REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA – Jacobs Matasis (Pty) Ltd., a company jointly owned by Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. and Matasis Investment Holdings, is pleased to announce the opening of its new office in the Waverley Office Park in Bramley (Johannesburg). As a provider of engineering, technical, professional and construction services, Jacobs Matasis is a significant contributor of expertise to the region and a major service provider to the Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Mining, Consumer Products and Heavy Process industries in Southern Africa.
Jacobs Matasis has invited the non-profit organisation Women in Engineering (WomEng) to utilize a portion of the new office space, showing continued dedication to the development of female engineering leaders in Africa. General Manager Chris Taylor stated, “Being at the heart of this thriving economic area, the financial centre of the region, we will better serve our customers and yield greater opportunities for our employees, new recruits and female engineers, helping to create a lasting skills legacy in the region.”
Hema Vallabh, Co-founder of WomEng: “Jacobs’ offer to host WomEng in their new office is a big help for us and a significant show of support to our mission to develop the next generation of engineering leaders. Women are still grossly under-represented in engineering, despite the fact that they represent a competitive advantage in the sector. WomEng thus plays a crucial role to assist companies in recruiting, developing and retaining talented female employees.”
Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services.
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