coo - highway/ railway/ viaduct in Kuala Lumpur

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job details

kuala lumpur, wilayah persekutuan
job type
RM 20,000 - RM 35,000 per month
reference number
pep chia, randstad
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job description

  • Heads the department of the project
  • A project delivery partner (PDP) of Malaysia leading construction company
  • Project pipeline of LRT 3 /MRT 2 and Pan-Borneo commencing in 2018

about the company

Our client has secured a great amount of infra projects within the span of 1 year period. These include the MRT / LRT and Pan-Borneo Highway. They are expanding rapidly and looking to increase a new team within the organisation. 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 and managing over 30 direct reports. This role is primarily responsible for leading the successful delivery of large (> 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 required

  • Bachelor Degree in Civil 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

about the team/ manager

You will be reporting directly to the Board of Directors and completely accountable to the share price movement. The business is spearhead by you where you have a total headcount of 500 personnel.

culture and benefits

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 MD career path this can be the highlight of your career.

how to apply

The above is just a guideline of the poosition. Please click on the link below or contact Pep Chia - 03 2036 7585, for further details.


infrastructure, road, bridges, rail, construction, expressway, viaduct, highway, piling, earthworks