IES Welcomes New President With Bold Vision For The Future

 

Engineer Chan Ewe Jin will spearhead the drive to greater recognition and skills upgrading of engineers while invigorating the IES family with young engineering talents


The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) announced the inauguration of Engineer (Er.) Chan Ewe Jin as its 30th President during the 58th IES Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 25 May 2024. Er. Chan takes over the reins from Mr. Dalson Chung and will lead the institution for a two-year term.

Advertisments

Er. Chan is poised to steer IES forward with a comprehensive two-prong strategy aimed at strengthening the engineering profession and amplifying its impact on both national and global stages.

In his inaugural address at the AGM, Er. Chan emphasised the importance of fortifying the four foundational pillars of IES: engineering excellence, professional development, professional registration and internationalisation with new initiatives and goals.

At the same time, he is committed to pushing the boundaries in enhancing professional accreditation for engineers. This will involve growing the IES Chartered Engineers programme to another level while polishing accreditation processes to maximise efficiency and scaling up accreditation in specific sectors highly sought after by the industry, such as sustainability.

In addition, he will continue to put members at the core of IES, implementing new initiatives to enhance membership services and attract new members while expanding outreach efforts to recruit students and young aspiring engineers into the IES family.

“As the world’s challenges grow increasingly complex, IES will take the driver’s seat in empowering our engineers to take future challenges head-on. In the next two years, we will hone our engineers’ skills and substantially enhance their professional recognition to foster a robust engineering core. Concurrently, we will focus on nurturing young talents, expanding their horizon through global exposure, aligning them to the industry’s latest needs and future-proofing their careers,” said Er. Chan.

These plans are aligned to support Singapore’s national imperatives, particularly the Singapore Green

Plan 2030 and the SkillsFuture movement, to drive societal progress and prosperity.

Er. Chan is currently the Managing Director of ECAS Consultants Pte Ltd, a leading multidisciplinary engineering firm offering design consultancy services to diverse industries. His key contributions include developing major landmarks in Singapore such as the Marina Coastal Expressway, the Thomson-East Coast Line MRT and the Punggol Northshore HDB project.

Immediate Past President, Mr Chung, was instrumental in advancing the engineering community’s capacity to propel Singapore’s sustainability agenda forward through the introduction of the IES Green Plan 2030. Under his stewardship, IES has set a robust framework for engineers to actively contribute towards the Singapore Green Plan 2030.

Annex: Biography of Er. Chan Ewe Jin

-END-

Notes to Media

Chinese Glossary

Terms in EnglishTerms in Chinese
The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES)新加坡工程师学会
Er. Chan Ewe Jin, President, IES曾有仁, 会长, 新加坡工程师学会
Mr Dalson Chung, Immediate Past President, IES钟德旋, 前任会长, 新加坡工程师学会

About The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES)

The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) was formally established in July 1966 as the national society of engineers in Singapore. IES is the premier engineering institution in Singapore and is called upon by the Government to provide feedback on professional engineering matters.

IES is well represented among the faculty members of the major engineering institutions of higher learning in Singapore. Through close collaboration with the local universities and polytechnics, IES organises courses, seminars and talks for engineers and IES members to advance the continuous development of engineers.

The Institution maintains close links with professional organisations of engineers regionally and throughout the world. These include organisations in Australia, China, Japan, United Kingdom and the United States. The Institution also represents Singapore in the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (AFEO) and the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP) in promoting goodwill and fellowship among all engineers in ASEAN and the Asia-Pacific region.

Through its Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB), IES obtained full signatory status in the Washington Accord (WA) in June 2006. The entry grants IES the authority to represent Singapore, the first country within the ASEAN region which has obtained full signatory status in the WA, to vet education systems under the WA mutual recognition framework.


Annex: Biography of Er. Chan Ewe Jin

 

Er. Chan Ewe Jin 曾有仁工程师

PRESIDENT, THE INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS, SINGAPORE (IES)

 

Engineer (Er.) Chan Ewe Jin assumed his role as the President of IES in May 2024, after being its Deputy President for a year. He was first elected to the IES Council in 2000 and served as a Council Member over a total of 16 years. He contributed to IES as Vice President of the Infrastructure Cluster from 2015 to 2022 and as Chair of the Civil & Structural Engineering Technical Committee from 2015 to 2018. He has also been serving as the Chairman of the Standards Development Organisation Steering Committee since 2015 and Co-Chair of the Joint Accreditation Committee for Resident Engineers/Resident Technical Officers since 2016.

Er. Chan is the Managing Director of ECAS Consultants Pte Ltd, a leading multidisciplinary engineering firm offering design consultancy services to diverse industries. After setting up ECAS in 1996, Er. Chan has grown the company from strength to strength, leading his team to develop major landmarks in Singapore such as the Marina Coastal Expressway, the Thomson-East Coast Line MRT and the Punggol Northshore HDB project.

He has received multiple professional titles over his career: Registered Professional Engineer from the Professional Engineers Board (PEB) in 1993, Chartered Engineer from the Singapore Engineering Council in 1999, Accredited Checker from the Building and Construction Authority in 2009 and Qualified Erosion Control Professional (QECP) certification from IES in 2012.

Er. Chan has been Member of the Strata Title Board since 2011; Member, Panel of Assessors, the Appeals Board (Land Acquisition), Ministry of Law since 2020; and Member, the Appeals Board, Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) since 2022. He is also currently a Board Member of PEB where he has served for several periods since 2009 and was Member, Discipline Panel, CEA from 2010 to 2016. He is also a Fellow Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers, United Kingdom.

Er. Chan is a six-time recipient of the distinguished MND Medallion and a two-time recipient of the MND Dedicated Service Award, in recognition of his distinguished services.

Er. Chan obtained from the National University of Singapore (NUS) a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree in 1988 and a Master of Science (Geotechnical Engineering) in 2012. He also attained a Master of Science (International Construction Management) from the Nanyang Technological University in 2005.


CLICK HERE FOR LATEST NEWS.

READ CURRENT AND PAST ISSUES OF IAA.

KEEP YOURSELF UPDATED, SUBSCRIBE TO IAA NOW!

AND DON’T FORGET FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK, LINKEDIN AND TWITTER!

Dongfa Group's Gas Scenario + Digital Twin Technology, Leads the Industry with New AI Trend
Robots Are Helping To Build Singapore's Tallest Towers