Director & Management

"We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellent, then is not an act, but a habit."
Aristotle, Greek Philosopher

Our leaders take pride in honouring the guiding principles which the company was founded upon and protecting the interest of every stakeholder.Our leaders are hands-on. With over 75 years of cumulative experience in different fields of civil engineering and project management backgrounds dealing with government and private clients, we are now more focused than ever in building an enterprise that delivers quality work every time.

Dato' Seri Ir. Mohamad Othman
Zainal Azim

BSc, MSc, P.Eng, MIEM

Dato' Seri Ir. Mohamad Othman Zainal Azim graduated with Bachelor of Science in 1977 from Birmingham University, United Kingdom, where he also later obtained his Masters of Science Degree. He served in various positions in the Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR) and Ministry of Works of Malaysia, at state and federal levels as Building Engineer (Negeri Sembilan), District Engineer (Tampin, NS), Highway Planner in the Highway Planning Unit, Senior Executive Engineer, Road Design, and later Superintending Engineer in the Road Design Unit at headquarters and Deputy Director of JKR Perak. His responsibilities included budget preparation and allocation for buildings and roads for the 3rd to 6th Malaysia Plans and the implementation of approved projects, management of district and state JKR operations, implementation of infrastructure projects and maintenance government assets, regional development studies and planning and development of infrastructure networks and National Highway Network Plan, development of Research and Advisory Resource Centre for Roads Standards and Specifications, development of Road Safety Data Centre, development of road network data and designation, development of technical guidelines, performing road design and road safety studies and implementing improvement measures, implementation of ADB and World Bank funded projects, organizational management, human resource development, project management, asset management and budget control.

In 2000, he joined Putrajaya Corporation, first as Director, City Development Department from 2000 to 2002, with responsibility for development of public utilities and infrastructure for the new Federal Administrative Capital of Putrajaya, and then as Chief Executive Officer from 2002 to 2006. As CEO, he was responsible for the planning, budgeting and implementation of roads, bridges, utilities, lakes and wetlands, office buildings, residential and commercial development in Putrajaya and ensuring acceptable economic returns to and value creation for stakeholders. He retired from Putrajaya Corporation and joined the Board of Directors of Straits Consulting Engineers at the end of 2006.

He is a licensed Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). He is also a Corporate Member of the Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia (ACEM) and the Road Engineering Association of Malaysia (REAM).

Ir. Amin Ramli

P.Eng, P.E, CPEng, IntPE, APEC Engineer, CPESC, MIEM, M.ASCE, MIEAust
Managing Director

Amin Ramli graduated with Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2004. Upon graduating, he joined STV Incorporated, an award winning A/E/C firm based in the United States, where he served as a Civil Engineer in the Transportation and Infrastructure Division. He was based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he served some of STV's biggest clients such as the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

In 2011, he returned to Malaysia and joined Straits Consulting Engineers as Chief Operating Officer. In 2013, he was appointed to the Board as Managing Director.

He is a licensed Professional Engineer with a Practicing Certificate with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) as well as with the Texas Board of Professional Engineers (TXBPE) in the United States. He is also a Chartered Professional Engineer in Australia, an International Professional Engineer (IntPE), an APEC Engineer, as well as a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) with EnviroCert International, Inc and a certified Professional Technologist (Ts.) in Building and Construction Technology with the Malaysian Board of Technologists (MBOT). He is also a Practitioner Advisor for the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) ASCE Student Chapter, a Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), the Institution of Engineers Australia (EA) and Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as well as the Malaysian Green Building Council (MGBC), the Malaysian Stormwater Organisation (MSO) and the Institute of Value Management Malaysia (IVMM).

Ir. Abdul Wahab Abdul Hamid

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ir. Abdul Wahab Abdul Hamid graduated with Bachelor of Science from Loughbrough University in 1979. He served with the Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR) as Project Engineer and Road Engineer from 1979 to 1982 involving survey works, design of flexible pavement, maintenance of Federal roads, design of road alignment and land acquisition. He has served as Group General Manager and Chief Executive in UEM, Faber Group Bhd, Kinta Kellas PLC, Prolink Development Sdn Bhd (now known as UEM Land Sdn Bhd), Golden Hope Plantation Bhd, Ranhill Civil Sdn Bhd and SAJ Holdings Sdn Bhd. He has extensive experience in Civil Engineering works and was involved in some of Malaysia's largest infrastructure projects such as North South Expressway Construction of R.C. Dams and Waste Treatment Plants, Housing Projects, ELITE Highway Malaysia-Singapore Second Crossing and Johor Water Projects.

He is a licensed Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and a Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM).