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Associate (Horticulture & Sustainability), Office of Campus Infrastructure and Facilities - Contract

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Work type: Contract, full-time
Location: Singapore
Categories: Facilities/Building/Security

You will be part of the Facilities Management team in the Office of Campus Infrastructure and Facilities (OCIF).  You will be responsible for the management and maintenance of the green spaces as well as to champion sustainability programmes and play a major role in the development of a sustainable natural eco-system on campus.

You will report to a Manager and work together with our out-sourced service providers to ensure that the day-to-day management of facilities, maintenance support services, processes and frameworks and delivery of key performance indicators (KPI) are consistently kept at a high standard to support our campus operational requirements.  You will also work together with key stakeholders in the community to drive sustainability programmes and engagement activities in the University.


Horticulture & Landscaping Works

  • In-charge of the horticultural maintenance of trees, shrubs, turf and landscape sites on campus
  • Support in the planning and updating of the Campus Green Master Plan
  • Design and implementation of minor landscaping projects
  • Review of landscape designs for implementation on campus
  • Supervise contractors to ensure maintenance works are carried out on schedule
  • Liaise with NPark, NEA, PUB and any other relevant government agencies
  • Attend to feedback and complaints and liaise with internal and external stakeholders on arboriculture matters.
  • Maintain tree and planting records including preparation of tree assessment reports
  • Conduct regular tree inspections and prescribe remedies for tree health problems
  • Carry out procurement of goods and services for maintenance and improvement works based on the University’s procurement policy including preparation of requirement specifications, evaluation and drafting the recommendation report
  • Manage the contract administration process including meeting contractual obligations, specification reviews and timely verification & payment of term contract and ad hoc invoices including verifying works done;
  • Ensure compliance of OCIF procedures and checklists;
  • Regularly check on maintenance stock inventory and ensure timely replenishment;
  • Conduct system audit and site inspections;
  • Provide advice and support for University research or academic projects, when required;
  • Provide horticultural advice on plant maintenance, selection and planting works
  • Preparation of management reports and tracking of KPIs;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Manager.


Sustainability Champion

  • Work as part of a cross-functional team in driving and implementing sustainable and green environmental initiatives on campus
  • Responsible for managing and working with internal/ external stakeholders to drive greater awareness on the University’s recycling programme including the procurement of any out-sourced services required.
  • Support in relevant research, data gathering, processing, analytics and writing for sustainability reporting


  • Minimum Degree/Diploma in Horticulture and Landscape, agriculture, arboriculture, botany or landscaping / Any Degree/ Diploma but with WSQ Diploma in Landscape Management (Arboriculture) or equivalent;
  • Accredited certified arborist or equivalent with at least 2 years’ experience, preferably in institutional, educational, research or large scale commercial developments;
  • Passionate in driving greenery and sustainability initiatives and experience in sustainability programmes will be an added advantage;
  • Familiar with local Code of Practices, Building and Fire Safety regulations;
  • Conversant in reading and interpreting planting drawings;
  • Conversant in Microsoft Office and AutoCAD.  Ability to use 3D perspective drawing software such as Sketch-up will be an added advantage;
  • Working knowledge/ certification in WSH-Bizsafe will be an added advantage; and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and inter-personnel skills with the ability to communicate effectively across all levels and functions well in a team.

Applications close: Singapore Standard Time

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