Mesfin Hagos Tewolde

“The thing you are looking at creates a different visual experience to other spectators” Mesfin

About Me

Born and raised in building contractors’ family, I had been introduced to construction sites early on. The regular visits to dad’s construction sites elevated my curiosity about the field of engineering. Later on, I went to an engineering college and studied Civil/Irrigation Engineering and received a degree in 1996. Then, After years of work experience, I carried on studying and received a master’s degree in engineering hydrology in 2005. On top of that, I received additional training and took part in more advanced research at higher academic institutions as a collaborator and Ph.D student. The universities I attended include The University of Arba-Minch, Ethiopia, The University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Central University of Technology, South Africa, The University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and The University of Applied Science and Arts Western Switzerland, Lausanne. I have also studied French language courses at, IFAGE, The University of Fribourg, and The University of Geneva, Switzerland. Besides, I attended various brief professional training courses that include 6 months Series of Water Management Courses conducted by the Natural Resources Conservation Service of USA (NRCS), 10 days of ArcGIS and GPS integration training conducted by the University of Bern, Switzerland and 3 days of Water Resources Yield Model (WRYM-IMS Model) introductory course conducted by the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry of South Africa.


In my practical work experiences, I actually took part in various engineering assignments and gained experiences regarding design hydrology, catchment studies, flood routing, building construction, irrigation infrastructures, and small-scale earth dam construction as well as other relevant water resources projects.
Simultaneously, I have enriched and enhanced my proficiency in using engineering instruments and software programs. Consequently, I am capable of utilizing engineering instruments such as Total-station and Theodolites. Moreover, able to employ engineering software packages such as Revit, Civil 3D, AutoCAD, ArcGIS, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, Bentley Software program (civil-storm, pond pack, Flow master and others), IDRISI, PCI-Geomatica, and others.


At present, I am convinced that I have the essential proficiency to take part in prominent engineering undertakings that may possibly incorporate hydrologic design, dam and irrigation infrastructure as well as building construction supervision.

  • ResidenceGeneva, Switzerland
  • AddressChène Bougeries
  • e-mail mtewolde@civileng.ch
  • Phone+41 799342970
  • Driving License B (Swiss and South African)
  • P. RegistrationREG A | SIA
  • Websitewww.civileng.ch

Philosophy Statement

Acquiring knowledge of engineering is an opportunity. It is an opportunity to resolve problems and add values to communities. In order to play a role proficiently and responsibly, rigorous training programs are absolutely necessary to acquire engineering skills.

In addition to having theoretical and fundamental technical backgrounds, I believe visualization talent is also vital to engineers. Competencies such as rational thinking, environmental consciousness, and ethical awareness are other aspects that are required to be mastered.

As an engineer, my task would be to utilize my skills with due diligence and accountability to play a role in contributing to the progress and advancement of human society.

Reflection on Professional Growth

Schools help with acquiring knowledge and methodologies to help solve problems in the real world. Moreover, practical experiences have also a lesson to teach. Through years of practical experiences, I have developed not only my skills but also my confidence has gotten consolidated tremendously. As a result, successive projects were done with ease and more efficiency.

From being a participant in construction projects, I had gotten opportunities to lead projects, trained staff, evaluated projects in terms of feasibility and technical soundness as well as consult others to achieve their goals.

During the years, I have enriched my competences and acquired tools that could help to facilitate tasks more efficiently. The more I took part in research and construction projects, the courageous I became in decision making and solving problems with ease.

Future objectives: Long term ambition and explorations lie in mastering more computer applications to harness water resources proficiently in an effort to alleviate future water shortage crisis.

 

What I Do

3D Building Modeling

3D modeling of buildings with Revit. More software’s I have worked with are Revizto, Navisworks, BIM360, Solibri. Autocad and Civil 3D

Surveying.

Topographic Survey with a level, Total-Station, and Theodolite, Site survey (dam, irrigation, and building )

Irrigation engineering

Earthen & concrete irrigation canal construction, construction of drop structures, culverts, construction of Dams and wear structures

Website Design

WordPress website design is a hobby

Construction Site supervision

Supervision of construction sites such as Buildings, Dams (earthen, rock fill, concrete), and other hydraulic structures

Hydrological researches

Hydrological studies of rivers, catchments, dam sites reservoirs, hydrological modeling, Water supply pipe flow design and analysis, Stormwater design and analysis, Flood protection and flood routing

Hydrology, GIS and photogrammetry software skills

Geomatica, and IDRISI, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, HEC-GeoRAS, HEC-GeoHMS, ESRI ArcGIS, ESRI ArcGIS-Pro, WebGIS and Bentley software such as PondPack, Flowmaster, Civil-Storm), and other Bentley software

Recommendations & Testimonials

2016, ICRC

Resume

Education

2002-2005
University of Kwazulu-Natal

https://cwrr.ukzn.ac.za

MScEng Degree: School of Environmental Engineering and hydrology (BEEH), Faculty of Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, and Durban (South Africa). Research title: « Flood Routing in Ungauged Catchments Using Muskingum Methods. » The project was financed by the Water Research Institute of South Africa.

