Fernando DeLeon, vice president of the MEP Division, has 29 years of experience in civil construction, including safety, quality, estimating, and owner relations. He oversees Shimmick’s MEP operations across the U.S. Fernando joined Shimmick in 2009 as a project sponsor, assuming key leadership roles on many of the Northwest Division’s projects, including the $82 million Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit project, the $28 million BART Contra Costa Crossover project, and the $52 million Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station design-build. He also served as the deputy director for the $787 million Silicon Valley BART Extension design-build. In 2018, Fernando assumed operation management of the Northwest/PNW Division, overseeing projects ranging in size from a few million to over $300 million, including more than 500 salary and craft personnel.
Prior to joining Shimmick, Fernando spent more than 16 highly successful years with Kiewit Corporation, leading projects in California, Oregon, and Washington. While with Kiewit, Fernando led a variety of transportation projects, serving as construction manager and project manager of the $1.24 billion Oakland Bay Bridge Skyway project.
Fernando holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Davis.