The main responsibility of contracts managers is to win building contracts, control costs and keep construction projects on track. Projects can include everything from commercial and residential developments to road and rail engineering works. Beside from these, contracts managers are responsible for a single large contract or a number of smaller ones. Throughout the duration of a project, contract managers work closely with clients, building contractors and site managers.
The Malaysian government’s continuous spending on infrastructure will buoy the local construction sector. There will be opportunity in transportation which includes road and rail system as well as the energy sector. Forecast says there will be a 10.9 per cent growth in 2015, slightly from last year’s 11.5 per cent. Factors that are affecting the slowdown include the implementation of GST and oversupply of residential property.
Employers prefer candidates with building or construction work experience as well as SAP business software and sales. Candidates with strong communication and customer relations skills are highly desirable. Normally, a degree qualification (law, business or management) is enough but some companies give preference to those with master’s or law degree.
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