Fixed-term insertion contract
Localisation Singapore
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Posted on 05-22-2024

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Grown from its humble beginnings to establish itself as one of Singapore's leading institutions of higher learning. Today, the polytechnic has a full-time enrolment of more than 14,800 students.

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[What the role is]

This is a contract position until 2 Jun 2026 as a Design & Development Officer in the Centre for Environmental Sustainability.

[What you will be working on]

Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP)’s Centre for Environmental Sustainability (CfES) drives industry partnership for green solutions and talent development as part of NP’s Sustainability Education & Ecosystem Development (SEED) initiative. Visit the Centre’s webpage ( for more information.

As part of our pursuit in technological and sustainable innovations, we are embarking on a new project to develop a revolutionary new extraction system for spent lithium-ion batteries (LIB) and we are currently looking for a motivated individual in the field of mechanical, environmental or chemical process engineering to join us as a Design & Development Officer (DDO)!

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Supporting the Principal Investigator (PI) in pilot studies in operating chemical reactors and filtration systems.
  • Providing support for the procurement and commissioning of the pilot extraction system.
  • Day-to-day operations and maintenance of the pilot systems.
  • Collecting data and documenting findings for project meetings and progress reports.
  • Supporting the PI in procurement required for the project.
  • Managing the waste generated from the project.
  • Supporting the PI in the mentoring of student interns.

[What we are looking for]

  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team and independently as well.
  • Effective oral communication and good documentation abilities.
  • Meticulous with experience in chemical laboratory techniques.
  • Basic data analysis, technical report writing and presentation skills.
  • Some knowledge in Environmental or Water Technologies preferred.
  • Experience in operating chemical reactors and other relevant equipment will be advantageous.
  • Recent polytechnic graduates are welcome to apply.

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