Tibebu - Civil Engineer - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Kine Tibebu

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Summary

I am an Ethiopian and a civil Engineer by profession with more than 25 years of experience in construction management and contract administration.

My recent posting was in Uganda as a resident Engineer for two Irrigation projects funded by ADB.

Services

Civil Engineer

Summary:

Civil Engineer by profession with more than 25 years of experience in Project Management and contract administration in various projects.

Work History

Work Undertaken

with over 25 years' cumulative experience in engineering works and project administration. My experience is comprised of construction management, supervision and design management of infrastructure projects such as Buildings, factories, water supply and Irrigation Projects in Ethiopia and Uganda.
Name of Assignment or Project
Rehabilitation/Reconstruction of Mubuku and Doho Irrigation schemes located in kasese and Butaleja districts in Uganda

Resident Engineer

Yerer Engineering PLC

September 2011 - March 2014

Technical Manager of a Construction Company

workshops and material production centers

included:
• Study and develop short and long term business strategy for the company as to the type of business the company undertakes, human recourses development , equipment capacity , workshops and material production centers.
• Study feasibility of projects and prepare project proposals.
• Study tender documents and prepare tender proposals.
• Participate and represent the company in post tender and pre-award negotiations.
• Review and approve the construction schedule of projects prepared by the technical team and site project Managers and follow up the work progress of ongoing projects so that the construction could be completed within the time specified in the schedule.
• Asses the progress of ongoing projects and take timely corrective measures if projects are delayed.
• Organize, coordinate, control and assign labor, material and equipment resources for the overall execution of the work at various projects.
• Review of periodical reports and payment certificates from projects before they are submitted to the consultant.
• Evaluate ongoing projects and prepare claims and variation orders if the need arises.
• Represent the company in the claim negotiation and arbitration procedures.
• Participate and represent the company in periodical and emergency meetings with the client.
• Prepare safe, efficient and economical construction methods for the various construction activities.
• Chair weekly management meetings at the head office level.
• Follow-up, check and approve preparation of as built drawings and final accounts.
• Liaise with various government and private organizations.

My duties and responsibilities as a Project Manager included:
• Study feasibility of projects and prepare project proposals.
• Study tender documents and prepare tender proposals
• Preparation of construction schedule and follow up the work progress so that the construction could be completed within the time specified in the schedule.
• Organizing, coordinating and controlling...

Resident Engineer

Main Project Features

September 2011 - April 2014

Location Uganda
Client Ministry of Water and Environment(Uganda)
Main Project Features
The reconstruction of Mubuku Irrigation scheme consists of the construction of two diversion weirs, main canal, secondary and tertiary canals, off-take structures, turnouts, drops, roads and culverts, checks structures, a reservoir and land leveling.
The reconstruction of Doho Irrigation scheme consists of the construction of two Barrages, main canal, secondary and tertiary canals, off-take structures, turnouts, drops, roads and culverts, checks structures, a reservoir and land leveling.

Position Held Resident Engineer
Activities Performed
• Plan, coordinate and lead the supervision work of other section Engineers.
• Ascertain the construction of the structures, systems and schemes are properly done as per the technical specification and drawings.
• Review the design of the systems, structures and schemes and re-design if any modification is required.
• Review and recommend variation orders
• Evaluate and fix rates for additional works
• Evaluate and recommend solutions to the contractors claims
• Review and recommend assignment and sub-letting of work
• Evaluate and approve the contractors work schedule and method statement
• Evaluate and approve payment certificates
• Participate in all issues of contractual nature.
• Liaise with various government Organizations

Technical Manager

MISAC General Contractors PLC

November 1998 - July 2011

Technical (Projects) Manager at the head office level

Misac General Contractors PLC

November 1998 - July 2011

Ethio-Djibouti rail way, Total Ethiopia, UNECA, SOS Ethiopia, International Community school, Various Embassies and private Businesses

Main Project Features
In the company the following projects were carried out under my supervision and leadership.
• The Addis Ababa city sewerage treatment plant project
• The rehabilitation of Addis Ababa - Djibouti rail way line
• The construction of more than thirty high rise buildings
• The construction of Total aviation fuel depot
• The construction of more than 10 fuel stations.
• The construction of three high schools, two for SOS and one for International community school.
• Construction of three factories
• Various renovation and construction works at many Embassies.

