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Senior Manager Construction Contracts

Job ID: PS103644
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 Manager, Construction Contracts


Construction & Development


Contracts/Construction Contracts


Assistant Director, Construction Contracts


2 Broadway


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




$94,510 to $124,044


Open Until Filled



The Senior Manager, Construction Contracts, is responsible for supporting senior staff within the Construction Contracts group on procurements relating to the MTA’s capital program.  This includes supporting the award of $2-3 billion in new construction contracts per year and supporting the management of claims and changes on contracts valued at approximately $5 billion.



Drafts innovative construction contracts to support the MTA’s capital program, including A+B bidding, design-build, progressive design-build, public-private partnerships, and other state-of-the-art construction contracting methods.


Provides procurement support for the award of construction contracts.


Tracks the status of procurement and contract awards against approved timelines to support the needs and time requirements for the MTA’s capital program.


Drafts and contributes to reports generated for MTA agency executives and senior staff on matters related to delivering the MTA’s capital program.


Properly documents the procurement and decision-making process to promote the efficient operation of the Contracts Department.


Remains current with trends necessary to deliver cogent, enforceable contracts designed to achieve and deliver desired project benefits.


Understand the laws, regulations and policies on public works contracting and the MTA’s funding partners, such as the NYS Office of Management and Budget, FTA and FRA.


Education and Experience


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


Must have a minimum of six (6) years of related experience in Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering, Finance, Government Contracting or a related field.


Minimum of two (2) years experience in the management of contracts/procurement projects or supervisory role.  


An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.




Substantial experience working in and with public sector procurement management principles, government project administration, and government bid processes.


Proven experience working on matters involving public works projects, construction projects, and/or real estate matters.


Knowledge of contract terminology, terms and conditions, procurement, and construction management (including the ability to interpret contract documents and schedules).


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.


Ability to comprehend, analyze and interpret complex business documents.


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


Other Information

As an MTA Construction & Development Company 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 or 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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