Construction Director (Data Centre)

Date: 9 Nov 2023

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Company: Singtel Group

At Singtel, our mission is to Empower Every Generation. We are dedicated to fostering an equitable and forward-thinking work environment where our employees experience a strong sense of Belonging, to make meaningful Impact and Grow both personally and professionally. By joining Singtel, you will be part of a caring, inclusive and diverse workforce that creates positive impact and a sustainable future for all.



Be a Part of Something BIG!


Keen to join the Data Centre Industry or already in the Industry?  Singtel, an established and the leading operator of high-quality Data Centres in Singapore is on the lookout for new talents to join the team as we seek to grow our Data Centres portfolio in Singapore and regionally.


Director of Construction is accountable for managing all build project in Singtel portfolio. Managing both external & internal customers / stakeholders for all communication / coordination / status update during the entire project delivery period to ensure all project deliverables will be well managed, ensure consistency as well as sharing best practice across portfolio.


Make an Impact by


  • Act as a lead team member providing advice on constructability and buildability.
  • Review and assist in negotiating contracts with suppliers & subcontractors. Ensure that all contractual obligations are met and manage any disputes or claims that may arise.
  • Draft Construction Strategy including Sequencing, Scheduling and Prioritisation
  • Review and challenge project budgets and forecast to ensure a consistent and deliverable approach is adopted.
  • Identify areas for process improvement innovation and cost savings.
  • Drafting construction management plan, construction phase plan
  • Provide input into Pre-Construction
  • Advice on Constructability at Optioneering meetings/ design reviews
  • Undertake Constructability reviews during Design phase
  • Approach to ECI and Contractor involvement selection
  • Identify long lead items procurement
  • Ensure the Contractor’s construction methods, procedures and practices are properly complied with in all respects, particularly those relating to quality assurance, safety, personnel and industrial relations.
  • Liaise as necessary on matters of quality, progress and safety with the Client’s and Contractor’s representatives
  • Responsible for the delivery of projects under her/his control. Serve as the main point of contact throughout the project.
  • Responsible for all safety, health, environment and quality matters ensuring adherence to statutory and legal requirements and Company procedures.
  • Provide the Technical Pre-Sales team where necessary, with support on tenders regarding programme, technical matters and local supply chain, as well as post tender and pre-award support.
  • An excellent communicator you can influence and facilitate change and enhance performance within a cross functional environment.
  • With extensive project and program management principals, methods and techniques you will, define success criteria and disseminate these to all relevant parties throughout the various contract’s lifecycles.
  • Actively drive and promote excellence, best practice and continuous improvement initiatives. Stay updated on industry trends, new technologies, and best practice in materials processing solutions.
  • Contributing as a member of the Senior Management Team to the development, communication and implementation of the Company’s operational objectives in line with the Company’s strategy.


Skills for Success


  • At least 10 - 15 years in construction management/ project management.
  • Substantial experience of managing large construction projects and construction management teams to deliver successful outcomes.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and application of construction management methodologies
  • Experience in Data Centre build industry will be an advantage.
  • Proven track record in complex project delivery similar technical sectors.
  • Working knowledge of construction management software and tools
  • Commercially and financially astute with experience of managing budgets, value engineering and optimizing cost reduction
  • Excellent oral and written communication and organisation skills
  • Excellent motivational and influencing skills, with high levels of personal integrity.
  • Incumbents must be self-starters, confident and composed.
  • Organised, able to prioritise and deliver within high pressure, business critical environments.
  • Ability to balance strategic thinking with tactical delivery for client satisfaction. 
  • Excellent understanding of health & safety legislation.
  • Experienced client relationship manager.
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to manage conflict and crisis situations effectively.
  • Essential soft skills include, leadership, flexibility, self-motivation, effective listening, persuasion, creativity, collaborative style, insightfulness
  • Organised and detail focused with the ability to multitask.


Rewards that Go Beyond

  • Hybrid work arrangements
  • Full suite of health and wellness benefits 
  • Ongoing training and development programs 
  • Internal mobility opportunities


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We are committed to a safe and healthy environment for our employees & customers and will require all prospective employees to be fully vaccinated.