Aurecon deepens underground engineering expertise with experienced geotechnical hire in Singapore
Singapore – International design, engineering and advisory company Aurecon has appointed Marcus Tong as its new Technical Director, Geotechnical for Singapore to deepen its expertise in underground engineering.
Singapore has made steady progress in developing underground spaces, which range from utility lines to rail lines and roads, to meet the various and growing needs of its urban environment. With limited land available, Singapore’s underground space continues to be a valuable resource and holds immense potential to further optimise land use and provide capacity for future needs. The appointment of Marcus is in line with the company’s Asia growth strategy and positions Aurecon well to pursue opportunities in the infrastructure space.
Jean-Marc Girard, Chief Operations Officer, Asia who is currently leading Aurecon’s Singapore business said, “We are delighted to have Marcus on board. As an industry veteran, especially in underground engineering, his depth of experience, technical knowledge and business acumen will strengthen our value proposition and differentiate Aurecon in a highly competitive market. He will help us to raise the bar and to tailor a unique offering for our clients.”
Based in Singapore, Marcus will report directly to Keith Leung, Director, Major Projects and Pursuits, Asia who is currently leading Aurecon’s Transport, Land and Water operations in Singapore.
About Marcus Tong
As a highly regarded civil engineer, Marcus has over 20 years of Singaporean and international experience in large-scale underground-related works. Throughout his career, he has been extensively involved in numerous major infrastructure projects including Singapore’s Cross Island Line, Thomson-East Coast Line, Downtown Line, Circle Line, Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway, Changi Airport Inter-Terminals and Intra-Terminals (Megaspine) Tunnels, PUB Deep Tunnel Sewerage System Phase 2 Tunnels and Sewer Projects, JTC Bulim Phase 1 Dedicated Logistics Network Tunnel, Singapore Power Cable Tunnels, Klang Valley MRT Line 1 and 2 in Malaysia, Shatin-Central Link Diamond Hill Station in Hong Kong, as well as the Delhi Metro and Kolkata Metro projects in India.
Marcus also brings to Aurecon a distinctive skillset given his specialist experience in tunnel segmental lining design and mined tunnel design, especially in soft ground and under both normal and seismic conditions. He will be responsible for enhancing the firm’s underground engineering capabilities, delivering innovative solutions for major and complex projects, and new business growth.
“I am excited to join the Aurecon team in Singapore. The opportunity to work with diverse and talented colleagues in a business with innovation as its DNA is something I really appreciate. Geotechnical engineering is an important and growing discipline, especially in this dynamic region, and I look forward to bringing my passion and expertise to develop customised and cost-effective solutions for our clients,” Marcus shared.
Prior to joining Aurecon, Marcus was Director (Underground Development) at Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte Ltd, and also served in a leadership role at Amberg & TTI Engineering Pte Ltd. Marcus holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (First Class Honours), with a minor in Business from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and a Master of Science (Civil Engineering) from the National University of Singapore where he was the top graduate of his cohort in geotechnical modules. Marcus is a registered Professional Engineer in both Civil and Geotechnical Engineering in Singapore.
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