Rodel Fernandez Corrosion Engineer

Saudi Arabia

RODEL U. FERNANDEZ                    E-mail [email protected]
Mobile # 00966-546102791

Office # 03-8355331 x 104




More than seventeen (17) years of work experience in cathodic protection engineering and completed Electrical engineering studies in year 1995. Describe below summary of works experience.

Recently worked for one construction company, Skylines Construction Company specializing in cathodic protection engineering as CP Specialist leading group of CP engineers and technicians. Previously work four (4) years in SABIC Technology Center as cathodic protection engineer till 2006. During those periods, practice in cathodic corrosion engineering was very extensive and responsible for providing technical support for SABIC Affiliate Companies corrosion mitigation systems. The primary work is to provide investigative report and studies, validate and commission new systems, design engineering, prepare reports outlining recommendation and corrective measures to mitigate corrosion using cathodic protection. After 4 years working with SABIC, transferred to Kuwait to perform long-term contract with Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) thru Rawabi Company. The works covers broader area in corrosion practice managing the entire oil production facilities cathodic protection. Work as senior cathodic protection engineer, leading a group of engineers, supervisors, and technicians performing daily task such as system monitoring and maintenance, conducting specialized survey such as DVCG/CIPS,AC/DC stray current studies and mitigation, troubleshooting malfunctioning systems and prepare CP system design.

Three (3) years of extensive experience in electrical engineering. Involved direct as an engineer and completed various electrical maintenance and constructions projects in of Oil production Facilities, Steel Plant and industrial facilities. Practice includes material take-off estimation, bid preparation, documentations, supervision and project management. During project implementation, responsible for the allocation of manpower and materials requirement by projects. Attend meeting with client or consultant discussing the progress, installation methods, and settle any design discrepancy and perform electrical design as work required.

Co-authored several technical papers related to cathodic protection engineering.

Date of Birth              :           October 17, 1972

Nationality                 :           Filipino

Education:               Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

ADAMSON UNIVERSITY, Ermita, Philippines – Graduated 1995

Qualification           Registered Electrical Engineer –No. 01265

NACE Cathodic Protection Specialist Certified # 9830


NACE CP Level-3 Training Course – February 2006

By Robert Gummow

In-house Training on Cathodic Protection of Reinforced

Concrete Structures – 2001, by: Robert Kean, Bsc,Msc,     Ceng,  MIM, MIMCorr,

In-house Corrosion Engineer Training Program at SABIC Technology Centre – 2003 by: O A. Ashiru PhD.



Technical Papers

1. “Cathodic protection of Reinforced Concrete Seawater Structures in Petrochemical Plants” (Case Histories of Long-term Performance)

NACE Paper 04343 Corrosion ‏2004‏‏-‏-Co-Author


2. “A case history of Cathodic Prevention of Seawater Structures”

NACE Paper 06346 Corrosion ‏2006‏‏-‏-Co-Author



Professional Affiliations:


NACE – National Association of Corrosion Engineer


IIEE – Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineer – Saudi Arabia Chapter







Work Experience:

Position: Engineering, Project Manager

Skylines Construction and Industrial Services

October 2009 – Present

Dammam,Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

Primary Function:

Act as project technical advisor in all projects involving cathodic

protection installation and investigation. Manage and direct group of CP

engineers performing all related cathodic protection field survey and


Managing project requirements such as manpower, materials and resolve

any technical issues on materials, installation and ensure any remedial

works shall conform to client or international accepted standards.

Prepare detailed CP system design report for old and new structures and

lead inspection during commissioning of CP system installation.




Position: Cathodic Protection Engineer

Specialized Cathodic Protection Services (K.O.C. 4-Year Contract # 31055)

November 2006 – November 2009

Kuwait Oil Company (K.S.C.) – Ahmadi,Kuwait

Inspection & Corrosion Division


Primary Function:


Report direct to Project Manager and direct/lead group of technicians performing all related cathodic protection field survey. The survey includes On/Off potential survey, CIPS/DCVG, routine T/R checks and minor maintenance, adjustment on bonding devices and potential balancing. Evaluate collected data comparing with applicable criteria and provide necessary corrective measures if abnormality arises. Responsible for planning for all activities required manpower and equipment meeting the requirements maintaining CP in all protected structures.


Conduct CP system field investigation surveys to malfunctioning CP system and prepare report including recommendation for system improvement. Attend meetings with the client and able to demonstrate team periodic achievements and planned activities for the next period complying all project requirements.


Participates in inspection of new CP system installation and prepares site inspection reports and finding.


Position: Cathodic Protection Engineer

June2002 – October 2006


Material Corrosion Section


Primary Function:


Report directly to section head having assign task of giving technical support to all SABIC affiliate in prevention of possible plant disruption due to material failure in corrosion. Provide independent review being a third party on cathodic corrosion protection system design, Contractor survey report and performance assessment of existing cathodic protection installation, either buried or immerse steel structures including reinforced concrete. The works also includes study of existing CP system; provide practical recommendation in troubleshooting malfunctioning CP system as well as assist on accepting newly commissioned CP system.

2000 – 2002

Site CP Engineer

Ali H. Al-Ghamdi Est., KSA


Primary Function


Report directly to Project Manager, having direct supervision to the project assigned Handle several projects with a responsibility of management, execution engineering and coordination to designer and client representative. Fully responsible in execution of project as per required specification and complete the project as required by the client

1997 – 2000

Project Electrical Engineer
Engineering Department




Primary Function:


Report directly to Engineering Manager, having direct supervision to the project assigned. The works includes preparation of bids, execution works such as scheduling (materials/manpower), quality control and preparation of inspection plan. Monitor project progress and prepare project reports including recommendation to Construction Manager to comply project commitments.

1996 – 1997

Quality Assurance Engineer
Quality assurance Department


Primary Function:

Work as Quality Assurance Engineer in a metal fabrication company producing product used in Industrial kitchen equipment. The work involvements extend from product design stage and it will carry out until product fabrication. Coordinate closely with Production department of any improvement of work simplification versus product to improved stage of inspection concerning quality product. The work includes testing of reliability of products and documentation of shipment and delivery.


June 1990/October 1995 BSc Electrical Engineering at Adamason University,Philippines