Senior/Assistant Director, Energy Division

MINISTRY OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY
  • Job Category
    Public / Civil Service
  • Job level
    Manager
  • Contract type
    Contract

Job Description

One of Singapore’s biggest challenges in the next 50 years is to ensure a clean, affordable, and reliable energy future. The Future of Singapore’s Energy Story depends on our ability to harness four switches – natural gas, solar, electricity imports, and low-carbon alternatives, and to drive energy efficiency. A sustainable energy future which addresses the challenges posed by climate change is the bedrock of our society and economy.

MTI’s Energy Division is responsible for formulating Singapore’s energy policies and strategies, together with the Energy Market Authority, other Government agencies, academics and private sector stakeholders. This includes developing and maintaining competitive energy markets, driving the development and deployment of solar and other alternative sources of energy, and promoting international and regional cooperation.

Energy Division comprises two teams – (a) Energy Markets; and (b) Energy Policy and International Cooperation. Given the synergies in the work, we exercise flexibility in deployment of officers across the teams, based on the officers’ development and organisational needs.

 

Key Responsibilities (Energy Markets)

You will be part of a dynamic team responsible for developing and maintaining our competitive energy market, so that Singapore, as one of the few countries in the region that has liberalised its gas and electricity industries, can continue to enjoy affordable and reliable electricity and gas supply.

 

In particular, you will:

  • Formulate and review policies and strategies to regulate and develop the electricity (including power generation, transmission & distribution and retail) and gas sectors. This includes examining and evaluating our market structure and other regulatory issues, to balance between the objectives of economic competitiveness, energy security and environmental sustainability;
  • Review and formulate strategies to diversify Singapore’s energy sources;
  • Identify, plan, and implement the development of electricity and natural gas infrastructure to meet Singapore’s energy demand; and
  • Monitor developments in global energy markets and analyse implications for domestic energy policies.

 

Key Responsibilities (Energy Policy and International Cooperation)

 

You will be part of a dynamic team responsible for the development and deployment of solar, energy storage systems, regional grids, and other alternative sources of energy such as hydrogen and carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS)

 

In particular, you will:

  • Develop and coordinate Singapore's energy research, development & deployment (RD&D), and industry and capability development policies to foster innovative energy solutions that contribute to our economic development and national needs. This will include exploring low carbon solutions such as hydrogen and CCUS technologies to reduce Singapore’s carbon footprint in the energy sector; and
  • Strengthen energy cooperation with international partners, such as the International Energy Agency (IEA) and International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA); support Singapore’s participation in energy-related fora, such as the ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM); and profile Singapore’s efforts and thought leadership in energy matters through events such as the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW).

 

Requirements

Candidates should:

  • Possess experience in policy review and formulation, particularly in the public sector
  • Possess strong analytical skills
  • Possess strong interpersonal, organisational and communication skills, with the ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
  • Be meticulous and resourceful

In particular, candidates for the Energy Markets team who are trained in economics and/or finance are preferred, although this is not absolutely necessary.

 

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 


Closing on 31 May 2021