Materials Technician/ Civil Engineering Technician/Earthworks Foreman


Last Updated: 24th April 2020 (over 2 years ago)

Address
South Africa

E-mail
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Phone Number
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Gender
Male

Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level
HNC/HND/City & Guilds

Languages
English

Summary

I am an experienced civil engineering professional in possession of a National Diploma in Civil Engineering and a Diploma in Project Management, with over 10 years of experience at a responsible level. Have sound knowledge and experience in construction and infrastructural site management and supervision of civil works well supported by hands on knowledge of construction methods and sequences including the project cost control mechanisms and schedule evaluations.
I have been asset to every employer I have ever had because I am accountable for results. My personnel attributes separates me from anyone else, I am a person of execution, highly effective at finding the best methods possible to complete exceptional construction challenges timely and cost effectively and at the same time meeting the project specifications. I am good at what I do, I give results, I am flexible, dependable, reliable and accountable for getting things done because I have the capability of motivating and creating direction for project team members and I am a problem solver.

Education

Project Management Institute of Zimbabwe
Diploma in Project Management

   Jun 2013
— Aug 2014

Introduction to Project Management
Project Planning
Project Implementation
Project Monitoring and Evaluation
Project Quality Management
Project Management Information Systems
Project Risk Management
Project Cost Management
Project Time Management
Project Stakeholder Management

Bulawayo Polytechnic-Zimbabwe
National Diploma in Civil Engineering

   Jan 2004
— Dec 2007

Engineering Mathematics
Engineering Drawing
Engineering Survey
Civil Engineering Construction I
Soil Mechanics
Theory of Structures
Technical Communication
Geology
Fluid Mechanics
Water Supply
Water Supply Project
Project Management
Geotechnology
Civil Engineering Construction II

Experience

Molemo Consulting Engineers
Materials Technician

   Dec 2019
— Current

Project-Rehabilitation and Upgrading of Road P36/2 from Delmas to Gauteng Border in the Mpumalanga Province

Duties and Responsibilities
•Assisting in project administration including writing technical reports and technical specifications
•Ensure compliance with relevant standards of construction, utilizing compliant materials and processes
•Analyze and interpret materials test results and provide guidance to project teams with appropriate actions
•Develop, operate and maintain documentation in accordance with ISO 9001quality assurance standards
•Schedule, document the results of and maintain a log of all inspections that are required
•Assessing the potential risks of project activities
•Agreeing details of methods of construction; checking that appropriate instructions are given and any information required by the contractor is supplied on time.
•Attend all Client meetings as required and ensure quality related issues are discussed
•Schedule and perform compliance audits/ surveillance inspections on regular basis
•Performing regular site visits, compliance audits/surveillance inspections on regular basis
•Monitoring and supervision of compliance of Safety, Health and Environmental requirements of the project
-Construction site management, administration and supervision of human, equipment and material resources
-Method statement/site inspection sheets/site check sheets generation

Dikgabo Consulting Engineers-South Africa
Materials Technician, Resident Engineer

   Jan 2016
— Jul 2019

Projects Done:
(iii) Refurbishment of the Sub-Soil Drainage System for Rethuseng Farms-Taung (June 2018-July 2019)
Current Post- Resident Engineer
Duties and Responsibilities
•Technical supervision of the works and interpretation of the design requirements
•Measuring quantities of accepted work and materials, checking and certifying the Contractor’s monthly interim certificate
•Compiling weekly and monthly progress reports for distribution to stakeholders
•Checking that materials and workmanship are satisfactory and as specified; issuing instructions for remedying faults therein
•Underground water management (dewatering)
•Schedule and perform compliance audits/surveillance inspections on regular basis
•Coordinating, monitoring the works progress and cash flow in relation to the planned schedules
•Method statements/Site inspections sheets/ Site check sheets approval
•Carrying out concrete mix designs and quality of concrete placing
•Site visits scheduling and acceptance of completed work
•Maintaining records of the contractor’s labour and equipment employed on various construction activities
•Preparing project progress reports to monitor and track construction activities
• Safety, Health and Environmental compliance monitoring.

