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Executive/Scientific Officer (Chemical Control and Management Department) - Contract
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National Environment Agency
10 days ago
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What the role is

The Pollution Control 1 Division (PCD1) is responsible for the control of air and water pollution, hazardous substances and toxic industrial waste. The Chemical Control and Management Department (CCMD) of PCD1 oversees the management of hazardous substances and toxic industrial wastes to safeguard Singapore's environment and public health. You will be part of the team in CCMD for managing and reviewing regulatory controls on hazardous substances.

What you will be working on

Your primary job responsibilities will include the following:
  • Develop, review and enhance policies and regulatory frameworks to ensure environmentally sound management of chemicals that are controlled as hazardous substances under the Environmental Protection Management Act and its relevant regulations
  • Keep abreast of and monitor the latest developments in the area of chemical control such as emerging chemicals of concern
  • Monitor latest developments of various Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) that Singapore is a Party to, and ensure Singapore's compliance with the obligations under the MEAs
  • Participate in relevant regional meetings, workshops and bilateral fora of key environmental interests to Singapore and network with overseas environmental authorities (e.g. on overseas policies and regulations on chemical management and environmental pollution control)
  • Engage and consult relevant stakeholders (e.g. chemical companies, industry associations, government agencies, members of the public) in the development and review of environmental policies and regulations, and working in collaboration with the relevant NEA departments, divisions and the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE).
  • Assess licence applications and carry out inspections on facilities handling hazardous substances or vehicles transporting hazardous substances, to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and requirements
  • Represent NEA/PCD1 in inter-agency and cross-departmental committees and working groups to provide relevant technical inputs on chemical and environmental pollution control
  • Contribute to and support other work in PCD1 and NEA (e.g. management of workplace safety, rotational duty for response to pollution incidents after office hours, representation on various teams/committees, etc.)

What we are looking for
  • Degree in chemistry
  • 2 or more years of relevant working experience, preferably in chemical manufacturing operations, pollution control or environmental management. Fresh graduates will also be considered.
  • Interest in environmental protection and adept at working with different stakeholders
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, including the ability to articulate analysis and recommendations in clear and concise terms
  • A good team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently where necessary
  • Meticulous with an eye for detail
  • Driven, resourceful, organised and able to multi-task
  • As part of the shortlisting process for this role, you may be required to complete a medical declaration and/or undergo further assessment.

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Executive/Scientific Officer (Chemical Control and Management Department) - Contract
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National Environment Agency
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