Civil engineers in Singapore are earning a decent wage in their jobs.
The country has seen a steady increase in the number of civil engineers from the civil engineering plan from 8.5 per cent in 2011 to 12 per cent last year.
This year, the Civil Engineering Plan has been expanded from 12 to 20 per cent, while the number is expected to rise from 19 to 24 per cent this year, according to a statement by the Department of Civil Engineers.
The civil engineering department in Singapore has also set up a special portal to offer information on the career opportunities available.
The portal has also created an online training programme for civil engineers to teach their skills.
The Civil Engineering Department also set out in its latest civil engineering strategy to set up new centres to provide training to qualified civil engineers and to train new workers.
The centre will be based in the district of Kota Kinabalu and the centre will provide up to 20 hours of training per month.
In addition, the department also said it is looking to attract civil engineers who can do high-value jobs, including in healthcare, in logistics and engineering.
In 2017, Singapore ranked second in the world for civil engineering professionals, ahead of the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and France.
According to a report by the Singapore Civil Engineering Research Centre, Singapore has more than 8,000 civil engineers working in more than 400 civil engineering facilities, with nearly 8,400 graduates.
The government also said that civil engineers will be needed to help improve safety and security at airports, rail stations, ports, ports of entry and in the city.
The civil engineers are responsible for managing the construction of buildings, bridges, roads, highways, and other infrastructure.