Curriculum Vitae






Simon Neil OLIVER

Year of Birth 1965
Current Position Managing Director
Nationality British


Key Data

Simon Oliver joined Ove Arup & Partners London, in September 1988 as a Public Health Engineer.  He worked within a multi-disciplinary team and was responsible for all aspects of Public Health piped services as well as management of the design process.  He has a broad experience on a variety of diverse projects as both activity leader and project manager.


He was responsible for forecasting, planning Manpower requirements and scheduling work load as well as feasibility studies, project appraisals, preparation of budgets, cost control and all aspects of the design process on commercial, industrial as well as health and pharmaceutical projects.


Having worked in the UK, Europe and the Far East he transferred to Harare, Zimbabwe in September 1993 and became an Associate Partner in July 1996 responsible for the development of the Wet Services Department working on a number of projects within Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and South Africa.


In August 1997 he formed his own Company, EDP Consulting Engineers, Zimbabwe.


In 2003 he became a Partner of TSW Project Managers and Consulting Engineers, Zimbabwe.


In June 2005 he became the Managing Director of TSW Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd in South Africa and in January 2006 he resigned to form his own practice DESIGN-ONE consulting Engineers based in Johannesburg.


Systems he has experiences of include: 

  • Infrastructure services, including pumping stations and large bore pipelines

  • Sewage treatment works

  • Sanitation and Rainwater pipe design

  • Water treatment works, pumping stations and site reticulation

  • Hot, Cold, Potable and Flush valve water services

  • Fire protection systems, including risers, hose reels, sprinklers and deluge systems

  • Specialist high quality treated water systems

  • Vacuum and compressed air systems

  • Site and manifold gases

  • Specialist drainage systems and treatment

  • Water features and fountains

  • Swimming pools

  • Solar water heating systems

  • Processed piping

Educational Qualifications


HND in Civil Engineering Studies 1986

B.Eng. in Civil Engineering Studies 1988


Professional Qualifications


Chartered Engineer with Engineering Council (UK)

Chartered Member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (UK)

Member of the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers

Chartered Member or the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (UK)

Professional Engineering Technologist of Engineering Council of South Africa





Colin Parfitt

Year of Birth 1966
Current Position Electrical
Nationality South African


Key Data

Colin has over 17 years experience in the electrical industry, having started his career at Iscor as a project engineer, in the Energy Systems Division of the Pretoria works. Since 1994 Colin has worked in the consulting engineering industry and has developed a broad knowledge of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering industry.


Colin spent 3 years in Windhoek from 1995 to 1998 where he handled projects ranging from sewage and water treatment to hospitals as well as specialist medical installations such as CT scanners, and Radiation Therapy Units.


Since his return to RSA in 1998 Colin has handled a variety of projects ranging from 132kV overhead lines and substation expansion projects at various voltages (11, 33, 66, 88 and 132kV) This included the installation of 132kV power factor correction installation for the Tshwane Metro. Colin has also been involved in a variety of other municipal infrastructure projects and low/ medium and high cost housing developments.


Colin has also developed expertise in Telemetry and SCADA systems as well as Security Installations including Access Control and CCTV installations.


Specific technical experience includes:

  • High Voltage installations up to 132kV

  • Reticulation projects for Low/Medium and High cost Housing

  • Street and Area lighting

  • Hospitals and specialist medical installations

  • Water treatment facilities

  • Industrial installations

  • SCADA and Telemetry Systems

  • Security installations

Educational Qualifications


Bsc Eng (Electrical and Electronic) – University of Cape Town 1988

MBA – University of Kwazulu Natal 2004


Professional Qualifications


Registered Professional Engineer with the ECSA






Joseph Tambudze Chirima

Year of Birth 1965
Current Position Mechanical & Air Conditioning
Nationality Zimbabwean


Key Data

Joseph was a graduate design engineer for Ove-Arup and Partners from the end of 1992 to the end of 1994.   He was a HVAC services Project Engineer for CNM and Partners from 1995-1996.


He worked for UKM Consulting Engineers as a Project Engineer in charge of the mechanical services department, from 1996 till 1998.


In 1998 he joined as a Partner in Reclon Consulting roject Engineer in the firm I hold responsibilities ranging from job sourcing, to general mechanical engineering project management. The duties include designing, tendering, adjudication of tenders, appointing of sub-contractors, liaising with relevant authorities, site supervision and finally commissioning of Mechanical Building Services.


Joseph  is currently acting as the Project Mechanical Engineer of DESIGN-ONE and joined the firm in 2006


Specific Technical Experience includes:

  • Air Conditioning and comfort cooling

  • Boiler plants

  • Cold Stores and Refrigeration plant

  • Compressed air

  • Energy Conservation schemes

  • Energy Recovery

  • Fuel Distribution

  • Heating and Ventilating

  • Smoke Control Systems

  • Steam Distribution Services

Educational Qualifications


BTech Honours (Mechanical and Production Engineering) - University of Zimbabwe 1992


Professional Qualifications


Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers (Corporate membership)

Zimbabwe Association of Consulting Engineers (member)

South African Institution of Mechanical Engineers