OUR STAFF

PRINCIPALS

Frank Sana

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With over 25 years of Project Management experience, Frank Sana fortifies VSCE’s team with expertise in highway and bridge construction projects including resident engineering, contract administration, program management, project management, and claims avoidance.  His vast experience as a transportation professional consists of projects and construction management of numerous public works construction projects including Caltrans highways, bridges, ports, pump stations, airports, and tunnels.

Mr. Sana is proficient in contracting procedures and in managing the daily activities of contractors, inspectors, design engineers, architects, soils engineers, technicians, and field survey crews to ensure continuity between design and construction.  He has worked as Resident Engineer for several multi-million dollar interchange and highway projects in the San Francisco Bay Area under Caltrans’ oversight and encroachment permits. He is a skilled leader who builds project teams convening the designer, contractor, utilities, and public to achieve the project objectives while keeping the stakeholders informed.

Sana has also provided professional guidance, leadership, and corporate resources to major infrastructure projects such as the Seismic Retrofit of Golden Gate Bridge and the VTA Measure “A” Highway Program.  He has served as sub-consultant Project Manager on several Caltrans as-needed Construction Engineering and Inspection Services Contracts.  This includes current contracts in Caltrans Districts 4, 6, 9, 10, and 59.

Jesus Vargas

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Jesús Vargas has over 27 years of diverse experience in public and community relations, program management, project controls, construction management and project development. His work has contributed to the delivery of multi-million dollar public works, industrial, and public-private projects such as transit, highways, bridges, buildings, airports, utilities, wastewater plants, and environmental mitigation programs.  He provides program management support to numerous public agencies in northern California.

Mr. Vargas is versatile in strategic project delivery methods, program support, and networking exercises. He is a highly energetic individual with numerous contacts in transportation and public agencies. He possesses excellent presentation skills, is a thorough project controls expert, and has experience with alternative projects delivery methods. Mr. Vargas has worked for Caltrans as a District 4 transportation engineer, and as a consultant he has worked seamlessly with numerous transit agencies, cities and developers.

Vargas’ Program Management experience includes quality assurance programs and risk management strategies in addition to coordinating utilities, right-of-way, permits, developing cooperative agreements and making payment recommendations for consultants and contractors. He also has been involved in numerous organizations such as the Associated general Contractors (AGC), the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Women Transportation Seminar (WTS), Conference of Minority Transit Officials (COMTO), and The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). He was recently appointed to The City of Alameda Transportation Commission and the CA High Speed Rail Business Advisory Committee.

 

Key Staff

Ana Maria Hernandez

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Mrs. Hernandez has over 18 years of program and project coordination experience with focus on communications, office management, and accounting. Much of her experience has focused on Community Grants Management for a major non-profit in Oakland, CA. She has a strong ability to handle numerous challenging projects simultaneously.

Ana Maria has established usable program and project reports for public agencies, corporations and non-profits while effectively meeting rigid grant and fund source deadlines and requirements. Her major deliverables have included monthly budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis reports, local/state/federal fund source cost control, and she has successfully coordinated numerous contracts, grants, public and private loans, and project funds disbursements.