(ii) Upgrading of Legkraal & Lesethleng internal roads & associated works (July 2017- May 2018)
Post Held- Resident Engineer
Duties and Responsibilities
•Construction materials investigations, testing, reporting and recommendations
•Updating, analysing and interpreting contract documents and civil engineering related drawings
•Concrete mix designs and quality control of concrete placing
•Ensuring quality control checks on delivery goods
•Monitoring and supervision of all site construction activities
•Preparing daily and weekly plans, logs and reports to monitor, and track construction activities
•Attend all Client meetings as required and ensure quality related issues are discussed
•Schedule and perform compliance audits/ surveillance inspections on regular basis
•Acceptance of completed work
• Controlling progress payments on site by measuring site quantities and updating site measurement files
•Safety, Health and Environmental compliance monitoring
•Preparing construction materials designs (concrete mix designs, gravel stabilisation designs)

(i) Upgrading of 31km Gravel to Surfaced Standard Road in Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District North West province, From Morokweng to Bona Bona - (January 2016-May 2017)
Post- Materials Technician
Duties and Responsibilities
•Setting up and running of Materials Testing Laboratory on site
•Accurately analyzing and interpreting contract documents and drawings
•Construction materials investigation, testing, analysis and recommendations
•Supervising the conduct of quality control tests, maintain records of all quality control and laboratory tests
•Compiling, checking and approving reports and appraising and approving project drawings/material designs
•Attending, directing and ensuring functional excellence of Quality Assurance related meetings
•Preparing construction materials designs ( concrete mix designs, gravel stabilization designs)
•Visual inspections of completed work and assessing test results for acceptance/rejection
•Monitoring the calibration and serviceability of laboratory and field testing equipment
•Schedule and perform compliance audits/surveillance inspections on regular basis
•Documenting, correcting and re-inspecting of all non-conformances prior to covering up of works
• Compiling monthly Materials, Laboratory reports and close-out reports for submission to the Client
•Measuring site quantities and updating site measurement files during construction progress
•Assisting the Resident Engineer in preparing the monthly report and payment certificate
•Monitoring and supervision of compliance of Safety, Health and Environmental requirements of the project

Dikgabo Consulting Engineers-South Africa
Materials Technician, Resident Engineer

   Jan 2016
— Jul 2019

Projects Done:
(iii) Refurbishment of the Sub-Soil Drainage System for Rethuseng Farms-Taung (June 2018-July 2019)
Current Post- Resident Engineer
Duties and Responsibilities
•Technical supervision of the works and interpretation of the design requirements
•Measuring quantities of accepted work and materials, checking and certifying the Contractor’s monthly interim certificate
•Compiling weekly and monthly progress reports for distribution to stakeholders
•Checking that materials and workmanship are satisfactory and as specified; issuing instructions for remedying faults therein
•Underground water management (dewatering)
•Schedule and perform compliance audits/surveillance inspections on regular basis
•Coordinating, monitoring the works progress and cash flow in relation to the planned schedules
•Method statements/Site inspections sheets/ Site check sheets approval
•Carrying out concrete mix designs and quality of concrete placing
•Site visits scheduling and acceptance of completed work
•Maintaining records of the contractor’s labour and equipment employed on various construction activities
•Preparing project progress reports to monitor and track construction activities
• Safety, Health and Environmental compliance monitoring.

(ii) Upgrading of Legkraal & Lesethleng internal roads & associated works (July 2017- May 2018)
Post Held- Resident Engineer
Duties and Responsibilities
•Construction materials investigations, testing, reporting and recommendations
•Updating, analysing and interpreting contract documents and civil engineering related drawings
•Concrete mix designs and quality control of concrete placing
•Ensuring quality control checks on delivery goods
•Monitoring and supervision of all site construction activities
•Preparing daily and weekly plans, logs and reports to monitor, and track construction activities
•Attend all Client meetings as required and ensure quality related issues are discussed
•Schedule and perform compliance audits/ surveillance inspections on regular basis
•Acceptance of completed work
• Controlling progress payments on site by measuring site quantities and updating site measurement files
•Safety, Health and Environmental compliance monitoring
•Preparing construction materials designs (concrete mix designs, gravel stabilisation designs)

