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Assistant Vice President Design Executive

Job ID: 3346
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Signals & Train Control
Date Posted: Apr 24, 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 Vice President, Design Executive


Construction & Development


Delivery/Signals & Train Controls


Vice President, Design Services


2 Broadway


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




$142,694 to 187,285


Open Until Filled



Design/Design Compliance Services has technical authority for establishing and auditing design delivery standards for all engineering and architectural disciplines in Construction & Development Delivery. The AVP manages all architectural and engineering design processes within the Delivery Services Office or an Integrated project to conform to professional industry and MTA C&D standards. This position fosters technical skills development and innovation in project management practices to improve capital projects' quality, cost-effectiveness, and timely delivery.



Oversees entire design/design compliance review team.


Fosters a culture of innovation and change in design delivery methods, technologies, and strategy.


Provide the Signals & Train Controls with lessons learned and strategies to streamline design reviews and creates training opportunities across integrated project teams.


Establishes, monitors, and audits the Design-Builder's design and engineering activities for compliance with the Contract requirements and the Design-Builder's Quality Control Plan.


Escalates issues to Vice President Design Signals & Train Controls & Business Unit leadership as they arise amongst technical problems within projects/teams/third parties.


Provides ultimate technical recommendations for any/all escalated items.


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 fourteen (14) years of related experience.


Must have a minimum of ten (10) years in managing design projects or supervisory roles in a large, multi-faceted organization.



A licensed Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA) is required.


Significant experience in design project management for major construction projects with highly complex systems preferred.


Experience leading and managing contractors, subcontractors, or vendors.


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


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


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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