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Senior Architectural Director Level 2

Job ID: 3234
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Stations
Date Posted: Sep 27, 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.



Senior Architectural Director (Level 2)


Construction & Development




Principal Architect


2 Broadway


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




$122,659 to $160,990


Open Until Filled



A Senior Architectural Director Level 2 will use advanced Architecture knowledge, established experience, and 2D and 3D CAD/BIM skills to prepare and oversee complete design solutions, including non-standard elements. 


This position works with Principal Architects and Project Management leadership to ensure that projects are understood in scope and schedule.  The selected candidate must be a critical thinker with advanced problem-solving skills results-oriented and data-driven mindset.



As a Senior Architectural Director 2, your job duties include:


Leads a team of architects involved in the concept design, modification, analysis, and construction of MTA C&D projects to produce detailed and accurate drawings and specifications, including for MTA-related infrastructure.


Meets internal MTA C&D departments and Agency Owners regarding project goals and timelines.


Ensures project plans are in place, progress is continuously monitored, and open issues are tracked and closed.


Ensures work is checked for quality, completeness, and adherence to proper architectural codes/standards.


Uses various software and programs to develop/review analysis, design, and plan preparation/review.


Mentors young architects and designers, leading technical teams while developing staff.


Prepares, reviews, and/or approves proposals, contracts, or cost estimates.


Negotiates revisions, changes, and additions to contractual agreements with sub-consultants and clients.


Assists the Project Management team through creative problem-solving, during interactions with Agency Owners and by completing tasks to meet the project schedule.


Provides construction inspection support and architectural oversight on active construction projects.


Works with the Project Management team for project reviews, change procedures, and commercial and project control updates.


Education and Experience


Bachelor of Architecture degree.


Masters preferred.


Must have a minimum of fourteen (14) years of related experience


Must have a minimum of eight (8) 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.




Registered NYS Licensed Architect (RA) required.


Demonstrated experience in large-scale architectural issues for significant construction projects or projects with highly complex systems preferred.


Demonstrated experience leading and managing designers, contractors, subcontractors, and/or vendors.


Demonstrated knowledge of the applicable industry and NYS building and design codes and standards.


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.


Alternate Delivery experience preferred.


Proficiency in current design software and Microsoft Office are required.


An attitude and commitment to actively participating in our employee culture is necessary.


Able to multi-task and be flexible/adapt to rapidly changing project requirements/timelines.


Ability to work independently with minimal oversight.


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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