joseph dzingirai
Land Surveyor

Summary


A position in a progressive and versatile organization which will offer me a challenge and continued growth and that assesses sound experience matched with the ability to oversee projects in a profitable manner as an asset.

Preferred Job Location:worldwideDesired Salary
Preferred Contract TypePreferred Contract Period
Preferred Business / IndustryHighest Education Level
Total Working ExperienceAvailability to work after
Willing to RelocateSpoken LanguagesEnglish

Education Details


Completed - 10/2005
DIPLOMA IN GIS (Diploma at ITC in Enschede, The Netherlands).
Subjects
Data Acquisition, Principles of Geographic Information Systems, Cartographic Output, Programming, Databases, GIS Operations, Spatial Analysis, Application Development, Integrated Group Project, Individual Final Assignment (IFA)

Completed - 12/1998
DIPLOMA IN LAND SURVEYING (Diploma at Harare Polytechnic in Harare, Zimbabwe)
Subjects
Land Surveying, Engineering Surveying, Engineering Mathematics, Land Information Management, Project Management, Survey Project, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Completed - 12/1996
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN LAND SURVEYING (Certificate at Harare Polytechnic in Harare, Zimbabwe)
Subjects
Land Surveying, Engineering Surveying, Engineering Mathematics, Technical Communication, Geology, Survey Draughting, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Working Experience Details


11/2009 – Current: SENIOR LAND SURVEYOR

Fixed Term Contract position at GENERAL ELECTRIC (formally ALSTOM S & E Africa) in the Private sector in South Africa.
Benefits: Company transport, Company phone, Company house

Type of Industry: Power Generation.

Duties & Responsibilities,
 Reviews and interpret drawings, standards, specifications, land survey coordinates and all other related engineering documents; and demonstrates excellent organizational skills, applying familiarity with the policies, procedures and work practices; and develop improvements where necessary.
 Carry out field measurements to determine the positions and levels of structures and embedded items in order check for compliance with design specifications before and after pouring concrete by Civil Contractors;
 Perform setting out work of structures and locations of mechanical equipment (including generator installation), as may be required;
 Undertaking as-built surveys and maintain records of same;
 Provide field surveys and quantity calculations for planning, costing analysis, claims reconciliation assessments and project control
 Develop criteria for survey methods and procedures;
 Supervise subcontractor workers, in close cooperation with the Construction Manager and Civil Supervisors applying knowledge and expertise of the work; giving emphasis on efficiency and quality.

05/2008 – 10/2009: SENIOR LAND SURVEY SURVEYOR

Permanent position at Young, Stuart and Associates Inc in the Private sector in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Benefits: Company Car, Company phone, Housing Allowance
Type of Industry: Survey Consultancy firm.

Duties & Responsibilities,
 Provide timely surveys set out in a manner that will allow operations to implement and verify design
 Grid surveys, Drill holes/Pits surveys and volume calculation on mine sites.
 Power line profiling and setting out of towers,
 Setting out of roads, volume and area calculations from DTMs and contours using CAD packages,
 Levelling and detail survey on roads,
 Subdivisions, consolidations, and boundary surveys, peg relocations, placing and replacements,
 Control surveys on sites using GPS and/or Total stations,
 Draughting of survey plans/ diagrams,
 Any other duties assigned by the Senior Surveyors and/or Managing Director

01/2005 – 04/2008 (CHIEF SURVEYOR – Head of Geodetic Survey Section) 01/2003 - 12/2004 (SENIOR SURVEYOR)

Permanent senior level position at DEPARTMENT OF SURVEYOR-GENERAL in the Government & Local Government sector in Harare, Zimbabwe. Benefits: Medical Aid, Pension Fund, Housing Allowance, and Transport Allowance.
Duties & Responsibilities
 Develop sectional budget and work plan in accordance with the branch's strategic plan,
 Appraise Section members at the end of each review period,
 Direct and supervise work of subordinate members of surveying parties,
 Establish/expand the National Geodetic Control,
 Carry out Global Positioning System (GPS) Surveys,
 Maintain and Monitor Zimbabwe's International boundaries,
 Carry out Title and Non Title Surveys on behalf of the State,
 Provide secure storage, and provide reliable and efficient of geodetic information,
 Calibrate distance-measuring equipment.
01/2001 - 12/2002 (SURVEYOR)
04/1999 - 12/2000 (JUNIOR SURVEYOR)

Permanent skilled level position at DEPARTMENT OF SURVEYOR-GENERAL in the Government & Local Government sector in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Benefits: Medical Aid, Pension Fund, Housing Allowance, and Transport Allowance.
Duties & Responsibilities
 Carry out Global Positioning System surveys,
 Establish/expand the National Geodetic Control,
 Provide secure storage and provide reliable and efficient of geodetic information,
 Carry out Field check for Large-Scale mapping,
 Carry out Title and Non Title Surveys on behalf of the state,
 Calibrate distance-measuring equipment.

04/1991 - 11/1995 ASSISTANT FIELD OFFICER

Temporary position at DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT FUND (Ministry of Transport and Communication) in the Government & Local Government sector in Kadoma, Zimbabwe.
Duties & Responsibilities
 Inspect project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety standards,
 Direct construction, operations, and sand maintenance activities at project site,
 Participate in surveying to lay out installations and establish reference points, grades, and elevations to guide construction,
 Estimate quantities and cost of materials, equipment, or labour to determine activity achievability.
 Test soils and materials to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations, concrete, or steel.
 Supervise/ oversee the construction of culverts and bridges.

Skills / Specialties


Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times

Professional Qualifications and Training


Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA),
Construction regulation,
Introduction to OHSACT,
Safety for Supervisors,
Environmental awareness,
Legal liability,
Incident investigation at workplace,
Working at Heights,
EHS Elevator Level 3,
Project Management and Appraisal,
Principles and Practise of Supervision,
AutoCAD 2000,
Advanced Certificate in Access 2000

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