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Project Manager (Transportation)

​The Presidio Trust is seeking a Project Manager to join the Park Development and Visitor Engagement 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. An unusual federal agency, the Presidio Trust runs the only national park site that must generate all our own revenue. Each year we earn in excess of $100 million by leasing over 700 former military buildings as homes and workspaces. We then invest that money into our historic forest, dunes, streams, trails, and designed landscapes, into our hundreds of historic buildings, into our infrastructure, into visitor sites and programs, and into our people, to make this magnificent place come alive for our park visitors.

The Presidio's transportation infrastructure includes approximately 28 roadway miles, over 2.8 million square feet of parking areas, over 50 traffic calming installations, a fleet of nine buses and over 25 bus stops and over 13,000 linear feet of vehicle guardrail. Responsibly managing the Presidio's transportation infrastructure is critical to achieving the Presidio's strategic goal of welcoming visitors of all ages, abilities and backgrounds and sustainably managing park resources. The Project Manager - Transportation is responsible for the management of all phases of project development for transportation infrastructure capital improvement projects from project scoping  to construction. The Project Manager works with design, engineering, and construction professionals from consultant teams and other Trust departments, and with outside governmental agencies and stakeholders to ensure project goals and objectives are accomplished, and quality standards met while adhering to approved project budgets and schedules.

Our ideal candidate has demonstrated success in managing complex projects greater than $1,500,000 in the public or private sector. You're detail-oriented, organized, and comfortable managing projects in both the field and the office. You have a drive for excellence, a passion for public land management, strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

The Trust offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.  Applications received by December 31, 2021 will receive first consideration.


  • Plan, organize, direct and control transportation infrastructure capital improvement projects from concept through design and construction.  Ensure project goals and objectives are accomplished and quality standards are met within established time frames and funding constraints. The types of projects include but are not limited to accessibility upgrades to the public right-of-way, roadway and parking lot repaving projects and guardrail replacements.
  • Develop scopes of work, schedules and budgets for design and construction phases. Evaluate proposals and bids. Participate in contractor selection and contract development.   
  • Oversee consultant design of these facilities to develop Issue-for-Bid drawings and technical specifications.
  • Submit and guide projects through the Presidio Trust's planning review process to confirm and certify compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), as well as the Trust's internal design review and permitting processes.
  • Ensure designs comply with all applicable standards and guidelines. Ensure consultants and contractors secure required permits and comply with permit conditions.  Ensure conformance with applicable standards and guidelines during all project phases.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on infrastructure construction and maintenance.
  • Manage projects through construction, including collaboration with Construction Managers, processing change orders, coordination with consultants, providing timely responses to RFIs, monitoring budgets, punch list resolution and project close-out.
  • Review and approve invoices from consultants for design services and contractors for construction. Monitor and report schedule and budget.
  • Investigate issues that arise during construction and collaborate with design consultants and contractors to identify solutions
  • Develop conceptual design studies
  • Analyze, evaluate, confer on, and coordinate the engineering, design, and construction for other park capital improvement projects
  • Collaborate with the Trust's Transportation Engineer to investigate and respond to requests related to traffic issues, including engineering analysis and design of traffic calming improvements. Oversee the implementation of traffic calming projects by Trust Operations staff and/or contractors.
  • Collaborate with the other departments and Utility Project Managers to coordinate utility upgrades in conjunction with roadway and parking lot projects.
  • Use ArcGIS and StreetSaver to plan projects and update system assets after upgrades are completed.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Civil Engineering AND a minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience in the field of capital project engineering and/or construction.
  • Demonstrated experience planning, organizing, and directing design and/or construction of public right-of-way infrastructure, including roadways, sidewalks, and bus stops.
  • Professional knowledge of and skill in applying theories, concepts, principles, and methodologies of civil engineering to transportation infrastructure capital projects
  • Knowledge of business management practices and contractual procedures and requirements related to the design and construction of capital improvement projects
  • 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



  • Professional Engineers License (PE) in Civil Engineering
  • Ability to use AutoCAD to develop conceptual design studies.
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)


About the Park Development and Visitor Engagement Division

The Park Development and Visitor Engagement Division is dedicated to transforming the Presidio into a world-class national park that is a model of environmental leadership and welcomes people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. This multi-talented division develops and implements innovative, efficient, and inclusive plans and guidelines that advance the Trust's mission and strategic goals. It develops and directs design and construction efforts that transform the Presidio's buildings, historic landscapes, natural areas, roads, trails, and utility infrastructure to support park preservation, public use, environmental remediation, and revenue generation. Working in close collaboration with our non-profit partners, National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, this group also delivers an array of philanthropically-funded park projects.

Background Investigation

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


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.