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Assistant Director Project Management

Job ID: 4995
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Delivery - Bridges & Tunnels
Date Posted: Jun 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.


Assistant Director, Project Management


Construction & Development


Delivery/Bridges & Tunnels


Senior Director, Project Management


2 Broadway


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




$109,826 to $144,146


Open Until Filled




The Assistant Director, Project Management, is responsible for managing capital & operating project delivery in Technical Services working within the Bridges & Tunnels business unit in the MTA Construction and Development (C&D) Delivery Department. This position is responsible for project management activities that ensure project delivery is safe, efficient, on schedule, within budget, and per project documents, contractual requirements, and relevant policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines.


Supervises the electrical engineering work performed by consultants to ensure that it is properly designed,   in accordance with acceptable engineering standards,    and that the final design documents are correct,   accurate,   clear, and of the highest quality to allow for proper bidding and a   good construction project. Investigate and resolve electrical-related field problems.


Performs in-house design work and prepares biddable construction packages with specifications. Supervise in-house electrical analysis and design work performed by junior structural engineers.


The Assistant Director of Project Management monitors project status, mitigates risk, and resolves project issues, consulting with and providing recommendations to senior management for critical issue resolution. This position coordinates project delivery activities with C&D and operating agency personnel and manages staff, contractors, consultants, and agency forces in the safe and efficient execution of capital & operating projects."



The Assistant Director, Project Management is responsible for successfully managing capital & operating project delivery within Technical Services.


This position’s objective is to lead a project or designated program initiative and provide supervision of activities performed by internal staff and consultants.   Program initiatives/ projects require highly qualified, experienced, and skilled personnel with extensive knowledge of engineering and construction and a proven record in program management, contract administration, project management, and construction engineering.


Performs in-depth review of consultant and in-house prepared electrical design work for the Authority’s Capital and Major Maintenance Programs.


Conducts regular meetings with consultants to discuss, clarify, and ensure the resolution of design issues and problems.


Responsible for certifying to the Senior Director that the finished designs are complete, constructible, in accordance with sound engineering principles and may be approved for construction. 


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


Prepares in-house electrical design projects. These projects may be in response to urgent and unscheduled design requests by department heads, AVPs, or VPs to resolve inspection emergencies or to address program needs for special expertise contained in-house. In support of this effort, set schedules, inspect sites, prepare design approaches, and prepare biddable packages, including specifications and bid sheets.


Review and approve shop drawings.


Coordinate with MTA operating agency staff to ensure that necessary actions, approvals, and resources are in place to support project delivery.


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


Education and Experience


Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Construction or Project Management, Transportation, or a related field.


Must have a minimum of eight (8) years of related experience.


Must have at least four (4) years in the management of construction programs/projects or a supervisory role in a large, multi-faceted organization.


Masters Degree Preferred.


Licensed Professional Engineer preferred.


PMP and CCM Certifications are preferred.


Knowledge of electrical engineering principles and practices and the ability to apply this knowledge to complex and diverse capital and major maintenance programs.


Knowledge of using lighting photometric calculation short circuit fault calculation software.


Knowledge of Arc-flash hazards, Over Current Protective Device (OCPD) settings, and coordination.


Detailed knowledge of National Electrical Code (NEC) and Standards, as well as regulatory agency requirements.


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


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 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.)


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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