Ivan Sin

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Mr Ivan Sin, BCCLA, Academic Manager, Facility Management & Engineering, School of Engineering, Institute of Technical Education

Ivan Sin

Ivan is currently the Academic Manager, Facility Management & Engineering, School of Engineering at the Institute of Technical Education at the same time, he is also the Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Department of Building, School of Design & Environment at the National University of Singapore. His area of interest includes Risk Management, Safety Engineering, EHS Management,Chemical Hazard Management, Building Fire Safety & Protection, Chemical Process Fire & Explosion Mitigations, Quantified Risk Analysis, Consequence Analysis,Emergency Planning, Crisis & Incident Management, Incident Investigation, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery.

In between these positions, he is also an Associate Faculty in the School of Science & Technology and School of Facility & Event Management with areas of interest including Risk Assessment & Management, Fire Protection Technology, Emergency Preparedness & Response Planning.

Part of his jobscope includes providing consulting & training for public and private sector clientele in emergency response planning, incident and crisis management, fire safety inspections, and post‐fire investigations; including conducts of validation tabletop and deployment exercises at different corporate levels such as Pertamina PHE Head Office, Shell Jurong Island, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Recall Corporation Singapore, etc

Voluntary Appointment within BCM Institute

Past Employment

  • Assistant Director, Operations Department (Hazardous Materials Programs), Singapore Civil Defence Force
  • Assistant Director, Crisis & Contingency Planning IMF‐,World Bank S2006 Organizing Secretariat,Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Officer Commanding, Specialist Training Wing,Singapore Civil Defence Force

Education / Qualifications

  • 2012 Master of Business Administration (2012), Murdoch University, Australia
  • 2003 Master of Science (Safety, Health & Environmental Tech), National University of Singapore
  • 1992 Bachelor of Science (Chemistry & Biochemistry,National University of Singapore

Professional Certification and Achievement

BCCE Certification
  • 2012 Business Continuity Certified Practitioner & Lead Auditor, BCM Institute
  • 2011 Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA),Institute of Adult Learning
  • 2001 Certified Hazardous Materials Trainer (OSHA 29CFR1910.120),California Specialized Training Institute, USA
  • 1998 Certificate in Emergency Planning,Home Office Emergency Planning College, UK
  • 1998 Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (CFEI), National Association of Fire Investigators, USA

Groups and Associations

  • Executive Council Member, Institution of Fire Engineers Singapore (IFE)
  • Executive Council Member, Society of Loss Prevention for Process Industries (SLP)
  • Executive Council Member, Association of Company Emergency Response Team Singapore (A‐CERTS)
  • Member, Fire Safety Managers Association Singapore (FSMAS)
  • Member, Business Continuity Management Institute (BCMI)
  • Head, First Aid & Resuscitation Unit, Singapore Life Saving Society (SLSS)

Notable Achievements

Assistant Director (HazMat Operations) & Centre Head for Fire‐Life Safety, Industrial & Maritime Fire‐fighting, and Fire Investigation Programs:

  • Head of Organizing Secretariat for the Centre of Emergency Responders Performance & Safety (CERPS); overseeing joint projects and innovation trial tests to improve responders’ performance and safety enhancements
  • Chairman of Safety & Medical for the 1st Singapore Global Fire‐fighters & Paramedics Challenge (SGFPC); overseeing safety in game design, controllers deployment & medical coverage involving participants from local, overseas agencies and public

Assistant Director (Crisis & Contingency Planning) of Monetary Authority of Singapore

  • Developed the emergency preparedness programs for onsite & offsite contingencies involving Head of States, Governors, Delegates & their accompanying spouses
  • Planned & conducted Tabletop Exercises, Deployment Exercises, etc with multiple agencies to validate the contingency plans and work processes

Head of Specialized Programs for Industrial Fire‐Fighting, Hazardous Materials Mitigations, and Urban Search & Rescue

  • Planned, coordinated and executed simulation plans involving scene and risk setups, casualty mock‐ups involving more than 1000 participants across 23 related agencies and industry partners

Commander of Jurong Island Fire Station & Joint Operations Co‐ordinator for Jurong Island Safety & Security Program

  • Provided leadership in the planning and building an integrated safety and security program for Jurong Island, In the light of 9/11‐emerging terrorist threats, involving SAF, SPF, JTC, and NEA
  • Conducted enhanced safety and security joint deployments with inter‐government agencies with stepped‐up operational coverage of key installations such as oil refineries, chemical plants, and petrochemical complexes
  • Led & commanded the 108‐man HazMat Fire Station successfully; achieving SCDF Best Fire Station Silver Award in overall operational preparedness and readiness of personnel and appliances continuously in 2001 and 2002