Matthys Saayman

Matthys Saayman

Civil/Agricultural Engineer at MBB Consulting Services

Durban Area, South Africa
Civil Engineering

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Matthys Saayman's Overview

  • Farmers' assistant at Oosthuizen farm

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Matthys Saayman's Summary

Mr Saayman is a qualified civil engineer with 3 years of working experience, one year as a hydraulic laboratory manager at the University of Stellenbosch and 2 year with MBB on various civil and agricultural engineering projects.

Mr Saayman successfully completed his post graduate degree while working for the University of Stellenbosch. Additionally, completing post graduate courses on pipeline and pump station design, flood hydrology, water network analysis, environmental engineering, irrigation design and wastewater treatment. The topic of his master’s degree mainly focused on effective water use for agricultural irrigation.

As a manager in the hydraulic laboratory, Mr Saayman designed and built various scale models of large dams, spillways and inlet structures and simulated various flood events to test and if needed improve the design. Additionally, Mr Saayman was responsible for quality control, management of staff and procurement of materials and equipment.

Mr Saayman has sound knowledge and experience in GIS mapping, irrigation scheduling and water law. With a passion for agriculture, Mr Saayman serves as a committee member of SAIAE. Mr Saayman is also a member of SABI and completed an advanced irrigation design course.

Mr Saayman’s experience includes farm master plan design, water availability and feasibility studies, bulk water design including canals, agricultural impact assessments, dam safety inspections, brick or concrete reservoir safety inspections and rehabilitation. Responsibility levels range from being a junior member of a design team, managing people, small construction projects and other project sub divisions.

Mr Saayman’s skills include proficiency in a wide range of software programmes for design (earthworks, irrigation, water, dams etc.), CAD, GIS, survey, water design, word processors and spread sheets, and hydrodynamic simulation software (Mike11).

Matthys Saayman's Experience

Civil Engineer

MBB Consulting Engineers

Environmental Services industry

March 2014Present (7 months) Pietermaritzburg Area, South Africa

Civil & Agricultural Engineer

MBB Consulting Services

Environmental Services industry

2012February 2014 (2 years) Stellenbosch

Water Engineer Student

University of Stellenbosch

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

January 2009February 2012 (3 years 2 months) Stellenbosch University

I am doing my masters thesis on saving water used for irrigation by optimizing current systems. My project takes place in Riviersonderend and is supplied by Theewaterskloof dam.

Laboratory Manager

University of Stellenbosch

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

October 2010June 2011 (9 months)

Farmers' assistant

Oosthuizen farm

April 2006May 2006 (2 months)

Worked as a helper for a milk farm of 750 cows.

Matthys Saayman's Skills & Expertise

  1. Model Maker
  2. AutoCAD Civil 3D
  3. Hydrology
  4. GIS
  5. Civil Engineering
  6. Engineering
  7. Drainage
  8. Microsoft Office
  9. Project Management
  10. Microsoft Excel
  11. AutoCAD
  12. Water
  13. CAD
  14. Feasibility Studies
  15. Irrigation
  16. Agricultural Engineering
  17. Concrete
  18. Water Supply
  19. Earthworks
  20. Pump Stations
  21. Water Engineering
  22. Agriculture
  23. Pipelines

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Matthys Saayman's Courses

  • Water Engineer Student

    University of Stellenbosch

    • Pipe and Pumpstation Design
    • Wastewater Treatment
    • Flood Hydrology
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Water Network Analysis
    • SABI Irrigation Course
  • Civil & Agricultural Engineer

    MBB Consulting Services

    • Handling project
    • Advanced Irrigation Design

Matthys Saayman's Education

Stellenbosch University/Universiteit Stellenbosch

MscEng, Water Engineering


Stellenbosch University/Universiteit Stellenbosch

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Civil Engineering


Matthys Saayman's Additional Information


hiking, farming, nature, guitar, exercising, philosophy, reading

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Man of the Year Award in 2008.

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