Aurecon strengthens civil engineering capability in Singapore with new appointment

Aurecon has appointed Adrian Yeung as its technical director, civil for Singapore, strengthening the company’s civil engineering capability in the country.

Mr Yeung is a seasoned civil engineer with over 22 years of Singaporean and international experience, having worked in the UK, Indonesia, South Africa and most recently, Singapore.

In his new role, Mr Yeung will be responsible for scaling up Aurecon’s business and developing go-to-market strategies in the civil engineering space, fostering strong client networks, enhancing project delivery and honing in-house technical capabilities.

According to Aurecon, Mr Yeung brings to the company his multi-disciplinary experience in providing direct consultancy services, especially given his sound understanding of local consultant, contractor and government agency requirements. Mr Yeung’s strong geotechnical engineering background and experience gained earlier in his career will enhance his team’s collaboration with the geotechnical team.

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) recently announced that Singapore’s construction demand for 2023 is expected to remain strong, ranging from S$27 to S$32 billion. The public sector is slated to contribute about 60% of that demand, amounting to between S$16 and S$19 billion, underpinned by Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line construction (e.g. Cross Island Line and Jurong Region Line) and other infrastructure works.

With construction demand also projected to reach between S$25 and S$32 billion per year from 2024 to 2027, Aurecon sees huge potential to support the delivery of key infrastructure in the country over that period and beyond. The appointment of Mr Yeung will strengthen the company’s value proposition to pursue opportunities in the infrastructure space, ground and underground engineering, and rail and mass transit, complementing its Asia business growth strategy.

Jean-Marc Girard, chief operations officer, Asia who is currently leading Aurecon’s Singapore business, said, “Singapore has a robust infrastructure system and continues to reinvent itself to build a liveable and sustainable city. With Adrian coming on board, his multi-disciplinary local and international experience, especially in managing civil engineering works across all project stages, adds depth to our expertise. It also lays a strong foundation for us to better seize opportunities due to growing demand for resilient and sustainable infrastructure.”

Prior to joining Aurecon, Mr Yeung was senior assistant director at Sentosa Development Corporation, where he was part of the team in delivering strategic initiatives and shaping Sentosa into a premier leisure destination.

Earlier in his career, Mr Yeung also helmed key leadership positions at Buro Happold, Mott MacDonald and Obayashi Corporation, of which he spent over 17 years at Mott MacDonald in the UK, South Africa and Singapore, contributing to its growth in those countries.

“I am delighted to join an innovative company like Aurecon and am thrilled to work with my colleagues to deliver resilient business growth and value for our clients,” said Mr Yeung. “Amid strong construction demand, I look forward to contributing my expertise to help shape a liveable and sustainable Singapore, and to cement Aurecon’s position in the Singapore market.”