Position Held Technical Manager
Activities Performed
As a Technical (Projects) Manager at the head office level, was responsible for all the projects that the company undertakes. Responsibilities used to include:-
• Study feasibility of projects and prepare project proposals
• Study tender documents and prepare tender proposals
• Participate and represent the company in post tender and pre-award negotiations
• Review and approve the construction schedule of projects prepared by the technical team and site project Managers and follow up the work progress of ongoing projects so that the construction could be completed within the time specified in the schedule
• Asses the progress of on-going projects and take timely corrective measures if projects are de

Construction supervision head

Ministry of Water Resources

November 1996 - November 1998

Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority

November 1996 - November 1998

Name of Assignment or Project Emergency Dire Dam Construction Project.
Year Nov 1996 to Nov 1998
Location Sendafa, Ethiopia
Client Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority
Main Project Features
• The construction of a two Km long and 46 meter high zoned water supply dam for the city of Addis Ababa
• The construction of 10 Km transmission pipe line to treatment plant
• The construction of a 46 meter high intake tower with an operation building on top
• The construction of Access Bridge to the operation building from the dam crest
• The construction of 400 meter long and 60 meter wide concrete spillway
• The construction of access road from the dam site to the treatment plant
The construction of operation office and residential buildings

Position Held Construction Supervision Head
Activities Performed
• Plan, coordinate and lead the supervision work of other section Engineers.
• Ascertain the construction of the structures, systems and schemes are properly done as per the technical specification and drawings.
• Review the design of the systems, structures and schemes and re-design if any modification is required.
• Review and recommend variation orders
• Evaluate and fix rates for additional works
• Evaluate and recommend solutions to the contractors claims
• Review and recommend assignment and sub-letting of work
• Evaluate and approve the contractors work schedule and method statement
• Evaluate and approve payment certificates
• Participate in all issues of contractual nature.
• Liaise with various government and private organizations.

Project Manger

Lalibela Engineering and Construction Enterprise

June 1995 - November 1996

Position(s) Held Project Manger

Project Manger

BERTA Construction PLC

February 1995 - June 1995

Ministry of Defence

June 1995 - November 1996

Name of Assignment or Project 40720 compound Asphalt Construction Project.
Year Jun 1995 To Nov 1996
Location Debere Deit, Ethiopia
Client Ministry of Defence
Main Project Features
• Construction of the necessary culvert crossings, Gutters, retaining structures, etc
• Construction of 10km. special purpose asphalt concrete pavement.
• Construction of 1.5km special purpose reinforced concrete pavement
• Fabrication and installation of iron gratings for crossings

Position Held Project Manger
Activities Performed
• Study feasibility of the project and prepare project proposals.
• Study tender documents and prepare tender proposals
• Preparation of construction schedule and follow up the work progress so that the construction could be completed within the time specified in the schedule.
• Organizing, coordinating and controlling labor, material and equipment resources for the overall execution of the work.
• Preparation of periodical reports and payment certificates.
• Prepare safe, efficient and economical construction methods for the various construction activities.
• Follow-up and check preparation of as built drawings and final accounts
• Evaluate and prepare claims and variation orders if the need arises.
• Participate in the claim negotiations and arbitration procedures.
• Participate in periodical and emergency meetings with the client.
• Liaise with various government and private organizations.

Project Manager

Ethiopian Electric and Power Authority

February 1995 - June 1995

Name of Assignment or Project Chara Chara Regulating Dam Construction Project
Year Feb 1995 To Jun 1995
Location Bahar Dar , Ethiopia
Client Ethiopian Electric and Power Authority
Main Project Features
• Construction of a 790mt.long concrete regulating dam on Blue Nile river to raise the level of lake Tana by one meter for hydro electric power
• Installation of radial gates
• Construction of a camp, complete with office buildings, residence, workshop, laboratory etc
• Construction of access roads, culverts, fords etc
Grouting works for foundation treatment

Position Held Project Manger
Activities Performed
• Study feasibility of the project and prepare project proposals.
• Study tender documents and prepare tender proposals
• Preparation of construction schedule and follow up the work progress so that the construction could be completed within the time specified in the schedule.
• Organizing, coordinating and controlling labor, material and equipment resources for the overall execution of the work.
• Preparation of periodical reports and payment certificates.
• Prepare safe, efficient and economical construction methods for the various construction activities.
• Follow-up and check preparation of as built drawings and final accounts
• Evaluate and prepare claims and variation orders if the need arises.
• Participate in the claim negotiations and arbitration procedures.

Main Project Features

December 1992 - June 1995

Location Woldia , Ethiopia
Client Ministry of Water Resources
Main Project Features
• Construction of a 18km pipe net work with all necessary protection and crossing works
• Construction of well head houses, chambers, Reservoirs, wet well and a pumping station
• Construction of operation, Store and Administration buildings
• Construction of access roads and culverts

Position Held Project Manger
Activities Performed
• Study feasibility of the project and prepare project proposals.
• Study tender documents and prepare tender proposals
• Preparation of construction schedule and follow up the work progress so that the construction could be completed within the time specified in the schedule.
• Organizing, coordinating and controlling labor, material and equipment resources for the overall execution of the work.
• Preparation of periodical reports and payment certificates.
• Prepare safe, efficient and economical construction methods for the various construction activities.
• Follow-up and check preparation of as built drawings and final accounts
• Evaluate and prepare claims and variation orders if the need arises.
• Participate in the claim negotiations and arbitration procedures.
• Participate in periodical and emergency meetings with the client
• Liaise with various government and private organizations.

