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Senior Manager Project Controls

Job ID: 3278
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: LIRR
Date Posted: Mar 28, 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.


Senior Manager 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 (7.5HR/DAY)




$97,344 to $127,764


Open Until Filled


The Senior Project, Controls Manager, will lead MTA Construction and Development's efforts to implement and oversee project controls for a significant component of the MTA Capital Program within the Long Island Railroad Business Unit.

The incumbent is responsible for escalating issues, making quick decisions, and enabling efficient and qualitative products on cost estimating scheduling, project risk, cost control, and project reporting functions. Oversees and develops managers and staff.


Responsible for maintaining constant oversight of capital projects, monitoring project performance, and reporting on variances.

Manage the Capital Program Project Status Reporting (PSR) system.

Work closely with project managers and directors, and ensure smooth completion of the monthly status report.

Review monthly project status reports for various Capital Programs projects that include project scope, funding, estimates at completion, expenditures, and work progress.

Provide proactive analysis and monitoring of project performance related to scheduling, cost control, funding issues, and project risk.

Analyze impacts of ongoing project variances.

Prepare monthly and quarterly Capital Program status reports for internal and oversight groups.

Assist with all business objectives to support the Technical Services, QA, & Project Controls Dept.

Willing to make informed, aggressive, challenging, and 'risky' decisions to drive performance and value for money.

Makes decisions and takes timely action on matters that mitigate risk, build clarity and increase the likelihood of project performance and success.

Handles broad-based, often complex, communications for the Delivery team and/or Development and Agency stakeholder groups effectively.

Creates a forum and format for ongoing open communications across functional areas and/or stakeholder groups.

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 seven (7) years of related experience.

Excellent quantitative, analytic, and deductive reasoning capabilities.

Knowledge of MTA financial systems, including PSR, Impact, Peoplesoft, etc., is preferred.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Must have focus and ability to deliver results, organizational effectiveness, and continuous improvement.

Must possess excellent team-building, listening, problem-solving, and prioritization skills.

Proficient computer skills (i.e., Windows environment, Microsoft Office, PeopleSoft, Oracle, etc.) and strong business administrative skills (i.e., presentations, report and letter writing, time management, etc.).

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 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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