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PROJECT MANAGER 1: Treatment and Security Manager - INF - SFPUC (5502)

Recruitment: RTF0130429-01052484

Published: February 03, 2023

Accepting applications until: February 17, 2023


Crystal Liu -

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Department: Public Utilities Commission
Job class: 5502-Project Manager I
Salary range: $176,852.00 - $190,424.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


  • Application Opening: 2/3/2023
  • Application Filing Deadline: 2/17/2023
  • Annual Salary: $168,740 - $181,688 Annually 
  • Recruitment ID: RTF0130429-01052484 (130431)

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Exempt (PEX): 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 duration of the appointment shall not exceed 36 months.

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
Headquartered in San Francisco, we have 2,300 employees operating across eight counties serving more than 2.7 million customers in the San Francisco Bay Area – 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

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

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.

To learn more about working at the SFPUC, visit our career site at

Role description

Project:   WWE CIP SEP OSP NPF and Various Security Projects

The Project Manager I (PM I) is responsible for managing and administering $71M capital improvement of treatment and security projects for Southeast Plant (SEP), Oceanside Plant (OSP), Northpoint Facility, and Various Enterprises Security Projects. 

Under general administrative direction of a Senior Project Manager IV, the PM I will lead the efforts to successfully deliver these critical treatment and security programs capital improvement projects at SEP, NPF, OSP and other SFPUC facilities.  The projects will include working closely with the numerous internal and external stakeholders including agencies: San Francisco Department of Emergency Management and Department of Homeland Security.

The PM I will interact with the SFPUC Commission, SFPUC Executive Management, Technical Steering Committee, and various key project stakeholders from various operating divisions of SFPUC Enterprises. The PM I will review and approve critical path schedules, collaborate with Operations on shutdown schedules, and forecast project spending plans.  The PM I will report project progress on annual, quarterly and monthly basis.  The PM I will provide project inputs on scope, schedule and budget to the 10-year capital program.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage project scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Define the project needs, assess the conditions of all existing pertinent facilities, and identify feasible alternatives to address project needs.
  • Confirm and document the purpose, objectives and needs of the project and confirm the needs would fulfill the endorsed SFPUC treatment plants and security security goals and objectives. 
  • Evaluate various alternatives for meeting the project objectives based on designated evaluation criteria. Recommend the preferred alternative.
  • Prepare a report that specifies the 10% design level for the recommended alternative.
  • Determine the level of environmental review necessary for the project and assist the Environmental Staff in preparation of required approvals and permits. Work may include conducting required environmental studies and analyze and evaluate project alternatives. 
  • Determine if project construction falls within SFPUC’s right-of-way (ROW) or property.  If not, pursue land or easement acquisition as necessary to construction facilities.
  • Develop 100% construction documents (plans and specifications) for the project.
  • Provide support to PUC Contracts for bidding, the PUC award process, and contracting.
  • Provide construction management support to facilitate project construction.
  • Provide as-needed support to facilitate the operational start-up of any newly constructed facilities and assist in all aspects of project close-out (financial, contractual, turn-over of assets to O&M, etc.). 
  • The 5502 Project Manager 1 will perform other related duties as assigned.

How to qualify

Minimum Qualifications: 

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

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Construction management experience or relevant courses 
  • Successful implementation of municipal capital projects

The stated desirable qualifications may be considered at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring. 

A resume does NOT substitute for this section of the City application and will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Verification of Education and Experience:

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

Note: 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.

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.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

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

What else should I know?


Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit and begin the application process.

  • Select the “I’m Interested” button and follow instructions on the screen

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment 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 (,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

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.

Job Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the job analyst, Crystal Liu, by email at

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.