Industry Guide
Industry Guide

Urban Solutions & Sustainability

As climate change and other trends take their toll on the Earth, governments around the world are developing smart and sustainable solutions to mitigate issues such as congestion, pollution and environmental degradation. In this sphere, Singapore is an example of successful and sustainable urban development, making us attractive to companies in the sustainability business and providing the career infrastructure to match.
Industry Guide: Urban Solutions & Sustainability
Fast Facts
15 of the top 20 global engineering consultancies have their regional operations based out of Singapore
50 top solar companies have offices in Singapore
180 water companies based in Singapore
Industry Outlook
Dubbed an "urban living laboratory", Singapore is a regional hub for companies to test, develop and put into practice smart city technologies that boost comfort, protect the environment, and bring city and nature into harmony.

Opportunities are available in built environment and city management, urban mobility, energy, safety and security and environment and water.
Key Skills
  • Care for the environment
    Care for the environment
  • Methodical thinking
    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.