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Senior Engineer - Engineering & Projects (R179C)


Job Purpose

  • New and existing projects are being executed in the renewal of aging railway assets and to expand the existing depot infrastructure to meet the growth demand.
  • SMRT is assigned as the team managing these asset replacement projects together with LTA.
  • The project management scope includes management of project phases and coordination between LTA, SMRT, contractors and various stakeholders to meet the stipulated project contractual requirement and milestones.
  • Projects include but not limited to Engineering Trains, Specialized Track Maintenance Vehicles & Wagons


Pre-tender stage

  • Collate and review technical specifications and requirements for LTA tender of new equipment
  • Finalization of project scope with SMRT Stakeholder (ETB) and LTA technical and contracts department
  • Review project tender DCPS and design proposal and coordination with various stakeholders including maintenance team, vendors, and LTA
  • Evaluation of tender/technical proposal

Project stage

  • Oversees activities of contractors, Monitors contracts for compliance and controls costs.
  • Attend project monthly progress meetings, generate monthly performance reports and update progress to SMRT management
  • Review/consult design documents (DAR), Operation & Maintenance manuals of Mechanical & Electrical equipment and depot equipment
  • Execute the deliverables of the contract including milestone payments, warranty, and defect liability periods
  • Coordinating delivery and commissioning across the team 
  • Support and execute validation/ Factory acceptance test (FAT)/ Site acceptance test (SAT) with LTA and SMRT
  • Execution and controlling of Requirements Management/ BOM/ Configuration & Change/ variability Management 
  • Punch-list follow up to ensure project closure
  • Project handover to end-user (ETB operation & maintenance team)
  • Execution of tests during non-revenue or night shift hours


  • Able to understand project requirements and to plan strategically ahead.
  • Monitor and manage project budgets
  • Collate, administer, and submit project claims 
  • Plan resources/ manpower to execute next FY’s work
  • Update policy & controlled documents
  • Any other roles and responsibilities as assigned by manager

Quality, Safety & Training

  • Ensure a safe working environment for staffs and contractors
  • Conduct safety audits during day/night to ensure team is always vigilant and works at a safe environment
  • Identifies training needs and prepares and delivers technical trainings to the staff

Qualifications & Work Experience


  • Degree in mechanical/electrical/civil engineering or equivalent
  • CAPM or PMP certification will be an advantage


Work experience:

  • 4-8 years of experience working as project management capacity or part of the project team in various engineering projects
  • Ability to work independently and with local authorities and multiple contractors
  • Knowledge and experience in managing operations and maintenance of engineering equipment
  • Skill and experience in machine or vehicle commissioning will be advantageous
  • Experience in developing technical training manuals and skill training
  • Experience in developing hazard analysis, risk analysis and assessment


Technical skills:

  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PPT), MS Office Project, Primavera
  • Knowledge and skills in mechanical and electrical application on equipment such as diesel engines, hydraulics, electrical, pneumatic, traction equipment, control, and operation method
  • Supervisory management skills
  • Analytical, organizational, and conceptualizing
  • Financial management

Generic skills:

  • Strong communicator & negotiator & worked in multicultural environments
  • Team player, problem-solving & decision making

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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 Lives

Core Values
Respect, Integrity, Service & Safety, Excellence


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