Trainer details

FIDIC Trainer

Michele  Kruger

  Country of residence: South Africa

  Citizenship: South African



Countries with experience

Other countries with experience: International - online

Global regions

  • Sub Sahara Africa

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Trainer Professional qualifications and discipline

Doctorate in Civil Engineering
Water and Wastewater Treatment

Construction contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Consultancy contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Specialist contract experience

  • FIDIC Guide to Practice, The Business of a Professional Services Firm (2015 Edition)

Training experience with FIDIC Business Practice modules

  • The consulting industry
  • Organising a consulting firm
  • Administration and organisation of the firm’s activities
  • Business development
  • Human resources management
  • Financial management
  • Client relationship and communications
  • Project Procurement
  • Risk management

Services offered

  • Technical expert
  • Independent expert

Technical expertise

  • Water - Water Treatment
  • Water - Sewerage
  • Water - Sewage Treatment
  • Waste Water - Treatment and Pumping Plant
  • Waste Water - treatment/distribution

Short summary experiences

Dr Kruger has Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate Degrees in Civil Engineering with it’s associated publications. She has been involved in water and wastewater projects since 2004, which includes the managing of projects, client liaison, design and contract management. She was involved with the DWS’s Blue Drop/Green Drop initiative and served as lead inspector on its panel.
She is a previous Board member of Consulting Engineers South Africa, a Trainer for the FIDIC Future Leaders Management Certificate, Chairs the FIDIC Diversity and Inclusion Committee and is on the FIDIC Accreditation Board.
Dr Kruger is very passionate about Capacity Building and has published a book titled: “The Development of Women and Young Professionals in STEM Careers”. The book is published by the American Publishing House Taylor and Francis, famous for publishing Engineering Textbooks.
As a young engineer Michele won the Best Paper by a Young South African in the field of Water Science and Technology awarded by the UK Federation for Water Research for her doctoral research in water treatment. She also won the title of CESA “Young Engineer of the Year” and was later recognized by the Women in Civil Engineering Award sponsored by Building Women Magazine, ABSA and the Department of Public Works of South Africa.
Michele has a great passion for engineering and the development of young talent and women in STEM and hopes to make a difference through giving back.

Position and experience

Employment status: Permanent employee
Present position: Advisor to the Minister of Water and Sanitation in South Africa
Previous positions: Associate Director - CSVwater Associate - Bigen Africa
Are you a fully FIDIC certified trainer: No
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Are you a FIDIC interim certified trainer: No
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Panel listings

Engineering Council of South Africa - Professionally Registered Engineer
South African Institite of Civil Engineers - Fellow
Water Institute of South Africa - Member