Not enough engineers to go around

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: David Wong

With a parade of infrastructure projects to come, some of the city's engineering companies are already reporting a 20 per cent shortage of staff, says the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.

Thursday, 24 January, 2013, 4:29am

Solid training for graduates

Since joining China State Construction International Holdings (CSCI) in 2006, Amelia Cheng Wai-chung has worked in various projects and acquired the skills necessary for an aspiring engineer.

29 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Society needs engineers to find their voice for public discussion

I am grateful to Professor Wengcho Chew for his letter ('Engineers can learn from selfless nuclear plant workers', March 30) encouraging engineers to take a more active, responsible and dedicated role in society, and for the government to stimulate technological development and engineering education.

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

caring employer

Hong Kong's limited space and rapid growth mean development must be carefully planned. The staff of the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) tackle this challenge daily, playing a crucial role in building and maintaining the foundations on which the city's society functions.

24 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Professional recognition

Institute offers memberships to graduates and the experienced who can integrate their theoretical knowledge with practical skills in a technological sector that is rapidly advancing

Information technology (IT) applications have changed the world faster than most people could have imagined.

26 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Educational engineering fails to close skills gap

The cartoon cover kicked off a national debate across the US: a muscular China standing on a beach, pushing a skinny Uncle Sam around in the sand. 'Is the US a 97-pound weakling?' the Forbes magazine cover story asked.

25 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Student engineers career switch

ENGINEERING MAY SEEM like a centralised industry, but in reality there are many different disciplines that can be explored within the field.

This was a lesson learned by Thomas Lai, 22, who almost became a mechanical engineer until the industrial trainee programme at Cathay Pacific changed his mind.

10 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Fun software helps wannabe engineers build skills at home

I work with science fair organisations quite a bit and last year I awarded US$2,000 to budding student scientists. The young fellow I chose for a special US$1,000 award in the marine technology senior division (Aaron Golden) later went on to win more than US$250,000 in cash and scholarships.

5 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

BUDA wants underground technicians

Several opportunities have popped up for engineers - both those at the bottom rung of the ladder or individuals who have at least five years of experience.

In addition to inviting applications for the positions of engineer/senior engineer and technical officer (repair/maintenance), an award-winning engineering and consultancy group is looking for 10 technical officer trainees.

25 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Shui On offers career building blocks

CONSTRUCTION GIANT Shui On Construction and Materials receives at least 300 to 400 applications every year for the two to four places available in its graduate engineer training programme.

4 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Agreement paves way to faster recognition

HONG KONG Institution of Engineers (HKIE) is optimistic that it will be easier to iron out details for mutual recognition of its engineering disciplines now that the first agreement has been signed.

4 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Cross seeks travel-happy engineers for mainland

An opening has arisen for experienced engineers with fluent Putonghua and effective communication skills who are happy to travel for their jobs.

A United States-listed company urgently needs to hire a manager of engineering (Asia) and a quality assurance management representative (China) for its plant on the mainland.

14 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Professionals have world at their feet

Global recognition of qualifications means engineers can expand their horizons

A visit to a construction site shows how a major engineering project draws on the skills of specialists from many countries. This is evidence as to why a qualified engineer, with some experience and a willingness to travel, can claim to have the world at his feet.

15 May 2004 - 12:00am

Chun Wo builds career path for graduates

Chun Wo Construction and Engineering, which spends more than $1 million each year on in-house and specialised staff training, is recruiting enthusiastic graduates keen to carve a career in the construction industry.

15 May 2004 - 12:00am

Three trainees to be hired

Dragages plans to recruit three engineering students to work as trainees. The scheme is aimed at providing graduates with practical experience while they prepare for the professional exams that will qualify them as chartered engineers.

16 Mar 2000 - 12:00am