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Major Hazards Specialist, Safety Case Operations Unit (Occupational Safety and Health Division) - Contract

Agency: Ministry of Manpower
Job no.: 530321
Work type: Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Occupational Safety and Health

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) aims to develop a productive workforce and progressive workplaces, for Singaporeans to have better jobs and a secure retirement. In a rapidly changing global economic landscape, Singapore’s workforce and workplace practices have to remain adaptable. MOM’s policies help enhance the workforce’s profile, promote lifelong employability and income security for Singaporeans, as well as foster excellent working environments that are fair and safe. As an MOM officer, you will get to work in a range of exciting areas to help the Ministry attain its goals, including manpower policy, industrial relations, workplace safety and foreign employment regulation.

Major Hazards Department (MHD)

A joint regulatory office for Major Hazard Installations (MHIs) helmed by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), with the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).


Purpose of the job

Provide technical support and guidance to meet the needs of our stakeholders, and contribute to the control of risks from major hazards, including addressing safety and health issues of the workforce and the public. Ensure that proper systems are in place to manage major hazards, by working in collaboration with other agencies as well as external partners, through programmes and activities in the areas of workplace safety and health (WSH) standards, research and best practices.


Key responsibilities

  • Assessing safety cases of MHIs, with the aim of preventing major accidents
  • Conducting safety case verifications through inspections of MHIs, including inspections for Hazardous Substances and Petroleum & Flammable Materials licences
  • Monitoring of MHIs in their implementation of safety case action plans and safety and health management systems
  • Investigating of process-related incidents in MHIs to establish root causes and determine areas of improvement in safety cases
  • Assessing cumulative risk profiles of MHI clusters to better manage issues related to land use planning and emergency response
  • Planning and coordinating safety case submissions from MHIs, including Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) submissions
  • Engaging MHIs to promote sharing of process safety best practices and lessons learnt from incidents
  • Collaborating with agencies, MHIs, associations and other stakeholders to promote best practices in process safety among management, WSH professionals, employees and service providers.



  • Background in Chemical / Environmental / Mechanical / Electrical Engineering. 
  • Preferably 2 or more years of experience in the field of process safety or functional safety or human factors in MHIs;
  • Effective in problem analysis and decision making – identifying problems, recognising symptoms, root causes and alternative solutions, making timely and sound decisions;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good interpersonal skills; and
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, and respond appropriately and competently to challenges.


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