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Assistant Director Construction Management - ESA

Job ID: 3023
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Off of East Side Access Proj
Date Posted: Oct 4, 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


Construction & Development


Delivery/Office of East Side Access


Senior Director Project Management


424 Madison Ave


7:00 AM to 3:30 PM or as required (7.5HR/DAY)




$104,023 to $136,530


Open Until Filled



The Assistant Director of Construction has the authority to establish and audit construction delivery standards for all engineering and architectural disciplines in C&D Systems. The Director manages all construction processes to conform to professional industry and MTA C&D standards.



Assists in review teams.


Reviews escalated items pertaining to constructability within in-house designs in non-Design-Build projects.


Establishes framework and conformance to an immersive culture with Director for the entire construction team driving review efficiencies.


Participates in Construction and Design Oversight Review meetings and helps drive integrated teams.


Proactively facilitates the definition and optimization of the client requirements and functional scope definition to establish an unambiguous, feasible, and robust project definition, maximizing project lifecycle value and deliverability. 


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 eight (8) years of related experience.

Must have a minimum of four (4) years in the management of construction projects or supervisory roles in a large, multi-faceted organization.


An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.




Licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect desirable.


PMP and CCM Certifications are preferred.


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


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


Must have focus and ability to deliver 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 teamwork, listening, problem-solving, and prioritization skills.


Proficient computer skills (i.e., Windows environment, Microsoft Office, PeopleSoft, Oracle, etc.) and strong business administrative skills (i.e., presentations, report and letter writing, time management, etc.).


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”).


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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