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Business Development Executive

Straits is seeking a motivated individual to join us as a Business Development Executive. The role involves a combination of technical knowledge and business acumen and the candidate is expected to support the company’s vision & mission, business strategies & execution plans.



  • Conduct market research to identify potential business opportunities, target markets, and industry trends. Gather relevant information, customer needs, and market dynamics to place the firm in a winning position as best as possible.
  • Identify and generate leads of potential clients or projects through networking, cold calling, attending industry events & seminars, and existing relationships.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, understand client’s expectations, and derive technical solutions that align with their needs.
  • Enhance organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Develop and prepare technical & financial proposals and bids for projects, including analyzing project requirements, estimating costs, and presenting value propositions to clients.
  • Collaborate with internal teams, such as engineering, human resources and finance department, to ensure smooth project execution. Overseeing project timelines, deliverables, and budgets.
  • Arrange strategic partnerships and manage proposal compilation with external advisors, partners, lead consultants and/or sub-consultants
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of business strategies and plans to drive growth and expansion. Identifying new market opportunities and potential partnerships.
  • Initiate, maintain and update company’s registration as vendor/supplier for various clients.
  • Review contracts and negotiate terms, conditions of contracts with clients, suppliers, and partners. Ensuring compliance with legal and contractual obligations.
  • Achieve the minimum sales targets and revenue goals. Developing strategies to maximize sales opportunities and increase market share.
  • Staying up-to-date on industry trends, new technologies, and emerging market opportunities. Continuously improving business development processes and strategies.
  • Create high-quality presentations / deliverables for internal and external audiences.



  • Background in engineering consultancy is a significant advantage
  • Able to demonstrate understanding of integrating technical and financial requirements for proposals in the construction industry
  • Able to work independently and possess a high degree of critical thinking to analyse and execute work at various levels
  • Similar experience in preparing proposal is a significant advantage
  • Excellent communication skills in writing and speaking (English and Bahasa Malaysia)
  • Advanced user in Microsoft Office – able to generate high quality proposals
  • Skills in other graphic design software (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc) is a plus
  • A Bachelor’s Degree (minimum) in civil engineering, business administration or equivalent
  • A Graduate Engineer certificate with the Board of Engineers (BEM) is a plus

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