The head office of Knight Piésold South Africa is located in the cosmopolitan hub of the country – Johannesburg. As with all our other regional offices, we are a diverse and dynamic combination of highly experienced staff. We place great value on personal growth, offering exciting staff exchange programs to encourage learning and cross-pollination of experience and expertise across all global offices.
We have been an award-winning consultancy since the 1970s, receiving several accolades for technical excellence over a period of approximately 40 years. Several mega projects on dam design and construction have received acknowledgement, such as the Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Glenrand MIB Engineering Excellence Award for the Ntimbale Dam Project in 2009 and the Berg River Dam Project in 2008. More recently, the Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme has won recognition two years in a row from CESA and the South African Institute of Consulting Engineers, for the Bedford Dam. This project was executed in a joint venture with engineering counterparts SSI (now Royal Haskoning) and GIBB. We have also received commendations for some of our wastewater treatment projects and transport projects over the years. These are but a few examples of the depth of technical expertise and innovative engineering that our talented employees are capable of achieving. As a business performer, we display astute management which has won us Leading Performer of the Year Award for sustained excellence in our financial performance in 2011.
The Johannesburg office hosts approximately 80 staff members and includes the support services of Finance, Human Resources, SHEQ, Marketing, a Library as well as IT and the Drawing Office. Our reputation has been built on establishing and maintaining close relationships with our clients in order to gain a thorough understanding of project requirements. We make concerted efforts to integrate specialists from across the globe in order to provide comprehensive solutions to our clients. All our South African and African offices are ISO 9001 accredited – our principle objective being to tailor quality solutions and services to our various clients. We also have certification for our health and safety management system under the OHSAS 18001. This ensures that health and safety hazards are thoroughly assessed to reduce risks to our employees and other people associated with all our project activities.