Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Aurecon Water Engineer, Geoff du Toit, wins Young Engineer of the Year Award

Geoff du Toit, a civil engineer specialising in water treatment from Aurecon’s Cape Town Office, won the Young Engineer of the Year Award at the Consulting Engineers South Africa's CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards on Wednesday, 12 August 2015. Du Toit was chosen from a long list of nominees from across South Africa. His experience in the planning, design, construction, commissioning, and operation of water treatment infrastructure and his leadership and involvement in industry and community projects contributed to him winning this award.

Geoff du Toit
Du Toit obtained his BSc Eng. (Civil) Degree from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2003, and an MSc Eng. in Water and Wastewater Treatment in 2006 with the UCT Water Research Group. He registered as a Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa in 2012 and he has excelled in all projects that he has been involved in since he joined Aurecon in 2007.

In 2009, Du Toit was awarded a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) grant to attend a Water and Pollution Workshop at Tongji University in Shanghai. In 2011, he was awarded the best poster presentation at the Young Water Professionals (YWP) Conference in Tshwane, Gauteng, and in 2013 he won the award for the best platform presentation at the YWP Conference in Stellenbosch. As part of the aforementioned prize, Du Toit was invited to present at the International YWP Conference in Taiwan in 2014 where he won an award for best platform presenter.

“I want to thank my colleagues at Aurecon, who have placed faith and trust in my abilities and have let me learn through experience. They have provided a supportive environment for all my pursuits and given me the freedom to innovate and explore in order to provide better solutions to our clients,” said Du Toit at the prestigious event, which was held at Vodaworld in Midrand, Gauteng.


Brendon Theunissen, Water and Wastewater Engineering Manager from Cape Town’s Water Unit, says that Du Toit has mastered the skill of coordinating the disciplines in the various project stages which make up the multi-disciplinary water treatment projects in which he is involved.

“In all these areas, Geoff has impressed Aurecon’s clients with his competence,” says Theunissen.

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