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Hawkins Welcomes Two New Civil Engineers To Our Singapore Office

Built Environment

Hawkins is pleased to welcome Civil Engineers Shimin Zhaung and Yang Dang to our Singapore Office.

Shimin graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2014 with an honours degree in Civil Engineering. After graduating, he joined YWL Engineering Singapore and gained design experience related to heavy infrastructure sectors and geotechnical finite element analysis. During this time, he also completed a Masters in Geotechnical Engineering at the National University of Singapore and graduated with distinction.

In 2016, Shimin joined ERSS Consultants and specialised in the design and construction of deep basements, retaining walls and reinforced soils. He was assigned as a representative of temporary works Qualified Persons (Design) for a national underground metro station and in charge of construction support until the completion of the station box.

In 2019, Shimin joined AECOM Singapore as a Geotechnical Engineer and qualified as a Professional Engineer in civil engineering with the Professional Engineers Board Singapore. During his time with AECOM, Shimin was involved in the design and construction of various types of large-scale projects, such as a subsea segmental tunnel, large diameter deep shafts, bored pile foundations, pile-enhanced raft and foundations using barrettes and diaphragm walls for metro stations and cut & cover tunnels.

Shimin joined Hawkins in 2021 as a member of the expanding geotechnical engineering capability of the company. He is an Associate based in our Singapore Office. He is fluent in both English and Mandarin.

Yang graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2008 with a first class honours degree in Civil Engineering. He was award Lee Kuan Yew gold medal for graduating as the best student. After graduating, Yang joined Arup as a Graduate Engineer in Singapore, where he has designed the steel connections for the hotel atrium of integrated resort Marina Bay Sands. In 2009, Yang studied for a Masters degree at Stanford University. As part of his study, Yang undertook research to review constitutive modelling of engineered cementitious composites for earthquake engineering applications.

Yang returned to Arup in Singapore following the completion of his study at Stanford University. During his 2 years with Arup, Yang has worked on the Fusionoplis Phase 2A project, where he was responsible for the design of superstructures consisting of post-tensioned systems, and the Capitol project where he was involved in the design of basement structures.

For the following 7 years, Yang predominately worked on the design and site management of a number of large-scale projects with roles as both a consultant and contractor. During this time, he was stationed in Dubai periodically to work with local consultants and clients for projects in the UAE.

Yang has over 12 years of research and industry experience in Singapore, the Middle East and United States. He has extensive experience in structural engineering on a wide spectrum of projects in the commercial, industrial, residential, and infrastructure spheres. He also has practical knowledge of geotechnical engineering, such as foundations and temporary earth stabilising structures.

Yang is currently an Associate based in our Singapore office. He is fluent in both English and Mandarin.

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