contract, commercial and financial risk management, accurate forecasting on costs and revenue, and taking corrective actions as required

skills and experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or relevant discipline
  • 15 years+ site based experience, with 10 years in a project management role
  • Experience with a range of contract models including Construct only and Design and Construction projects
  • The capacity to bridge several technical disciplines with a particular focus on rail, road, bridge, civil or tunnelling
  • Contractual, legal, commercial, industrial relations and legislative compliance
  • Advanced financial and commercial management skills including cost reduction and budgeting
  • People and performance management including the performance of sub-contractors or other project partners
  • Complex client and stakeholder management skills
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively to drive positive outcomes with key stakeholders
  • Strong relationship building, influencing and negotiation skills

culture and benefits

Basic salary of up to RM35,000-40,000 + Car + Bonus. This is a high profile project so if you are able to complete on time and on budget there is high bonus potential (6+ months). There is also the opportunity to work overseas (15 international locations). With potential GM and COO career path this can be the highlight of your career.

how to apply

Please apply through here or Alternatively, please contact Pep Chia - 03 2036 7585 or for further details.


no additional skills required


no additional qualifications required

educational requirements

Bachelor Degree