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Senior Vice President Program Executive (Second Ave Subway)

Job ID: 3970
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Second Ave Subway
Date Posted: Apr 1, 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 Vice President, Program Executive (Second Ave Subway)


Construction & Development


Delivery/Second Ave Subway


Deputy Chief Development Officer - Delivery


2 Broadway


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




$189,781 to $249,088


Open Until Filled


The Senior Vice President of Second Avenue Subway also serves as the Project Executive on a $7 billion integrated project with a direct report to the Deputy Chief Development Officer. The SVP has broad executive accountability for project performance. The Project Executive will represent MTA at the highest levels within MTA and with elected officials.

As part of the Delivery leadership team, this position is expected to be focused on managing out from the project to ensure alignment with all external and senior stakeholders. In support of this role, the project team will include a deputy to this position more focused on the internal and day-to-day management of the project.


Demonstrated Performance on past mega-projects.

Ability to foresee project threats and methods for mitigation.

Align with construction in the New York Area.

Meet project goals and objectives and meet project baselines.

Align with top leadership across MTA, NYC, and NY State.

Create and execute a strategic plan to complete the project on schedule and on time.

Create and maintain a productive and transparent relationship with all relevant stakeholders, ensuring effective communication on project status and timely resolution of issues.

Create a collaborative work environment for all project participants.

Motivate project personnel and create an entrepreneurial environment that respects individual differences and enables all employees to develop and contribute to their full potential.

Responsible for the performance of project leadership.

Ability to motivate a leadership team.

Responsible for presenting the project publicly and representing the MTA to the public.

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.

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

Bachelors degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction or Project Management, Business Administration, Transportation, or a related field

Must have a minimum of twenty (20) years of related experience.

Must have a minimum of twelve (12) years in a management or supervisory role and/or Program/Project manager role in a large, multi-faceted organization.

A known and trusted leader in New York with extensive relationships within the construction industry at the executive level.


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 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.

Proficient computer skills (i.e., Windows environment, Microsoft Office, Primavera, 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 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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