Industry Guide
Industry Guide

Urban Solutions & Sustainability

Singapore serves as a regional hub for the testing, development and practice of sustainable technologies to the extent that it has been dubbed an "urban living laboratory". Those interested in a research-oriented career or are simply looking to do something to protect our future, will blossom in this ever-growing industry.
Industry Guide: Urban Solutions & Sustainability
Fast Facts
global engineering consultancies have their regional operations based out of Singapore
top solar companies have offices in Singapore
water companies based in Singapore
Industry Outlook
The industry is still nascent, which means some jobs that may make a difference do not even exist yet, and the time is ripe for change! As companies create new "green-collar" roles too such as carbon auditors and environmental, social and governance managers, they are also designing new jobs that encourage innovation. This means new and exciting development, such as biofuel engineers who harness fuel from plant sources or artificial intelligence engineers who design smart power grids that optimise energy use.
Key Skills
  • Care for the environment
  • Methodical thinking
  • Solution-Finder
  • Collaborative
Relevant Jobs

Health and Safety Executive

  • Registered Workplace Safety & Health Officer (WSHO) with the MOM or other recognised qualification
  • 0 - 2 years' experience
  • $3,000 - $3,800/month
  • A Health and Safety (HSE) Executive assists in developing, implementing, monitoring and reviewing HSE policies, procedures, risk assessments and safe working instructions. They may also handle day-to-day inspection and auditing of a company's work processes to ensure they are up to standard.

Research Officer

  • Degree in environmental chemistry or related disciplines
  • 0 - 2 years' experience
  • $3,500 - $4,200/month
  • A research officer assists in the design, planning and execution of environmental research projects to better understand pollutant exposures or other health and sustainability concerns. The position involves testing protocols in the chemistry laboratory and optimisation works for detection and testing.


  • ITE/ NITEC/ Higher NITEC, 'A' Levels, Diploma
  • 0 - 2 years' experience
  • $2,000 - $3,500/month
  • A Technologist may take on different roles depending on the focus of the company, but mainly their duties involve identifying problems with SOPs and implementing solutions, as well as routine cleanings and inspections. This position may involve field work, staggered shifts, and work on public holidays and/or weekends with associated renumeration.

Sales Executive

  • Diploma/Degree in Business, Polymer Science or Chemical Engineering
  • 3 - 5 years of experience
  • $2,000 - $3,500/month
  • A sales executive in this field encourages their clients to adopt sustainable, eco-friendly solutions that their company offers. Unlike other sales positions, the focus is on the long-term gains for prospective clients and their business that they may enjoy through adopting new technologies. This is a good starting position from which to get a grounding in the sector and move up the ladder.