After successfully completing a National Diploma Course in Civil Engineering at the Cape Town Technicon, Jacques started his career with Baseline Civil Contractors in 1995.
At the beginning of 1996 he left for the UK on a working holiday before returning to Baseline at the end of 1998.
Jacques went through the ranks as a surveyor, foreman, junior site agent and site agent. He was exposed to road construction, services, and various other civil engineering works and gaining valuable experience in the tender department along the way.
In 2004 Jacques accepted an offer from the UK and worked for O’Keefe Construction as a project manager until 2011. During his time at O’Keefe Jacques exposure was focused on Earthworks, External Works, Basement, Sub and Super Structure Reinforced Concrete in the building industry, in and around the greater London area .
Jacques returned to Baseline where he worked as a senior site agent and then contracts manager until he joined Struccon Solutions in 2018.