(i) Upgrading of 31km Gravel to Surfaced Standard Road in Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District North West province, From Morokweng to Bona Bona - (January 2016-May 2017)
Post- Materials Technician
Duties and Responsibilities
•Setting up and running of Materials Testing Laboratory on site
•Accurately analyzing and interpreting contract documents and drawings
•Construction materials investigation, testing, analysis and recommendations
•Supervising the conduct of quality control tests, maintain records of all quality control and laboratory tests
•Compiling, checking and approving reports and appraising and approving project drawings/material designs
•Attending, directing and ensuring functional excellence of Quality Assurance related meetings
•Preparing construction materials designs ( concrete mix designs, gravel stabilization designs)
•Visual inspections of completed work and assessing test results for acceptance/rejection
•Monitoring the calibration and serviceability of laboratory and field testing equipment
•Schedule and perform compliance audits/surveillance inspections on regular basis
•Documenting, correcting and re-inspecting of all non-conformances prior to covering up of works
• Compiling monthly Materials, Laboratory reports and close-out reports for submission to the Client
•Measuring site quantities and updating site measurement files during construction progress
•Assisting the Resident Engineer in preparing the monthly report and payment certificate
•Monitoring and supervision of compliance of Safety, Health and Environmental requirements of the project

Phamela Consulting Engineers-South Africa
Civil Engineering Technician

   Aug 2015
— Dec 2015

Project - Upgrading of 6.5km Gravel Access Road in Vhembe District Limpopo province
Post Held - Civil Engineering Technician
Duties Responsibilities
•Construction site management, administration and supervision of human, equipment and materials
•Providing technical advice on Earthworks operations and related civil works
•Attending all Client meetings as required updating stakeholders on progress and quality issues
•Inspecting contractor’s daily activities and ensure conformance with project specifications
• Pavement thickness and storm water drainage designs and preparing civil engineering related drawings
•Managing quality, resourcing and scheduling during project life cycle
•Construction materials investigation, analysis of results and recommendations
•Preparing reports to monitor and track civil engineering activities - daily, and weekly plans, logs and reports
•Safety, Health and Environmental compliance monitoring

Group Five Civil Construction Company-South Africa
Earthworks Foreman, Senior Laboratory Technician

   Jun 2012
— Feb 2015

(3) Group Five Civil Engineering Construction Company (May 2012-Feb 2015)
Project - Rehabilitation of Plumtree-Bulawayo-Harare-Mutare Road
Post Held - Earthworks Foreman/Senior Laboratory Technician
Duties and Responsibilities
•Developing construction programs and method statements
•Construction materials investigations, testing, analyzing, reporting and recommendations
•Construction materials designs- (concrete, gravel and asphalt mix designs)
•Preparation of geotechnical related reports for civil works
•Method statement/site inspection sheets/site check sheets generation
•Laboratory inspections, audits, documentation and management
•Supervising the conduct of quality control tests and assess the adequacy of construction materials on site
•Visual inspections and assessment of completed work for quality before testing
•Maintaining Health and Safety and Quality assurance in the laboratory and on site.
•Interpreting designs, drawings, specifications and method statements for quality control
•Pavement thickness designs and setting out road servitude
•Ensuring quality control checks on delivery of goods
•Mapping and classification of materials sites
•Monitoring and planning earthworks and materials utilization

Herbco Technical Services-Botswana
Senior Materials Technician

   Jun 2009
— Mar 2012

Herbco Technical Services (CPP Consulting Engineers) –Botswana (June 2009-March 2012)
Projects Done:
(ii) -Construction of Lotsane Dam and Associated Works Which Include Pump station, Water treatment plant, Irrigation Pipeline. Joint Venture with ARUP and SMEC ENGINEERS (March 2010-To March 2012).
Post Held- Senior Materials Technician
Duties/ Responsibilities:
•Construction materials investigation, testing, analysis of results, reporting and recommendations
•Laboratory inspections, audits, documentation and management`
•Plan, direct and control all activities related to the quality and acceptance control
•Design of mortar, grout and concrete mixes in accordance with ACI 211.1 and BS guidelines
•Visual inspection and assessment of completed work for quality control on different construction stages for acceptance
• Supervising placing of filter and blanket zones, dam core materials (clays), rock fill and selected fill zones
•Assisting with the preparation of laboratory budget estimates
•Measurement and certification of completed work
•Testing and installation of dam instrumentation (piezometers) and measuring devices
•Safety, Health and Environmental compliance monitoring and control