Ministry of Water Recourses

May 1991 - December 1992

Location Negele, Ethiopia
Client Ministry of Water Recourses
Main Project Features Construction of upstream clay blanket for the whole reservoir area and the construction of dawn stream loading berm.
Position Held Project Manger
Activities Performed
• Study feasibility of the project and prepare project proposals.
• Study tender documents and prepare tender proposals
• Preparation of construction schedule and follow up the work progress so that the construction could be completed within the time specified in the schedule.
• Organizing, coordinating and controlling labor, material and equipment resources for the overall execution of the work.
• Preparation of periodical reports and payment certificates.
• Prepare safe, efficient and economical construction methods for the various construction activities.
• Follow-up and check preparation of as built drawings and final accounts
• Evaluate and prepare claims and variation orders if the need arises.
• Participate in the claim negotiations and arbitration procedures.
• Participate in periodical and emergency meetings with the client
• Liaise with various government and private Organizations

Name of Assignment or Project Boyo Dam and Alaba Diversion Weir Construction Projects

Main Project Features

October 1988 - May 1991

Ethiopia
Client Ministry of Water Recourses
Main Project Features
• Construction of zoned Dam with all appurtenant structures like spillway, intake tower, bottom outlet, valve chamber, bridge crossings and a 30km access road
• Construction of a cyclopean concrete diversion weir with intake structure and Bridge crossings
• Installation of butterfly valves
• Fabrication and erection of Gates and trash racks
• Construction of temporary living quarters, office and store buildings and a workshop

Position Held Project Manger
Activities Performed
• Study feasibility of the project and prepare project proposals.
• Study tender documents and prepare tender proposals
• Preparation of construction schedule and follow up the work progress so that the construction could be completed within the time specified in the schedule.
• Organizing, coordinating and controlling labor, material and equipment resources for the overall execution of the work.
• Preparation of periodical reports and payment certificates.
• Prepare safe, efficient and economical construction methods for the various construction activities.
• Follow-up and check preparation of as built drawings and final accounts
• Evaluate and prepare claims and variation orders if the need arises.
• Participate in the claim negotiations and arbitration procedures.
• Participate in periodical and emergency meetings with the client
• Liaise with various government and private organizations

Project Manger

Ethiopian Water Works Construction Authority

November 1987 - January 1995

Main Project Features

November 1987 - October 1988

Location Ethiopia
Client Ministry of Water Recourses
Main Project Features
• Construction of a homogeneous dam with all appurtenant structures like intake tower, conduit, valve room, spillway
• Construction of access roads
• Fabrication and erection of gates and trash racks
• Installation of valves
• Construction of temporary living quarters, office and store buildings and a workshop

Position Held Project Manger
Activities Performed
• Study feasibility of the project and prepare project proposals.
• Study tender documents and prepare tender proposals
• Preparation of construction schedule and follow up the work progress so that the construction could be completed within the time specified in the schedule.
• Organizing, coordinating and controlling labor, material and equipment resources for the overall execution of the work.
• Preparation of periodical reports and payment certificates.
• Prepare safe, efficient and economical construction methods for the various construction activities.
• Follow-up and check preparation of as built drawings and final accounts
• Evaluate and prepare claims and variation orders if the need arises.
• Participate in the claim negotiations and arbitration procedures.
• Participate in periodical and emergency meetings with the client
Liaise with various government and private Organizations

Site Engineer

Ethiopian Water Works Construction Authority

May 1985 - November 1987

Main Project Features

May 1985 - November 1987

Location Ethiopia
Client Ministry of Water Recourses
Main Project Features
• Construction of a homogeneous dam with all appurtenant structures like intake tower, conduit, valve room, spillway
• Construction of access roads
• Fabrication and erection of gates and trash racks
• Installation of valves
• Construction of temporary living quarters, office and store buildings and a workshop

Position Held Site Engineer
Activities Performed
• Assignment of equipment, labor and material for various construction activities.
• Follow up the day to day construction of the dam and other structures
• Assignment and follow up of surveyors.
• Preparation of reports and payment certificates.
• Location of quarry and borrow pit sites and follow up production on day to day bases.


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Clerical

Ethiopian Water Resources Authority

May 1979 - February 1980

Staff Instructor

Staff Training Section, Swedish Embassy

October 1977 - July 1978

Qualifications & Certifications

Civil Engineering

National Institute of Technology - Calicut University

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