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Assistant Director/Manager/Executive, Protective Infrastructure - CPS

Agency: MHA - Singapore Police Force (SPF)
Job no.: 531154
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:InfoComm, Technology, New Media Communications, Engineering, Others

Assistant Director/Manager/Executive, Protective Infrastructure

We work as a team, in partnership with the community, to make Singapore our safe and secure Best Home. The Ministry of Home Affairs aspires to be world-class in delivering a safe and secure home for our people. In pursuing our mission to help make Singapore safe and secure, we remain always constant and true to our core values of Honour and Unity.

The Centre for Protective Security is a specialist outfit under the Ministry of Home Affairs, 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.


Job Description

The successful applicant will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Responsible for reviewing protective security works related to Protective Security Infrastructure*(non-blast related) in support of SBD process under IPA, MSED/SPF and other stakeholders.

  • Under Administration of the SBD process, there are an estimated 50 to 60 SBD projects per year. Up to 3 technical reports (more if resubmission of reports are needed) per SBD project has to be vetted and cleared.

  • Develop, review and enhance protective security standards and guidelines with regards to Physical Protection Systems.

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

  • The AD Protective Infrastructure is responsible for the personal well-being and career development of the officers in his unit. He/she also acts as a coach, counsellor and mentor to these officers.

* This domain entails Forced Entry Protection, Hostile Vehicle Mitigation, Ballistic Protection, CBR Protection, Perimeter Security in areas of protective security context


Challenges job holder faces

  • 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. His performance at these meetings affects MHA’s reputation as a government authority in protective security

  • To serve as an effective trainer for Protective Security Technologies modules in CPS courses.


Job Requirements


Interested applicants should possess the following:

  • Engineering or other related fields

  • Strong knowledge of protective security, particularly in Physical/Infrastructure Protection System.

  • Strong interest in counter-terrorism and homeland security technologies.

  • Some experience in Physical/Infrastructure Protection System.

  • At least eight years’ work experience is required (for the AD post) and at least two years’ working experience in 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.



Shortlisted candidates will be notified within 2 weeks.

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