To honour a technician 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 technicians
  • aspiring to be good role models for young technicians
  • encouraging leadership and entrepreneurship in civil engineering
  • encouraging personal development within the industry


The technician must be:

  • A current SAICE member
  • Professionally registered as a PR Techni 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 technician must have achieved/displayed the following:

  • Outstanding achievements that deserve recognition
  • Recognition as an inspiration to other technicians and societyA positive influence on the local community and have had positive impact in the built environment

Other criteria that would be beneficial:

The nominated Technician must have achieved most of the accomplishments below

1. Leadership & Contribution in Civil Engineering

  • Shown leadership in an outstanding manner and built up an admirable reputation for professional service
  • Accomplished sustainable meritorious service to SAICE for at least 10 years
  • Played an outstanding role in the encouragement of personal and professional growth and development of technicians
  • Entrepreneurial by showing excellence in the establishment and management of an enterprise that is predominantly civil engineering
  • Shown high levels of innovation through civil engineering efficiency relating to funds and capital as well as financial and managerial efficiency
  • Displayed a high level of functional engineering enterprises by showing innovation which involves the community in projects and efficiently protects and restores the natural environment
  • Shown training and upliftment of the disadvantaged sectors in the community
  • Shown excellence in their field with regard to design, construction, management or research
  • Displayed excellence in technical know-how with regard to ingenuity, functional efficiency, relevance to civil engineering, uniqueness and unusual application of engineering principles



    • Nominations for this award shall be submitted to the National Office by SAICE members, companies or branches and divisions


    • The completed relevant document can be sent electronically to with a  short citation motivating why the nominee has been selected


    • A brief  bio or CV of the nominee


    • Five high-resolution photographs of the nominee consisting of corporate and casual photos. These can include any social or family settings



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

  • A word document with the content and questions answered as stated below

1. Title page with:

  • Name of nominee:
  • Company of employment:
  • Designation/role of nominee:
  • Registration type:
  • Registration number:

2. Citation:

  • Short motivation stating the reason for the nomination

3. Professional career achievements:

  • Academic achievements accomplished – including academic qualifications
  • Corporate achievements accomplished
  • 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 the ability to come up with 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 technician’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


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

9. CV/ Bio:

  • Short one page CV or bio of the nominee


  • 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 9 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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