Director of Engineering
Emilia Sánchez began serving as Director of Engineering in November 2023. Ms. Sánchez joined the Port in February 2023 as an Engineering Project Manager. She is the first woman and first Latina to serve in this leadership position at the Port. Ms. Sánchez brings to the Port’s Director of Engineering position a depth of experience combining technical engineering background with expertise in managing multi-discipline, cross-functional, stakeholder engaging teams and projects. Her integrated skill sets are ideal for delivering the variety of projects the Port will undertake in its transition to a zero emissions port.
Ms. Sánchez spent over a decade at BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), where she served in various positions. Ms. Sánchez earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Construction Management from California State University, East Bay. She holds a California Professional Engineering license and a Project Management Professional Certificate. Ms. Sánchez is a member of the Society of Women Engineers and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
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