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Utilities Project Manager

The Presidio Trust is seeking a Utilities Project Manager to join the Infrastructure Rehabilitation Team in our 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. The Infrastructure Rehabilitation team maintains the important infrastructure necessary to sustain the equivalent of a small city.


Our ideal candidate possesses technical expertise in civil, 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.


Applications received by August 26th, 2019 will receive first consideration. We are planning to hold interviews in September.



  • Manage the planning, design and construction of capital improvement projects to the Presidio of San Francisco's extensive potable water, electric, sanitary sewer and storm drain utility infrastructure systems.
  • Manage the implementation of Department design and construction guidelines for construction of utility infrastructure systems.
  • Serve as the Contracting Officers Technical Representative on assigned utility infrastructure construction contracts.
  • Establish scope, schedule and budget for assigned projects. Track and report schedule and budget information.
  • Develop scopes of work for procurement of professional services (engineering, CAD) and construction contracting services.
  • Coordinate outside utility providers, including SFPUC, PG&E and WAPA as needed for the development and construction of new utility infrastructure systems and metered service points.
  • Prepare designs, studies and reports for management in support of utility capital improvement and regulatory compliance programs.
  • Perform technical writing in the development of design scopes of service, design basis memorandums, engineering judgements, engineering reports and other documents requiring technical communication.
  • Perform utility system asset updates in ArcGIS.
  • Perform utility system mapping updates in Autocad.
  • Perform development tasks associated with formulating annual utility system capital renewal plans.
  • Manage assigned project schedules in Microsoft Project.



  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Mechanical, Electrical or Civil Engineering AND a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in fields of engineering design and/or construction project engineering.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing or constructing utility infrastructure systems including piping, pumps, pump motors and pump controllers
  • Professional knowledge and skill in applying theories, concepts, principles, computer systems applications, and methodology of mechanical, electrical and/or civil engineering relevant to utility infrastructure systems.
  • Knowledge of corollary design fundamentals and the concepts, principles, and methods for related engineering and architecture science disciplines (e.g., fire protection, safety, civil, environmental, chemical, and electrical)
  • Knowledge of business management practices, construction activities, and contractual procedures and requirements sufficient to plan, evaluate, and advise on construction involving utility infrastructure systems.
  • Ability to prepare cost estimates, evaluate and advise on contractual proposals, and participate in negotiations with contractors for utility infrastructure systems.
  • Skill in investigating issues that arise during construction and recommend solutions, coordinating with the designer and contractor in resolving problems
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate, confer on, and coordinate the engineering, design, and construction work performed by other engineers, architects, and contractors
  • Skill in conducting studies, investigations and evaluations of system data to make recommendations for future applications, considering factors such as design, operation and maintenance costs, and the betterment of existing and proposed new infrastructures
  • Ability to manage projects under the principals of project management process guidelines
  • Ability to develop, write, and present technical utility systems content and criteria, protocols, and contracting documents
  • Skill in developing and editing ArcGIS mapping geodatabases and editing system line diagrams in Autocad (up to CAD Level II)
  • Knowledge of design and construction project management, underground utility construction, Fed OSHA safety regulations, and governing standards and regulations associated with the design, construction and commissioning of medium voltage electric and potable water distribution systems
  • Valid driver's license



  • Professional Engineers License (PE) in Mechanical, Electrical or Civil Engineering
  • 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

​​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 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 partner, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, it delivers an array of philanthropically-funded park projects. Finally, it 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, driver's license, 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.

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.