Garry Patricio is currently a project specialist of Fluor, one of the largest publicly traded engineering, procurement and construction companies in the world. Embedded in the services business line of Fluor’s government group, he leads operation support activities in business development for base operation support and construction contracts worldwide.
An engineering operation professional, Garry has 15 years of experience in managing, operating, and maintaining institutional facilities and power plants. He possesses an unlimited horsepower Steam Engineer’s license from the City of Los Angeles, California. Garry's broad experience in engineering includes power plant operations and maintenance, facilities operations and government contracting.
A certified Project Management Professional, Garry has been involved in project operations and business development. Engaged in ensuring operations and cost realism are integrated in facility operation and construction proposals for the Department of Defense, he helped develop project financial models that were profitable, competitive and compliant with Federal Acquisition Regulations.
Garry's education includes bachelor and associate's degrees in management and marine engineering. He expects to receive a Master of Engineering degree in Construction Engineering Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2014.
Utilities Manager (Interim) - Naval Air Station Jacksonville
May 2013 to Present
Responsible for the electric, steam, and air utilities for the Navy base. Coordinated utility outages and repairs for Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Facility Engineering & Acquisition Division (FEAD), and the Fleet Readiness Center (FRC). Managed routine maintenance, repair, and outage activities of union technicians in support of Fluor, NAVFAC, FEAD, and FRC customers. Provided daily oversight of subcontracted water and wastewater contract functions.
Project Specialist II
January 2011 to Present
• Served as the utilities, boiler, power and central plant operations subject matter expert.
• Generated bases of estimates for the services business line of Fluor Government Group.
• Developed project staffing and organizational structure to satisfy customer requirements.
• Provided expertise on reviewing and revising MS Excel-based cost models for Base Operations Support Services project proposals to the Department of Defense.
• Integral member of business development team and provided research and input for ongoing pursuits. Includes CONUS and OCONUS projects.
• Engaged resources across various business lines to improve proposal generation quality and timelines.
• Reviewed Request For Proposal technical specifications and participated in scheduled site visits to ensure proposals met specific requirements.
• Co-authored business line project execution procedures and compliance checklists.
Power Plant Manager
May 2010 to January 2011
• Radford Army Ammunition Plant Project
• Assumed the role of power plant/ utilities specialist and provided recommendations on utility operations, processes, manning, and budgetary concerns.
• Worked in conjunction with the Plant Engineer in implementing asset improvements for generation plant efficiency.
• Identified areas of potential improvement to plant utility operations.
• Recommended scheduling changes that would result in savings upwards of $100K per annum.
• Developed a plan of action for implementing plant modifications that would result in savings of $500K per annum of fuel costs.
• Identified manufacturing process improvements, waste recycling upgrades and programs for potential savings of $6M that includes $2M in manufacturing efficiencies.
• Performed utility rate analysis for selection of electrical utility provider, meters, and equipment metering techniques.
• Updated the existing computerized work management/ control system (IBM MAXIMO).
Stationary Engineer II
November 2008 to May 2010
• Operate and maintain steam and chiller plant. Maintain water chemistry and perform periodic maintenance. Diagnose and repair plant equipment. Answer trouble calls from the hospital campus and co-generation plant. Directs in-house technicians for repairs on hospital equipment. Responsible for the following equipment:
o Emergency power
o ATS and electrical distribution
o Boilers, steam equipment & distribution
o Chillers, chill water equipment & distribution
o Medical vacuum, gas, & oxygen systems equipment & distribution
Plant Equipment Operator
June 2006 to November 2008
- Operate and maintain power plant equipment and Reverse Osmosis plant. Maintain water chemistry. Etiwanda G.S. is a 640 MW gas fired boiler station that consists of 2 Combustion Engineering gas fired boilers and 2 Cross Compound Steam Turbine units.
April 2005 to March 2006
• Operate and maintain power plant equipment and Reverse Osmosis plant. Maintain water chemistry. Etiwanda G.S. is a 640 MW gas fired boiler station that consists of 2 Combustion Engineering gas fired boilers and 2 Cross Compound Steam Turbine units.
March 2005 to April 2005
• Operate and maintain Combined Cycle Gas Turbine power plant. Plant close to decommission.
Operator/ Mechanic 2
January 2004 to March 2005
• Assigned to the Systems Integration Laboratory, Air Fuel Division. Set up and monitor testing on Fuel Inerting products for commercial and military jet applications. Fabrication of test platforms, set up of thermocouples, pressure transducers and O2 sensors. Testing is for performance and subsequent FAA approval and production.
June 2003 to August 2003
• Assisted in overhaul of natural gas powered ABB gas turbine unit in plant.
Field Service Technician
February 2002 to June 2003
• Conducted and supervised repairs, diagnosed malfunctions on CCI line of severe service control valves. Namely: CCI Drag, BTG, Sulzer and Bailey control valves. Extensive travel around the Americas to work on control valves in different types of power plants.
Work Center Supervisor
August 2000 to February 2002
• Supervised and assisted twelve gas turbine engineering personnel. Tasked with conducting maintenance needs assessments. Established preventive maintenance schedules and performed all necessary repairs and adjustments.
Gas Turbine Technician
April 1996 to February 2002
• Lead Technician: competencies include the operation and maintenance of a wide range of mechanical equipment, including GE LM2500 gas turbine engines, AG9140 Rolls-Royce Allison 501k-34/k-17 gas turbine generator sets, and associated machinery. Extensive knowledge of fuel, lube oil, auxiliary, and hydraulic systems. Skilled in diagnosing routine and non-routine malfunctions, including reading and interpreting diagrams.
• Qualified Propulsion Systems Monitor and Engine Room Operator: maintain and operate all engineering equipment both Propulsion and Auxiliary in the engine room; ensure equipment operating within specification; implement casualty control procedures when needed.
• Quality Assurance Inspector: reviewed controlled work packages and ensured that completed jobs met naval safety standards.
• Oil Analysis Program Coordinator: includes extensive testing of fuel and lubricating oil
• Conducted Boiler Water/ Feed Water Chemistry Testing – sampled and tested boiler/feed-water/ effluent samples for lab testing; prepared shipboard reports on samples taken for testing; ensured effluent discharge met EPA standards and guidelines.
Master of Engineering in Construction Engineering Management
Bachelor of Arts in Management
Associate of Arts in Applied Marine Engineering
Contract Management Certificate - Villanova University, Proficient in MS Excel 2007 and 2010
Achieved inclusion in Webster University's Dean's List for the Fall semester of 2011. GPA 3.89.
Achieved inclusion in Webster University's Dean's List for the Spring semester of 2012. GPA 3.91.
Construction Quality Management for Contractors - USACE/ NAVFAC
December 2012 to December 2017
Project Management Professional - Project Management Institute (PMI)
Steam Engineer Unlimited Horsepower license from the City of Los Angeles DBS