CLP trainee hopes to engineer a better society

PUBLISHED : Friday, 13 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 13 July, 2012, 12:00am


Jessica Or Pui-ying (below) was so impressed by CLP Engineering's multi-discipline development in engineering and green-energy promotion that she joined the firm as an engineer trainee. She tells Wong Yat-hei that by serving in the field of engineering, she hopes she can contribute to a better society.

What is your study background?

I have both a bachelor's degree in engineering and a master's degree in electronic engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

What does your job entail?

I am undergoing a two-year training programme where I rotate between various departments. It is absolutely eye-opening for a fresh graduate. For one project, I was attached to the power-engineering branch for projects including power-network construction and fault analysis during blackouts. It was very interesting to see how electricity is supplied 24/7 to every household in the city.

I have also been responsible for the maintenance of several systems at the airport, as well as providing one-stop services on renewable-energy consultation and installation for various buildings in the city.

Currently, I am working on the communication system design of the MTR Corporation's West Island Line and Kwun Tong Extension Line.

What advice do you have for those who want to enter the industry?

Different personalities suit different industries. If you are an outgoing person who hates sitting in the office from nine to five, engineering could be a good career option for you. I am certain that the government's 10 major infrastructure projects will bring opportunities and prosperity to industry newcomers.