LUIS NAVARRETE

CONSULTANT, PROJECT MANAGER

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Luis has worked as a Marine Engineer aboard a variety of diesel powered vessels ranging from electric, high, medium, and slow speed. He graduated from The California Maritime Academy in 2008 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and currently holds an unlimited horsepower U.S. Coast Guard License as a 2nd Assistant Engineer for both steam and motor-powered vessels.

In 2013 Luis became the Facility Engineer at the newly constructed Pier 27 James R. Herman Cruise Terminal, the home of the 35th America’s Cup. A the facilities engineer, Luis developed and managed the Operations and Maintenance Program and supported the America’s Cup use of the facility which included the maintenance of all office spaces, media center, kitchen, and special event space. He successfully initiated design changes to the main water and HVAC systems which improved the overall reliably, performance, and safety of the facility.

Luis then joined Chevron to assist with Petro China’s Chuandongbei Sulfur Natural Gas Plant project in Sichuan, China which was under construction at the time. He led teams of Project Managers, Superintendents and Foreman to develop the remaining scope of work which reduced schedule delays, improved safety and increased construction productivity. This also included the design of workflows, gathering metrics on the productivity of construction and determining root causes for non-completion of work by use of production management software.

In 2014 Luis joined ESi and began working on an Emergency Controls Repair Project at a major municipal waste water treatment plant to improve the reliability of the three diesel engines generators. Throughout the project Luis led a team of machinists in the tuning of the engines and the troubleshooting of gas and governing components to optimize the engine’s performance and reliability.

Luis has also supervised various shipboard inventory management projects to successfully update and reconcile the vessel’s spare parts inventory. This work included reorganizing storerooms, standardize inventory naming conventions, evaluate spare parts integrity, labeling all spare parts, updating of the database and training of ships personnel.