5502 Project Manager I - Capital Projects & Development Projects

Recruitment #PEX-5502-097091






The Port of San Francisco is recruiting to fill three (3) Project Manager I positions. These positions are excluded by the Charter from competitive civil service examination process. The successful candidates shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer with appointment duration of up to three (3) years.


The Port of San Francisco is an enterprise agency of the City and County of San Francisco and is governed by a Commission of five members appointed by the Mayor. The Port Commission is responsible for overseeing a broad range of waterfront commercial, maritime, and public access facilities that are held in public trust for the people of California. The Port’s jurisdiction covers approximately 7.5 miles of waterfront land from Pier 98, near Hunter’s Point in the southern part of San Francisco, to Fisherman’s Wharf in the northern part of the City.

The Port’s diverse business portfolio includes over 550 ground, commercial, retail, office, industrial and maritime industrial leases including cargo shipping, ship repair, excursion boats, ferry boats, fishing and fish processing/distribution, tourism, filming, harbor services, and cruise-shipping. With some of the most modern and flexible shipping-terminal facilities on the West Coast, as well as naturally deep water, the Port can handle just about any type of cargo, including containers, break-bulk, neo-bulk, automobiles, and project cargoes.

The Port of San Francisco has many internationally recognized landmarks such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, the Exploratorium, the Ferry Building and Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. With its unique and historic properties, the Port is home to a variety of tenants and uses.

The Port Commission over the last five decades has led a remarkable transformation of the Port; maintaining its industrial maritime heritage while developing new uses, including commercial and public activities, that have helped San Francisco remain one of the most visited and popular cities on the globe.




The Engineering Division provides project and construction management, engineering design, facility inspection, contracting, code compliance review and permitting services for all the Port’s facilities, including piers, structures, buildings, cranes, utilities, public and private areas, development projects, streets and walkways. The Engineering Division assists and coordinates with other City departments to assure an appropriate transition between the City and Port jurisdiction. 



There are three (3) Project Manager I opportunities within the Engineering Division. Two (2) of the positions are needed for Capital Projects and one is needed for Development Projects.  Applicants may apply for either one or both positions.




Capital Projects Job Description – Two (2) Project Manager I positions available

The Port is working to address an approximately $100 million of Port project backlog by undertaking several complex marine-related and infrastructure projects, requiring additional staff support through all phases of project delivery. The Port’s Engineering Division is growing its project management capabilities to meet this need. The Project Manager I will execute projects in the Port’s backlog. Sample projects include Pier 19 North Apron, China Basin Float Repair and Pier 90 Silo Demolition Project.


The Port of San Francisco has several complex infrastructure projects which require project managers familiar with the design, analysis, and construction of public infrastructure (ideally, marine structures or Port-related structures). As a result, Port Engineering requires additional staff capacity during all phases of project execution to manage the delivery of Port projects.

Under administrative direction of a Senior Project Manager or the Chief Harbor Engineer, the Project Managers assigned to these marine-related and/or Port infrastructure projects will be responsible for overseeing approximately four to six capital improvement projects throughout the planning, design, permitting and construction phases with the goal of delivering all phases within their established schedules and budgets.





Development Projects – One (1) Project Manager position available

The Project Manager in this role will be a key member of the team implementing the Special Use Districts at Pier 70 and Mission Rock, two properties recently entitled for 37 combined blocks of new utility systems, streets, parks, and nearly 6 million square feet of new development.

The Development Projects Project Manager works closely with multiple project teams in facilitating the review of studies, technical memos, and improvement plans needed to obtain approvals and permits; oversee consultant teams; coordinate work with other City departments, regulatory agencies, and design and engineering professionals.

Under administrative direction of a Senior Project Manager, the Project Manager assigned to these projects will perform professional engineering work and provide critical technical review of proposed infrastructure developed as part of the implementation of these two multi-phase projects. Major functions of this position include but are not limited to preparing, planning, and reviewing, new and replacement improvements for wet and dry utility systems, streets, geotechnical improvements, and structures while providing engineering support during the planning, design, and construction phases of the projects.

