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Registered Surveyor (S0087) with 47 years experience in cadastral and

Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa
January 11, 2022

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Career Summary

Ruurd van der Wal is a Registered Survey Technologists who possesses extensive, current experience which spans over 47 years, in Engineering, Topographical, Cadastral and Construction survey. With a successful background in a project management in South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe and Namibia, planning, directing and coordinating surveyor activities, he is exceptionally resourceful and displays a high work ethic. Ruurd’s expertise includes the planning of the stages of a project, ensuring the most efficient, safe and economical use of resources. Proficient in assuming the role of the Commission Manager, taking responsibility for end-to-end service delivery, often with respect to large and complex projects. Furthermore, Ruurd is accustomed to act as the key, day to day client interface, ensuring that client objectives are met through the delivery of a value-added cost management service. Career Objective: Seeking Freelance Survey Technologists projects Educational Background

Institution Course obtained

■ Technical College of Witwatersrand ■ DIP(Survey)- 1969

■ ITESSA ■ 1975

Registrations and memberships

■ South African Council for Professional Land Surveyor and Technical Surveyors- (S0087)

■ The South African Geomatics Institute- (1157)

■ The Astronomical Society of South Africa

Ruurd van der Wal

Surveyor Technologists: Construction and Pavements




■ Proficient with Computer Aided

Design (CAD) software

■ Stakeholder engagement ■ Geometric design

■ Attention to detail ■ Problem solving skills ■ Leadership skills

■ Project and time management


■ Financial management ■ Communication skills

Career Chronology

Company Name Designation Duration

SMEC South Africa Bloemfontein Senior Surveyor May 2015-to November 2021 Worley Parsons RSA Pretoria Senior Surveyor July 2014-April 2015 Contract Surveyor Eskom Medupi Senior Surveyor July 2013-June 2014 P D NAAIDO (SANRAL) Ladybrand Senior Surveyor July 2010-July 2013 SSI(SANRAL) Bloemhof Senior Surveyor March 2007-June 2010 PSC Civil Engineering Pretoria Senior Surveyor October 2005-February 2007 Van der Want & Pnt Alberton Surveyor January 1996-October 2005 Scneider & Dreyer Harrismith Surveyor October 1989-December 1995 Scott & de Waal Inc Johannesburg Surveyor July 1984-August 1989 Davy McKee International JHB Surveyor April 1982-June 1984 3


Company SMEC South Africa Bloemfontein

Designation Senior Surveyor

Duration May 2015-to November 2021

Client South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited Projects BCN23- The Rehabilitation of National Route 1 Section 17

The Upgrading of National Route1 Section 17 from Holfontein (Km24) to Kroonstad (Km44.5), Kroonstad/Free State, RSA

The Upgrading of National Route1 Section1 Section 17 from Ventersburg

(Km2.1) to Holfontein Interchange (Km24), Free State Province, RSA Duties Responsible for full pavement investigation, analyses and design of bridges, dual carriageway, intersections, on-off ramps and crossroads of interchanges.

Performed general field surveying data collection activities.

Management of projects to maintain and/or improve profit margins through, cost management and cash flow management.

Ensure accurate forecasting on project.

Maintain quality standards through accurate work and resolving any disputes timeously.

Maintain stakeholder engagement throughout the project to ensure sufficient delivery of service.

Survey complete project on WGS27 and WGS84 system.

Correct control stations for horizontal and vertical control while project is under construction.

Provide RE with layout drawings of as-built road elevation and road markings.

Monitor control station to streamline construction processes.

Examine setting out on main structures.

Design the vertical alignment and road cross-sectional profile on Road Maker & Model Maker platforms.

Ensure projects are managed to the right quality standards and are completed efficiently and on time.

Comply with project service level agreements.

Development of effective, professional relationships with clients and cross- functional team members.

The cost management team is effectively led (where appropriate) within the context of delivering a specific commission.

Management and training of Technicians.

Provision and cascading of key information.

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