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Assistant Vice President Technical Services

Job ID: 3204
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: MNR
Date Posted: Dec 21, 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 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)




$144,634 to $189,832


Open Until Filled



The Assistant Vice President, Technical Services (AVP) provides technical support services to the Delivery business units for all engineering and architectural disciplines and sub-specialties. This position is responsible for planning, monitoring, and fostering technical skills development throughout Delivery to support the effective delivery of capital projects. The AVP provides recommendations and support to senior management and the business units to resolve highly complex technical issues.


Leads the Technical Services subdivision in providing technical support services to all Delivery business units. Oversees a team of discipline chiefs and assistance in various engineering and architectural disciplines and sub-specialties.


Ensures technical design support services throughout Delivery for the entire project life-cycle to support the successful delivery of the MTA’s Capital Program.


Responsible for providing specialized technical services to all business units, such as surveys, utilities/sub-surface, probing, special inspections, parkland coordination, and FCC frequency coordination.


Monitors and maintains technical competency for design staff in Delivery via training, development, and knowledge retention.


Responsible for developing, overseeing, and maintaining a technical skills network for Delivery.


Ensures identification of skills training needs and oversees the development of technical training curriculum.

Fosters the creation of knowledge-sharing communities within areas of discipline expertise and specialties.


Ensures an annual technical skills development plan for each engineering/architectural discipline. Provides regular progress reporting on the development plan. 


Provides recommendations and support to senior management and the business units to resolve highly complex technical issues.


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


Coordinates with Design Compliance 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.


Supports the development of technical expertise within the MTA operating agencies and resolves technical issues as needed.


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.


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


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


Significant experience in engineering management for large-scale, multidisciplinary design and construction projects.


Minimum of 10 years of managerial/supervisory experience.


Ability to lead in-depth analysis and decision-making on highly critical technical issues impacting multi-billion dollar 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.


Excellent presentation, communication, problem-solving, organizational, and interpersonal skills.


Travel to active construction project sites and MTA operations throughout the MTA service area as needed 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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