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Assistant Vice President Technical Services

Job ID: 3204
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Department: MNR
Date Posted: Aug 24, 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 hire date.




Assistant Vice President Technical Services


Construction & Development




Vice President Program Executive


Graybar 420 Lexington Ave


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




$136,995 to $179,806


Open Until Filled



The Assistant Vice President of Technical Services (AVP) provides technical support services to the Metro-North (MNR) Business Unit in Delivery for all engineering disciplines and sub-specialties. This position is responsible for the planning, monitoring, and fostering technical skills development to support the effective delivery of MNR capital projects. The AVP provides recommendations, reports, and support to MNR and Delivery senior management regarding the functional areas of project controls.


Leads the Technical Services Group in providing technical support services to all MNR PCEOs and BU management.

Oversees a team of discipline chiefs providing project control activities such as cost estimating, cost controls, scheduling, risk management, and quality.


Ensures technical and project control activities are managed throughout the entire project life-cycle to support the successful delivery of the MTA’s Capital Program.


Monitors and maintains technical competency for BU staff via training, development, and knowledge retention.


Fosters the creation of knowledge-sharing within areas of discipline expertise and specialties to assist with lessons learned and initiatives to improve project management delivery.


Provides recommendations and support to senior management and the business unit lead to resolve highly complex technical issues. The recommendations are for evaluating project performance and risk identification/mitigation.


Oversees development of technical documents, engineering studies, analyses, processes, and guidelines. 


Coordinates with PCEOs to provide technical input for master technical specifications, Project Requirements and Design Criteria (PRDCs), and standard drawings.


Supports the development of C&D design standards and procedures.


Performs other duties as required.


Education and Experience


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, or a related field. Master’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, or a related field preferred.

Must have a minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience in design, construction, construction management, or technical support of capital projects design and construction.


Must have a minimum of ten (10) years of managerial/supervisory experience.


Must possess leadership and team-building skills.


A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


A valid New York State Professional Engineer (P.E.) license or Registered Architect (R.A.) is required.


Significant experience in leading and managing a team of engineers and project control professionals.


Ability to lead in-depth analysis and decision-making on highly critical technical issues impacting MTA Capital Program projects.


In-depth knowledge of industry trends, technological tools, and best practices in Design- Build and Alternative Project Delivery.


Demonstrated ability to collaborate with all levels of the organization effectively, deliver positive outcomes, and promote change.


Excellentpresentation,communication,problem-solving,organizational,and interpersonal skills.


Travel to active construction project sites within MNR territory to support project delivery is required in this position.


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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