5504 - Project Manager II

Recruitment #PEX-5504-902163



Why Join the SFMTA Capital Program and Construction Team?


The SFMTA recognizes that our employees are our greatest asset, and in order to achieve our goal of delivering excellent capital improvement projects with highest quality and satisfaction, while meeting scope, schedule and budget expectations, we are looking to add to our project management team. If you are an organized and detail oriented project management professional interested in using your experience and knowledge to help improve the transportation experience in San Francisco, this may be the job for you!

The SFMTA Capital Programs and Construction Division (CP&C) provides professional services to implement SFMTA’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and employs over 100 engineers, technicians, and administrative staff. We are responsible for the delivery of projects that provide state of good repair, improved system security and safety, facility upgrades and enhancements, and system expansion. Division responsibilities include design, engineering, project and contract management, construction management, contract administration, cost and schedule control, quality assurance, and procurement administration.

The Project Manager will be leading major capital improvement projects in Capital Program and Construction and will handle difficult and controversial community and political interest while managing the scope, schedule, budget and expectations from client and funding stakeholders.

We’re looking for someone who is: 

  • Experienced managing projects up to $75M from the planning phase through construction.
  • A motivated and effective leader who can lead a project team through obstacles and challenges to successfully deliver the projects. You should be a team builder who can form a strong and collaborative team with mutual respect.
  • A detail oriented expert at navigating scheduling and budgeting constraints and determining what elements should be included in the project scope.
  • An excellent communicator with strong organizational skills! You will need to ensure effective communication and coordination between engineering, construction teams, contract administration, the City Attorney, District Supervisors, the SFMTA Board, and the executive team to facilitate and reach common goal and agreements.
  • A well rounded professional with an understanding of engineering and/or project management principles, contract law, budgeting, negotiations, planning, supervising others, and experience making public presentations.

What you will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating and leading project teams to deliver outstanding capital projects to meet client expectations on project scope, schedule and budget with least impact to Transit Operation and community.
  • Leading and performing Constructability, Feasibility, Value Engineering and cost saving analysis with project team to identify opportunities and resolve challenges.
  • Leading project teams to resolve conflicts and differences, and promote collaboration and cooperation.
  • Acting as Division representative in contract and term negotiations with other agencies such as BART, Public Works, Public Utilities Commission, Caltrans, Port of San Francisco, Art Commission, Transit, Park and Recreation, and other agencies within City and County of San Francisco.
  • Performing other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

A few reasons you might love this job:

  • You will work in a highly visible role within the agency.
  • Your work will have a direct impact on the agency’s ability to delivery challenging capital projects meeting scope, schedule and budget.
  • You will be challenged daily with different aspect of a project.
  • You will work with professional people who are passionate about their work and recognized experts in their fields.
  • You will have ample learning opportunities that will allow you to develop your skills and abilities.

A few challenges you might face in this job:

  • You will work on multiple high profile and political projects with competing deadlines and resources.
  • Your customers and project team will include some people with difficult personalities and/or high expectations.
  • Sometimes you will need to tell people that they cannot do things that violate policies or rules.
  • You will work on projects that must be delivered with high quality and expectations while minimizing the impact on Transit operations and the community.

Competencies Required:

  • Allocating Resources: Prioritizing the use of fiscal and material resources to maximize organizational effectiveness
  • Critical Thinking: Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims
  • Decision Making: Choosing optimal courses of action in a timely manner
  • Delivering Results: Meeting organizational goals and customer expectations and making decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks
  • Informing: Proactively obtaining and sharing information
  • Innovative Problem Solving: Identifying and analyzing problems in order to propose new ways to do business
  • Leadership: Guiding and encouraging others to accomplish a common goal
  • Leading Cross-Divisional Collaboration: Demonstrating cooperation and teamwork while working within and across divisions and teams
  • Managing Organizational Complexity: Maneuvering through complex political situations and functions within the organization
  • Project Management: Ensuring that projects are on-time, on-budget, and achieve their objectives
  • Political and Organizational Savvy: Working skillfully with politics, procedures, and protocols across organizational levels and boundaries
  • Presentation Skill: Ability to formally delivering information to groups
  • Teamwork: Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals
  • Thinking & Acting Systematically: Formulating objectives and priorities, and implementing plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment
  • Valuing Diversity: Appreciating the benefits of varied backgrounds and cultures in the workplace

Minimum Qualifications

In order to qualify for this opportunity you must have:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in architecture, engineering or planning plus six (6) years of responsible architectural, engineering or construction management experience, OR
  2. A Bachelor's Degree in another field plus eight (8) years of responsible experience in a field directly related to the project, OR
  3. Ten (10)years of architectural, engineering, or construction management experience in a field directly related to the project, OR
  4. California registration as professional engineer or architect and 2 years of responsible architectural, engineering or construction management experience

Desirable Qualifications:

  • PMP Certification
  • Experience managing capital projects from planning to close out
  • Experience in delivering transportation or transit construction projects
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience giving presentations to community groups, Boards, or elected officials.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, and the SFMTA Human Resources Department at 1 S. Van Ness Ave, 6th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst in charge, Tina Pruett, by telephone at (415) 701-4532, or by email at tina.pruett@sfmta.com.

Selection Procedures

Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates’ qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Agency will be invited to participate in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

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All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


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All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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