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Manager (Blast Engineer) - CPS

Agency: MHA - Singapore Police Force (SPF)
Job no.: 529968
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Engineering, Others


The Centre for Protective Security (CPS) is a staff department under Singapore Police Force, which is a regulator and the national centre-of-excellence in protective security.

We are looking for personnel who are passionate in supporting the organisation’s objective in levelling up the competency of the security industry and Home Team officers in the areas of protective security.



The successful applicant will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Responsible for reviewing protective security works related to blast engineering in support of Security-By-Design (SBD) process under Infrastructure Protection Act (IPA), SPF and other stakeholders.

  • Develop, review and enhance protective security standards and guidelines with regards to blast protection and resiliency.

  • Carry out research and technical studies on blast related issues like new construction / design for better blast resiliency, better protection system against blast, simulation of blast effect on structure and human, and structural design for close-in detonation.

  • Work with blast experts worldwide to enhance the blast engineering standard in CPS/Singapore.

  • Knowledge Management / Trainer for all Protective Security course conducted by CPS.


Successful applicant will be placed on the Home Team Specialist Scheme.



  • SBD projects are non-homogenous with different ops and constraints. The technical reports for the SBD projects are often unique and require close assessments.

  • The job holder often needs to front meetings with external security consultants and project owners to discuss the technical reports and proposed mitigation measures. His performance at these meetings affect MHA’s reputation as a regulator for IPA.

  • To work effectively with other experts in reviewing and enhancing protective security standards and guidelines, including research that needs to be done.

  • To serve as an effective trainer for blast-related content.



  • Civil or Mechanical Engineering related field of studies

  • Strong knowledge of protective security, particularly in blast engineering, blast mitigation and blast simulation knowledge

  • Strong interest in counter-terrorism and homeland security

  • Some prior experience in protective security, preferably blast engineering, blast simulation knowledge

  • At least two years’ working experience in construction/security-related industry

  • Resilient and work effectively in a dynamic environment

  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills

  • Strong communication and writing skills

  • Good inter-personal skills with the ability to engage people at all levels and able to work independently are essential – the officer must also be a strong team player



To be part of our team, please submit an online application via Shortlisted candidates will be notified within two weeks after the closing date for applications.

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