chief operating officer - consultancy (>rm30k) in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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job description

  • Managing one of the well known consultancy in Malaysia
  • Lead and grow the business in SEA to be no.1
  • High level of integrity, result orientated and strong leadership

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 infrastructure projects and has secured RM5 billion in project pipeline. These include the well known infrastructure project in the media. It is now an exciting time to join this humongous conglomerate as they aim to be the no.1 consultancy provider in Malaysia. With a reputation of paying high bonuses and promoting from within you can enjoy a successful career in Malaysia or internationally.

about the role

You will be reporting to the ­­­­­­Group Managing Director and Board of Director. This is an opportunity to be the Head of Department or spearheading the business as a whole. Your job is to maintain the good relationship across internal business and also to expand your network with notable industry players. This role is primarily responsible for leading the successful development 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.

Leading the business to execute organisation strategy and ensuring good intergration within the company. It is a performance driven culture with competent workforce to create value via sustainable growth of services. Your job is to renegotiate the existing contracts and to maximise return from the business initiatives with strategic alliances.


  • Managing the overall delivery of the project program in accordance with client expectations
  • Managing strategic relationships, directors and stakeholders
  • Participating in the development, tendering and award of projects
  • Assigning resources to deliver works according to standards and ensuring growth
  • 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 of consultancy experience, with 10 years in a management role
  • Experience with a range of contract models including Construct only and Design and Construction projects
  • The capacity of 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 RM30,000-RM50,000 + Car + Bonus. This is a high profile position whereby you must have strong leadership capability and good track record with your current company. There is also the opportunity to work overseas (15 international locations). With potential CEO career path this can be the highlight of your career.

how to apply

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

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