I was gonna say something similar.Strong Eagle wrote:Methinks you have a lot to learn about the lay of the land here. First, you are a green behind the ears engineer. You don't say if you have bachelors or masters, and it really doesn't matter... because you have nothing to offer that a local engineering graduate cannot offer... indeed, you may know less because you have no knowledge of local practice, rules, regulations, and construction techniques.
Therefore, if you were to find a company that was willing to hire you they would have to prove up that they could not find the same kind of talent in the local population, and being as you have no special skill sets, that might be hard to do.
Second, you must know that because engineering firms are so projectized, they do everything they can to keep permanent headcount down, and then outsource to smaller firms when they hit the gravy train. You don't want to work for the largest firms... which will probably be the ones with MNC stature and the ones most able to bring you on board. But the smaller firms are local or regional. They're mainly Chinese, maybe Indian. Either way, they are all in a tight knit community, where contacts with one another and contacts with the government, which is a big purchaser of engineering projects, are an essential element of success. I judge that there is no way a foreigner would be hired over a local in a smaller firm, simply because you can't offer anything in the way of connections.
So... I don't mean to toss a turd into your punch bowl... and... the odds are against you finding employment. You may be more in demand in other Asian countries, if you are willing to live there but I'm just not seeing it in Singapore.
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