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Assistant Director Contruction Contracts

Job ID: PS104076
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Construction Contracts
Date Posted: Dec 1, 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.




Assistant Director, Construction Contracts


Construction & Development


Contracts/Construction Contracts


Director, Construction Contracts


2 Broadway


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




$104,023 to $136,530


Open Until Filled



The Assistant Director of Construction Contracts is responsible for supporting procurements relating to the MTA’s capital program. This includes keeping the $2-3 billion award in new construction contracts per year and managing claims and changes on contracts valued at approximately $5 billion. The Assistant Director will have decision-making authority and staffing oversight responsibilities to accomplish these objectives. This title is also required to provide input into the overall strategy and approach for the contracts they manage and to recommend and, as a consultant with senior officers, implement policy and procedural changes for the betterment of the Contracts Department.



Drafts and implements contract and procurement documentation to support the award of agency contracts, including innovative construction contracts involving A+B bidding, design-build, progressive-design build, public-private partnerships, and other state-of-the-art construction contracting methods.


Ensures that contract files properly document the procurement and decision-making process needed for the efficient operation of the Contracts Department.


Manages and tracks procurements and awards against approved timelines to support the needs and time requirements of the MTA’s capital program

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


Provides guidance to agency staff on the regulations and policies pertaining to public works contracting and communicates the MTA’s position on these issues to the MTA’s funding partners, such as the NYS Office of Management and Budget, FTA and FTA, and FRA.


Provides status updates on relevant tasks and activities to senior officers.


Education and Experience


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


Minimum of eight (8) years of related experience.


Minimum of five (5) years' experience in a management or supervisory role.




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.


Demonstrated ability and experience working with executive management, board members, elected officials, and other government, non for profit, or corporate stakeholders.


Substantial 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

Proficient in 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 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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