MTR engineer makes dream projects a reality

PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:15pm


Regis Chee Lap-gee (right) joined the MTR Corporation as a construction engineer two years after obtaining his chartership in civil engineering. He is currently involved in building the West Kowloon Terminus of the Express Rail Link. Having been brought up in Hong Kong, he takes great pride in contributing to the city through infrastructure projects. He talks to Wong Yat-hei.

What does your job entail?

As a construction management engineer, my daily work involves planning, co-ordination, supervision and implementation of construction works in partnership with contractors as well as other stakeholders, to ensure that they are delivered smoothly, on time and within budget.

What are the major challenges you've encountered so far?

Everything on the construction site happens quickly and all decisions have to be made immediately yet precisely. It's a challenge to ensure good communication among stakeholders, with the right messages and instructions being delivered to the site.

What advice do you have for those interested in the industry?

Engineering is an extremely interesting profession that requires lifelong dedication. There is just too much to learn in the industry. Each new day is a new chance to learn. The more you learn, the more eager you are to explore. Be open to new challenges, and be ready to enjoy witnessing your dream projects come true.