Utilities Project Manager

The Presidio Trust is seeking a Utilities Project Manager to join the Infrastructure Management team in the Municipal Services Division. The Presidio, formerly a 1,491-acre Army base, is now a new kind of national park. The park offers unique recreation, hospitality, and educational opportunities, and is home to thousands of residential and non-residential tenants. The Municipal Services Division maintains the important infrastructure necessary to sustain the equivalent of a small city, including fire protection, utilities, water treatment, transportation, roads, trails, and signs.

Our ideal candidate possesses technical expertise in mechanical or electrical engineering theories, principles, concepts, standards and methods. You are organized, creative, positive, and a self-starter who demonstrates sound judgment and attention to detail.


  • ​Oversee the planning, design and construction of improvements to the Presidio of San Francisco's extensive medium voltage and potable water utility infrastructure systems.
  • Represent the department in the implementation of the Municipal Services Permitting program to ensure Infrastructure Management Services utility standards and guidelines are incorporated into external projects.
  • Establish scope, schedule and budget for each phase of projects, and track and report schedule and budget information.
  • Coordinate with other Presidio Trust departments and tenants as needed to develop plans, specifications, and supporting documents for improvements and upgrades to existing electric and potable water infrastructure to meet anticipated utility loads associated with redevelopment of historic and non-historic structures.
  • Provide additional assistance to manage the planning, design and construction of improvements to the Presidio of San Francisco's extensive sanitary and storm drain utility infrastructure systems.
  • Develop scopes of work for hiring contractors and consultants.
  • Coordinate outside utility providers as needed for the development and construction of new utility infrastructure systems and metered service points.
  • Prepare designs, studies and reports for management.
  • Provide technical analysis, calculation and judgement in the field of either Mechanical or Electrical engineering.


  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, and at least five years of progressively responsible experience with the planning, permitting, design, and construction of mechanical or electrical systems, preferably in the field of utility infrastructure management.
  • Professional Engineers License (PE) in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (from any state)
  • Knowledge of engineering techniques and principles relative to electric, gas, water (distribution and treatment), and communication (tele & CATV) utilities.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of engineering and project management as applied to utility infrastructure planning, permitting, design, construction, inspection, operation, and maintenance.
  • Ability to interpret State and Federal regulations and assess impact on utility operation, maintenance, and construction.
  • Ability to prepare necessary documents for solicitation and bidding such as Request for Proposal (RFP), Scope of Work (SOW), and project Cost Estimate.
  • Ability to prepare specifications, plans, estimates and to write clear and concise reports.
  • Knowledge of general industry safety regulations and OSHA regulations pertaining to utilities operation, maintenance, and construction.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with contractors, public and internal staff members in writing and verbally, and skill in making presentations in connection with assigned projects.
  • Ability to read and interpret maps, plans, and blueprints.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer, general office computer programs, MS Project and AutoCAD drafting program.
  • Ability to maintain detailed files and records, and schedule, plan, and lead meetings.
  • Some work may require walking and standing in conjunction with attendance at meetings or in the performance of tasks outside the office. Work will require being at job sites where hazards exist typical to a construction site, and will require certain minimum mobility abilities and adherence to basic job site safety precautions.
  • Valid Driver's License


  • ​Passion for parks; strong desire to work for the Presidio.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, strong work ethic, and a strong customer service orientation to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups.
  • Ability to think strategically, attend to detail, and work well under pressure.

​About Presidio Trust Municipal Services

Approximately 3,000 people reside in apartments, townhomes, single-family homes, and duplexes in one of the 21 distinct Presidio neighborhoods, which are located near forest groves, trails, waterfront paths, a golf course, and a beach.  More than 3.5 million square feet of non-residential space is located around the park.  Two-thirds of the buildings are historic, representing a variety of architectural styles, from the Spanish era through World War II.  The Presidio is an extraordinary place to work for the thousands of employees of approximately 100 businesses who lease non-residential space.  The Presidio Trust Municipal Services Department ensures that these beautiful, historic buildings are operational, safe, and ready every day for their modern uses by tenants, residents, employees, and visitors.

Financial Disclosure

​This position requires the completion of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, both as a New Entrant into the position and annually thereafter. The purpose of the financial disclosure system is to assist employees and their agencies in avoiding conflicts between official duties and private financial interests or affiliations.