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Vice President Program Executive

Job ID: 3356
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Signals & Train Control
Date Posted: May 13, 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.



Vice President Program Executive (Signals & TC)


Construction & Development


Delivery/Signals & Train Controls


SVP, Program Executive


2 Broadway


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




$164,319 to $215,668


Open Until Filled



The Vice President Program executive, Signals & Train Controls for the Conventional Project Delivery shall report to the Signals and Train Control Business Unit Leads. The Program Executive will undertake the functional responsibility of the Conventional Signaling Program. This responsibility includes the overall technical strategy implementation and the management of the projects from definition and procurement to execution.  The Project CEOs will functionally report to the Program executive.  The Program Executive will also provide a functional oversight of the program's consultant resources, including the GEC and PMC.


This position includes responsibilities for developing and implementing a C&D-wide performance management system.


Will provide vision and leadership for creating and implementing an agency-wide enterprise solution to allow more informed and transparent agency and project-level decision-making.


Provide vision and leadership for cross-departmental capital program management policies, procedures, and processes.


Provide oversight for quality management at the agency level.


Will supervise three functional areas, Corporate Controls, which will set program and project controls policy for C&D and implement an agency-wide enterprise solution.


Responsible for successfully managing and mentoring staff to enable the agency to deliver complex capital projects.

Identify issues and risks and ensure timely resolution and mitigation.


Recommend solutions to executive management for the resolution of critical issues.


Manages program activities to minimize the impact on agency operations and the public.


Coordinate program activities with the executive and senior leadership teams, C&D staff, contractors, consultants, MTA operating agency staff, and other stakeholders.


Ensure program activities follow established requirements and adhere to all relevant standards, guidelines, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures.


Ensure that safety and Quality are an integral part of program operations.


Manage and monitor progress against the agency and program goals.


Review and approve invoices and other charges based on established procedures.


Ensure that expenditures are appropriately charged.


Manage comprehensive document control and retention.


Manage the preparation of reports, presentations, research, and studies. Manage staff selection, coaching, training, development, evaluation, and discipline/termination as needed.


Create a professional environment that respects individual differences and enables all employees to develop and contribute to their full potential.


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 sixteen (16) years of related experience.


Must have a minimum of ten (10) years in a management or supervisory role and/or Program/Project manager role in a large, multi-faceted organization.




Working knowledge of New York City and MTA construction practices and regulations.

Must possess extensive experience communicating in a public forum representing a public Agency.

Demonstrated understanding of construction scheduling and estimating practices.

Working knowledge of general accounting principles.

Working knowledge of contract law.

This position requires a unique set of skills that involve guiding a complex program of performing contract work while mentoring and growing small firms in the MTA operating environment. 


The daily problems require in-depth knowledge of contracting, accounting, engineering, and construction. 


The incumbent must be able to encourage companies to perform complex tasks while ensuring the health and growth of their companies. 


The incumbent must establish and maintain good working relationships in multiple departments of MTA Agencies. 


Licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect desirable.


PMP and CCM Certifications are preferred.


Significant experience in program management for major construction programs or projects with highly complex systems preferred.


Substantial 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 internal organizational levels.


Demonstrated ability to work in a high-profile, high-pressure environment effectively.


Must have focus and ability to deliver 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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