Industry Background

Hong Kong's electricity sector is regulated by the Government's Scheme of Control Agreement and operated by two vertically-integrated utility companies that serve different geographical areas of the city. As the largest power supplier in the city, the CLP Power Hong Kong Limited (CLP Power) has been serving Hong Kong for 120 years, providing power supply of over 99.999% world-class reliability to over 6 million people in Kowloon, the New Territories, and most of the outlying islands. Its business covers electricity generation, transmission and distribution, retail of energy, marketing and customers services, promotion of the use of renewable energy and offering smart energy management solutions for customers. Organisations in the industry include Government/public bodies, utilities, developers, facilities management companies, manufacturers, service providers, consultants, contractors, and suppliers etc.

Career Prospect

Electricity is an indispensable part of modern life. Electrical and Mechanical (E&M) professionals play a vital role in maintaining a safe and reliable power supply. With Hong Kong's rapid growth and a host of large-scale infrastructure developments planned for the coming decades, as well as supporting the Government's goal in transforming the city into an innovation and technology hub and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, E&M professionals are well placed for great career prospects and job opportunities. CLP Power is also facilitating local renewable energy development through the Feed-in Tariff scheme, rolling out new energy efficiency initiatives, supporting the adoption of electric vehicles, rolling out various digital applications, such as installing smart meters for customers, and planning to further increase low carbon electricity supply by increasing gas-fired generation and importing zero-carbon energy. These projects would further increase the demand for skilled E&M professionals and provide promising development opportunities in various new technological areas. Organisations in the industry are also offering a wide range of job and career advancement opportunities to support Hong Kong's power engineering projects.

Main Job Positions

Inside CLP Power:

  • Asset Development and Utilisation, Network Planning, Investment Strategy & Planning
  • Generation, transmission and distribution's facilities and equipment maintenance, repair and operations
  • Transmission and distribution's engineering project construction, planning & design, including construction of substations, installation of transformers and switchgears, cable laying and jointing, installation of overhead lines
  • Customer services including installation of smart meters, connecting customers' renewable systems to power grid

Government, utilities, corporations, consultants, contractors, suppliers:

  • Project Engineer - Oversees and manages engineering projects
  • Facilities Engineer - Carries out maintenance and inspections to all Electrical &Mechanical (E&M) facilities
  • Test Engineer - Conducts tests on E&M systems
  • Design and Construction Engineer - Designs E&M project and builds related facilities
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