Jaco Engelbrecht: General Manager Transport - Roads and Highways, South Africa

Over the years, the world of highway design has evolved dramatically and our global portfolio continues to reflect world class outcomes in sustainability, urban design, traffic management and futureproofing of road infrastructure megaprojects.


We draw on our extensive expertise in bridge structures, road alignment and pavement design, tunnelling and geotechnical engineering to provide advanced design and advisory solutions to complex challenges.


Our drawing boards currently include some of the largest roads and highways projects in Australia and New Zealand, ASEAN and Africa.  Each of the projects featured in our annual review bring world class solutions to the fore. With a total cost of around AUD 16.5 billion, the North East Link is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Australia’s history.


The adoption of smart transportation technologies is driving demand for engineers with expertise in areas such as intelligent transportation systems, connected and autonomous vehicles, and data analytics. There is also a focus on sustainability, with road engineers designing and constructing roads that are eco-friendly, durable, and able to withstand extreme weather events.