With a staff strength of over 3,700, how do the People of SP stay connected and build a collaborative culture to achieve synergistic outcomes?
We speak to Satinderpal Singh, Head of Sales of SP Digital – the digital arm of SP Group – and Fong Yi Kit, Deputy Director of Sustainable Energy Solutions. They deal with the polarising “hot” and “cold” elements, but share one thing in common: empowering organisations with tools to create a low carbon, smart energy Singapore.
Tell us about your role at SP Group and what a regular workday is like.
Satinderpal (ST): My team deploys green energy tech solutions for commercial and industrial buildings, to enhance energy efficiency, lower cooling costs, and reduce carbon emissions.
Yi Kit (YK): In my role, I help companies achieve their sustainability goals by leveraging renewable energy technologies such as solar photovoltaic (PV) solutions and Energy Storage Systems.
ST: I am constantly on the go, engaging prospects and customers to understand their green goals and offer them Green Energy Tech solutions to overcome their challenges. I also keep abreast of the latest industry trends and developments and coach my team on strategic selling and customer management skills.
Yi Kit: You can often find me on rooftops, not to chill and have a drink, but to design and develop the best solar PV solutions. On other days, I meet customers over coffee to discuss how best we can provide sustainable energy solutions that add value to their businesses. Beyond that, I always make time to catch up with colleagues over lunch or a game of basketball!
What is your most significant project to date?
ST: One of the most significant projects is the upcoming Labrador Tower mixed-use development that will be launched next year. Fully equipped with our suite of in-house sustainable energy solutions, the project attained the Super Low Energy Building certification awarded by the Building and Construction Authority – the highest sustainability rating for buildings.
Yi Kit: We recently installed rooftop solar PV systems at six of the properties under AIMS APAC REIT, a major industrial real estate investment trust. The project involved installing about 20,000 solar panels that will help reduce the company’s carbon emissions by 5,900 tonnes and generate 14,500 Megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy each year, enough to power more than 4,000 three-room HDB flats yearly.
Describe in one sentence your deepest impression about SP your company.
ST: A vibrant and energetic team with a can-do mindset and a thirst for knowledge.
Yi Kit: Strong focus on engineering excellence with safety as our highest priority, and camaraderie as second nature among our people.
What would you say to fresh graduates or mid-career switchers looking to join the energy industry?
Satinderpal: This is an extremely exciting phase for the energy industry as it plays an eminent role in the energy transition towards cleaner and greener sources. I encourage our younger generation to sign up and join what we do!
Yi Kit: A sustainable energy future is no longer an ambition. It is a future we need to make a reality. Take the leap and you will reap what you sow.