Martin Schäfer

Engineer FH

Leading Expert in Tunnel Construction

Martin Schäfer

The Central Link in Hong Kong, the Thomson Line in Singapore, Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit in Kuala Lumpur – these are just a few of the prominent tunnel construction sites Martin Schäfer knows first-hand. For four years, he was active in the Asian market as Head of Construction Technologies and Managing Director of Basler & Hofmann Singapore. Previously, the qualified civil engineer had been a project manager for infrastructure construction at Basler & Hofmann, where he was responsible for cantonal road projects, inner-city civil engineering, and access solutions for industrial and tourism facilities. As of 2017, Martin Schäfer has been applying his international expertise back in Switzerland as a senior site manager and leading expert in tunnel construction.

What do you find makes a project particularly enjoyable?

I like projects based on demanding, interdisciplinary problems. They require good teamwork and extensive communication. I have a lot of fun managing motivated, interdisciplinary teams – we’re happiest when we share our joy with others. And it means I learn something new in every project.

What other profession could you imagine yourself in – and why?

Carpenter. I learned this wonderful trade and would definitely have gone back to it and travelled around as a journeyman if I hadn’t ended up so happy as an engineer.

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