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

This recruitment will remain open until filled. However, first consideration will be given to individuals who respond by Monday, May 24, 2021.

Senior Engineer, Capital Projects Division

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and résumé.


The Senior Engineer supports and facilitates the  delivery of Transportation Authority-programmed (local, state and federally funded) transportation projects through the design and construction phases. The position manages multiple development projects, oversees contractor work progress and interacts with a variety of public agency staff, advocates and private stakeholders. The duties specified below are characteristic of the range of duties and responsibilities assigned to this position, and are not intended to be an inclusive listing.

Reports to: Assistant Deputy Director for Capital Projects

Exemption Status: Full-time Exempt

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages and oversees development of capital projects for major transportation infrastructure such as rail systems and highway facilities within San Francisco. 
  • Directs project development activities in order to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of select Transportation Authority programs and funding initiatives. 
  • Is responsible for in-house and consultant contract engineering and design personnel engaged in project oversight and delivery support activities. 
  • Leads project management and delivery monitoring efforts to aid in grant programming decisions  for select Transportation Authority programs and funding initiatives. 
  • Develops procurement and implementation strategies in partnership with project sponsors to assure projects are delivered per scope, budget and schedule parameters. 
  • Provides project delivery support to external project sponsors responsible for implementing large capital projects and select programs within the Transportation Authority’s Program of Projects, and 
  • Responsible for technical input on capital projects, plus as needed to support in development of the Countywide Transportation Plan and other agency plans, studies, and programming efforts.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, training and experience required of this job.

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline such as civil or transportation engineering and progressively responsible experience in transportation project/program management, including rail networks, highway systems, and/or bicycle and pedestrian facilities. A State of California professional engineering license is required. Experience in delivering multi-modal projects, particularly developing comprehensive implementation plans and innovative funding solutions is desirable. The applicant should also have experience completing the environmental review and project approval process (EIR/EIS) for transportation projects, and three (3) years of progressively responsible experience of which two (2) years of that experience are as a licensed professional engineer.

Supervisory Responsibilities

May supervise interns and external consultant teams.

Annual Compensation Range: $113,425 – $156,528

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: 11 holidays per year, plus 3 personal holidays   

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


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

RE: Senior 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:

  • race and color
  • sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression
  • religion and belief
  • national, social, and ethnic origin
  • parental status, including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions
  • age
  • physical, mental, and sensory disabilities
  • HIV status
  • marital, civil union, and domestic partnership status
  • past and present military service
  • family medical history and genetic information
  • protected status 

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