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Director Project Controls

Job ID: 4023
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Small Business Mentor Program
Date Posted: May 31, 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.



Director, Project Controls


Construction & Development


Delivery/Small Business Mentoring Program


Senior Director, Project Controls


2 Broadway


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




$118,114 to $155,025


Open Until Filled




The Director of Projects Controls has a significant level of authority for the decision-making, staffing, and budget for their functional area of responsibility, subject to senior management's approval regarding the most significant business and policy issues. The incumbent has decision-making authority over their functional area of responsibility and is somewhat defined with the freedom to determine how to accomplish work goals. The Director is guided by substantially diversified Project Controls' procedures and specialized standards. Makes recommendations for policy and procedural changes with final approval from departmental management and supports the implementation of such changes. Provides input into overall strategy and approach in consultation with departmental management and/or CD Delivery Senior Management.



Provides pro-active cost, schedule, and risk management support to the Program Director and Technical Services regarding the optimization of projects and definition of appropriate schedule, cost, and risk Project Baselines.

Independent oversight of project delivery performance relative to Project and Contract Baselines and application of effective project control practices by PCEOs and project teams.

Provide proactive cost, schedule, and risk management input during the Select-Phase stage to optimize project configuration for all project scope of work and agree on the schedule, cost, and risk baselines.

Lead front-end-loading activities to identify opportunities to mitigate risk and realize opportunities associated with defining projects and their emerging execution strategies to reduce delivery risk and maximize project value for money.

Oversee project delivery performance against Project Baselines and ensure appropriate project control practice is applied.

Lead Business Unit program and project control performance management and reporting activities

Technical leadership and continuous improvement of schedule, cost, risk, and change management functions


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 ten (10) years of related experience.


Must have a minimum of five (5) years in a management or supervisory role and/or project manager role in a large, multi-faceted organization.


Licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect desirable.


PMI-SP, VP, CCP, or CPE Certifications are desirable.


Demonstrated experience in project management of projects or project controls with highly complex systems preferred.


Demonstrated 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.


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 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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