Assistant Director (Physical and Engineering Safety)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Singapore,
Job Type: FullTime

The Office of Health and Safety (OHS) champions the health and safety management in NTU. OHS manages university level health and safety programmes, such as radiation safety, chemical safety, electrical safety, amongst others. OHS is also responsible for establishing frameworks and systems that will support the promotion and sharing of best practices in safety and health among Colleges/Schools/Research Centres and Departments in the University.

OHS is embarking on an exciting journey of innovation and transformation of health and safety landscape on campus using data analytics, IT & AI systems. We therefore are looking for candidates with a strong passion in health and safety, and have demonstrated experience in managing institutional level/corporate health and safety programmes and services. The candidate must demonstrate strong managerial and leadership skills in motivating stakeholders and staff reporting to him/her to reach new heights of safety and health excellence.


  • Develop University level policies and standards for radiation, mechanical, electrical, construction, infrastructure and facilities related hazards

  • Manage and lead a team of safety and health officers overseeing the University physical, facilities, infrastructure and engineering related safety programmes.

  • Propose strategic enhancements to policies and programmes, using data analytics.

  • Manage IT & AI systems related to health and safety management.

  • Conduct relevant safety and health training to staff and students, in particular on the risk control measures for radiation, mechanical, electrical, construction, infrastructure and facilities related hazards

  • Manage and lead the School and Department Health and Safety teams in developing and implementing their safety and health management systems.

  • Provide strategic and value-added solutions to stakeholders, such as faculty, staff, and students on workplace safety and health issues and ways to minimise or eliminate risks and hazards.

  • Liaise with governmental bodies and regulatory agencies.

  • Conduct workplace safety and health related audits and inspections of offices, research laboratories and their supporting facilities.

  • Conduct investigations for accidents and incidents that take place in laboratory-based faculties/research institutes with the safety committee members


  • A recognized degree in Physical Sciences, Engineering (Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Environmental) with preferably a post-graduate degree in related disciplines (safety, health & environmental technology)

  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience in Safety & Health Management, preferably at the corporate or institutional level.

  • At least 3 years of experience in managing teams or units

  • Registered Workplace Safety and Health Officer (WSHO) would be advantageous.

Hiring Institution: NTU

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