Jaco van Tonder is the Regional Manager of Knight Piésold’s Pretoria office and a lead engineering geologist with 15 years of experience. His primary expertise lies in the planning and execution of geotechnical investigations for heavy mine and dam infrastructure, as well as the management of surface and underground related geotechnical projects.
His expertise includes extensive geotechnical fieldwork on site interpretation of geotechnical conditions during construction, as well as in providing recommendations for foundation design for various types of structures. Daily tasks include office management, leading geotechnical staff, providing guidance for investigations, and reviewing reports for submission. Additional activities include the compilation of technical proposals for large geotechnical projects and inspection of foundations of large structures.