The Presidio Trust is seeking a Park Projects Construction Manager. An unusual federal agency, the Presidio Trust runs the only national park site that must generate all our own revenue. Each year we earn in excess of $100 million by leasing over 700 former military buildings as homes and workspaces. We then invest that money into our historic forest, dunes, streams, trails and designed landscapes, into our hundreds of historic buildings, into our infrastructure, into visitor sites and programs, and into our people, to make this magnificent place come alive for our park visitors.
The Park Projects Construction Manager is responsible for the oversight and management of the bidding and construction of multiple concurrent park development, building rehabilitation, infrastructure and site restoration projects. Responsible for oversight of renewal and capital project construction activities performed by contractors, in-house trades and Presidio tenants. This role ensures adherence to the contract documents and the approved project budgets and schedules, using both in-house labor and third-party contractors and consultants.
Our ideal candidate has demonstrated success in managing [multi-faceted] construction projects greater than $2,000,000 in public or private sector. You’re detail oriented, well organized and comfortable with all aspects of construction activity in both the field and the office. You have a drive for excellence, a passion for natural resources, public land management, and historic building preservation, strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
This is a full-time permanent position with benefits. Applications received by November 13, 2020 will receive first consideration.
Oversee all aspects of the day-to-day construction management of multiple park projects using contracted and in-house labor including but not limited to building and landscape rehabilitation, infrastructure and streetscape improvement, visitor facilities and tenant improvement projects.
Manage construction of project types that include but are not limited to historic and non-historic, residential and commercial building and site development projects, and cyclic maintenance projects for residential and non-residential buildings and sites, infrastructure repair and replacement projects, landscape improvement and site restoration projects, tenant improvements and visitor facilities.
Develop and review scope of work at various phases of the project; Work closely with Trust design managers and contracted design team members to review, evaluate, estimate, and provide guidance during design, bidding, and construction for constructability, value engineering, and cost related matters. Review the project specifications and drawings to determine appropriate construction actions and sequences; Assure that all contractors, subcontractors, and other participants fully understand the project’s design intent and the Trust’s requirements at every stage.
Obtain all necessary regulatory approvals, building permits, excavation permits, and any other licenses or permits required to perform the work. Most of these approvals involve activities internal to the Presidio Trust.
Work with Trust Associate Director of Contracting and staff during bidding and contracting process for the selection of contractors, sub-contractors, services, and vendors; Evaluate contractor and consultant bids and contracts; Participate in the preparation of selection criteria for consultants and contractors; Review contracts thoroughly to ensure that the terms, estimates, and deliverables are well-defined and documented, and adhere to the requirements of the project.
Represent the Presidio Trust’s interests as the Owner’s Representative for tenant funded and managed projects in the Presidio. Ensure that the tenant and their contractors adhere to the Trust’s submittal, permit, inspection and public safety requirements during construction.
Work in coordination with Trust’s Project Controls Specialist Assist Controls Specialist with preparation and maintenance of Trust’s master schedule and preparation of periodic reports using MS Project.
Negotiate revisions, change orders, additions, or deletions and other construction related issues to contractual agreements with designers, consultants, clients, suppliers, and subcontractors for maximum effectiveness while minimizing delay and cost overruns; Review work progress for level of completion; Evaluate and certify contractor submitted invoices for payment.
Monitor construction progress on a regular basis for compliance of the work with the requirements of the Trust and Contract; anticipate difficulties, resolve problems early, and keep the work flowing. Prepare regular reports describing work observed, note deficiencies and recommend remedial actions; Coordinate submittals, field reports and inspection and testing performed by others. Perform and coordinate punchlist walks, review remedial actions for compliance with Contract requirements; and assist with warranty enforcement.
Certify Substantial Completion of projects; Oversee project closeout activities such as coordinating system commissioning and staff trainings, obtaining releases, warranties and other close-out submittals, preparation of as-built record drawings, and managing occupancy permitting.
Other duties as assigned.
Requires bachelor’s degree in architecture, landscape architecture, construction management, professional engineering, civil engineering, or construction engineering;
7 years of related experience with construction projects involving landscape. infrastructure, streetscape, or building construction and renovation projects greater than $2,000,000 in public or private sector.
Demonstrable experience in preparation/review of preliminary and detailed construction schedules, budgets, and cost estimates.
Solid computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel and construction management software including MS Project.
Ability to maintain good relations and work effectively with field superintendents and other construction personnel.
Excellent communication, organizational, supervisory, and planning skills.
Must be proficient in reading/writing English, and possess good interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, and be customer service oriented.
A valid, current California Driver’s license.
Familiarity with the various applicable codes that govern typical construction activities.
Experience with building rehabilitation, seismic strengthening or historic preservation projects.
Familiarity with construction project development, finance and cost accounting processes.
Basic proficiency in Spanish language is a plus.
The Presidio Trust has identified this position as subject to a standard employment background investigation, which shall consist of a review of applicable county, state and Federal criminal and civil records. An individual’s granting of a background investigation and resulting report is voluntary, however, employment is contingent upon the successful completion of the investigation. The Trust may refuse to hire an individual, rescind an offer of employment, or review and terminate the employment of a current employee who does not successfully complete a background investigation.
About the Park Development and Visitor Engagement Division
The Park Development and Visitor Engagement Division is dedicated to transforming the Presidio into a world-class national park that is a model of environmental leadership and welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds. This multi-talented division develops and implements innovative, efficient, and inclusive plans and guidelines that advance the Trust’s mission and strategic goals. It develop and directs design and construction efforts that transform the Presidio’s buildings, historic landscapes, natural areas, roads, trails, and utility infrastructure to support park preservation, public use, environmental remediation, and revenue generation. Working in close collaboration with our non-profit partners, National Park Services and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, this group also delivers an array of philanthropically-funded park projects.
The Presidio Trust is an equal opportunity employer, offering a competitive benefits package. To apply, download the employment application from our website at www.presidio.gov/presidio-trust/jobs and email the completed application to our email address listed on our website.
Internal Number: 2020-10-29-PPCM py
About Presidio Trust
The Presidio of San Francisco is managed by two federal agencies in partnership: 300 acres along the coast are managed by the National Park Service, while the rest of the Presidio, 1,191 acres, is managed by the Presidio Trust. Both agencies work in close collaboration with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, a non-profit organization that provides indispensable philanthropic and programmatic support.
The Presidio Trust is an unusual federal agency. In our founding bipartisan legislation, Presidio Trust Act, ?the Trust was charged with operating the park without taxpayer support. Funds earned through leasing homes and workspaces and operating hotels, a golf course, and venues are used for park management and upkeep.
Over the past two decades, the Trust and our partners have converted this former military post into a welcoming national park site in an urban area. The Presidio is home to a large community of residents and tenants, and offers unique recreation, hospitality, and educational opportunities to people throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and the world.