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Senior Construction Manager

​​The Presidio Trust is seeking a Senior Construction Manager to join our Park Design & Construction Department in the Park Development and Visitor Engagement Division. The Presidio of San Francisco, the 1,491-acre former Army base at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, is now a new kind of national park. The park includes 477 individually significant historic buildings, about 6 million square feet of built space, and more than 180 historic objects. To date, 325 historic buildings have been fully or partially rehabilitated and are now occupied. These beautiful, historic buildings are revived with new life and new uses for our public visitors, tenants, and employees.

Our Senior Construction Manager is responsible for the overall management of the construction activity planning and execution process for building, landscape and infrastructure rehabilitation projects, from pre-construction through project close–out, on behalf of the Presidio Trust. The position involves managing and directing contractors, special consultants and Trust technical specialists and overseeing the performance of construction by others including monitoring costs, schedule, changes, and construction quality to ensure successful project delivery. 

Our ideal candidate is organized, expeditious, and can juggle a variety of sequential actions across different functional teams, all with the highest level of customer service. You should have strong interpersonal skills and engender a "can do" spirit that brings enthusiasm and positive results. You partner effectively with all departments within the organization and help explore alternative ways to preserve and protect the Presidio of San Francisco.


Applications received by August 19, 2019 will receive first consideration. We are planning to hold interviews and set a work start date in September 2019.


Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

  • Reviews project drawings and specifications for quality control and to ensure compliance with Trust standards.
  • Coordinates with Trust Project Manager, Design Manager and consulting design teams. Assists project team with formulation of budget and schedule forecasts. Regularly monitors and reports upon project performance, and directs change management program including development of recovery plans, budget and schedule updates and changes in scope, schedule or budget.   
  • Works with Trust contracting department to solicit, award and administer contracts by preparing construction related work scope descriptions and bid documents, reviewing bids, selecting special consultants, contractors and vendors, and monitoring performance and approving payments.
  • Initiates, organizes and monitors for compliance by the project team, document and records management and controls during pre-construction, construction and close-out project phases.
  • Reviews contractor RFIs and submittals for completeness and compliance with project requirements, coordinates the necessary reviews and obtains required approvals by others, and issues directions to the contractor.
  • Monitors and directs contractors and special construction-related consultants to ensure project requirements are met.
  • Obtains regulatory approvals, building permits, and any other licenses or permits required to perform the work.
  • Initiates and oversees municipal services and building inspection processes to ensure that completed project is approved for occupancy and/or be put into active service by the Trust.
  • Conducts scope-specific construction meetings with contractor and Trust staff to ensure Trust requirements are met and regulations are observed.
  • Provides in-house and on-site construction management knowledge, anticipating and resolving issues to maintain work progress.
  • Interprets and explains plans and contract terms to staff, contractors, and project sponsors.
  • Negotiates cost and schedule change orders with contractors.
  • Reports construction progress, milestones, sustainability progress, and other relevant project information to project sponsors.
  • Obtains all project close-out documentation and coordinates archiving with Trust project controls team.



  • Bachelor's degree in Civil or Structural Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related specialized fields.
  • 10 years of work experience (or 7 years of work experience and [CCM] Certified Construction Manager accreditation) with complex construction projects ranging from small scale to greater than $10M in the public or private sector.
  • Experience with review and evaluation of design and construction documents and experience with the development and review of construction estimates and project schedules.
  • Experience managing project budgets, cost estimates, project controls and other construction accounting processes.
  • Strong technical construction, engineering, infrastructure and building systems knowledge.
  • On-site, field-based construction management and methods experience and applied job-site safety knowledge and experience.
  • Experience with historic preservation, archaeology, environmental remediation, and natural resources requirements relative to construction activities.
  • Solid computer skills including MS Office, MS Project, and construction management software.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and communication skills, including proficiency in reading and technical writing, photography, and technical drawing skills.
  • Observant, detail-oriented and with thorough records keeping skills
  • LEED accredited, with emphasis on experience with existing buildings.
  • Ability to work on a several projects simultaneously and manage time accordingly.
  • Works effectively within a larger team.
  • Valid California Driver's License
  • The work is principally sedentary. Some work may require walking and standing in conjunction with attendance at meetings or in the performance of tasks outside the office. Work will also require visiting job sites where there are hazards typical of a construction site, and where certain minimum mobility abilities are required, along with adherence to basic job safety precautions. The employee is typically required to carry light items and may drive or be a passenger in a motor vehicle. No special physical effort or ability is required to do the work.
  • Work is in an adequately lighted and ventilated office setting except during regular project site visits, where indoor and outdoor construction conditions will be encountered.



  • LEED accredited, with emphasis on experience with existing buildings.
  • Experience with historic preservation, archaeology, environmental remediation, and natural resources requirements relative to construction activities.
  • A passion for working for the Presidio Trust providing for the public benefit, in a national park setting, and preserving this historic site for future generations.


About the Park Development and Visitor Engagement Division

The Park Development and Visitor Engagement Division of the Presidio Trust is dedicated to transforming the Presidio into a world-class national park site that is a model of environmental leadership and welcomes people of all ages 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 the National Park Service and our non-profit partner, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, this Division delivers an array of philanthropically-funded park projects. Finally, this Division provides a variety of engaging experiences that invite visitors to build a meaningful connection to the Presidio through self-guided adventures, site-based exhibitions, recreation and wellness activities, education programs, and signature events.


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, state bankruptcy indexes, and a credit report. 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.


Driver's License Investigation & Review

This position requires a current, valid Driver's License prior to starting work, and maintenance of a driver's license throughout occupancy of the position. You will be subject to a driver's license investigation as a New Entrant, and annual driver's license reviews thereafter. An individual's granting of an investigation and resulting reports thereafter is voluntary. However, employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a driver's license 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 the initial or annual driver's license 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.