SFO Grand Hyatt Hotel Project 

June 2017 - July 2019

The building of a new hotel on airport property will achieve an ambition that airport officials have held for a decade and a half, according to Yakel. A Hilton hotel had previously stood on San Francisco airport grounds until the late 1990s, when it was torn down to make room for renovations that included the airport’s current international terminal. The replacement of the Hilton has repeatedly been delayed by economic setbacks and crises in the air travel industry, including the dot-com bust, 9/11 and the SARS epidemic. Now, with the economy strong and air passenger traffic to SFO increasing, airport officials believe the time is right. 


The Grand Hyatt at SFO will feature 351 rooms, 15,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a selection of full-service and casual restaurants, a Grand Club lounge and an extensive fitness center.  The hotel is being designed to achieve both a four-star designation and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for environmentally sustainable design and operation. Located at the entrance to SFO, the 4.7-acre hotel site is close to terminal buildings and parking garages and enjoys direct access to the AirTrain light rail system.  SFO will construct and own the property, with Hyatt managing the property under the Grand Hyatt brand. The $237 million Grand Hyatt at SFO is being designed by San Francisco-based architecture firm Hornberger + Worstell with ED2 International, and constructed by Webcor Builders.  The construction is expected to provide 350 jobs followed by an anticipated 200 hospitality jobs once the hotel opens.


Senior Project Engineer, July 2019 - Present 

  • Serving as company interface between Subcontractor - Architect - General Contractor Team and being responsible for developing leadership, motivation and communication with subcontractors, vendors and project team. 

  • Negotiating, analyzing and preparing subcontracts, purchase order agreements and cost control budgets. 

  • Building customer confidence through execution, collaboration, and effective application of technical skills. 

  • Managing and publishing project schedule as it applies to pertaining scopes of work.  

Project Engineer, August 2018 - July 2019

  • Assisting manage a budget of $18 million in interiors for scopes including FF&E, OS&E, millwork and flooring.

  • Responsible for the project achieving LEED Gold certification using LEED v4. 

  • Communicating project updates to the client and project team. 

  • Developing and assembling bid schedule and distributing bid packages. 

  • Managing all project document control including:

    • Drawing and specification issuance

    • Maintaining document control logs (Exhibits) 

    • RFI and submittal distribution

    • Plan Grid 

Project Engineer Intern, June 2017 - September 2017 

  • Distributing, coordinating and reviewing all trade specific RFI’s for potential, cost and/or schedule impacts. 

  • Coordinating job site set up and developing site logistics plan. 

  • Assisting the Project Manager and Superintendent with all jobsite paperwork including, but not limited to, RFI’s, pay requests, locates, permits, testing reports, submittals, shop drawings, change orders, time & material billing, work orders, safety reports, etc.)

  • Obtaining a functional knowledge of contracts, drawings, estimates, and specifications to evaluate and ensure relation and compliance to project requirements. 

  • Documenting  project updates to the customer and project team. 

  • Promoting sustainable construction, coordinating project LEED v4 requirements for LEED Gold certification.