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Bay Bridge Chapter Represents the Following Cities:

Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, San Francisco


Alameda Seaplane Lagoon
Ferry Terminal

San Mateo County
Crystal Springs Dam Bridge


AC Transit BRT Project


Bay Bridge
Eastern Span Replacement

Moffatt & Nichol

San Lorenzo Community
Center Park

RRM Design Group

Fruitvale BART
Transit-Oriented Design (TOD)

Wilson Ihrig

Bay Bridge East Span Bridge Yard
Seismic and Renovation Project


Alameda CTC Gilman Interchange Project


Sutter Butte
Flood Control Agency
Levee Improvements

Anderson Dam Tunnel  COWI

Bay Bridge Chapter Announcements

Upcoming Event: Port of Oakland Capital Plan with Emilia Sánchez

When: Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Time: 11:30 am – 1:15 pm
Where: Scotts Seafood Jack London Square – 2 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
Ticket Costs: $90 for members; $120 for non-members. Walk-ins Welcome!
Registration Link: Port of Oakland with Emilia Sanchez Tickets in Oakland, CA, United States (

The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland Seaport, Oakland International Airport, and nearly 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. The Port’s 5-year strategic plan – Growth with Care – pairs business expansion with community benefits, envisioning more jobs and economic stimulus as the Port grows. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 84,000 jobs.

Please join ACEC BBC as we welcome Emilia Sánchez, the Director of Engineering at the Port as she discusses the Port’s current capital plan.

Emilia Sánchez, Director of Engineering, Port of Oakland 

Emilia Sánchez joined the Port in February 2023 as an Engineering Project Manager and is now the Director of Engineering. She is the first woman and first Latina to serve in this leadership position at the Port of Oakland. As the Director of Engineering, Ms. Sánchez is responsible for delivering the Port’s 5-year Capital Improvement Program of $1.4B, from Fiscal Year 2024 to 2028 for the Seaport, Airport, Commercial Real Estate and Utility Revenue Divisions.

Ms. Sánchez spent over a decade at BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), where she served in various positions. She managed the development of the Hayward Maintenance Complex, managed the BART Headquarters Tenant Improvement in Oakland, worked on the Earthquake Safety Program and the Oakland Airport Connector. Ms. Sánchez possesses 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 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.

Ms. Sánchez is an Oakland native and is a valued asset to her community

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Upcoming Events

In normal times, we hold monthly events alternating between Oakland and San Francisco.  

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