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Assistant Engineer, Power Services Controller (PSCO)


Job Purpose


Power Services Controller (PSCO) works closely with the Chief Controller (CC) in Operation Control Centre(OCC) to monitor and control the Electrical Power System (22kV AC, 750V DC & 415V AC) and theEnvironmental Control System (Air Conditioning and Tunnel Ventilation Systems) in order to maintain systemreliability so as to support SMRT in providing safe and reliable train service to our commuters.


PSCO is a key player to restore any power tripping and to facilitate a safe passage for passenger evacuation during any emergency.




The PSCO position will be deployed to either the North-South & East-West Line (NSEWL) or Circle Line (CCL)with the following duties and responsibilities.

Comply with all the Safety Requirements:

  • Work closely with CC instruction(s) and adhere to all safety requirements pertaining to all traction on/offoperations.
  • Follow the Permit-to-Work (PTW) Procedures and switching communication with front-line maintenancestaff in relation to safe switching / isolation / re-energization for preventive maintenance work
  • Follow all safety requirements and work instructions under SMRT LEW instruction / supervision for all22kV remote switching.


Achieve the following Key Performance Indicators (KPI):

  • Facilitate Power and ECS engineering work activities at night and carry out preparatory works for trainrevenue services in the morning.
  • Monitor closely on all alarms and tripping/fault occurrences with prompt coordination with the front-linemaintenance staff to follow up.
  • Response to any tripping/emergency with priority to:
    • Facilitate all remote isolation of fault and safe power restoration according to safety requirementunder SMRT LEW instruction / supervision and consent from CC within stipulated KPI.
    • Carry out Emergency Mode remote switching of Tunnel Ventilation System according to WorkInstructions (WI) in the event of fire & evacuation situation.


Provide ancillary support:

  • Perform system function test / OCC Exercises / Project Testing & Commissioning
  • Assist in the review of WIs and operation procedures periodically.
  • Participate in constructive and improvement work via Kaizen project.
  • Perform any other tasks or functions which are ancillary or additional to the assigned work.


Physical requirements:

  • Able to multi-task with good command and control.
  • Able to stay calm under stress (copes well with OCC environment).
  • Able to work on a Shift Roster system in accordance with the MOM guidelines and Collective Agreement.

Qualifications & Work Experience


  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Power).
  • Licensed Electrical Technician (LEW Grade 8) would be an added advantage.
  • Preferably with 2 or more years of electrical working experience. Entry Level Candidates are also welcomed to apply.




Technical skills include:
•    Proficient in using Microsoft Office.
•    Good Electrical Engineering knowledge (proficient with single-line diagram).
•    Basic knowledge of SCADA.


Generic skills include:
•    Critical problem-solving and good analytical skills.
•    Good interpersonal and communication skills within and outside of the team.

•    Good time-management skill (good time discipline).




SMRT Trains Ltd was incorporated in 1987 and operates Singapore’s first mass rapid transit system. Today, we manage and operate train services on the North-South Line, East-West Line, the Circle Line, the Thomson-East Coast Line, and the Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit. With over 5,000 employees, more than 250 trains, and 141 km of rail tracks across 108 stations, we serve millions of commuters daily.

About SMRT Corporation

SMRT Corporation Ltd (SMRT) is a public transport services provider. Our primary business is to manage and operate train services on the North-South Line, the East-West Line, the Circle Line, the new Thomson East-Coast Line and the Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit. This is complemented by our bus, taxi and private hire vehicle services. 

An exciting and rewarding career is waiting for you at SMRT. Join us and embark on a journey that matters. You Matter – we take care of you and your well-being. Your Work Matters – your ideas and contributions work towards building the future of our transport system and create positive impacts to the community. Your Development Matters – we offer diverse careers and learning opportunities for our people to grow you to the fullest of your potential.

Come onboard the SMRT journey today.

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Core Values
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