1991-1996
Arba Minch University

www.amu.edu.et

BScEng Degree: Civil engineering, University of Arbaminch, formerly called: Arbaminch Water Technology Institute, Ethiopia. Project title:: «Hare Irrigation Project, Design Report. »

Further Education

2018-2019
CAD School

www.cadschool.ch

CADSchool, Geneva:  training of Revit (basic and advanced levels)  and  Autocad 2D basic and advanced level (CAD)

2011 - 2012
HES-SO Lausanne (Swiss)

www.hes-so.ch

Attended engineering courses such as advanced Geomatique and its applications (GEO), Project management and  communication (GPR),  Construction and environment law (DCN), construction and Structural engineering (CSR), Management and development of water (EAX), Cartography and GIS (SIG), Water treatment and quality and geology and hydrogeology

2008-2011
University of Fribourg, Switzerland

www.unifr.ch

University of Fribourg, Switzerland, Collaborator, and Research fellow (Doctoral candidate): I have studied ArcGIS et IDRISI, PCI-Geomatica (Orthoeng), ERDAS imagery (Orthobase), satellite images and   SLEUTH growth model and subsidence of alluvial soils caused by intensive water withdrawal

2005-2007
Central University of Technology (CUT) South Africa,

https://www.cut.ac.za/

Central University of Technology (CUT),  South Africa: as a research collaborator, I did research on Small scale rainwater harvesting Technologies for Southern Africa region

1999 (10 days)
University of Bern, Swiss

www.unibe.ch

Sponsored by the University of Bern, Swiss. training location - Asmara (Eritrea): 10 days of training management of geographic information WIN 95/NT Arcview, and GPS. Center for the Development and Environment, University of Bern

1997(6 months)
Natural Resources Conservation Service, USA

www.nrcs.usda.gov

Hydrology for engineers, geology for engineers, structural analyses for engineers, Documentation for construction  projects,  irrigation techniques, the study of soil Mechanics,

Engineering Skills

Engineering Hydrology

95%

Civil Construction Supervision (Building, Dam, & Irri. infrastructures)

80%

Total-Station and Theodolite

99%

Design and Drawing of civil structures

100%

3D building modeling & BIM collaboration

80%

Engineering Software Skills

HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, HEC-GeoRAS, HEC-GeoHMS

85%

ArcGIS, ArcGIS-Pro, WebGIS

90%

PondPack, Flowmaster, Civil-Storm

80%

3D Modelling (Revit et Civil 3D) Revit and AutoCAD, Revizto 4, Solibri, BIM360 softwares

90%

Geomatica, and IDRISI (photogrammetry)

90%

Soft Skills

  • Communicate easily
  • Precision and attention to detail
  • Time Management
  • Analyse, manage and administer a team of professionals
  • Problem-Solving
  • Social Networking
  • Flexibility

Certificates

Publication

2005

Books and Chapters in Books:

Tewolde MH (2005) Flood Routing in Ungauged Catchments using Muskingum Methods. Universal Publishers, Florida, USA. book-Link,

2007Smithers JC, KT Chetty, Frezghi MS, DM and Knoesen Tewolde MH (2007) Development and assessment of a continuous simulation modeling system for design flood estimation, WRC Report No. 1318/1/07. Water Resources Commission, Pretoria, RSA.Link
2009P S van Heerden, C T Crosby, B Grové, N Benadé, E Theron, R E Schulze & MH Tewolde (2009), Integrating and Updating of SAPWAT and PLANWAT to Create a Powerful and User-Friendly Irrigation Planning Tool, WRC report No. TT 391/08.Water Resources Commission, Pretoria, RSA. Link 
2006

Peer-reviewed Articles and Reports

Tewolde MH and JC Smithers (2006) Flood routing in ungauged catchments using Muskingum methods. Journal of Water South Africa.  Journal- link

2005

Conferences:

Tewolde MH and Smithers JC (2005) Flood Routing in Ungauged Catchments Using Muskingum Methods. Poster International Conference on Integrated Assessment of Water Resources and Global Change: A North-South Analysis, Bonn, Germany. Link.

2008

Seminars:

Tewolde MH (2008), Seminar in Geomorphology: Subsidence in alluvial soils caused by intensive water withdrawal, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Link

2008Tewolde MH (2008), Image Orthorectifying and mosaicking using PCI-Geomatica, (Steps are shown using an aerial photograph in Bulle area) and preparation of files for SLEUTH urban and land-use change model, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Link
2006Tewolde MH (2006), Rainwater Harvesting Technology for Small Households, School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Central University of Technology, Free State, South Africa. link
2002Tewolde MH (2002), Flood Routing, School of Bioresources Engineering and Environmental Hydrology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, RSA. (link)
2002

Accessing Excellence (“Honors Class”): Before transitioning towards a master’s program in hydrology.

Tewolde MH (2002) Hydrological dam design, School of Bioresources Engineering and Environmental Hydrology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, RSA (link).

