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Senior Director Design

Job ID: PS103086
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Delivery - Bridges & Tunnels
Date Posted: Nov 29, 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 Director, Design


Construction & Development


Delivery / B&T


Vice President, Deputy Program Executive


2 Broadway


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




$125,478 to $164,689


Open Until Filled



Design/Design Compliance Services has technical authority for establishing and auditing design delivery standards for all engineering and architectural disciplines in C&D Delivery. The Senior Director manages all architectural and engineering design processes within a Delivery Business Unit large project to conform to professional industry and MTA C&D standards. This position fosters key technical thought leaders who are experts in their discipline to provide MTA cutting edge solutions in driving design innovation and conformance.



Oversees entire design/design compliance review team.

Fosters a culture of innovation and change in design delivery methods, technologies, and strategy.


Provides the DSO with lessons learned and strategies to streamline design reviews and creates training opportunities across integrated project teams.


Establishes, monitors, and/or audits the Design-Builder’s design and engineering activities for compliance with the Contract requirements and the Design-Builder’s Quality Control Plan.


Education and Experience


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction or Project Management, Business Administration, Transportation, or a related field. 


Must have a minimum of twelve (12) years related experience, including at least eight (8) years in a management of design projects, or supervisory role in a large, multi-faceted organization. 




Licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect required.


Demonstrated experience in design project management for major construction projects.


Proven ability to collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders and drive outcomes.


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability with building relationships and working collaboratively with stakeholders at all internal levels within the organization.


Demonstrated ability to work in a high profile, high pressure environment effectively.


Must have focus and ability to deliver on results, organizational effectiveness, and continuous improvement.


Must be a proven leader as a change agent and creative/innovative thinker with the ability to align business goals with solutions to drive process improvements.


Must possess excellent team building, listening, problem solving, and prioritization skills.


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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