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Assistant Vice President Project Controls Executive

Job ID: 1383
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Department: Small Business Mentor Program
Date Posted: Aug 21, 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, Project Controls Executive


Construction & Development


Delivery/Small Business Mentoring Program


Vice President Program Executive


2 Broadway


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




$129,643 to $170,157


Open Until Filled



The Assistant Vice President of Project Controls has broad authority for the decision-making, staffing, and budget for their functional area of responsibility. The incumbent has decision-making authority over their functional area of responsibility within broadly defined policies and objectives. Including wide latitude to consider developing plans, priorities, and processes to achieve objectives. The Assistant Vice President of Project Controls makes policy and procedural changes for their functional area of responsibility and has responsibility for the overall strategy and approach made in consultation with the Vice President of Project Controls. Experienced program controls manager responsible for all aspects of program controls activities (cost estimating, cost control, scheduling, and risk management) for a mega-project. 



Responsible for program control activities for the project's entire lifecycle (planning phase through handover to operating owner). 


Supports a Project Executive and project team:

Develop/review estimate and schedule impacts with change orders, claims, time extension requests, and disputes.

Evaluate actual project performance, risk identification/mitigation, and recovery plans. Recommend course changes when escalated items require changes.

Manage financial reports using actual cost information, forecasted spend per project schedules, and estimated final costs against approved contract funding.

Develop/review conceptual estimates and durations for projects.

Establish force account needs for projects.


Directly responsible for project controls team continued skill development.



Education and Experience


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


Must have a minimum of fourteen (14) years of related experience.

Must have a minimum least eight (8) years in a management or supervisory role and/or project manager role in a large, multi-faceted organization.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


Licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect desirable.

PMI-SP, EVP, CCP, or CPE Certifications
are desirable.

Significant experience in project management for major construction projects or project controls with highly complex systems preferred. Alternative Delivery experience desirable.

Substantial experience leading and managing contractors, subcontractors, or vendors.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with stakeholders at all organizational levels.

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.

Alternative Delivery experience preferred.


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 $105,472 (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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