General Manager – Singapore

Our client is a leading international contractor


The candidate will be primarily responsible for the overall management of the operation and its resources according to the strategic direction set by the Exco.  He/she will provide leadership in efficient management of projects and in meeting profit, safety, environment and quality objectives and advise and support Contracts Manager / Construction Managers on the effective use of quality management system. He/she is also required to acquire new projects and approve tenders and subcontracts within limits of authority.


Principal responsibilities
  • Develop long-term and short-term plans for the division;
  • Ensure compliance and enforcement with all necessary procedural requirements to support construction safety requirements, design requirements, programme expectations, cost estimates and high quality work requirements;
  • Ensure that systems and standards are introduced on all projects as well as joint venture projects;
  • Enhance, recommend and implement policies, procedures and systems  to improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the company;
  • Develop and maintain trusting relationships with stakeholders including but not limited to shareholders, business partners and authorities;
  • Leverage existing networks and contacts to build relationships for future business opportunities and source potential clients;
  • Set, monitor and control operational budgets and risk management;
  • Review and verify contract documents of projects for completeness;
  • Nominate project team leaders.
  • Approve all claims and variation orders submissions.
  • Provide training and support on critical processes.
  • Desire for continuous improvement and learning from and acting upon other ideas.


Qualification / Experience
  • A degree holder in engineering / construction related disciplines preferably with Professional Engineer (PE) qualification.
  • Currently taking a position 2-3 levels below CEO in a large local contractor business or 1-2 levels below CEO in a medium-sized contractor business.
  • 20 years’ experience in Singapore construction, preferably with Class A contractor experience spanning civil / infrastructure / private residential / commercial / industrial sectors.
  • A thorough understanding of construction and building legal and statutory requirements
  • Strong connections with supply chain, including clients, consultants and subcontractors.
  • Conversant with labour issues and market trends in Singapore construction.
  • High proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Overseas travel as required.


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