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Director Construction

Job ID: 3089
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: MNR
Date Posted: Jan 2, 2024


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.



Director, Construction


Construction & Development




Senior Director, Project Management


Graybar – 420 Lexington


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




$121,429 to $159,376


Open Until Filled



The Director of Construction has the authority to establish and audit construction delivery standards for all engineering and architectural disciplines in C&D Delivery. The Director manages all architectural and engineering construction processes within a Delivery Business Unit to conform to professional industry and MTA C&D standards. This position fosters constructability skills development and innovation in project management practices to improve capital projects' quality, cost-effectiveness, and timely delivery. Responsible for the project's construction phase through completion and handover to the operating owner. Responsible for construction quality.



Oversees review team.


Fosters a culture of innovation and change in construction delivery methods, technologies, and strategy.


Provides the delivery service office with lessons learned and strategies to streamline constructability reviews and creates training opportunities across integrated project teams.


Establishes, monitors, and/or audits the Design-Builder's construction activities for compliance with the Contract requirements, Design-Builder's Quality Control Plan, and Safety Plan.


Accountable for holding agency reviewers accountable for constructability review duration commitments.

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 ten (10) years of related experience.


Must have a minimum of at least five (5) years in the management of construction projects or supervisory roles in a large, multi-faceted organization.



Licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect desirable.


PMP and CCM Certifications are preferred.   


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 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.


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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