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Chief Operations Specialist (CCL, Innovation and Resource Office)


Job Purpose

his Specialist will assist Head, Innovation & Resource Office to oversee CCL financials; work closely and collaborate with cost centre managers and business partners. This Specialist will also assist Head, Innovation & Resource Office to develop and formulate strategies to ensure CCL’s financial KPIs are delivered.


1.    Maintain oversight of CCL budgets and financial KPIs.
2.    Generate and prepare monthly financial updates, compare budgets against actual expenditures, note significant variance and seek reasons.
3.    Assist branches to identify major cost drivers based on past years expenditure to support management decisions.
4.    Receive proposed budget from Operations and Maintenance branches and examine for correctness, completeness, and compliance to budgeting guidelines.
5.    Facilitate budget approval process which includes uploading budget information to system.
6.    Be well-versed with the company’s financial policies and procedures.
7.    Provide financial guidance for Operations and Maintenance branches.
8.    Extract cost information for analysis and management’s review.
9.    Digest updates to financial procedures and update, as necessary. Identify key changes for documentation and learning.
10.    Assist with planning and organization of workplace activities to bond teams and improve camaraderie.
11.    Assume the role of Document Controller Officer (DCO), co-held by Preparation Party (Prepared By), for respective documents prepared within department. 
12.    Plan, lead, and organize workplace activities to bond teams and improve camaraderie.
13.    Every staff in Circle Line is responsible for their own as well as their Team’s Safety. Staff shall uphold the CCL Safety Mission and 3 principles to complete tasks, perform duties, fulfil the goals of the organization and adhere to the individual roles and responsibilities as defined in Chapter 6 of Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Management System.
14.    Render assistance as appropriate to CCL Senior Management as directed.

Qualifications & Work Experience

1.    Degree from a recognized institution, preferably in Engineering or Finance disciplines.
2.    Diploma in the above with 5+ years of experience in similar appointment can be considered.
3.    Highly analytical and structured thinking, a love for numbers, with strong ability to think creatively.
4.    Ability to assess and handle financial, confidential, and sensitive information appropriately in the best interest of the company.
5.    Meticulous and attentive to details.


1.    Good understanding and knowledge of SAP & Maximo.
2.    Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
3.    Spreadsheet proficiency – using formulae and advanced functions to prepare and generate reports using graphs and charts.
4.    PowerBI proficiency is a bonus.


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.

Moving People. Enhancing Lifestyles

Core Values
Respect, Integrity, Safety & Service, Excellence


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