Sachie joined BC Hydro in 2006 as Strategic Resource Planner in Generation System Operations. Since January 2008, she has advanced her career in the field of customer interconnections. She currently manages a team that helps to connect new major load customers such as LNG facilities and mines to BC Hydro’s Transmission system. She loves interconnections because it is such a dynamic area with constant changes and challenges. She also contributes to BC Hydro’s Leadership Special Interest Group (SIG) and Critical Thinking & Decision Making SIG.
Prior to BC Hydro, she was a Senior Project Manager at BC Government Ministry of Energy and Mine, managing programs and initiatives to promote emerging oil and gas resource development opportunities in BC. She has led extensive First Nations and stakeholder engagement programs. She also acted as Director of Resource Development for 7 months, in charge of fiscal planning & management, section business planning and reporting to the executives.
Prior to BC Government, she worked as Field Engineer for Schlumberger Oilfield Services for 5 years, at remote oil well sites in various countries. She has developed her strong focus in safety from her field experience.
She has a Bachelor of Materials Engineering from Osaka University (Japan), a MBA from University of British Columbia, and a Project Management Professional.