Head of Construction

Location: Singapore
Discipline: Engineering
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Negotiable
Contact name: Marc Bourrin

Contact email: marc.bourrin@atomicgroup.sg
Job ref: 397_1715839274
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: ASAP

Head of Construction


An industry-leading construction firm specializing in large-scale data centres is seeking a highly experienced and strategic Head of Construction to oversee and manage all construction activities outside of China.

This role is based in Singapore or Hong Kong and involves significant travel across SEA, Japan, and Europe. The successful candidate will play a critical role in managing and executing multiple hyperscale data centre projects across the APAC region.

Key Responsibilities:

Project Scope and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all construction activities, ensuring projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards.
  • Develop and implement construction strategies and plans.
  • Manage relationships with clients, subcontractors, and other stakeholders.
  • Manage current projects including a data centre in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia
  • Oversee the construction of hyperscale data centres, ensuring timely completion.
  • Coordinate multiple sites simultaneously, ensuring efficient project execution.

Team Structure and Management:

  • Foster a cooperative and high-performance team environment.
  • Provide mentorship and professional development for team members.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):

  • Define and track KPIs to measure the success of construction projects.
  • Ensure projects meet budgetary constraints and timelines.
  • Maintain high standards of safety and compliance.

Budget and Resource Management:

  • Oversee project budgets and resource allocation.
  • Ensure optimal utilization of resources and materials.
  • Implement cost-saving measures without compromising quality.

Challenges and Opportunities:

  • Address and resolve construction-related challenges swiftly.
  • Anticipate and mitigate risks associated with large-scale construction.
  • Use opportunities for improving construction processes and methodologies.



  • Extensive experience in managing large-scale construction projects, preferably data centres.
  • Experience with major contractors.
  • Previous experience as a project manager with a strategic view on construction projects.
  • Regional exposure with a deep understanding of the APAC construction landscape.

Technical Skills:

  • Strong technical background in construction.
  • Familiarity with modern construction technologies and project management software.

Language Skills:

  • Fluency in Mandarin and English is mandatory for the selected candidate to be able to liaise with suppliers, clients, and management of the company.
  • Proficiency in other Asian languages is a plus.

Management Skills:

  • Senior management experience with the ability to lead and inspire large teams.
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.


  • PMP certification or equivalent is required.

Additional Information:

  • Travel: Willingness to travel extensively across the APAC region regularly and globally a few times a year.

This confidential client is a top-tier data centre builder, competing with the leading companies in the industry. With ongoing projects across APAC and plans for expansion in Europe, we offer an exciting and dynamic work environment. Join us in leading the future of data centre construction.

Location: Singapore preferably but possible to work in Hong Kong.

Reports to: CEO