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Assistant Vice President Contruction Contracts

Job ID: 1185
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Department: Construction Contracts
Date Posted: May 3, 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 Vice President Construction Contracts


Construction & Development


Contracts/Construction Contracts


Senior Vice President Construction Contracts


2 Broadway


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




$129,643 to $170,157


Open Until Filled



The Assistant Vice President (“AVP”) of Construction Contracts is a senior-level position with authority for decision-making, staffing, and budgeting for their functional area of responsibility within clearly defined policies, principles, and specific objectives in consultation with departmental management. This position also has the latitude to develop plans, priorities, and processes to achieve goals. This position creates and implements policy and procedural recommendations with final approval from senior management within the Contracts Department by executing core procurement tasks and activities for designated business units associated with various aspects of construction contracting, including contract development, awards, and change order processing.



The AVP will be responsible for the timely award of federally and locally funded contracts for complex, high-dollar-value procurements through the use of contracting methods such as A+B bidding, design-build, progressive-design build, public-private partnerships, call agreements, and other construction contracting methods to support the MTA’s Capital Program, including its Small Business Development Program. The


The AVP will directly handle complex individual projects or manage a group responsible for numerous construction contract actions involving contract development, awards, or change order processing, including negotiations and developing Board briefing materials as necessary.


The AVP will ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and procurement policies & procedures and develop strategies considering the most effective contracting approach for specific projects, including providing recommendations to senior staff and guidance to subordinate staff.


As required, the AVP will develop presentations and reports to provide status updates to MTA agency executives and senior staff on the relevant tasks and activities associated with delivering the MTA’s Capital Program.


The AVP is responsible for the training of new staff as well as all personnel actions associated with the management of their group.


Education and Experience

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


Masters or JD preferred.  


Must have a minimum of twelve (12) years of related experience.


Must have a minimum of eight (8) years of experience in a management 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 procurement processes.


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


Knowledge of contract terminology, terms and conductions, and construction management.


Proven leader as a change agent and creative/innovative thinker who can align business goals with solutions and drive process improvements.


Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively and effectively with executive management, board members, and other stakeholders in a fast-paced environment to ensure favorable results for the MTA.


Proven experience working in an organization with multiple clients, major local, state and federal stakeholders, and business partners from various functional disciplines.


Excellent judgment and ability to work independently on matters of significant size and complexity.


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 employee, you may be required to complete the New York State financial disclosure statement annually if your position earns $108,673 (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 agency 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 and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies encourage qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.


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