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Renewal and Replacement Manager - Hetch Hetchy Water & Power (Moccasin) - SFPUC (0931) - (125809)

Recruitment: REF30802B

Published: August 24, 2023


Eric Christensen -

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Department: Public Utilities Commission
Job class: 0931-Manager III
Starting salary range: $148,304.00 - $189,306.00 (Range A)
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam type: Position Based Test
Rule: Rule of the List What does this mean?
List type: Combined Promotive and Entrance


This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with CSC Rule 111A.

  • Application Opening: 08/24/2023

  • Filing Deadline: 09/25/2023

  • Annual Salary: $145,028-$185,146 (Range A) - Appointment above the maximum of the annual salary range may be considered based on recruitment and retention issues, and is subject to approval. 

  • Recruitment ID: PBT-0931-125809 / RTF0125808-01122263

San Francisco is a vibrant and dynamic city, on the forefront of economic growth & innovation, urban development, arts & entertainment, as well as social issues & change. This rich tapestry of culture and ideas is sustained by our City's commitment to heighten the quality of life for the diverse population of San Franciscans and residents of the greater Bay Area. Our employees play an important role not only in making our City what it is today, but also in shaping the future of San Francisco.

We are the 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.

More About SFPUC: 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

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The City’s Department of Human Resources (DHR) is committed to providing a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and belonging environment for the City and County of San Francisco, where all employees and prospective employees experience fairness, dignity, and respect.  DHR’s mission is to use fair and equitable practices to hire, develop, support, and retain a highly-qualified workforce.  The resources support and expand on the Mayor’s Executive Directive 18-02, “Ensuring a Diverse, Fair, and Inclusive City Workplace.”

Role description


Hetch Hetchy Water & Power (HHWP) is responsible for a diverse set of water and power assets that require electrical engineering expertise to maintain and operate the system which nearly spans the width of the California. The assets that require heavy electrical engineering support include hydro-powerhouses, substations, high voltage transmission lines, switchyards and interconnections with neighboring power utilities.

Position Summary

The 0931 Renewal and Replacement Program Manager is responsible for managing Hetch Hetchy Water & Power's Renewal and Replacement program, a 10-year $300 million capital improvement program. Successful Program execution ensures continued water delivery to San Francisco and hydroelectric power generation/transmission for the next 100 years. This position reports to the 5212 Chief Engineer for Hetch Hetchy Water and Power.

The essential job functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plans, directs and coordinates the Project Management, Construction Management, Resource Management, and Project Controls of complex engineering and/or architectural projects; ensures all work complies with CCSF policies and procedures; ensures all work is performed safely and in compliance with regulatory agreements; ensures all work satisfies quality management requirements; ensures contracts are administered professionally and vendors are paid in a timely manner. 
  • Coordinates and directs the activities of Renewal & Replacement personnel with HHWP managers, professional engineers, contractors, subcontractors, state and local agencies, and inspection and construction personnel with a view toward assuring that projects are completed safely, in conformance with approved plans and specifications, and in compliance with CCSF policies. 
  • Develops, justifies, and manages the Renewal & Replacement capital program budget(s) to reduce operational risk, increase asset longevity necessary to meet long-term Levels of Service objectives. Develops detailed project deliverability analyses demonstrating how resources will be leveraged to complete programs and projects. Takes corrective actions as appropriate to complete goals.
  • Establishes and evaluates organizational goals and objectives, assigns work priorities, ensures the use of effective work plans and methods to achieve goals, ensures objectives are met within schedule, monitors progress, evaluates the performance of the organization, and initiates changes in structure, policies, and procedures when needed to increase efficiency, quality, and customer service.
  • Establishes project management and construction management standards applicable to the Renewal & Replacement Program serving as a guide to successful project delivery; develops and directs the maintenance of project schedules; and develops standards and systems for estimates of construction costs in order to ensure that projects remain within budgeted allotments.
  • Supervises and mentors subordinate personnel, completes performance appraisals, and participates in the disciplinary process when necessary. Plans and evaluates staff performance, ensures effective use of personnel and resources, develops action plans to improve employee productivity and resolves morale problems. Practices active listening and 3-way communication techniques to enhance leadership effectiveness.
  • Reviews and approves correspondence, reports, estimates and other material related to work programs, and determines if referral for final approval of superior is required; reviews and analyzes bids, and recommends award of contracts; certifies records of construction progress and work completion; and directs and coordinates the preparation of important construction records and reports.
  • Writes policies, procedures, correspondence, and evaluations and reviews and approves correspondence, technical reports, and budgetary documents for accuracy and conformance to the policies of the organization and coordinates, interprets and enforces policies, techniques, methods and legal provisions relating to engineering- and/or architectural-related construction activities.
  • Confers and coordinates with operating division managers, other departments and state and local agencies on projects and on operational problems; provides advice and consultation; and directs and is responsible for the execution of necessary actions; Conducts important negotiations with representatives of governmental, architectural and engineering agencies and with representatives of private architectural, engineering, and construction organizations.
  • Makes presentations to boards, organizations, and the public on programs and projects, justifies budget requests, and responds to inquiries; and represents the City at conferences and other meetings to share information with and to learn from other organizations.
  • Performs related duties as required within the scope of the classification 0931 Manager III.