2002Tewolde MH (2002) Forest Hydrology, Seven Oaks Experiment Station, School of Bioresources. Engineering and Environmental Hydrology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg. Link
1995

Undergraduate Papers:

Tewolde MH, Mitiku B, Tamir M. and Seid S. (1995) Hare Irrigation Project Design Report, Department of Irrigation Engineering, Arbaminch Water Technology Institute, Arbaminch, Ethiopia link

2000

Sample Project Design Paper, Eritrea:

Tewolde MH, Tareke, S and Gebrehiwot, T. (2000) Berhnet earth-fill dam report, Land and Water Resource Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Asmara, Eritrea. Link

More information available here

Professional Experience

2019 (3 months)

CSD.ch, Lausanne Building Technique department:  3D modeling of buildings with Revit. I also worked with  Revizto, Navisworks, BIM360, Solibri.

2014-still Geneva, Hydro Engineers (Civileng.ch):  Hydrological studies and Civil engineering, independent researcher,
2014-2014 (3 months) Canton Geneva, SECOE – dynamic sector for water and meteorology. Studying and evaluating the hydrology of the “L’Aire” river and the infrastructures along the river. Temporary post. link,
2008-2011 University of Fribourg, Switzerland: Scientific collaborator  (Doctorat): Research in hydrology, geomatics, and GIS, worked with software such as GIS, Geomatica,  and IDRISI,
2005-2007 South Africa, Central University of Technology (CUT): Research collaborator, Small-scale Rain Water Harvesting Technology,
2004-2005 South Africa, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Collaborator and researcher: Département of hydrology, worked in the area of hydrological modeling and engineering hydrology,
2000-2002 Eritrean Gov., Construction Engineer: Supervision of ground plus one building complex, built on an area of 124 square meters of land, including concrete mix control as well as guiding reinforcement bar placement and management of construction material,
1997-2000 Eritrea, Ministry of Agriculture Design section : Surface irrigation system design and construction such as Chute, drop structures, culverts, primary, secondary and tertiary canals. Design and construction of small scale earth dam and reservoirs,
1996-1997 Ethiopia, Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Rehabilitation Commission in Tigray Region (SAERT):  Irrigation infrastructure construction such as drop structures and earthen canals. Supervision of small scale earth and rockfill dam construction, and
1995-1996 Internship, (Graduation Year) the University of Arbaminch, formerly called Arbaminch Water Technology Institute, Arbaminch (Éthiopia): a longitudinal and cross-sectional survey of kulfo river.

Portfolio

Bentley FlowMaster

Bentley FlowMaster

Bentley
Bentley PondPack

Bentley PondPack

Audio, Bentley, Video
CivilStorm

CivilStorm

Audio, Bentley, Video
Vaal catchment study

Vaal catchment study

Audio, Vaal Catch, Video
Running HEC-HMS for Tugela catchment

Running HEC-HMS for Tugela catchment

Audio, Tugela Catchment, Video
HEC-GeoHMS (Tugela Catch)

HEC-GeoHMS (Tugela Catch)

Audio, Tugela Catchment, Video
Tugela Catchment study

Tugela Catchment study

Audio, Tugela Catchment, Video
Flood Mapping with HEC-GEORAS

Flood Mapping with HEC-GEORAS

Audio, Video
Poster

Poster

Poster
HEC-RAS

HEC-RAS

Audio, Video
Curve Number Grid

Curve Number Grid

Audio, Video
Project 1

Project 1

Projects
Project 2

Project 2

Projects
Project 3

Project 3

Projects
Project 4

Project 4

Projects
3D Building Modeling

3D Building Modeling

3D B.Modeling, Audio, Video
HEC-HMS Model

HEC-HMS Model

Audio, Video
Classifieds

Classifieds

Website Design (Hobby)
H&C consulting

H&C consulting

Website Design (Hobby)
Geneva Real Estate

Geneva Real Estate

Website Design (Hobby)
ROM-List

ROM-List

Website Design (Hobby)
SAMIGARAGE

SAMIGARAGE

Website Design (Hobby)
SAMEN-HTSP

SAMEN-HTSP

Website Design (Hobby)

Contact

Geneva, Switzerland

+41 79 934 2970

Mobile

mtewolde@civileng.ch

Availability

I am available for short or long term assignments, research work, 3D Modeling, construction supervision or any other similar contracts

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This is Mesfin talking. I am a civil engineer and hydrologist (REG A & SIA ). Currently, I am hoping to team up or collaborate with other engineers who may have ongoing civil engineering projects or contracts work elsewhere. Do you have any projects or researches that I can collaborate with?  if you do, please leave me a note through the contact form so that I can get in touch with you to discuss it.

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C'est mesfin qui parle. Je suis ingénieur civil et hydrologue (REG A & SIA ). Actuellement, j'espère faire une équipe ou collaborer avec d'autres ingénieurs qui peuvent avoir des projets de génie civil en cours ou des contrats de travail d'ailleurs. Avez-vous des projets ou des recherches avec lesquels je peux collaborer ?  Si oui, veuillez me laisser un message via le formulaire de contact afin que je puisse vous joindre pour en discuter.


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