Chivhange - Engineering Surveyor - LP, South Africa

Mugove Chivhange

LP, South Africa


Summary of Qualifications and Experiance
1. National Diploma in Civil Engineering - Land Survey 2001
2. Diploma in Project Planning and Management- 2004,
with over 8 (eight) years experience in road, dam, canal, mine facilities and infrastructure and irrigation construction. On each of these projects the following duties have been dispensed: setting out, as built surveys, earthworks and/ land leveling, pipe work, concrete works (setting out and monitoring and as built checks on plinths, bases, columns, etc) programming of works and engineering surveys. Experience has been acquired from following companies starting with the current;
1. GroupFive International Zimbabwe Highway project
2. Hillary construction, Polokwane South Africa
3. Young Stuart and Associates on Projects in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia
4. Rodman Engineering, Angola Hydroelectric project
5. Irrigation Department, Zimbabwe Government


Engineering Surveyor

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


+8 years experiance in construction survey work i.e setting out, control surveys and as built on roads, mine and dam set ups, civils and earthworks

Work History

Senior Survey Technician

Young, Stuart and Associates

March 2008 - June 2010

topographical and Engineering Surveyors (+27118738831)
Date joined: 01/03/2008- 30/06/2010
Position: Senior Survey Technician
1. AREVA - Trekkopie Uranium mine, Namibia
Client: Bateman
❖ Setting out and as built surveys for concrete and civils using total station and digital level
❖ Volume or quantity determinations
❖ Leveling
❖ Reductions and drawing compilation
Client: DRA minerals
Works done:
❖ setting out, control, checking and carrying out as-built surveys for concrete works
❖ setting out main dam wall and structures, level control, volume determination and as-built surveys for the tailings dam
❖ setting out and control for sewer line, manholes and sewer ponds construction
❖ roads setting out and leveling
❖ Reductions and drawing compilation
❖ checking works for quality control purposes

Client: Roshcon - ESKOM
* Work done
- Earth dams - Setting out of dam wall, trenches, canals and drains
- Setting out butter boards
- roads and road structures and volume and area calculations from DTMs and contours using CAD packages
- Profiling: longitudinal and cross sections for cut and fill
- Topographical surveys: dam basin, strip, route and detail surveys
- Leveling: roads, control points and staking
- Draughting
- Any other duties assigned by the Projects Surveyor and/or Managing Director

Resident Engineer - Chitora irrigation scheme (30ha) - Value - R4m

The Department of Irrigation, Ministry of Water and Infrastructure

March 2003 - December 2007

Period: 03/03/2003 - 29/12/2007
Position: Resident Engineer - Chitora irrigation scheme (30ha) - Value - R4m
Main contractor: Rodcroft Engineering
Project scope:
- construction of a total of 500m of a 1in1500 main canal and 1in2000 infield canals including siphon, distribution boxes and related structures
- land leveling on 10ha plot
- total of approximately 3000m of pipe laying including installation of hydrants and tapes
- construction of pump house and toilets
- installation of two 50hp centrifugal pumps
Resident engineer's duties include:
➢ Setting out of construction work and in the field design of minor work as culverts, storm water drains etc
➢ Identifying suitable borrow areas and stock piling
➢ Measurement, calculation and reconciliation of quantities of earth and stone delivered and used.
➢ Works programming
➢ Record keeping and preparation of monthly report of overall site returns
➢ Technical supervision of the Contractor, instructing for new works, measurement and approval completed stages of construction work and preparation and certification of monthly interim payment certificates as well as setting out works.
➢ Project management and coordination, instructing for new works, preparation of payment certificates, checking and approval of completed stages of work, recommendation of variation orders, coordination of site management meetings with consultants and contractors), controlling project budget viz; expenditure and cost, quality control, writing progress reports, site diaries and general engineering administration.
➢ Mobilization of plant and resources

Another project carried out as a Resident Engineer:
Project: Zhove irrigation scheme - (1st Phase)- Scope of works:
- topographical surveys
- 1in 5000, 50km canal setting out
- construction of diversion structure
- land leveling
Other projects carried out with the irrigation department:
• Bruton irrigation scheme, topographical survey and setting out - R6m value
• Chipa irrigation...

Site Survey Officer

Department Of Roads, Ministry of Energy and Transport

February 2002 - February 2003

Project - Kwekwe-Nkayi road
Main duties
• Setting out of road and road structures
• Profiling; longitudinal section of road lengths and cross sections of structures
• Leveling; control of road levels, drains and culverts
• Earth works; Volume and area measurement of cut and fill and stock piles and pits
• Compiling monthly records on material returns, earth and stone
• Design, setting out and construction of road structures


plumtree to forbes road rehabilitation

Responsibilities: Execute road surveys and supervise and check subcontractors’ survey work viz;

 Setting out road servitude.
 Setting out batter boards manually and Multiurv programme
 Centre line staking and profile setting out
 Checking existing control.
 Setting out drainage facilities (e.g.) culverts and storm water drains.
 Taking out cross-sections on finished road sections for quantities and level control.
 Carrying out tachy surveys for new projects.
 Measuring quantities as required by the Project Manager and calculating areas and volumes of earthworks

Qualifications & Certifications

Land Surveying

Harare Polytechnic

Hama High School

Agricultural Biotechnology

China Agricultural University

project management and planning

Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers, Speciss college

Land Surveying

Harare Polytechnic

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