Get to know Singapore’s up and coming engineers aged 40 and under
Singapore Business Review reached out to the top engineering firms in the city and we asked them to put forward names of the up and coming talents in the engineering sector. They are ranked according to age.
1 Lam Siew Ping, 29, Rankine & Hill
Lam’s engineering philosophy is rooted in the belief that it is important to fully understand every development’s requirements from both the architectural and M&E perspectives to tailor the best solutions and atmosphere. Her award winning portfokio include one of Singapore’s most iconic Catholic structures, the Church of St. Alphonsus or the Novena Church, the highly awarded 7-storey mixed-use institutional project Heartbeat@bedok, and the Wisma Geylang Serai, designed to house various government agencies whilst sporting a distinct local character, which won the Green Mark Platinum 2017 award.
2 Kelvin Chen, 34, Aurecon Singapore
Chen is a go-getter in the world of engineering in Singapore, having been awarded by the Association of Consulting Engineers Singapore (ACES) as 2017’s Young Consulting Engineer of the Year in the mechanical engineering category. Since joining Aurecon, he has delivered projects for a variety of clients including Amazon, Bose, Google, Johnson & Johnson, Lloyd’s of London, Nanyang Technological University, and Resorts World Sentosa. He also worked on projects in Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, and New Zealand.
3 Lok Wai Loon, 35, Surbana Jurong
Lok brings with him over a decade of professional experience as a structural and civil engineer, with remarkable specialisation in precast design. His professional experience covers design in residential housing projects in Singapore including the structural design and construction of public housing development such as Bukit Merah RC40, Bukit Merah
53, and Dawson C3. In addition to high-rise buildings, he is also proficient in designing-temporary earth retaining structures and steel structure.
4 Aaron Foong, 37, Surbana Jurong
Foong firmly believes that a good structural design goes hand in hand with good architectural design. This philosophy is evident in The Scotts Tower (TST) project, showcasing a unique engineering feat—the transfer of 30 floors of superstructure above the frame onto four slanting mega columns. He is currently spearheading the first phase of the new Singapore General Hospital campus project.
5 Lim Boon Keong, 38, DSCO
Lim has almost 10 years of experience under his belt for DSCO Group, focussed on electrical engineering design for data centres. He is currently the project lead for a number of major projects in Singapore and regionally, data centre construction projects for Singtel and Digital Realty Trust, which were awarded with BCA Green
Mark for Data Centres Platinum. He also completed projects with NCS, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), VISA Worldwide, ICAP and Clariden Leu.
6 Ooi Poh Hai, 38, Surbana Jurong
Ooi’s career development involves engagements with engineering consultancy firm of Meinhardt and Mott Macdonalds which had seen him complete the geotechnical design for challenging underground excavation projects and foundation systems for high rise buildings in difficult ground conditions, such as the Reflection @ Keppel Bay, OUE Bayfront, One Shenton Way amongst others.
7 Zhang Yaodong, 40, Surbana Jurong
Zhang’s expertise range from structural and geotechnical engineering, to coastal development and reclamation. Some of the projects he managed include the mega project of Tuas Terminal Phase 1. He is also the supervision QP for some land reclamation projects such as the Jurong Island Westward Extension and Tuas Western Coast. He has provided consultancy services involving deep excavation, earth retaining wall, tunnelling, slope stability, and deep foundation.