Industry Guide: Engineering
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A core enabler for many industries, the engineering industry plays a critical role in enhancing Singapore's capabilities through technological advancements.
Industry Guide: Engineering
Fast Facts
$72 M
The government has committed $72 million until 2020 to boost workforce training and development for the Built Environment (BE) sector
There are an estimated 2,700 companies in the engineering sector
Singapore accounts for about 70% of wire bonders used in the semiconductor industry
Industry Guide: Engineering
Industry Outlook
Skilled, quality engineers are needed to maintain sustained and steady growth for the sector, and key initiatives has been introduced to recruit and develop the talent pool across various engineering domains to meet this need. Fresh graduates and current engineers alike can look forward to growth and training opportunities as part of efforts to attract more engineering talent.
Key Skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Analytical thinking
  • Willingness to learn
Relevant Jobs

Application Specialist

  • Diploma and above
  • 4-7 years' experience
  • $3,500 - $5,000
  • An Application Specialist is in charge of providing clinical application support, as well as advanced technical and product training for actual and potential users of the equipment.

Facility Engineer

  • Diploma and above
  • 2-5 years' experience
  • $3,800 - $5,500
  • Facility Engineers are responsible for the design, review, and implementation of new processes or improvements in the operations or construction of a facility. As part of your role, you will often set procedures and standards, and review construction or production bids.

Mechanical Engineer

  • Degree and above
  • 2-3 years' experience
  • $3,500 - $6,000
  • Mechanical Engineers typically work on the specifications, design, development or manufacture of mechanical components and systems. Depending on your employer, you might also find yourself liaising with suppliers and presenting designs to managers and their needs.

Security Engineer

  • Diploma and above
  • 1-4 years' experience
  • $2,200 - $4,200
  • As a Security Engineer, you'll be responsible for a number of functions including the security of a company's software, and identifying vulnerabilities within the organisation's network, and creating the necessary security counter-measures.

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

  • Degree and above
  • 3-7 years' experience
  • $3,800 - $7,000
  • Senior Geotechnical Engineers are in charge of performing geotechnical site investigations and analyses, and conducting site assessments to ensure the location is appropriate for the intended structures or foundations.

Telecommunications Engineer

  • Diploma and above
  • No experience needed
  • $3,000 - $6,000
  • The main responsibilities of a Telecommunications Engineer include the designing and installation of telecommunications equipment. Depending on organisation, you might also find yourself responsible for examining new network technologies and offering suggestions as to how these technologies can be integrated into current infrastructure.