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Employment situation for Geotechnical Engineers

Postby er2 » Tue, 15 Jan 2019 12:33 pm

So, we're moving to SG in May, and I'll bring the classical trailing spouse. My wife is a geotechnical engineer chartered in Australia, the US and the UK, and has 8 years of experience. We'd like to get a bit of an idea what the market is like (is an EP even realistic, or would an LOC be the only way for her to get a work permit)?
Any input is welcome

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Re: Employment situation for Geotechnical Engineers

Postby PNGMK » Tue, 15 Jan 2019 7:56 pm

Well they are here but they are mostly Indian people who aren't paid much and are mostly in the construction industry.

She could consider consulting on a FIFO or something down to Australia as well.

She could also look at switch to the Oil and Gas industry (Geophysics) which has a higher floor base rate than construction and is far more amenable to expats.
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