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Senior Director, Force Account Strategy & Oversight

Job ID: 2672
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Department: Owner Support Services
Date Posted: Aug 15, 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, Force Account Strategy & Oversight


Construction & Development


Development/Owner Support Resources


Vice President Owner Support Resources


2 Broadway


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




$117,785 to $154,593


Open Until Filled



The Senior Director, Force Account Strategy & Oversight leads the team responsible for directing force account policy improvements and for projecting, overseeing, and monitoring force account resource utilization and performance across C&D, services which are estimated at $10-15B in the 2020-24 Capital Program. This position works with other Owner Support senior staff to direct planning, forecasting, estimating, scheduling, prioritizing, and facilitating resources. The Senior Director also works closely with the Deputy Chief Officer, Development and VP, Owner Support Resources, to spearhead efficiencies, innovations, and improvements in resource planning and provision, and will be responsible for the development of key performance indicators (KPIs) and production of various reports and presentations. Additionally, the Senior Director of Force Account Strategy & Oversight oversees the development of reimbursable budget projections on behalf of C&D.


Ensure optimal and efficient provision of operating agency support resources (track access, alternate subway/bus/train service, flagging, work equipment, access & protection, design/engineering support, and any other operating agency personnel) for C&D projects in support of C&D mission to deliver work faster and more cost-effectively.


Direct initiatives to identify resource efficiencies and propose innovative ways of delivering projects to optimize resource usage.


Lead effort to review, streamline, document, improve, and socialize C&D force account processes and procedures


Oversee implementation of improved capital support resource forecasting and reporting.


Streamline and modernize the development of force account estimates and monitoring of force account budgets.


Lead resource and schedule coordination efforts for major C&D projects.


Develop reports on resource planning and utilization for executive management, project teams, and agency staff.


Direct development of reimbursable support resource projections for all C&D projects.


Monitor, analyze, and produce reports on reimbursable budget utilization.


Support various cross-program C&D planning and development efforts as needed.


Serve as business lead for development and/or enhancement of capital support resource planning and request IT systems on behalf of C&D.


Manage and develop diverse teams working closely and collaboratively with operating agencies (NYCT, LIRR, MNR, B&T) supporting all C&D departments.


Education and Experience


Bachelor’s degree in Transportation, Urban Planning, Business, Public Policy, Construction Management, Finance/Economics, or a related field.


Must have a minimum of (12) years of experience in Transportation, Construction, Infrastructure, Finance, Planning, or a related field.


Must have a minimum of (8) years of managerial experience.


An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


Familiarity with the MTA’s operating agencies and their construction support resources.

Knowledge of construction resource management and experience with resource planning and prioritization.

Knowledge of transit force account practices, procedures, systems, and applications.

Familiarity with the MTA’s policies and procedures.

Excellent organizational and presentation skills.

Demonstrated supervisory and/or leadership capabilities.

Demonstrated ability to creatively problem solve.

Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of an organization.

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

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with key internal and/or external stakeholders.

Demonstrated ability to complete short- and long-term projects effectively and as efficiently as possible.

Demonstrated analytical capabilities and quantitative skills.

Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite or comparable applications, i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.


Selection Criteria

Based on evaluation of education, skills, experience, and interview.


Other Information

Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policymaking position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the “Commission”).

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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