Philip has over 30 years of experience in civil engineering. He has expertise in water supply projects, water resource studies and municipal engineering. Of particular relevance is his specialist expertise in wastewater treatment. He has been project leader for major wastewater treatment projects, both in South Africa and in neighbouring countries. He has lead the company’s water and wastewater treatment team for about 15 years. This group has grown to more than 50 people specialising in this field, the largest in South Africa and most likely Africa, and has won several awards for the innovative work they are doing. He currently holds the position of Aurecon's Unit Manager: Water in the Cape Town office.
Philip holds a Master's degree in Water and Wastewater Treatment (MEng) from the University of Stellenbosch as well as a Master of Business Leadership (MBL) from the University of South Africa (UNISA). He is a member of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) and the International Water Association (IWA) and is also a fellow member of the Water Institute of South Africa (WISA). He is registered as a professional engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).
He has a passion for the development of young talent; the only two engineers in Aurecon who have been awarded the Young Engineer of the Year Award by Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) since the establishment of Aurecon in 2009, are both from the water and wastewater treatment group in Cape Town.