Minister of Development Dato Seri Setia Ir Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar presented letters of appointment to two Supervising Civil Engineers (SCE) and 27 Delegated Engineers (DE) in a ceremony at the Ministry of Development (MoD) yesterday.
SCEs and DEs play important roles in the MoD’s and Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) Training Scheme, which was implemented to provide facilities to engineers to obtain recognised chartered engineer professional qualification.
SCEs have a vital role in the control, supervising and planning initial development of participants in the training scheme, as well as to make sure that participants receive the required knowledge and experience needed to sit for the Chartered Professional Review.
Meanwhile, the DE helps the SCE in the training and daily lessons, as well as guiding engineers as needed in the training scheme.
Acting Deputy Director General of the Public Works Department Norazmi bin Othman and Assistant Director of Technical Services under the Public Works Department Haji Azhan bin Haji Abdul Karim received letters of appointment as SCEs at the ceremony yesterday.
Permanent Secretary (Infrastructure, Housing and Professional) at the MoD Ir Haji Amer Hishamuddin bin Pehin Orang Kaya Amar Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Haji Zakaria, as chair of the ceremony, said, “The appointment of the Supervising Civil Engineer is to fulfil the needs of the Training Scheme with the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK, to enable engineers in the ministry to achieve professional passes for recognised chartered engineer professional qualification.”
He added, the appointment of new SCEs is also due to the imminent retirement of the current SCE, Alice Lim Sui Kau, from government service. Ir Haji Amer Hishamuddin thanked Lim for carrying out her task as SCE “with full dedication and without fail in guiding young engineers to obtain their professional qualification.”
Before the end of the ceremony, Dato Seri Setia Ir Awang Haji Suhaimi presented Lim with a certificate of appreciation for carrying out her duties as SCE.
Three more certificates of appreciation were presented to experienced professional engineers who guided young engineers, especially those who sat for the Chartered Professional Review.