Eng Grace Bema is currently the Board Chairman for Mashonaland Holdings, she is the Vice President of ZACE (Zimbabwe Association of Consulting Engineers) and is a Council Member for Bindura University. She studied for a BSc Honors in Civil Engineering at the University of Zimbabwe. After graduation she joined Alpha Engineers for five years. In order to strengthen her management skills, she took up a Master’s in Business Administration degree (MBA) again at the University of Zimbabwe. She joined Brian Colquhoun Hugh O’Donnell & Partners (BCHOD Consulting Engineers), and was made partner in 2010 making her the only female partner of the biggest consultancy firm in Zimbabwe. With BCHOD she has worked on numerous projects the biggest amongst them being the construction of 3,000 houses and roads, water and sewer services for Unki Mine housing development for a total project cost of US$140million. She was both resident engineer and supervisor and was also involved in designing the road network, water and sewer reticulation and treatment works. As a partner at an engineering firm, she is passionate about improving service delivery systems in Zimbabwe in particular roads, water and sewer systems with a view to upgrading their functionality. Grace had the opportunity to experience first world standards when she studied for a Master of Science degree in Sustainable systems at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania USA. Her move to study for a second Master’s degree in Sustainable Systems was prompted by the direction the world is taking to use environmentally friendly systems to help protect the environment and future generations. While in America, she worked for New Castle Sanitation Authority which is a sewage treatment plant that uses sewage effluent to generate power. She also worked for Macoskey Center as a design developer. Upon her return to Zimbabwe, she retained her position as partner at BCHOD Consulting Engineers. As for what the future holds, she intends to do a PHD in Civil Engineering within the next three years.
Jabulani Gumbodete is a Chartered Engineer working as the Managing Director for MEP Consulting Engineers, Zimbabwe: a company that specialises in the design and supervision of building services engineering. His experience covers the design, specification, supervision and project management of building services engineering installations for institutional, commercial, industrial and residential projects. He is a specialist in the provision of hospital and healthcare building services. Engineer Gumbodete has 30 years building services experience split between Zimbabwe and United Kingdom. He spent ten years working for top building services consulting engineering firms in the United Kingdom. He is a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council UK. He is a corporate member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET), corporate member of Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (MCIBSE), corporate member of Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers (MZweIE), member of the Zimbabwe Association of Consulting Engineers (MZACE) and is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe (ECZ). Eng Gumbodete is a former member of the Council for Marondera University of Science and Technology.
Rajendrais a Partner with the multi-disciplinary Consulting Engineering firm Brian Colquhoun Hugh O ‘Donnell (BCHOD)& Partners. He qualified in electrical engineering at the University of Zimbabwe in 1985 and joined BCHOD in 1989 after a short spell with ZESA, ( 1985 – 1989).He is a Chartered Engineer with 25years experience in the field of electrical engineering associated with Building Services ,Infrastructure, Sewage and water treatment works, mining and industrial fields predominantly in Zimbabwe. He has been involved in a wide range of office block, residential and commercial developments in Harare . His experience with design of electrical services to high rise buildings include those that make up the Harare CBD skyline, Century Towers , Angwa City Center, Corner House , Megawatt House,101 Union Avenue, Unity Court, Meikles Hotel and Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. He is married with one son and his favorite hobbies include playing sport ( golf and tennis) and reading.
Patience is a qualified Professional Engineer with 29 years working experience. He is managing director of PAMA Engineering Consultants where he heads the civil engineering section specialising in the design and supervision of construction of Roads and Stormwater Drainage, Water and Wastewater Engineering and other Civil Engineering Projects.Engineer Madzimure is currently the chairman of the Public Relations committee and has over the years sat on other committees within ZACE and is also a Past President. Eng. Madzimure is married to Tecla and are blessed with two sons and one daughter.
Lloyd Pararai Fende is a Civils Partner Managing the Civils Division of Brian Colquhoun Hough O’Donnell and Partners (BCHOD) in Zimbabwe and involved in interdisciplinary management of various projects locally and regionally. Has 30 years Post Graduate experience of which 20 years have been with BCHOD and 6 years with Ministry of Water Resources and Development of Zimbabwe, 4 years with others. Lloyd is involved in general Civil Engineering, infrastructure planning, development and implementation at strategic level, heading feasibility study teams and project implementation managers. Was a Design Engineer and land use advisor on diverse projects including: Mining project in DRC. Designed and supervised construction of small, medium and large dams for The Ministry of Energy, Water Resources & Development and private small farm dams. Lloyd is currently involved in the study and rapid technical appraisal and reporting for remedial and rehabilitation works to water and sanitation infrastructure in cities and towns in Zimbabwe. Was Team Leader on several projects which included Marondera Sewage Treatment plants, Murowa Diamond’s infrastructure Expansion project and Africa University Sewage Ponds Expansion, Land Use Plans for Zimbabwe Airports, Mushimbili Dam for the Kapiri and Mposhi Water Supply and Sanitation Project for the Zambian Government. As Senior Projects Engineer, Lloyd was responsible for among others, Nyanga Sewage Master Plan, Kunzvi Water Supply Project, Interpol Sub-regional Head Quarters ZimDev Head Quarters, Harare and Resident Engineer responsible for design, documentation and supervision of construction of 10 ML/day water treatment plants [Chinhoyi], 72 ML/day Firle Sewerage Treatment plant for City of Harare. Eng Fende has been a ZACE member since 2011 and Council Member from 2013. Eng Fende is happily married and blessed with a family of four sons and two daughters.
Peter Morris is a self employed freelance consultant with 42 years of experience. He qualified in civil engineering at the University of Cape Town and received an MSc in Public Health Engineering at Imperial College in London. He has been on ZACE Council since 2002 and is the Zimbabwe Country Representative for the Institution of Civil Engineers. His area of expertise is municipal water and sewerage and in recent years has been responsible for a lot of rehabilitation work. One of his interests is construction procurement and he chaired the Standards Association of Zimbabwe mirror committee to the International Standards Organisation committee that prepared ISO 10845 Construction Procurement. He is married with two daughters and a son and dotes on all his family. His favourite work activity is designing water treatment works and his favourite recreational activities are reading, sailing, rock climbing and designing sun dials
Engineer Faina Machakaire is a Senior Civil Engineer with over 25 years’ experience currently employed by CNM-YBJ Consulting Engineers, Zimbabwe. She has previously worked for Bothakga Burrow Consulting Engineers, Botswana, and the Department of Roads, Ministry of Transport, Zimbabwe. Her areas of interest are Roads/Highways and Civil Buildings/Structures. Engineer Machakaire holds a BEng (Civil Engineering) degree from Loughborough University of Technology, UK (July 1994) and a MSc Highway Management and Engineering degree from Birmingham University, UK. (Dec 2000) Engineer Machakaire is also a Council Member for Zimbabwe Open University and the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe.
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