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Structural Engineer

Hi mga Sir and Maám,

Gusto ko sana alamin ang status ng Engineering and Construction Industry sa SG. Structural Engineer (Civil) from a consultant team ng Philippine Railways po ako sa Pilipinas and scheduled to fly in SG for job hunting on March 11 2017 after I finish my contract here.

Thank you so much.
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  • Hi @monochrone , medyo tagilid ang Engineering and Construction ngayon dito. I'm a CE also working as QS here in SG. Ang kaunti ng project namin ngayon almost small scale lang. Pero since sa railway ka at kakaiba yung experience mo, malay mo naman ubra. Kasi ang daming ginagawang bagong stations ng MRT dito. Kaya lang mas mahirap pumasok pag government companies kasi priority ang mga citizens syempre. Pero there's no harm in trying. Maganda din pasok mo kasi after Chinese New Year. Baon madami daming pera, lakas ng loob at madaming dasal.
  • edited November 2016
    @jrdnprs Maraming salamat sir sayo. OO susubok ako, godbless sa ating lahat
  • @jrdnprs madami po ba consultancy firm dyan sir?
  • Oo @monochrone, madaming mga Consultancy Firms dito local at MNCs. Mas okay if sanay ka sa mga softwares like STAAD, 3DMAX, Planswift at syempre AutoCAD para mas may edge ka sa ibang applicants. At yun nga sa railways ka, so mas maganda sa SMRT. Wag mo ko i-Sir. Haha.
  • edited November 2016
    okay Engineer :). cgru kahit hindi strucutural engineer na position kunin ko pag may nagoffer. mukang mahirap ata mamili @jrdnprs
  • @monochrone mostly mga vertical dito, yung experience mo horizontal medyo lagyan mo ng vertical resume mo para dka mhirapan..
  • edited November 2016
    @monochrone, oo. Ako din choosy nung umpisa dahil sa one of the top 3 developers ako galing jan sa Pinas kahit na sa probinsya lang ako graduate. Tapos nung wala talaga tumatawag, kinagat ko na. Haha. I had 3 interviews. Yung isa di ako natanggap kasi mahina ako sa electrical, anak ng tinapa e civil din ako, ang hirap nung practical exam, LOL. Yung isa mababa offer so no. Yung work ko ngayon, sakto lang.

    Tama din si @reyven, more on vertical projects dito, pero since railways yung experience mo, baka may chance sa SMRT. Kung may experience ka din sa vertical structures e di even better. :)

    Basta expect the tightest competitions between locals and foreigners, marami tayong kalaban. Hindi madali, sinasabi ko na sayo ahead of time. Lalo na at wala kang kakilala na tutulong sayo directly at magsstart ka from scratch. Pero malay mo naman, walang wala din kami kakilala ni GF dito, nagstart kami from scratch, magkaiba pa kami ng field, pero within a month and a half, parehas nagkawork kami. If it's for you, para sayo talaga.

    We tried our luck Feb14 this year, Chinese New Year time, kaya I can recommend trying your luck during that time of the year.

    Good luck! :D
  • edited December 2016
    @reyven @jrdnprs di kasi ganun kataas ang mga dinesign q n building parang 5 storey na parking building lng ata nadesign ko non(na pinakamataas), pero marunong nmn aq gumamit ng design softwares na pang verticals like Etabs, Sap2000 at Staad.
  • @reyven @jrdnprs mga sir okay lng ba na mg walkins ako?nabasa ko kasi sa isang forum dito bukod sa mgsend online kesa magmukmok sa bahay habang nghihintay, mag walk in n rin sa mga offices .
  • @monochrone hindi uso ang walk-in dito. hindi sila nageentertain unless may appointment ka.
  • edited December 2016
    @monochrone , tama si @Vincent usually dito nakabiometrics lahat ng entrypoint so sa guard pa lang malabo ka na papasukin. Mas ok pa din online. Tyagaan lang talaga. What I did was called every number ng companies on the BCA website. Then I asked them if may opening for foreigner. Got their email address and sent them my CV.
  • @jrdnprs sana nga palarin din ako gaya ninyo, march 2017 namn punta ko dyan. gagawin ko din un or check ko email add nila sa websites ng companies, baka mahirapan ako kung sa mga jobstreet aq mgsend


    @Vincent17 okay po sir
    jrdnprs
  • excited na ako at the same time kabado kasi pinagipunan ko din budget ko sa pag punta dyan
    jrdnprs
  • @monochrone , mas malaki ang chance mo if yung titirhan mong bahay dito may landline, kasi thru company's website, you can see their direct line, then pag natawagan mo na, ask them to forward your call sa HR department, then you can aggresively ask if may hiring at kung open for foreigners. Ask that person's personal email address as well as yung hrd email address.
    :)

    After a week or two, magfollow up ka sa pinasahan mo ng resume para maassess mo if may mangyayari sa application mo.

    Minsan sswertehin ka pa, Pinoy makakausap mo. Kaso kung sino pa yung ibang mga Pinoy, kala mong may-ari ng kumpanya sa pagka-masungit at sarcastic. Ayun lang. Tibayan mo lang loob mo.
    monochrone
  • @jrdnprs ok engr, tatandaan ko yan. ganyan na gagawin ko. cge itatanung ko kung may landline ung place n tutuluyan ko.

    sir iniisip ko kung okay kaya mgsubmit ako ng applications sa mga email adresses ng companies nila mga two to one week before ng flight ko pa SG, para pag dating ko followup ko na agad ng sa ganun mamiminimize ko ung time ng paghihintay??what do u think sir? idea lng..
  • @monochrone , that's what I did also. 2 weeks before the flight, yung resume ko, updated na with all the SG info. Tapos nagsend out na ako. Good thing yan. Malay mo swertehin at may makuha ka agad.

