Following the Engineering Council Act [Chapter27:22] becoming into operation mid March 2009, Government, through the Ministry of Public Works, appointed Councillors to oversee the functions of ECZ. Eng Dawson Mareya was the inaugural Chairman and deputised by Eng Daniel M Ncube.

Following appointment, Council embarked on the setting up of ECZ from scratch, i.e. getting the statutory instrument in place, setting the agenda of ECZ through crafting of a business model and plan, setting tasks/ToR for Committees, recruitment of the Secretariat, e.t.c

In April 2011, the CEO was appointed.

Offices were established in May 2011 and recruitment of supporting staff and procurement of office equipment was accomplished by June 2011.