Sam Bautista, Principal Engineer
Sam Bautista is a licensed civil engineer and the current Principal Engineer, who manages the Engineering Division. He has been with the City of South San Francisco for 11 years. Prior to our City, he was the Associate Engineer at the City of Millbrae and City of Lathrop. Born and raised in the Central Valley, Bautista has lived in Los Angeles, San Diego, Maui, Seattle, and San Francisco. Bautista is an avid traveler, leaving after work on Friday to explore the world on weekends, and coming back to work on Mondays. He is a dog lover and has a 5-year-old French Bulldog named Marcus. He is also a fanatic college football fan. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California and majored in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering.
Dave Bockhaus, Public Works Program Manager
Dave Bockhaus is a Public Works Program Manager, overseeing several shops within the Public Works Maintenance Division. His areas of supervision include traffic signals and street lighting, traffic signs and markings, fleet operations, street sweeping, the clean team and parking operations. Bockhaus began his career with South San Francisco in 1994 as an Operator I at the Water Quality Control Plant. He later transferred to maintenance, where he progressed from Assistant Mechanic to Lead Mechanic, and later became Plant Maintenance Supervisor before becoming a Public Works Program Manager. Before joining the City, Bockhaus served in the United States Navy for 8 ½ years.
Justin Lovell, Public Works Administrator
Justin Lovell is the Public Works Administrator overseeing the Administration Division of the Public Works Department. Justin began working with the City of South San Francisco in 2009. His experience includes policy development, project management, financial forecasting, and transportation planning. Justin is the 2017 Communications Director/Secretary for the Municipal Management Association of Northern California. He holds a Master of Science in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from The New School and a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration from San Diego State University.
Brian Schumacker, Plant Superintendent
Brian Schumacker oversees the City’s wastewater treatment plant, and the North Bayside Systems Unit outfall pumping system. Mr. Schumacker is a proud lifelong resident of South San Francisco and has over 16 years of experience as a wastewater professional. Mr. Schumacker holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Notre Dame de Namur University and has earned the highest levels of professional certifications in wastewater treatment, and mechanical technology. Brian has a dedicated staff of over 40 professionals who safeguard community health and protect our fragile San Francisco Bay ecosystem.