9976 - Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager

Technology Expert I

Recruitment #PEX-9976-087806


Announcement closed on 03/08/2019 and reopened on 5/15/2020 to broaden the applicant pool.

This recruitment may close anytime but not before 05/29/2020. Interested applicants are encouraged to file immediately.

Appointment Type:

Permanent-Exempt. This position is exempt from Civil Service Commission rules pursuant to the City and County of San Francisco, Charter Section 10.104, and incumbents serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.


Who are we?  San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)

Headquartered in San Francisco, we have 2,300 employees working in seven counties with a combined annual operating budget of over $900 million.


Our Mission: To provide our customers with high quality, efficient, and reliable water, power, and wastewater services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care.


Our Vision: We are an innovative utility leader, recognized for excellent results in service, safety, stewardship, and inclusiveness.


We are an award-winning and industry-leading utilities organization committed to our customers, community interests, and the environment. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at www.sfwater.org.


We are proud of our infrastructure and programs, but most importantly, we value our highly qualified and dedicated workforce which ensures that this vision becomes a reality. As you explore career opportunities with us, download our career guide and learn about what you can expect during the hiring process.


Position Description:

Under general supervision, the role of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager will be to provide overall direction for the Infrastructure Division. Establishment of Division goals and objectives and assist with project budgets. Manage BIM related education and development. This role will champion the use of BIM, related project delivery processes and promote the same to Infrastructure leadership. The BIM Manager will work closely with Information Technology leadership and other SFPUC Managers.


What you will be doing:

Developing strategy to align with the divisional BIM initiative.

• Implementing Division wide BIM strategies to support identified goals.

• Developing, training and retaining a high performing team.

• Innovating project execution processes through leading research and development exercises.

• Educating both internal and external stakeholder(s) on Infrastructure BIM program.

• Developing work processes to insure model content is useful and meaningful.

• Reporting to management on Division’s current and projected state with respect to BIM implementation.

• Facilitating the relationship between all design disciplines to develop tools and practices which benefit the project delivery process.

• Coordinating with IT on requirements and schedules for budgeting, procurement and roll-out of new and updated BIM associated software.

• Working with IT to identify requirements for the development of custom applications and/or other customized software to meet the needs of specific markets and the Division.

• Assisting with or lead the development of standard practices to improve design/production efficiency using technology.

• Coordinating BIM efforts with other SFPUC groups.

• Ensuring consistent use of BIM across projects.


Class 9976 - Technology Expert I performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Science, or related field;


2. Six (6) years of Building Information Modeling (BIM) leadership experience, including the following:

  • Experience of BIM technologies with an understanding of the direction of BIM and its impact on the AEC industry.
  • Experience using AutoCAD, Revit and other design technologies with direct experience using prior and current versions.
  • Experience with project extranets and virtual collaboration technologies.
  • Experience of current VDC/BIM applications, related systems, and network infrastructure.
  • Experience with project workflows (schematic design, design development, construction documentation phases) and basic project management.
  • Supervising a team; including management of schedules, training, and mentoring.

Desirable Skills & Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all levels of the organization both written and verbal.
  • Strong, self-motivated work ethic with ability to be effective and timely while providing consistent follow up.

How To Apply

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In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice.  As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.

We communicate by email: 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, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org). 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.

Word of advice:
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 result in lower scores. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Danny Wan by email at dwan@sfwater.org.

Selection Procedures

Only those candidates who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to continue in the selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate 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 selected candidate. 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 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 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 a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

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.


Reasonable Accommodation Request: Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

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Copies of Application Documents: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies

Right to Work: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification. All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Issued: 10/30/2018, Reopened on 05/15/2020 
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID: PEX-9976-087806 (01057876)
PUC - DW - dwan@sfwater.org


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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