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Principal Scheduler

Job ID: 3188
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Stations
Date Posted: Dec 5, 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.


Principal Scheduler


Construction & Development




Chief Estimator


2 Broadway


9:00 AM to 5:30 PM or as required (7.5 hour work day)




$121,479 to $159,441


Open Until Filled




The Principal Scheduler is responsible for developing, using, and improving existing enterprise tools, systems, and work processes to drive effective planning and control within an integrated project scheduling system.


Individuals in this role will act as a Program Schedulers driving and overseeing multiple project/program schedules and helping to implement industry best-practice scheduling processes within the greater integrated controls system.


Individuals in this role will also develop and drive detailed high-complexity project schedules to align priorities, mitigate conflicts, predict outcomes, and measure project performance.


This role requires collaboration to develop project dashboards, cost, and resource performance reports, changelogs, and risk registers in close partnership with assigned PCEO and BU Leaders.




Key Responsibilities:


Collect performance data and update project schedules following the MTA C&D master schedule framework.


Develop and drive high-risk/complex project schedules within the assigned program.


Track potential changes, ensuring estimates of cost and schedule changes are given visibility with project management and agency owners.


Integrate cost and schedule data and information from vendors and external entities to facilitate schedule and budget performance reporting.


Develop reporting mechanisms, dashboards, and presentations about project performance indicators and feed this data to ensure a cohesive picture of the program and/or portfolio.


Assist junior team members with ongoing schedule and log maintenance and conduct baseline project schedule reviews following MTA C&D standards.


Drives evaluation and impact assessment of identified project risks to enable the project team with applicable data for developing risk mitigation plans and contingencies.


Develops and maintains automated project controls tools and workflows.


Partners closely with business units to assess new and ongoing projects.


Monitors actuals and works with other peers to review forecasting against budgets.


Supports Executive status review meetings and Change Control Committees.


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 sixteen (16) years of related experience.


Must have a minimum of ten (10) 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.




Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


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


PMI-SP desirable.


Alternative Delivery experience preferred.


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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