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Assistant Director Project Controls

Job ID: 3214
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: Queens, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: LIRR
Date Posted: Jan 10, 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.


Assistant Director, Project Controls


Construction & Development




Director, Project Controls


Hillside Support Facility 93-59 183rd Street, Queens


9:00 AM to 5:30 AM or as required.




$106,900 to $140,306


Open Until Filled



The Assistant Director, Project Controls, has some level of authority for the decision-making, staffing, and budget for their functional area of responsibility, subject to approval regarding the most significant business and policy issues by departmental management and/or Senior Management.


The incumbent has decision-making authority over their functional area of responsibility within well-defined, somewhat diversified procedures and precedents. The Assistant Director provides high-level analysis, makes recommendations for policy and procedural changes with final approval from departmental management and/or Senior Management, and supports implementing such changes. May provide input into overall strategy and approach in consultation with departmental management and/or C&D Delivery Senior Management.



Assists Director/Business Unit & project leadership in providing pro-active cost, schedule, and risk management support to the Program Director and Technical Services concerning optimizing projects and defining appropriate plan, cost, and risk Project Baselines.

Independent oversight of project delivery performance relative to Project and Contract Baselines and application of effective project control practices by senior leadership and project teams.

Provide proactive cost, schedule, and risk management input during the Select-Phase stage to optimize project configuration for all project scope of work and agree on the schedule, cost, and risk baselines.

Lead front-end-loading activities to identify opportunities to mitigate risk and realize opportunities associated with defining projects and their emerging execution strategies to reduce delivery risk and maximize project value for money.

Oversee project delivery performance against Project Baselines and ensure appropriate project control practice is applied.

Works cross-functionally to solve problems and implement changes. Analyses decisions and actions from project outcomes, performance, and value-for-money.


Works proactively with Agency and Development to resolve complex issues.


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 a management or supervisory role and/or project manager role in a large, multi-faceted organization.


Experience in project management or project controls with highly complex systems is preferred.

Proven ability to collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders and drive outcomes.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

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.


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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