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Senior Staff Officer (Plans)

Apply now Agency: MHA - Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)
Job no.: 535289
Work type: Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories: Engineering, Others, Policy Formulation

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) is a uniformed organisation under the purview of the Ministry of Home Affairs. The main role of SCDF is to provide fire-fighting, rescue and emergency ambulance services; mitigating hazardous materials incidents, as well as formulate, implement and enforce regulations on fire safety and civil defence shelter matters. 

In 1982, the National Civil Defence Plan was launched which spearheaded the emergency preparedness for the nation. With the enactment of the Civil Defence Act in 1986, the SCDF was established as an independent organisation under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). In the same year, the Hotel New World collapse paved the way for joint operations between the SCDF and Singapore Fire Service (SFS). Due to the similarity in roles and functions, the SCDF and SFS were formally integrated on 15 April 1989. 

Over the years, the SCDF has improved its life saving operations through innovations and programmes to enhance her fire-fighting, rescue capabilities and public education plans. The Light Fire Attack Vehicle (The Red Rhino) and Unmanned Fire-Fighting Machine are some of the customized solutions which the force has developed to increase its operational capabilities. The SCDF also actively engages the local community through its wide-ranging public educational programmes and community-based activities to enhance the resilience and emergency preparedness of the civilian population. 

Today, the Force is recognised by the population as a professional body of well-trained officers and men geared to respond to all types of life-threatening emergencies round-the-clock. An operationally ready SCDF, working hand-in-hand with a prepared and resilient population, helps to ensure that the nation is capable of handling any untoward eventualities.



We are part of Singapore's Home Team. Our mission - to protect and save lives and property for a safe and secure Singapore. When you join us, you join the ranks of an elite team of professionals, entrusted to safeguard the stability of our nation. You make a difference in the lives of our citizens.



- Regulating fire safety standards in accordance with the provisions of the Fire Safety Act and Regulations

- Ensuring the effective and efficient management of the Fire Safety Plans Compliance Branch to achieve the workplan objectives and all performance/output targets set

- To ensure strict compliance to fire safety standards and to make decision on any enquiry pertaining to violations to fire safety requirements

 - To review existing and formulate new fire safety requirements from time to time to keep abreast with developments in the building industry and with changing public expectations

- To participate in various internal committees and to represent SCDF in external committees involving various agencies to provide advice on matters pertaining to building fire safety


Job Requirements 

- Trained in Mechanical Engineering

- To possess at least 5 years of relevant experience

- Preferably a registered Professional Engineer with Professional Engineers Board Singapore

- Self-motivated and able to work independently and as a team

- To possess good verbal, written and interpersonal skills


If you are shortlisted for the position(s), you should hear from us within 30 days of the closing date of the advertisement.

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