Mr Engelbrecht, R

Reniel Engelbrecht Pr.Eng, PMP

Reniel is Projects Director at ProjectWay Consulting and Contracting. His duties involve the management of a portfolio of projects for various clients, either directly or with a team of project managers and engineers. To date clients have included Eskom, ABSA, MTN (South Africa, Zambia, Nigeria and Iran), Rift Valley Holdings (Tanzania), Mintails, Harmony Gold, Anglo American Coal and Glencore Coal. Projects vary from industrial to retail and include electrification, food processing, mobile network infrastructure, retail bank refurbishment, methodology development, mine development, water management, conveyor systems, mine ventilation, rehabilitation, process plants and support infrastructure

In addition to the management of projects from concept to closure, he also compiles and analyses stand-alone financial models for pre-feasibility and feasibility studies.

Reniel is a guest lecturer for Continuous Education at the University of Pretoria and has lectured on project management in Africa and Asia to companies such as MTN, Glencore, Xstrata, Eskom and local government. He also developed and presented an introduction course in MS Projects, which is often presented as supplementary to project management training.  

Prior to joining ProjectWay, Reniel practiced as a consulting civil engineer for 7 years in a civil engineering consulting firm, with Sasol as primary client. During this time he was an active member of the South African Institute for Civil Engineers (SAICE) and served as chairman of the Highveld branch in 2002.

Having started his career in Eskom he was involved in engineering design, construction supervision, contracts management and project management.

Reniel is registered as a professional civil engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) accreditation with the Project Management Institute (PMI).

He completed his B Eng in civil engineering at the University of Stellenbosch in 1989 and a Management Development Programme at Unisa in 1994. Other academic interests are financial management and economics.

Reniel regularly contributes to project management training courses (short courses and certificate programs in project management)