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Orlando Rodriguez

Project Engineer

Professional Background

  • Over 10 years' experience in engineering and project management in the power, mining and construction industries. Set up and auditing of quality systems. Cost/benefit analysis, through prefeasibility to project management and implementation (including tender documentation and evaluation).
  • Experience in the design and development of testing methods and procedures to Australian and International Standards, including, writing of detailed test methods, procedures and reports.
  • Experience in field measurements of strain, load, temperature and pressure.

Areas of Expertise

  • Project and contract management. Quality Assurance and Quality Control.
  • Management of subcontractors.
  • Auditing of Quality Management.
  • Systems and supplier/contractor's capabilities.
  • Procurement of equipment and services.
  • Preparation and delivery of training material.
  • Design, development and evaluation of testing methods and procedures.
  • Integrity assessment and comparative assessment of various products.

Relevant Project Experience

  • Project Manager and Commissioning Engineer for the design, manufacturing, installation and commissioning of a Total Fluoride Monitoring System as per USEPA methods at Dubai Aluminium, UAE.
  • Preparation of O&M manuals and training material (including training delivery) for the operation and maintenance of the Total Fluoride Monitoring System installed at Dubai Aluminium, UAE.
  • Project Manager and Commissioning Engineer for the design, installation and commissioning of a Temporary Restraint System for the replacement of U5 Main Steam Chest at a Kwinana Power Station, Western Australia.
  • Owner's Quality Engineer for U6 Main Steam Drain Upgrade at Muja Power Station, Western Australia.
  • Owner's Project & Quality Engineer for the refurbishment of the A1 gas turbine for Jeeralang Power Station, Victoria.
  • Quality Manager for the Muja Power Station Unit 7 & 8 Dry Bottom Ash Project, including preparation of Quality Plan; Design, Manufacturing and Installation Inspection and Test Plans; and auditing of subcontractor's Quality Management Systems.
    Surveillance activities during equipment manufacturing; and expediting of sub-contractors in
    China over a 3 months period. 
  • Preparation of O&M manuals and training material (including training delivery) for the operation and maintenance of the Dry Bottom Ash Handling System installed at Muja Power Station, Western Australia.
  • Project Engineer for surveys of hanger support systems for high energy piping systems in Newport and Muja Power Stations, Victoria and Western Australia.
  • Preparation and implementation of HRL Technology Engineered Implementations BU Operating Manual in accordance with ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems.
  • Preparation and implementation of HRL Technology Mechanical Testing Manual in accordance with AS ISO/IEC 17025 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.
  • Standardisation of new services for Product Testing in Engineering & Materials Business Unit.
  • Product testing engineer for the evaluation, testing and compliance certification of assemblies and single components to a range of National & International Standards.


  • B.Eng (Industrial)
  • M.Eng (CP)
  • Cert IV Project Management


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