The Project Manager’s duties for both Capital Projects and Development Projects will also include the following:

• Managing the work of multi-disciplinary technical staff across organizational boundaries.
• Preparing, monitoring, and controlling budgets, funding plans, and schedules.
• Overseeing and serving as the primary contact for all parties during the completion of conceptual design, detailed design, contract documentation, and construction.
• Preparing and coordinating Requests for Proposals and negotiating and monitoring consultant contracts.
• Managing consultants and contractors.
• Supporting construction for marine and non-marine related projects including negotiating change orders and monitoring progress.
• Making presentations to internal and external stakeholders, including the Port Commission.
• Preparing regular reports on project status, issues, and updates.
• Managing environmental review processes and/or obtaining permits.
• Providing project management support to senior staff on larger capital improvement projects.
• Performing other related duties as required.





Minimum Qualifications

Education and Technical Experience
Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering or architecture and four (4) years of responsible architectural, engineering or construction management experience; OR

Possession of any bachelor’s degree and six (6) years of responsible experience in a field directly related to the project;

Eight (8) years of architectural, engineering, or construction management experience in a field directly related to the project; OR

Valid California Registration as a Professional Engineer or Architect, plus four (4) years of project coordination experience; AND 

Possession of a valid California driver’s license (to be presented at time of appointment).   Employees must be insurable under the Port’s automobile liability insurance. Insurability must be maintained throughout employment.


Substitution:  Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.


This position requires that the incumbent be qualified for unescorted access to the Port’s Maritime Transportation System (MTS). An application for a TWIC card may be submitted after employment has commenced. Employment in this position requires that the incumbent undergo a criminal history check, immigration check and terrorist threat assessment, including FBI fingerprints, in order to determine eligibility for security clearance.

The incumbent must submit an application for, successfully acquire and maintain a TWIC card. Per Civil Service Rule 110.9.1, every applicant must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the announcement for this examination. Failure to acquire or maintain a TWIC card, a requirement for this position, may be basis for termination from employment with the Port Commission.

Note: TWIC requirements and procedures are located in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, 49 U.S.C. 114, 40113, and 49 U.S.C. 5103a.


The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have the skills and ability to collaborate, partner, and develop networks and alliances within the Port and across organizational and departmental boundaries. This ideal candidate will be an exceptional communicator and accomplished presenter and represent the Port’s interests among all levels of government, regulatory agencies, citizens’ groups and professional associations.

In addition, this candidate may possess the following:


  • Clear thinking with the ability to manage and track the many details that entail project implementation while accurately articulating the “big picture” to management. 
  • Strong integrity, intellectual honesty and belief in the value of equity and diversity.
  • Adaptable with stress management skills to handle the many unknowns that accompany construction projects in complex physical and regulatory environments.
  • Experience working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders and promoting a collaborative environment including the ability to build consensus with stakeholders of varied interests.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills are required.
  • Experience to manage the work of numerous staff and consultants and facilitate technical review.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) to communicate technical information to a wide variety of people.
  • Familiarity with CEQA and NEPA and an understanding of the unique regulatory environment of the San Francisco Bay shoreline as it applies to capital projects.
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret complex data; assess information in a variety of forms from multiple sources; and make recommendations based on that data and information. 
  • Experience managing multi-disciplinary engineering projects throughout design, alternatives analysis, creating and reviewing construction drawings, preparation of bid packages, construction support and inspection, and code interpretation.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Familiarity with marine structures. 


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 announcement PEX-5502-097091

• 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.

You can also visit http://sfdhr.org/how-apply-position  or watch these videos for further assistance with our online application system:



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.

Please contact Suzette Love at (415) 274-0569, or by email at suzette.love@sfport.com if you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements


Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.


Selection Procedures

Your application materials will be screened for relevant qualifying experience.  Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine your qualifications.

Only those applicants who most closely meet the requirements of this position 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 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.






ADA Accommodation:  Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation: https://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures: Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents: Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work: All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Permanent-Exempt (PEX) Appointment:  This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer. The project has a maximum duration of up to three (3) years.




Recruitment Type: PEX
Issued: September 23, 2019
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID Number: PEX-5502-097091 5502
PRT/SL (415) 274-0569



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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