GABRIEL A. CHAVEZ, P.E.
2101 E. 4th Street Ste.130A
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Mr. Chavez holds a B.S.E.E. and M.S.N.E. degree, has completed all course work
in an MBA program and is a Registered California Professional Engineer. His
experience covers over 28 years, fourteen of which have been in the design and
construction of commercial generating power facilities. His industrial background
spans 14 years with responsibilities ranging from direct project management
to executive management on hundreds of electrical and control system integration
projects in multiple markets and industries.
TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER, INC. 1996 to Present
Function: Manage business operation, business development, and
staffing for a technical service company. Project Manage large turn-key projects
As President for TRC performs the following functions:
- Develop annual business plan and marketing strategy.
- Implement progress tracking system to monitor corporate performance.
- Identify business development opportunities.
- Prepare cost estimates for bids and proposals.
- Negotiate and approve all contracts for engineering, technician, or other
- Conduct annual employee performance appraisals and salary administration.
- Provide clients with complete electrical and instrumentation services for
their industrial projects.
NOVA AUTOMATION, INC. 1982 to 1995
Title: Vice President
Function: Providing consulting support to the executive team
for Business Development and as technical liaison to industrial clients. Considerable
experience with most industrial markets & associated companies in the Southwestern
Experienced with the application of the following Instrumentation
and Control Systems:
- Distributed Control System (DCS)
- Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
- Man Machine Interface (MMI)
- Management Information System (MIS)
- Expert Systems
- Computer Integrated Engineering (CIE)
- Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
- Remote Terminal Units (RTU’s)
- Radio and Telephonic Communication System
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE
Served clients in many diversified industries including Water/Waste Water SCADA,
mining, utilities gas (CNG) facilities, electric generating stations, and independent
co-generation developers, hydrocarbon, environmental, food processing, aerospace,
pharmaceutical, and general industries.
Significant Projects by Markets:
Project: SOUTH TEXAS PROJECT
Title: Start up Management Consultant
Function: Responsible for supporting Client Senior Management
in overall start up program development.
Project: MARBLE HILL, UNITS 1 AND 2
Title: Manager, Start up Services
Function: Responsible for overall management of prerequisite
and preoperational testing for project. Includes interface with client for manpower
and forecasts, staffing of start up for managers and supervisory engineers.
Managed test program, schedule, and procedures development. Coordinated activities
with client and contractors from construction phase to turnover.
CORPORATE ENGINEERING STAFF 1982 to February 1983
Title: Manager of Projects
Function: Project Manager for performing a Technical Review
and Assessment of Public Service Indiana's Marble Hill Nuclear Generating Station,
Units 1 and 2 Instrumentation and Control Program. Responsible for preparing
recommendations and corrective action work packages to Senior Utility Management
for resolution of all significant problem areas.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPANY 1976 to 1982
Project: SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION, 1978 to 1982
UNITS 2 AND 3
Title: Start up Manager
Function: Responsible for cost, schedule, and regulatory compliance
of all start up activities. This included prerequisite testing, preoperational
testing, and post fuel load testing and schedules to 100 percent power and warranty
run. The management of this program included program definition and development,
procedure and supervision of Edison, Bechtel, and start up resources.
Title: Start up Supervisor/Engineering and Construction Department
Function: Responsible for startup program development, staffing, and managing
multiple projects, such as: Solar One, a 10 MWE Department of Energy project,
with startup and operation by SCE. Coolwater, Units 3 and 4, a 500 MWE combined
cycle facility supplied by Westinghouse, with construction, start up and operation
by Edison. Others included the Long Beach Combined Cycle units, and the San
Onofre, Unit 1, major addition outage.
BURNS AND ROE 1974 to 1975
Project: THREE MILE ISLAND, UNIT 2
Title: Senior Operations Engineer
Function: Responsible for the writing of system descriptions
and test procedures.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPANY 1967 to 1974
Project: SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION, 1972 to 1974
UNITS 2 AND 3
Title: Project Construction Engineer
Function: Responsible for the front end planning, procurement,
and regulatory interfaces required to support the initial construction.
Project: MULTIPLE PEAKING UNITS 1969 to 1971
Title: Project Construction Engineer
Function: Responsible for construction supervision and start-up
of several Pratt and Whitney, Turbo Power Marine supplied gas turbine units.
Project: SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION 1967 to 1969
Title: Construction Engineer
Function: Assigned to the fire rebuild of San Onofre Nuclear
Generating Station, Unit 1. Performed numerous studies associated with failures
in the plant's electrical systems, including studies on all plant cable tray
loads (electrical and thermal), sizing of cables for control/power application,
and developed computer programs for use in analysis.
BSEE Electrical Engineer Graduate - 1967
University of Cincinnati
MSNE Nuclear Engineer Graduate - 1971
University of Pepperdine
Took All Course Work Toward a
Masters in Business Administration - 1973-1974
Power, June 1980
"Managing and Controlling Maintenance"
by G. Chavez and H. F. Perla, Pages 108 to 111
Hispanic Business, July 1982
"Hispanics as Engineers in a Changing World"
by Gabriel Chavez, Start up Engineer, San Onofre
Registered Professional Engineer
State of California - No. 1556
Fluent in Spanish