BCA-Building Careers - Build Knowledge and Jobs

Launched in 2009, the built environment Young Leaders Programme (YLP) is one of BCA's key initiatives to proactively engage and retain young professionals to lead the future growth of the construction sector.

To kick-start the programme, BCA worked closely with leading industry firms to identify a group of young and talented professionals who exude leadership qualities and passion in their work.

Besides engaging Young Leaders in policy formulation and tapping on their experience and passion in BCA's career promotion efforts, the YLP also serves as a platform to facilitate career progression and job satisfaction.


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For more information, please contact Mr Ryan Hong at 6804 4222 or email Ryan_Hong@bca.gov.sg.

Allen Ang

At the forefront of greening spaces

Allen feels that we each have a personal responsibility to contribute to our environment by rethinking our lifestyle and habits, whether at work or at home.

A civil engineer by training, Allen’s passion for the green cause has led him to contribute his time towards fostering environmental consciousness in the community, be serving on North West Community Development Council as Chairman of its Green Committee. Naturally, he also fits into the role of green advocate in the Built Environment Young Leaders Programme.

Key projects

  • City Square Mall
  • 7 & 9 Tampines Grande
  • 11 Tampines Concourse
  • The Solitaire
Edwin Lee

Building for the next generation

Edwin shares his company’s belief that it not only holds a contractual responsibilty towards its clients but it also has a social responsibility towards the public.

Edwin was just a young and fresh civil engineering graduate when he joined Tiong Seng Contractors in 2003. But he was quickly inspired by the company’s strong culture of fostering teamwork, challenging the status quo, adopting creativity and innovation and seeking continuous improvement.

With the continuous support of his family, peers and mentors, he is determined to make full use of every opportunity to live out his passion within the industry, while building a safe and high quality environment for his child.

Key projects

  • Home Team Academy
  • Capella Hotel Resort Development
  • Resorts World @ Sentosa
Phan Lay Eng

The vital link in project cost management

As a Project Director with KPK Quantity Surveyors (Singapore), Lay Eng finds her job both challenging and satisfying.

Lay Eng has been provided with many opportunities to work on different types of projects both locally and overseas. At the moment, she oversees the Vietname office of KPK Quantity Surveyors and spends 75% of her time shuttling between Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Danang and Singapore.

She finds that running an operation in Vietnam is undoubtedly a big challenge as the construction industry is at a different stage of maturity as compared to Singapore; she also has to work with local practices and cultural differences as well as varying skill levels of staff.

However, she finds fulfilment in overcoming the odds and achieving clients’ satisfaction of a job well done, providing her with the motivation and zest to excel in future endeavours.

Key projects

  • One North Condominum
  • Villa Riviera, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Banyan Tree Resort, Lijiang, China