Project Manager II

City of San Mateo
Location: San Mateo, CA, USA
Added on: 1 May 2023, Job offer expires on: 30 Sep 2023

The City of San Mateo Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a Project Manager II

Why Join our Department?

Be a part of the San Mateo Parks and Recreation Department team, which is a regular recipient of both local and statewide awards for its park design, program creativity, and staff accomplishments.  We provide a full spectrum of landscape maintenance, park design, and recreational opportunities for the San Mateo community.  There are 30 fully developed parks, six community recreation centers, two aquatic facilities, and an 18-hole golf course.

The Project Manager II will oversee capital improvement projects in the City’s signature downtown park, including playground renovations, installation of a Fallen Heroes Memorial, and new community amenities  Central Park Playground RenovationCentral Park Master Plan. Another current project is the development of East Hillsdale Park.  We are seeking a motivated candidate to join our diverse and passionate team dedicated to providing exceptional public service.

Look to some of the reasons why the City of San Mateo is a great place to work:

What You’ll Do

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop, plan and coordinate the planning, feasibility, architectural and engineering activities related to capital improvement, renovation projects, and information technology projects.
  • Prepare and administer agreements for professional services related to capital projects, coordinating and directing all activities between the City, and consulting firms.
  • Prepare cost estimates, project schedules and feasibility reports for new or modified structures.
  • Maintain accurate and current project budgets and manage cost and quality controls.
  • Solicit and review bids and recommend contract awards.  Monitor contractor performance, review and process submittals & change orders, retain construction management and inspection assistance, and carry out related activities associated with project construction.
  • Oversee the design, construction, and implementation of projects.
  • Maintain needed records on projects. Prepare and present comprehensive administrative, fiscal, statistical & technical studies, reports, evaluations, & specifications.
  • Coordinate programming, design, review, and construction/implementation activities with City departments & outside agencies.
  • Prepare staff reports and presentations for the City Council, City commissions, boards, and committees, and for neighborhood meetings on capital improvement projects.

For a complete list of duties, knowledge and abilities, reference our job specifications at

 Who You Are:  Innovative doer who welcomes challenge, is resourceful and can lead a team to do great things. Professional who is team oriented and results driven. Exceptional communicator (oral and written) with superior interpersonal skills.

What You Bring: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


  • Three years of progressively responsible experience related to capital project management, facility management, construction supervision, engineering, architecture, or other building activities.
  • Two or more years of experience in open space, park development planning, playground construction, landscape architecture, or related planning experience.
  • Knowledge of Park irrigation materials, methods, and design concepts.


  • Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, public or business administration, real estate development, architecture, engineering, construction management, information technology, or a related field.

License and Certificates:  Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

ADA Special Requirement:

Essential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment:  Ability to work in standard office, field construction environments (depending on assignment); exposure to outdoors (depending on assignment).

Submit an online application, résumé (highly recommended), and supplemental questionnaire at or to the Human Resources Department, City of San Mateo, 330 W. 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403, (650) 522-7260. The recruitment will close on April 19, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. or upon receipt of the first 50 applications, résumés, (highly recommended) and supplemental questionnaires, whichever occurs first.

A description of the benefits and process is available at Project Manager II | CalOpps

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