When travelling through the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line, think about Ho Chee Heng who has worked tirelessly to ensure the timely and safe completion. As Deputy Project Manager, he conducts site inspections, assesses the performance of the contractors for work procedures and quality, and chairs meetings with various government agencies and industry partners on a daily basis.
The dynamism of his career progression is what has kept him going strong at LTA for 16 years. The Land Transport Engineers / Executive (LTE) scheme, an inclusive scheme with an integrated career advancement path recognising staff based on their performance and potential, gave Chee Heng the opportunity to rise from a junior technical officer to an engineer.
Ho Chee Heng
Deputy Project Manager
“I have worked on the Sengkang-Punggol Light Rail Transit, the Circle Line and the Downtown Line, and I’m not stepping on the brakes,” he shares.
“Because LTA believes in investing in us, they foster a culture that is dynamic and innovative,” he muses. Camaraderie and support among colleagues is another reason he cites for a rewarding career. “We have tunnel break-out ceremonies, when we ‘see the light’ at the end of the tunnel upon completion, and we break out in cheers and shouts of excitement. That is very gratifying.”
Systems Assurance &
Working varying shifts to ensure that the Circle Line (CCL) launched on time was worth it for Rosena Beevi. “It is very gratifying to know my work has an impact on the thousands who take the CCL every day,” says the engineer who is under the Systems Assurance & Integration Division.
Currently, Rosena is working on the tender preparation for an upcoming rail project. “I am glad I have a part to play in LTA’s drive to expand the rail network to 360km by 2030.” She derives a sense of pride and satisfaction when she sees driverless trains, knowing the amount of effort that goes into making them fully computerised and move without any driver on-board.
Moving forward, the recent recipient for Long Service Award says she looks forward to continue to serve the public with LTA. “It is an excellent organisation to work at as there are a lot of career progressions, continuous study enhancements and work-life balance,” Rosena quips.
Being part of a forward-looking and progressive organisation is another reason she is driven. “We are moving towards a Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approach using Systems Modelling Language (SysML),” she shares.
“With this model-centric approach, the information will be visually represented using models which facilities understanding among the various stakeholders involved for better decision-making and prediction of potential problems that may arise. It will be implemented for our new railway systems such as trains, signaling system, communication system, and integrated supervisory and control system.”