Capital Projects Manager

County of San Mateo Parks Department


Parks Department

County of San Mateo


The Parks Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Capital Projects Manager. The Parks Department manages historic sites, urban parks, beaches and forests and strives to provide the highest quality experience for our visitors. 


Under general direction from the Park Director and project direction from the Assistant Parks Director, the County of San Mateo is looking for someone who is team-oriented, loves the outdoors and wants to serve the community. This job includes building, renovating and enhancing facilities in some of the most beautiful locations in San Mateo County. The Capital Projects Manager will be an integral member of the team providing recreational opportunities that will stand the test of time, and provides an opportunity to work on the projects that are fun, challenging and directly serve the community, including campgrounds, trails, historic structures, roadways and utility systems. 


The selected professional will:

  • Manage major and/or complex capital projects from program planning through final acceptance of construction and warranty period
  • Initiate the preparation of and present feasibility studies, complex cost estimates, schedules and programs for the development of new county facilities and the alteration of existing facilities
  • Research and plan the various mechanisms used to finance projects such as state and federal grants, county funding, lease purchase agreements, certificates of participation, and joint powers agreements
  • Prepare and manage requests for proposals for various consultants and participate in their selection
  • Manage the budgetary aspects of capital projects, including analyzing, projecting and recommending fiscal expenditures; obtaining fiscal approval when required; and verifying, monitoring and processing fiscal/budgetary matters at various phases
  • Manage the preparation and approval of pre-architectural work to include programming and conceptual decision by consultants and county staff for large and/or complex construction projects
  • Manage schematic design, design development and contract documents to meet users' needs, budgets and schedules
  • Conduct on-site visits to observe and approve work
  • Prepare and process Board of Supervisors transmittals
  • Manage the bid and award process, including solicitation and evaluation of bids, and Board of Supervisors approvals
  • Administer construction contracts, including inspection work, contract revisions, submittals, payments, schedules, budgets and project closeouts
  • Manage contractors effectively for both design and construction
  • Manage permit applications, resolve claims/disputes and file notices
  • Act as coordinating liaison with county officials, consultants, contractors, architects, engineers, outside agencies and the public regarding capital improvement projects
  • Perform related duties as assigned


The ideal candidate will have a degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or a closely related field and five years of experience as a project/construction manager of medium to large capital projects for a local, state, or federal agency, general contractor, or developer.
Final Filing Date: April 25, 2018

To learn more about the position and to apply online, visit our website at Applications are only accepted online.  EOE