How to qualify

If you are interested in this job, we are looking for people that have the following minimum qualifications:


  1. Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. AND


  1. Five (5) years of verifiable professional experience in construction or engineering project management; of which three (3) years must include experience supervising professionals engaged in the above work.


Additional qualifying work experience as described above may be substituted for up to two years of the required education on a year-for-year basis. (One year of work experience is equal to 30 semester or 45 quarter units)

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

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in natural science, environmental, business, construction management, civil, mechanical, or sanitary engineering or closely related field.
  • Possession of an MBA or closely related degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Possession of a Professional Engineering Certificate.


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


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.

    If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at

    Verification of required work experience typically must be on the employer’s letterhead and must include the applicant’s name, job title, description of job duties, dates of employment, hours per week, and signature of the employer, supervisor, or appropriate representative.

    Employees of the City and County of San Francisco may submit performance evaluations showing duties performed to verify qualifying City experience.  City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed.  Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules.  CCSF employees will not receive credit for experience obtained outside of their classification unless recorded in accordance with the provision of the Civil Service Rule 110.9.1/111A.11.2.

    Experience claimed in self-employment will only be accepted if supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license, and experience comparable to minimum qualifications above.  Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupation and total earnings must be submitted.

    Verification of required valid licensure/certification typically must be a photocopy of the license/certificate including the name of the issuing agency as well as the name of the license/certificate holder, license/certificate number, and expiration date.

    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?

    Selection Procedures:

    After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following:

    Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ): (Weight: Qualifying) Candidates will be required to complete a MQSQ as part of the employment application. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications (MQ) for this position. The MQSQ will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

    Supplemental Questionnaire Examination: (Weight: 100%)

    Candidates who meet minimum qualifications will be invited via a separate link to complete the Supplemental Questionnaire Examination. The purpose of the Supplemental Questionnaire Examination is to evaluate the experience, knowledge, skills and abilities that candidates possess in job-related areas, which have been identified as critical for this position and include, but are not limited to: project/program management, construction management, supervision/leadership, and operations/communications.

    Applicants will be given a deadline to return the Supplemental Questionnaire Examination. Those who do not respond by the established deadline will not be eligible to continue in the examination process and will not be added to the eligibility list resulting from this process. All applicants’ responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire Examination are subject to verification.

    A passing score must be achieved on the Supplemental Questionnaire Examination in order to continue in the selection process and be placed on the eligible list. Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score. Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.

    The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

    NOTE:  Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

    Eligible List/Score Report: A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

    The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of 6 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

    To find Departments which use this classification, please see

    Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights:

    Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at

    The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

    Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:


    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.

    Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst Eric Christensen at

    Please note: All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

    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.