To honour an engineer who has:

– Rendered outstanding service to the profession and

– Made a contribution of distinction to civil engineering

To promote excellence in civil engineering by:

– Fostering a culture of distinction in civil engineering within the built environment profession

– Creating awareness of the contribution made to the civil engineering industry by the institution (SAICE)

– Developing excellence in civil engineering amongst civil engineers

– Aspiring to be good role models for young civil engineers

– Encouraging leadership and entrepreneurship in civil engineering and

– Encouraging personal development in civil engineers



The engineer must be:

– A current SAICE member

– Professionally registered as a PR Eng

– Dedicated to the civil engineering industry

– Actively involved in the institution (SAICE)

– Dedicated to the local community with regard to civil engineering

– An inspiration to others in the field as well as the general public

– Actively encouraging others to participate in the institution (SAICE)

– Worthy role models for their peers

The engineer must have achieved/displayed the following:

Outstanding achievements that deserve recognition

Recognition as an inspiration to other engineers and society

· Actions of benefit to others

· Have influence and a positive impact within the built environment and / or local community

· High dedication levels by contributing their time, resources and efforts



·  A word document with the following content and questions answered:

  •   Title page with:

·   Name of nominee

·   Company of employment

·   Designation/role of nominee

·   Age of the nominee

·   Years of experience

·   PR Eng registration number

  • Citation:

·    Short motivation stating the reason for the nomination (no more than 200 words)

  • Professional career achievements – a summary of no more than 50 words on the following items:

·   Academic achievements accomplished – including academic qualifications

·   Corporate achievements

·   Types of project/s involvement and

·   Other outstanding achievements in the industry

  • Contribution and impact on civil society – a summary of no more than 50 words on the following items:

·   Contribution to VA’s and other engineering societies (SAICE, ECSA, CESA, SAFCEC, CIDB, CBE, SAFEO, FAEO etc.)

·   Community development initiatives undertaken and

·   Improvement made on the quality of life in the community

  • Project management ability and career progress examples – a summary of no more than 50 words on the following items:

·   Technical knowledge and skills

·   Ability to overcome challenges and solve problems

·   Ability to foresee potential challenges and develop executable solutions

  • Impact made on civil engineering aspects – a summary of no more than 50 words on the following items:

·   Involvement in major projects

·   Innovative ideas and developments

·   Involvement with legislation

·   Creation of awareness in environmental issues, efficient energy and green engineering

·   How society has benefited from the engineer’s projects

  •   Contribution to skills development and training – a summary of no more than 50 words on the following items:

– Job training within the community

– Recognition of potential in staff and assistance by coaching and mentoring

– Exceptional leadership skills in areas of expertise within the workplace, civil societies and the community.

  • Photographs:

Three high-resolution photographs of the engineer, in their professional and /or casual environment

  • CV/ Bio:

Short one page CV or bio of the nominated engineer


· Nominations for this award must be submitted to SAICE National Office by SAICE members, companies, industry professionals as      well as SAICE branches, divisions and panels

· The completed entry accompanied by photographs can be sent to by no later than 2 September 2016


· Adjudication will be carried out by a nominated panel of at least three judges under the Chairmanship of a past president

· At this level, the adjudication will be carried out on the material submitted in the citation and entry

· The judges will select the most deserving engineer and the award winner will be announced at the National Awards

Function on 13 October 2016.

Nominations for this award will close on 2 September 2016


Nominations to be sent to: 

Events Manager, Brigitte O’ Connor on: 


Tel: 011 805 5947 / 061 626 7788








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