Senior Project Manager (710 Freeway Stub Planning)

Job Information

Company Name

City of Pasadena

Position Level


Job Description

The City of Pasadena is seeking an experienced and strategic Senior Project Manager with expertise in managing complex projects to join our World Class City. This is a new and exciting role under the City Manager’s Office that will provide day-to-day project management of the 710 freeway stub planning efforts. These Planning efforts are anticipated to culminate in the adoption of new Specific Plan in this area.  When not directly engaged in 710 related planning efforts, this position will support a variety of functions across the City Manager’s Office, which will be determined as capacity and opportunities are present.

The ideal candidate is someone who has well-documented experience in managing complex land use/transportation/infrastructure planning projects or who has managed or implemented other types of projects involving multiple facets of inter- and intra-governmental organizations as well as community stakeholder groups. The successful candidate will be a results-driven, high-level project manager who thrives working independently, but will also be required to collaborate with the various stakeholders to move the project forward. Other key skills needed for success on the job include, strong planning, organizational and follow through skills; excellent written and verbal communication abilities; and the desire and ability to cooperate and collaborate with others.
Essential Functions
The major responsibilities of this position are listed below. For more information, please review the job description. 

  • Directs and monitors activities related to the development of a Specific Plan.
  • Reviews contracts and progress reports; maintains appropriate documentation.
  • Coordinates with a variety of staff, departments, and organizations.
  • Secures technical or professional services and maintains effective community participation on assigned projects.
  • Prepares and presents reports to boards, commissions, and committees.
  • Advises and recommends execution of actions on all aspects of the assigned project(s).
  • Represents the Department at various public meetings; meets with a variety of federal, state, and private organizations regarding the project.
  • Acts as liaison with consultants, public agencies, community members, stakeholders, and other City staff.

Required Skills / Experience / Education

Qualification Guidelines

The following list represents the core competencies needed for success in this position.

Action & Results Focus – Initiating tasks and focusing on accomplishment.
Attention to Detail – Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products.
Communication – Effectively delivering desired messages in writing, verbally and in formal presentations.
Involving Others – Engaging others for input, contribution, and shared responsibility for outcomes.
Relationship Building – Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships.
Legal & Regulatory Navigation – Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations.
Critical Thinking – Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims.

Bachelor’s degree in political science, marketing, real estate, urban planning, architecture, business or public administration, economics, or related field.
Five years of progressively responsible experience in any of the following areas: City/Transportation Planning; Policy Analysis; Architectural/Project Management; including at least two years in a lead analytical, managerial, or supervisory role.

The selection process may consist of a training and experience evaluation, interview panel, and/or department-level interviews.

There is currently one vacancy in the City Manager’s Office. The resulting eligibility list from this recruitment may be used to fill this vacancy and similar vacancies in the future.

Candidates selected for this position are subject to a one-year probationary work period.

Special Requirements
Must have or obtain a Class C California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.

US Citizenship Required?


Will security clearance be required?


Salary Range

$119,133.00 - $148,916.00 Annually

Other Benefits

Effective January 1, 2013, new members to CalPERS or an agency with CALPERS’ reciprocity or who have more than a six month break in service between employment in a CalPERS (or reciprocal) agency will be subject to the provisions of the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) and will receive the 2% @ 62 benefit formula.

Employees who are current members of CalPERS or an agency with CalPERS’ reciprocity, or who have less than a six month break in service between employment in a CalPERS (or reciprocal) agency and employment with the City will be enrolled in the 2.5% @ 55 benefit formula.

All employees are required to pay the full employee contribution to CalPERS.

Click link below to review the City’s excellent benefits package

The City is closed on alternate Fridays and most staff observe a 9/80 work schedule.

Job Start Date


Position Type

Permanent Full-Time



Primary Language Required



Local Government

Job Location

Location Address

100 North Garfield Ave.
Pasadena, California

Contact Information

Hiring Contact Name

Asiya Khawaja


[email protected]

Phone Number

(626) 744-3963