    Pero mostly, the hardwork and drama happens when you are here in SG already. Wag ka magsasayang ng oras. Saka na magenjoy pag may work na. Pero pasyal pasyal ka na din pag Sunday. Wala naman magbabasa ng CV mo kasi nakaoff lahat. :)

    Sumama sa mga positibong tao at magsimba. :)
    monochrone
  • @jrdnprs okey sir salamat sa mga payo, laki tulong sakin na may napapagtanungan ako,

    anyway sir, paanu ang pagtitipid nio noon nung nagapply kau, hindi nmn po ba mahirap mgbudget ng pera for food, fares and extras?
  • edited December 2016
    @monochrone Actually, ang initial pera namin ni GF na pinrepare is P100k. Tag 50k kami. Kumasya naman sya good for 1.5 mos. Nagexit pa kasi kami, nagbayad ng hotel sa JB, nagpunta Legoland etc. In short may mga sidetrips kami. Namamasyal din kami ng weekend dito sa SG kasi sarado naman ang mga companies. Tapos nagdagdag pa kami ng P30k kasi syempre, hindi ka ssweldo agad, you have to work for the day na nahire ka up to katapusan, then saka palang 1st pay mo.

    May separate thread dito na expenses in SG good for 1 month.

    http://pinoysg.net/discussion/1296/sg-expenses-good-for-1month#latest

    Depende din kasi sa tao kung super tipid ka or sakto lang. Kami, sakto lang so maiaadvise ko sayo yung 50k very workable. Wag kumain sa restaurant na mga mahal at fastfood, sa hawker na lang for $3-$5, may complete meal ka na. Fares, sakto lang. Bili ka na agad ng EZ link card sa airport pa lang. Actually, wala ako reklamo sa fares, kasi almost lahat ng places dito, accessible by train or bus tapos di din naman ganun kamahal pamasahe dito. (WAG KA NA MAGTAXI). Kahit once di kami naligaw nung naghahanap pa lang kami ng work kahit bago lang kami dito. Super ayos kasi ng transportation dito. Tadtad din ng signages.

    Yung accomodation, magbedspace ka, yung ALL-IN. Wifi, PUB (electricity and tubig), landline. Para wala ka na problemahin.

    The bigger pocket money, the better.
    Kasi syempre, hindi ka assured na makakakuha ng work within a month.
    monochrone
  • @jrdnprs ok sir, salamt sir .

    Isa pa sir, kasi tourist ako pagpunta dyan na may roundtrip ticket. pag pasok ko ba automatic 30days na ung max ko stay or need p iapply to extend para maging 30days?
  • edited December 2016
    @monochrone , usually ang stamp/chop ng passport mo after mo dumaan ng SG immigration SUCCESSFULLY ay 30 days. You can apply for e-extend up to 90 days BUT yun ay if may 1st degree relative ka nandito. Pwede mo itry mag e-extend for another 30 days, kaso malaki chance na mareject. Otherwise wala ka choice but to exit to other countries (Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand or Pinas) then re-enter SG as tourist again.

    Wag ka lang sana malasin at ma-A to A ka agad on your first attempt to enter, or ma-follow the ticket ka ng SG Immigration. Syempre iscrutinize ka din ng immigration ng SG bago ka makapasok ng bansa nila. Pero on your first entry dito, bihira lang naman ata *correct me if I'm wrong* yung denied entry. Usually sa 2nd or 3rd nagkakaproblema.
    monochrone
  • @jrdnprs what do u mean by "A to A" sir?
  • A to A = Airport to Airport.
    jrdnprs

  • Good day! I'M still here from philippines and Im still looking for a job in SG, anytime im preferred to travel to go there if I have a job interview. im a graduate of Civil Engineering w/ 3 years work experience in the philippines.


    Thankyou.

    you may contact me at: +63 905132 7872
    [email protected]
  • HI po mga kababayan. tanong lang po kung may alam kayo hiring nasa SG po ako now and naghahanap ng work kaso wala pa po tumatawag sa mga na applyan ko na khit isa. Civil engineer po ako w/ 4years experience as a site engineer..

    Sana matulungan niyo po ako.. salamat!!
  • @jrdnprs @Vincent17 mga bossing andito n po ako s singapore kararating ko lng kahapon, nagaapply na ako ngaun online. pag may marerefer kau sakin, contakin nio ako.

    [email protected]
    Conctact #: 8311 0847
  • @monochrone, delete mo yung resume mo. Wag ka magpost sa public forum. PM mo na lang. Saka maglagay ka ng picture.

    Dapat din may cover letter pag nagsusubmit ng resume/CV sa companies.
  • okaey deleted na, yup may cover letter ako
  • @monochrone, advise pa, ilagay mo top part yung Availability Date mo at Expected Salary.
    Wag sa end nung resume.

    BTW, ang ganda ng CV mo. Good luck sa application.
  • okay okay thank you sir,

    naghahanap ako ngaun sa monster at linkedin
  • edited March 13
    @monochrone, for me more effective ways ay ganito:

    1. Search mo sa google, "Indeed QS/Civil Engineer/Structural Engineer (O kung ano mang gusto mo) jobs in SG". Lalabas lahat ng companies na may opening dun for the past xx months. Google mo yung company na hiring, hanapin ang contact number. Direct tawag.
    2. Wag ka na magsayang ng panahon sa jobstreet at jobsdb, matatambakan lang resume mo.
    3. Bili ng Straits Times every Wednesday and Saturday. Direct tawagan ang number na nakalista dun.

    Greater chances of having an interview yang methods na yan based on my experience.
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