Doyle Drive Program Manager

The Presidio Trust is seeking a Doyle Drive Program Manager to join the Planning and Capital Projects team in the Park Development and Operations Division. The Presidio is the largest preservation effort underway in the United States. Professionals in historic preservation, archeology, historic landscape architecture, materials conservation, forestry, curatorial practices, construction and engineering work together to renew and revive the Presidio's physical legacy. The Presidio encompasses 1,491 acres, 477 individually significant historic buildings, 6 million square feet of office space, and among other features, more than 180 historic objects including roadways, gates, walls, and a cannon. To date, 325 historic buildings have been fully or partially rehabilitated, 444 historic residential units have been rehabilitated and are now occupied, and 10 historic landscapes have been rehabilitated.

Our ideal candidate is a highly effective and professional project manager with demonstrated experience in planning, executing and delivering on all phases of multiple and concurrent design, engineering and construction projects. You will work closely with project and construction personnel, providing expertise often on a fast-track basis, and reliably facilitating and delivering high quality work products.

Applications received by April 5th, 2018 will receive first consideration. This is a full-time position with benefits, expected to last through completion of the project, approximately three to four years. We are planning to hold interviews beginning the week of April 9th, make a job offer no later than the end of April, and set a work start date shortly thereafter.


  • Serve as the Lead for the Presidio Trust Doyle Drive team for Phase III Work involving principally – Soils Management, Earthwork, Utilities, Site and Landscape scopes of work.
  • Establish quality control and quality assurance procedures/programs, and monitor for performance. Ensure that the constructed project is durable and suitable for its intended use and employ sound engineering solutions.
  • Establish best implementation strategies and provide leadership necessary to ensure successful outcomes.
  • Provide in-house and daily project, design and construction management leadership, oversight and expertise during all project phases including project closeout.
  • Allocate available funds, establish budgets and lead a comprehensive cost and risk management program; both individual project based, and comprehensively for the complete Doyle program.  Monitor for performance and manages for change.
  • Lead the development of individual and detailed CPM-type project schedules and a master schedule for the Doyle program. Ensure coordination with adjacent projects and park operations when necessary. Monitor for performance and manage for change.
  • Establish the contracting plan for buy-out of all projects/project phases. Define and coordinate scopes. Ensure overall plan and individual contracting actions are coordinated with Trust's Contracting and Legal departments, and consistent with relevant regulations and policies.
  • Monitor and manage design and construction processes, anticipate difficulties and decisions needed, resolve issues early, and keep the work flowing. Provide for regular status reporting, and obtain direction from Director of Planning and Capital Projects and/or Trust Executive Management when needed.
  • Lead and oversee the project team, its partners and management teams, permitting agents, and pertinent departments to obtain and track all necessary regulatory approvals, Trust issued permits, and any other licenses or permits required to perform the work.
  • Adapt and/or develop standards and procedures governing project communication, documentation, records management and retention, and monitors for adherence. 
  • Communicate objectively, accurately, and succinctly, both verbally and in written form. Prepare reports, memos, and official documentation including field observations and inspections, contractual violations, correction, conformance, etc.


  • Bachelor's degree in architecture, landscape architecture, construction management, professional engineering, civil engineering, or construction engineering AND at least 15 years of related experience with construction projects involving landscape, streetscape, or architecture construction or renovation projects greater than $50,000,000 in the public or private sector
  • Demonstrable experience in preparation/review of preliminary and detailed construction documents, schedules, budgets, and cost estimates
  • Experience with archeology, historic preservation, environmental remediation, and natural resources practices
  • Demonstrable experience managing projects involving complex earthwork, site work and utilities scope
  • Deep understanding of  engineering principals and construction methods involved in the design and construction atop and adjacent to existing structures
  • Solid computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel, and project/construction management software such as NewForma including MS Project
  • Demonstrable experience with project development and management, and cost accounting processes
  • Ability to work effectively with design and engineering professionals, cost estimators, contractors, field superintendents and other construction personnel
  • Agile and flexible within a small team dynamic and able to backup other team members
  • Ability to anticipate problems and proactively and amicably resolve disputes and claims
  • Excellent communication, organizational, supervisory, planning, reading, and writing skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, and customer service oriented

  • Passion for parks and strong desire to work for the Presidio
  • Valid Professional Registration issued by the State of California to practice architecture, civil engineering or landscape architecture
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Experience with federal capital projects; campus, educational and public spaces/buildings/site developments; and historical restoration and preservation
  • Familiarity with sustainability principles, LEED accreditation, and Bay Friendly Landscape guidelines
  • Familiarity with Lean and Six Sigma methodologies
  • Onsite construction field experience and experience with cloud based software systems

About the Presidio Trust

The Presidio is an extraordinary place to work for the thousands of employees of approximately 100 business who lease commercial space in the park. More than 3.5 million square feet of non-residential space is located throughout the park. Approximately 3,000 people reside in 2 million square feet of residential apartments, multiplexes, or single-family homes in one of the 21 distinct Presidio neighborhoods, which are located near forest groves, trails, waterfront paths, a golf course and two beaches. Two-thirds of the buildings are historic, representing a variety of architectural styles, spanning the periods of Spanish rule, the Civil War, World War I & II, through the 20th Century, to present day. The Presidio Trust ensures that these beautiful, historic buildings are renovated and maintained for contemporary uses, while preserving their unique characteristics for our tenants, residents, employees, and visitors.

Background Investigation

The Presidio Trust has identified this position as subject to an employment background investigation which shall consist of a review of applicable county, state and Federal criminal and civil records, state bankruptcy indexes, and a credit report. An individual's granting of a background investigation and resulting report is voluntary. However, employment in this sensitive position is contingent upon the successful completion of an employment background investigation. The Presidio Trust may refuse to hire an individual, may rescind an offer of employment to an individual, or may review and terminate the employment of a current employee not successfully completing the background investigation.

Financial Disclosure

This position requires the completion of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Form 278, Public 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.​