(i) Construction of Five Span Thuni River Bridge founded on piles and associated approach roads along Bobonong- Tsetsebjwe Road in Bobirwa District-Botswana (June 2009-February 2010)
Post Held- Senior Materials Technician
Duties/Responsibilities:
•Responsible for the setting up and day to day running of the site laboratory
•Materials investigation, testing, analysis, reporting and recommendations
•Directing, coordinating and supervising the conduct of quality control tests
•Laboratory inspections, field inspections and acceptance control, audits, documentation and administration
•Construction supervision of reinforced concrete works and road works for quality control purposes
•Measuring quantities of approved and accepted work and materials for payment.
•Safety, Health and Environmental compliance monitoring and control

Herbco Technical Services-Botswana
Senior Materials Technician

   Jun 2009
— Mar 2012

Herbco Technical Services (CPP Consulting Engineers) –Botswana (June 2009-March 2012)
Projects Done:
(ii) -Construction of Lotsane Dam and Associated Works Which Include Pump station, Water treatment plant, Irrigation Pipeline. Joint Venture with ARUP and SMEC ENGINEERS (March 2010-To March 2012).
Post Held- Senior Materials Technician
Duties/ Responsibilities:
•Construction materials investigation, testing, analysis of results, reporting and recommendations
•Laboratory inspections, audits, documentation and management`
•Plan, direct and control all activities related to the quality and acceptance control
•Design of mortar, grout and concrete mixes in accordance with ACI 211.1 and BS guidelines
•Visual inspection and assessment of completed work for quality control on different construction stages for acceptance
• Supervising placing of filter and blanket zones, dam core materials (clays), rock fill and selected fill zones
•Assisting with the preparation of laboratory budget estimates
•Measurement and certification of completed work
•Testing and installation of dam instrumentation (piezometers) and measuring devices
•Safety, Health and Environmental compliance monitoring and control

(i) Construction of Five Span Thuni River Bridge founded on piles and associated approach roads along Bobonong- Tsetsebjwe Road in Bobirwa District-Botswana (June 2009-February 2010)
Post Held- Senior Materials Technician
Duties/Responsibilities:
•Responsible for the setting up and day to day running of the site laboratory
•Materials investigation, testing, analysis, reporting and recommendations
•Directing, coordinating and supervising the conduct of quality control tests
•Laboratory inspections, field inspections and acceptance control, audits, documentation and administration
•Construction supervision of reinforced concrete works and road works for quality control purposes
•Measuring quantities of approved and accepted work and materials for payment.
•Safety, Health and Environmental compliance monitoring and control

Material Testing Services-Botswana
Laboratory Technician

   Aug 2007
— Apr 2009

Materials Testing Services (Botswana) – September 2007- April 2009
Post Held- Laboratory Technician
Duties and Responsibilities
•Construction materials investigation, testing, analysis, reporting and recommendations
•Materials designs-concrete mix designs, asphalt mix designs and gravel designs
•Monitoring the calibration and serviceability of laboratory and field testing equipment.
•Inspecting project sites to ensure the implementation and administration of all required QA/QC standards

Kwekwe City Council-Zimbabwe
Civil Engineering Technician

   Jul 2003
— Jul 2007

- KweKwe City Council- Zimbabwe July 2003-September 2007
Post Held - Civil Engineering Technician
Duties and Responsibilities
•Planning, designing and overseeing construction of civil engineering structures
•Maintenance of council infrastructure and solid waste management
•Supervision of maintenance and construction of council buildings
•Inspecting contractors’ daily activities and ensure conformance with council specifications and safety
•Responsible for construction materials investigation, geotechnical investigation and testing
• Checking lines, levels, layout, in building construction, sewerage reticulation, water supply, roads and storm water drain works to ensure conformity with the drawings.
•Infrastructure designs- houses, sewer reticulation, roads and storm water drainage
•Resource planning, documentation, daily and monthly costing
•Providing technical advice and support during implementation of civil engineering projects

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