The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), SAQA-accredited professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, is proud to welcome Elliot Sikhumbuzo Nkosi on board in the role of Support Engineer.

Elliot has 12 years’ working experience in the civil engineering sector as a civil and structural design engineer as well as an engineering project manager, with most of his experience as a structural design engineer.

Elliot’s career started out with Kwezi V3 Engineers (Pty) Ltd. in 2005 as technical assistant to  the project manager, where he worked on the Piet Retief Water Treatment Plant, Warburton Bulk Sewer, Ermelo Pick n Pay and Spar development projects.

He later joined Alpine Automation SA (Pty) Ltd., a member of a group of companies comprising ITW Group International, Global Roofing Solutions, HH Robertson’s, and Brown Built Metal Sections, where he worked as system engineer and later as engineering manager heading structural design, construction supervision, inspections and certifications.

In 2011, Elliot established his own consulting company, Elliot Nkosi Consulting, where he gained experience in marketing strategies, business development, and bid strategies in the general civil engineering sector.

He later Joined Vela VKE Consulting Engineers and Munyai Malaka Engineers Group, now known as SMEC South Africa (Pty) Ltd. early in 2012, where he was employed as professional engineer then later as senior engineer within the Urban Development division.

Elliot Left SMEC in June 2015 to pursue his own interest as independent engineering advisor as well as trading and supply in his own personal capacity. He rejoined SMEC South Africa (Pty) Ltd., a member of the Surbana Jurong Group, in August 2017 as section manager within the Urban Development division.

Elliot holds the following qualifications

Master of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering (Wits)
Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering (Wits)
He completed S2 level in Mechanical Engineering (Vaal University of Technology)

He was a member of the technical committees of the South African Bureau of Standards developing SANS (Construction Standards subcommittee SC59D), and was also a member of the technical committee of the ITC-SA’s Timber Engineering Advisory Committee (TEAC).

Elliot holds certificates from various civil and structural engineering design and inspection courses offered by professional bodies of the engineering industry. He is a registered professional engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) [Registration Number 20140022].

Elliot’s duties as Support Engineer for the ITC-SA will commence on 1 April 2018.