senior project manager (high-rise) in Petaling Jaya

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job details

petaling jaya, selangor
job category
Construction, Trades & Mining
job type
RM 15,000 - RM 20,000 per month
reference number
graham whitworth, randstad
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job description

  • Due to recent acquisition our client has seen a huge increase in order book and is hiring to key personnel to deliver these projects.
  • Project pipeline includes 5 large scale High rise project sites in Klang Valley, total GDV of > RM 1bn and 15 high rise blocks (in Total)
  • Opportunity to work directly with the MD and fast track your career - potential future listing and chance to earn 4-6+ Months Bonus

about the company

Our client is Main Contractor with small development arm - They mostly work on external jobs and have long established relationships with some big Developers in Klang Valley. As a specialist in High Rise construction they have been able to win new projects and are known to turn around problematic sites for their clients - at times inheriting a project half way through. With savvy leadership this is a profitable company who are happy to walk away from bad work - There is strong cash flow and machinery / man power / materials available to deliver your project on time and on budget.

Our client takes a very hands on approach to construction and tries not to subcontract out large parcels of the work. By keeping things in house you get wider exposure and enjoy a more varied job.

Order book includes projects in:

  • Cheras (in house): 2 x 39 Storey
  • Ara Damansara: 4 x 15- 20 Storey
  • Sungai Buloh: 8 Blocks
  • Seri Kembangan: 2 x 30 Storey

about the role

Each Project Manager / SPM is assigned to 1 project site and is the #1 person working 6 days per week. Your main responsibility is to execute / push the project to be completed on time and on budget. You will lead a team of approximately 15 people and report directly to the MD. Your site team will consist of P.E / QS / Supervisors M&E / OHS / Construction Manager etc.

You will be supported by your Project Engineers to manage the paperwork and reporting. External consultants / QS department help you deal with any VO’s and Claims. The MD will work with you to set the pre-planning of the project. The P&L is handled from HQ leaving you to focus on the execution of the project. All machinery, sub cons and materials will be arranged from HQ / Procurement team although you advice is needed to make sure you get the right team / tools for your site.

skills and experience

You need to be passionate and energetic and have a strong personality to work in a high standards / pressure environment. As you are given complete autonomy over your site you need to be able to take ultimate responsibility for its delivery.

Although paper-work and reporting is not a large part of the role you still need to be confident to check the P.E work and ensure high standards in letter writing and reporting are kept.


  • You will have experience working for another Main Contractor and experience delivering high rise projects
  • Degree or Diploma in Civil / Construction Management
  • Must be proactive / hardworking / willing to learn
  • Excellent past track record of end-to-end high rise development project delivery
  • Has managed a team of project staff successfully in previous projects

culture & benefits

Basic salary is 12-15k (PM) or 15-20k (SPM) + Car and up to 6 months bonus. Now is the best time to join our client and they move into year 1 of an ambitious 3 year growth plan. 2017 will see a 50% growth in the business. The MD is ambitious and has been with the company for 15 years. Candidates from mid sized main contractors are a good fit for the team.

how to apply

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link. Alternatively, please contact Graham Whitworth on