Dr Gabrielle Wojtowitz
Gabrielle holds a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering, a BEng (Hons) in Geotechnical Engineering and a BEng Civil Engineering.
She is an Associate Design Director at Zutari, South Africa with over 15 years’ experience in infrastructure projects throughout the Middle East, Africa, UK, Asia and Australia. She uses her experience within the Energy, Built Environment, Water, Transport, Resources and Manufacturing sectors to manage ground risks throughout project stages.
Through her co-creative approach crossing disciplines, Gabrielle develops ground engineering solutions for projects striving for technical excellence in better serving the communities for which they are designed. Her experience spans from the foundation design for the iconic Dubai Creek Tower to numerous wind and solar farms across Africa. She was the Lead Geotechnical Engineer for the sensitive satellite structures for the SKA (Square Kilometre Array) project in South Africa.
She is passionate about designing for greater impact and applies design-led thinking approaches to projects. Gabrielle has won several awards from industry bodies in South Africa with the most recent being Young Professional of the Year award in 2018. Gabrielle is a guest lecturer and external examiner at several universities in South Africa. She is also a referee for a leading industry journal, serves on a Transformation and Development Committee and has published several papers.