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Senior Associate/ Manager, Environmental Sustainability Division

Apply Now Work type: Permanent, Full-time
Location: Singapore
Categories: Strategy

About EDB

The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), a government agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, is responsible for strategies that enhance Singapore’s position as a global centre for business, innovation, and talent. We undertake investment promotion and industry development, and work with international businesses, both foreign and local, by providing information, connection to partners and access to government incentives for their investments. Our mission is to create sustainable economic growth, with vibrant business and good job opportunities for Singapore.

For more information on EDB, please visit www.edb.gov.sg


About the Environmental Sustainability Division

The Environmental Sustainability division in EDB charts the vision and strategy for Singapore to transit to a low-carbon economy and leverage environmental sustainability trends as a growth engine. We also develop and execute national and ecosystem-level strategies to improve Singapore’s competitiveness in energy, chemicals and materials, and identify new growth opportunities in these industries. To achieve this mission, we undertake research, analysis and solutions development in close partnership with others teams in EDB, as well as external stakeholders in government and industry.



This is primarily an individual contributor role. With guidance from the Vice President / Assistant Vice President / Senior Manager, you will contribute to the development of Singapore’s green economy, particularly the carbon services and trading industry and the circular economy, in the following manner:


  • Sense: You will conduct in-depth analyses of global trends, technologies and business models in environmental sustainability, to derive relevant insights and implications for Singapore’s industry development strategies, and recommend actions needed to anchor new activities in Singapore. This could include developing analytical approaches to assess and facilitate the adoption of circular economy pathways and low-carbon technologies, as well as their economic potential for Singapore.


  • Develop and execute: You will work closely with key companies, teams in EDB (e.g. Accounts, Global Operations, New Ventures, Policy & Planning) and relevant external partners in government and industry to design and develop value propositions and products to anchor economic activities for environmental sustainability in Singapore. You will also work closely with both internal stakeholders as well as industry and government agency partners to execute these value propositions through initiatives and policy changes and programmes, and enable inter-agency initiatives that seek to achieve Singapore’s environmental sustainability and industry development goals. You will also assist Assistant Vice President/Senior Manager, Environmental Sustainability to prepare for key meetings with stakeholders and assess relevant policy and initiative proposals.



The successful candidate should possess the following:

  • Background preferably in Economics, Engineering, Chemistry, Operations Research and/or relevant interdisciplinary field
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience, preferably in the energy, chemicals and materials sectors or an area related to environmental sustainability; project/business development experience will be a bonus.
  • Ability to pay good attention to detail and undertake programme management work independently
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, critical and lateral thinking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Ability and experience in engaging and managing both internal and external stakeholders 
  • Ability to work on cross-functional teams and multiple workstreams to deliver outcomes effectively and efficiently
  • Possess a self-motivated and positive attitude, excellent work ethic and is a team player
  • Singaporean


We review applications and interview on a rolling basis. Applicants can expect to receive an application outcome within 8 weeks of application date.

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