The new on- and off-ramps on the east side of Yerba Buena Island

Principal Engineer, Capital Projects Division

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and résumé. This recruitment will remain opened until filled. However, first consideration will be given to individuals who respond by February 4th, 2022.


The city of San Francisco is at the center of the evolution of local, regional and global transportation systems, and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority is leading the way in understanding the effects of emerging technologies, crafting policy and investment solutions that address current and future needs, and ensuring that our transportation systems work for all communities. We’re looking for applicants with five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in transportation project and program management and a State of California professional engineering license are required. An equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable.

Reports to: Assistant Deputy Director for Capital Projects

Exemption Status: Full-time Exempt

You'll manage multiple projects, perform technical analysis, with activities ranging from the environmental phase through design and construction of the project and interact with a variety of public agency staff, advocates and private stakeholders.

Examples of projects you may work on:

101/280 Express Lanes: We are currently developing project alternatives for use in the Environmental Documents and Equity Study of the corridor. You may lead coordination with permitting agencies, supervise technical consultants and participate in public outreach events.

Connect SF, Streets & Freeway Study: We are working with partner agencies to develop a long-range vision for the arterial streets and state highway networks within San Francisco. You may help identify transportation needs, develop project concepts and evaluate implementation strategies for major freeway and interchange projects.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises Associate Engineer. May supervise external consultant teams.

Annual Compensation Range: $136,110 – $187,833

Salary is effectively higher since the Transportation Authority offers an employer contribution to a retirement plan in lieu of Social Security.

In addition, the Transportation Authority offers a generous cafeteria-style benefits package, which includes, but is not limited to:

Retirement: up to 10.22% employer contribution

Insurance: Health, dental, life, and long-term disability. Medical and dependent care pre-tax reimbursement accounts.

Deferred Compensation (Section 457)

Vacation: Three (3) weeks of vacation per year during the first 5 years of service

Holidays: 12 holidays per year, plus 3 personal holidays   

Commuter Benefits: Up to $160 per month in Commuter Checks or a $20 per month bike benefit 


This recruitment will remain open until filled. First consideration will be given to individuals who respond by February 4th, 2022.

Send cover letter (indicating where you saw this job posted) and resume via email ( or mail:

RE: Principal Engineer, Capital Projects
Attn: Human Resources
San Francisco County Transportation Authority
1455 Market St., 22nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe diversity and inclusion strengthen our work, and we strive to ensure our staff represents the communities we serve. 

We are committed to fostering an environment of mutual respect. We want to employ and provide career advancement opportunities for people of any:

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