Call for nominations for the AWARD FOR ENGINEER OF THE YEAR


To honour an engineer who has:

  • rendered outstanding service to the profession
  • 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


  • 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


    • Influence and a positive impact in the built environment and / or local community


    • High dedication levels by contributing their time, resources and effort



Nominations to be sent to SAICE national head office electronically via email to with the following information:

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

1. Title page with:

    • Name of nominee:


    •  Company of employment:


    • Designation/role of nominee:


    • Age of the nominee:


    • Years of experience:


  • PR Eng registration number:

2. Citation:

  • Short motivation stating the reason for the nomination

3. Professional career achievements:

    •  Academic achievements accomplished – including academic qualifications


    • Corporate achievements


    • Types of project/s involvement


  • Other outstanding achievements in the industry

4. Contribution and impact on civil society:

    • Contribution to voluntary associations and other engineering societies (SAICE, ECSA, CESA, SAFCEC, CIDB, CBE, SAFEO, FAEO and so forth)


    • Community development initiatives undertaken


  • Improvement made on the quality of life in the community

5. Project management ability and career progress examples:

    • Technical knowledge and skills


    • Ability to overcome challenges and solve problems


  • Ability to foresee potential challenges and develop executable solutions

6. Impact made on civil engineering aspects:

    • Involvement in major projects


    • Innovation 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

7. Contribution to skills development and training:

    • 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

8. Photographs:

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

9. CV/ Bio:

  • Short one page CV or bio of the nominated engineer


    • Nominations for this award must be submitted to the 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 9 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 nominee 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:  Brigitte O’ Connor

                                           Events Manager


For queries contact Brigitte O’ Connor on 011 805 5947 / 061 626 7788 /




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