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Senior Contracts Specialist

Job ID: PS103503
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Department: Construction Contracts
Date Posted: Jul 28, 2023


This position is eligible for telework which is currently one day per week. New hires are eligible to apply 30 days after their effective date of hire.



Senior Contracts Specialist (Construction Contracts)


Construction & Development


Contracts/Construction Contracts


Manager, Construction Contracts


2 Broadway


9:00 AM to 5:30 PM or as required (7.5HR/ DAY)




$75,484 to $99,073


Open Until Filled



The Senior Contracts Specialist for Construction Contracts supports agency management in executing core procurement and construction contracts, tasks and functions relating to the MTA’s capital program. This includes supporting the award of $2-3 billion in new construction contracts each year and supporting the management of claims and changes on contracts valued at approximately $5 billion. The Senior Contracts Specialist title is the highest level in the three levels of the Contracts Specialist series. They are responsible for supporting management-level titles within the Construction Contracts division.


Support Contracts Department with researching, enhancing, standardizing, and implementing digital procurements across MTA C&D.


Ensure that contract files properly document the procurement and decision-making process to promote the efficient operation of the Contracts Department.


Log awards in a timely and accurate manner for easy tracking and reporting.


Support senior staff with the award and documentation of construction-related contracts, including A+B bidding, design-build, progressive-design build, and public-private partnership contracts.

Provide status updates on relevant tasks and activities to management, as required.


Ensures the MTA C&D Contracts website is accurate and that procurement, bid results and contracts awards are correctly displayed.



Education and Experience


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering, Finance, Law, Government Contracting or a related field.


Minimum of four (4) years related experience in contracts and procurement. 


An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.




Knowledge of public sector procurement management principles, government project administration, and government bid process.


Knowledge of contract terminology, terms and conditions, procurement, and construction management (including construction scheduling).


Familiarity and experience with relevant local, state, and federal laws, including federal and state procurement laws, rules, and regulations.


Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, organizational, negotiation and communication skills.


Advanced knowledge and use of Microsoft Office Suite and document management software.


Other Information

As an MTA Construction & Development employee, you may be required to complete the New York State financial disclosure statement – annually if your position earns $108,638 (this figure is subject to change) per year if the position is designated as a policymaker.


Selection Criteria

Based on evaluation of education, skills, experience, and interview.


How to Apply

MTA employees must apply via My MTA Portal. You can submit an online application by logging into My MTA Portal, clicking the My Job Search ribbon, and selecting the “Careers” link. Logging in through My MTA Portal will link your BSC ID number to your job application to identify you as an internal applicant.


Equal Employment Opportunity

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.


The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.

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