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Head of Projects

Job description

My client is a global leading supplier of water and wastewater treatment systems in the industrial sector. Thsi role will be based in Penang, Malaysia.

The Head of Projects plays a critical role in driving the successful execution of projects and ensuring customer satisfaction, regulatory compliance, and business growth across the Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Philippines markets.

  1. Project Management:

    • Oversee the planning, execution, and completion of all projects related to water and wastewater treatment systems in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines.
    • Develop project plans, timelines, and budgets in coordination with the engineering, procurement, and construction teams.
    • Ensure adherence to project schedules and budgets, identifying and addressing any deviations promptly.
    • Monitor project progress, resolve issues, and mitigate risks to ensure successful project delivery.
  2. Team Leadership:

    • Lead and manage a team of project managers, engineers, and support staff across multiple locations.
    • Provide guidance, mentorship, and support to project team members, fostering a collaborative and high-performance work environment.
    • Conduct regular performance evaluations, set goals, and provide ongoing feedback to ensure the professional development and success of team members.
  3. Client Relationship Management:

    • Serve as the primary point of contact for clients throughout the project lifecycle, building and maintaining strong relationships.
    • Understand client requirements, expectations, and concerns, and ensure that project deliverables meet or exceed their expectations.
    • Address client inquiries, concerns, and feedback promptly and effectively, demonstrating a commitment to client satisfaction and retention.
  4. Quality Assurance and Compliance:

    • Implement and enforce quality assurance processes and standards to ensure that all projects meet regulatory requirements and industry best practices.
    • Conduct regular inspections and audits to assess project quality, safety, and compliance with relevant standards and regulations.
    • Work closely with regulatory agencies and stakeholders to obtain necessary permits and approvals for project implementation.
  5. Resource Management:

    • Manage project resources effectively, including labor, equipment, materials, and subcontractors, to optimize project performance and profitability.
    • Coordinate with internal departments and external suppliers to ensure timely procurement and delivery of materials and equipment required for project execution.
    • Identify opportunities to streamline processes, reduce costs, and improve resource utilization across projects.
  6. Reporting and Documentation:

    • Prepare and present regular reports on project status, progress, budget variance, and other key performance indicators to senior management and stakeholders.
    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date project documentation, including contracts, drawings, specifications, change orders, and other relevant records.
    • Ensure compliance with internal reporting requirements and procedures, as well as client-specific reporting obligations.
  7. Continuous Improvement:

    • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance project management processes, tools, and methodologies.
    • Foster a culture of innovation and learning within the project management team, encouraging the adoption of new technologies and best practices.
    • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and regulatory changes relevant to water and wastewater treatment systems, and incorporate them into project planning and execution.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Project Management, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in project management (over 20 years of experience), with a minimum of 10-15 years in the water and wastewater treatment industry, and a track record of successfully delivering complex projects on time and within budget.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate cross-functional teams to achieve project objectives.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively interact with clients, stakeholders, and team members at all levels.
  • In-depth knowledge of project management principles, methodologies, and tools, with relevant certifications (e.g., PMP) preferred.
  • Analytical mindset with strong problem-solving abilities and attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel frequently within the region as required.
  • Expats are welcomed.

To apply, please click "APPLY NOW" or email Shane Tong at Data provided is for recruitment purposes only.

Due to the volume of applications received, we regret to inform you that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

JTK Number: JTKSM 995 | Company Registration Number: 201301019088 (1048918-T)

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