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19-04-2020 10:32 PM
Unregistered Anyone knows what's the salary for fresh grad HP Product Engineer (assuming first class in mech. engg)?
21-03-2020 07:36 PM
Unregistered anyone can share how much is start pay for m&e for consultancy right now ? for fresh grad.
21-03-2020 03:01 PM
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how come this thread inactive so long liao ?
engineering bad until everyone hopped industry ??
What more is there to say about how bad it is for traditional engineers?
21-03-2020 02:30 PM
Unregistered how come this thread inactive so long liao ?
engineering bad until everyone hopped industry ??
21-02-2019 10:01 AM
Unregistered I'm not an engineer. But based all these posts, it seems like Civil and Chemical Engineering are the only ones that aren't that bad.
19-05-2018 10:20 PM
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Hi, I'm a Malaysian currently working in Hong Kong in an international consultancy firm for around 3 years, after graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering from a uni in HK. I am also studying part-time Masters in HK and will be graduating this year.

As I wish to relocate to Singapore after my Masters, what are the job prospects of (electrical) engineers in M&E consultancy firms in SG? What is the average salary that I can request in my job applications with 3 years of working experience? How is the construction industry like in SG?

From my research, it seems that there are not many registered M&E engineers in the M&E consultancy firms in SG. What is the common route to be a chartered engineer in SG? In HK, one normally charters through IET or CIBSE.

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03-04-2018 01:17 AM
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M&E consultancy firms

Hi, I'm a Malaysian currently working in Hong Kong in an international consultancy firm for around 3 years, after graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering from a uni in HK. I am also studying part-time Masters in HK and will be graduating this year.

As I wish to relocate to Singapore after my Masters, what are the job prospects of (electrical) engineers in M&E consultancy firms in SG? What is the average salary that I can request in my job applications with 3 years of working experience? How is the construction industry like in SG?

From my research, it seems that there are not many registered M&E engineers in the M&E consultancy firms in SG. What is the common route to be a chartered engineer in SG? In HK, one normally charters through IET or CIBSE.
25-03-2018 12:49 PM
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Hi, thanks for the reply. I'm 2nd lower. my basic is 2.8k but I'm sort of "required" to work Saturday since this is construction work and Sat is considered OT. OT pay is ok i guess, after taken in allowances and OT, my pay roughly 3.4 to 3.5k. But i spend tons of hours at work

I agree with you on project engineers are not doing true engineering work. In order to become PE, one needs to have at least 2 yrs of exp under supervision of another PE so working for consultant is definitely a must I think. I've been doing some search but it seems like consultancy are not hiring? Anyway, I'm on a dilemma whether I should make the switch. Project management seems to have a potential to grow as I go further in this career path but managing work just bore the hell out of me, feeling like all the technical stuff i learnt in NUS is wasted.
I'm not sure what route you're interested in taking since everyone is different. But I feel that construction is typically the lower tier in terms of pay because I went for quite a few interviews within that field (including m&e consultancy).

With regards to the consultancy openings, there are definitely still jobs out there because I was offered a few roles (fresh grad) in some of the companies even tho I didnt accept it in the end. Pay wise is definitely lower than your current pay if u factor in the OT pay but if you feel that you need the experience in this field, it's not a bad place to start off.

For PE, typically you need at least 5 years(quickest) working experience and work under a PE for at least 2 projects (a certain amt cap) if I'm not wrong. Of course, that is on top of the 2 exams you need to take.

If you want to make a jump, I recommend you to finish up at least 1 year so you can count it as proper experience in ur CV. Since you're already about 8 months in. Anyway, our market is pretty bad in terms of progression wise so it doesn't really matter which field you decide to go to. All the good paying jobs are typically CS related or programming wise (at least within the engineering field).
24-03-2018 09:55 AM
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Umm? Just curious what is your class of honours? 2.8k seems really low for the basic pay esp for a NUS grad. I had companies who offered me that range but I rejected all of them. Eventually, I manged to find a job which offers about 3.5k range? But I'm still waiting for them to call me down to sign the contract. I'm a fresh grad from EE nus btw. The pay scale for EE and ME is about the same since they lump us tgt as m&e usually so you can roughly gauge the differences.

The problem with project engineers is that it's not truly a technical job and you're not really learning to be a proper engineer. It's more of project management and there are no needs for you to be a LEW or even PE in this route. I suggest you jump to m&e consultancy field if your intention is to become a LEW/PE in the future. The design aspect is very important for a PE field.
Hi, thanks for the reply. I'm 2nd lower. my basic is 2.8k but I'm sort of "required" to work Saturday since this is construction work and Sat is considered OT. OT pay is ok i guess, after taken in allowances and OT, my pay roughly 3.4 to 3.5k. But i spend tons of hours at work

I agree with you on project engineers are not doing true engineering work. In order to become PE, one needs to have at least 2 yrs of exp under supervision of another PE so working for consultant is definitely a must I think. I've been doing some search but it seems like consultancy are not hiring? Anyway, I'm on a dilemma whether I should make the switch. Project management seems to have a potential to grow as I go further in this career path but managing work just bore the hell out of me, feeling like all the technical stuff i learnt in NUS is wasted.
20-03-2018 12:14 PM
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Hi all,

I'm a fresh grad, B.Eng Mech. Engineering from NUS. Been working for a local oil & gas EPC as a project engineer for 8 months now. Basic is 2k8, is it too low? My work has been mostly site coordination, progress monitoring, material request/control & lots of paper work. I feel that my work is not engineering enough and more on admin. If i were to join a consultancy, would I get to do more engineering work? I'm also thinking I should get the P.E certification now since I just graduated and my memory still fresh but dunno if it's worth the effort (I have very limited time outside of work). Between doing engineering and project management, which career path is more recommended?
Umm? Just curious what is your class of honours? 2.8k seems really low for the basic pay esp for a NUS grad. I had companies who offered me that range but I rejected all of them. Eventually, I manged to find a job which offers about 3.5k range? But I'm still waiting for them to call me down to sign the contract. I'm a fresh grad from EE nus btw. The pay scale for EE and ME is about the same since they lump us tgt as m&e usually so you can roughly gauge the differences.

The problem with project engineers is that it's not truly a technical job and you're not really learning to be a proper engineer. It's more of project management and there are no needs for you to be a LEW or even PE in this route. I suggest you jump to m&e consultancy field if your intention is to become a LEW/PE in the future. The design aspect is very important for a PE field.
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