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Senior/Project Manager (Utilities Engineer) HYBRID

The Presidio Trust is seeking a Senior Project Manager/ Project Manager – Utilities Engineering to join the Park Design and Construction Department in the Presidio.  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 infrastructure system, into our hundreds of buildings, into historic forest, dunes, streams, trails and designed landscapes, into visitor sites and programs, and into our people, to make this magnificent place come alive for our park visitors.

The Project Manager – Utilities Engineering is responsible for the management of all phases of project development including project scoping and feasibility, consultant management for preliminary design through construction documents, bidding and procurement, construction and closeout of multiple concurrent utility infrastructure construction, repair, rehabilitation, and tenant improvement projects. Ensures adherence to approved project budgets, schedules, and contracts. The Trust is extremely unique in that it is the utility provider for electricity, water, sewer, and stormwater in the Presidio.  In this role, working closely with our design and operational team, you will have the opportunity to manage projects in the upgrade of our utility systems to ensure that we meet our primary goal of creating a Forever Park that lasts into the future.   

Our ideal candidate has demonstrated success in managing projects greater than $2,000,000 in public or private sector. You have a drive for excellence, a passion for natural resources and public land management, strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.  You enjoy creating strong positive relationships with everyone on the team, and believe the collaboration with team members is as important as your strong technical skills. 

This is a full-time HYBRID position with benefits.  The 2023 pay band for this role ranges from $120,229 to a maximum of $165,135.  Starting base salary is dependent on the experience and qualifications of the candidate, this role has the potential to start at a Senior Manager-level.  Applications received by December 29, 2022 will receive first consideration.  


  • Manage planning, design, and construction of improvements to the Presidio's extensive utility infrastructure (electric distribution, potable water treatment and distribution, sanitary and storm sewer collection, and telecommunication systems) to rehabilitate, recapitalize, and optimize aging systems to meet strategic goals and anticipated loads associated with development and to improve system operations, safety, efficiency, and resiliency.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate activities to ensure project goals and objectives are accomplished and quality standards are met within established time frames and funding constraints.
  • Establish scopes, schedules, and budgets for each project phase. Track and report schedule and budget performance throughout the project duration.
  • Work collaboratively with development teams, internal departments, park partners, and outside agencies and stakeholders to execute projects in coordination with all applicable standards, codes, guidelines, regulatory requirements and meeting all project requirements.
  • Prepare documents for consultant and contractor solicitation and bidding such as Request for Proposal (RFP), Scope of Work (SOW), Invitation for Bid (IFB). Evaluate proposals for contractor selection.
  • Serve as Presidio Trust representative on assigned contracts. Evaluate contractor change and payment requests for completeness, reasonableness and recommends approval. Participate in negotiations as needed.
  • Develop plans, reports, and correspondences, and provide technical and administrative support as required for legal and regulatory compliance.
  • Assist with development of design standards and management plans for operations, maintenance, and construction in accordance with established design and engineering principles and best practices, and in compliance with all applicable environmental, health, and safety regulations to achieve the agency's strategic goals.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on design and construction.  Advise on maintenance matters related to utilities engineering. Perform reviews related to all stages of a project: planning, design, construction documents, permit documents, work in the field, final acceptance, and project review comments by others. Represent the department in implementation of all applicable permitting requirements.  Ensure that consultants and contractors receive and follow required permits.  Ensure that applicable agency standards and guidelines are implemented during all project phases.
  • Follow department guidelines for design and construction project management and records management and control.
  • Prepare technical plans, reports, and recommendations to advise Presidio Trust management on project-specific matters as well as long term strategic planning.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical engineering.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in fields of engineering design and/or construction project engineering. Experience involving utility infrastructure will be reviewed favorably.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of design, engineering, and project management as applied to utility infrastructure planning, design, permitting, construction, inspection, operation, and maintenance.
  • Ability to interpret State, Federal and other governmental regulations and assess impact on design, construction, operation, and maintenance.
  • Ability to prepare necessary documents for solicitation and bidding such as a Request for Proposal (RFP), Scope of Work (SOW), Invitation for Bid (IFB) and project cost estimate. Ability to evaluate proposals for contractor selection.
  • Ability to prepare specifications, plans, estimates and to write clear and concise reports.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in writing and verbally, and skill in making presentations in connection with assigned projects.
  • Ability to schedule, plan and effectively lead meetings.
  • Ability to read and interpret maps, plans and drawings, and to maintain detailed files and records.
  • Proficient with general office computer programs and MS Office applications.
  • Knowledge of engineering techniques and principles relative to electric, water distribution, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer collection) utilities.
  • Knowledge of general industry safety regulations and OSHA regulations pertaining to utilities operation, maintenance, and construction.
  • Must be working towards or be willing to obtain Professional Engineering License (PE) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certified.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineer's (PE)License. in Civil, Structural, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering in good standing issued from any state of the USA;
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certified;
  • Master's or higher degree in civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering, or related engineering sub-discipline from an accredited university;
  • Experience working for a public agency or on public agency sponsored projects (experience in both the public and private sections very desired);
  • Good sense of humor and a team player.

About the Park Division
The Park 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 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 Services and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, this group also delivers an array of philanthropically-funded park projects.


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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

All Presidio Trust employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption. Employment is contingent upon submitting a COVID-19 Certification of Vaccination or qualifying for an exemption when hired.​