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Senior Engineering Director 1

Job ID: 5303
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Infrastructure
Date Posted: Jun 20, 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 Engineering Director (Level 1)


Construction & Development




Principal Engineer


2 Broadway


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




$118,114 to $155,025


Open Until Filled



A Senior Engineering Director Level 1 will demonstrate their ability to work independently and in a team and manage and succeed in a fast-paced engineering design environment. This candidate will have a proven ability to analyze situations accurately and reach effective decisions based on informed judgment and consultation.



Duties include:

Assists in leading a team of engineers involved in the concept design, modification, analysis, and construction of MTA C&D projects.


Acts as a team lead in the coordination of detailed design phases for all aspects of designs for MTA infrastructure.


Uses various software and programs to develop/review analysis, design, and plan preparation/review.


Prepares, reviews, and/or approves proposals, contracts, or cost estimates.

Negotiates revisions, changes, and additions to contractual agreements with sub-consultants and clients.


Assists the Project Management team through creative problem-solving, during interactions with Agency Owners and by completing tasks to meet the project schedule.


Provides construction inspection support and engineering oversight on active construction projects.


Reviews the work of peers and communicates constructive feedback.


Works with the Project Management team for project reviews, change procedures, and commercial and project control updates.


Education and Experience


Bachelor of Science degree in the appropriate Engineering disciplines (Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Structural, Communications, Track, Signals, Environmental, Fire Protection).


Masters preferred.


Must have a minimum of ten (10) years of related experience.


Must have a minimum of six (6) years in a management or supervisory role and/or project manager role in a large, multi-faceted organization.


An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.




A registered NYS licensed professional engineer (PE) is required.


Experience in large-scale engineering issues for significant construction projects or projects with highly complex systems preferred.


Experience leading and managing designers, contractors, subcontractors, and/or vendors.


Demonstrated knowledge of the applicable industry and NYS building and design codes and standards.


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with stakeholders at all internal organizational levels to drive project/program outcomes.


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.


Alternate Delivery experience preferred.


Proficiency in current design and engineering software and Microsoft Office are required.


An attitude and commitment to actively participating in our employee culture is necessary.


Able to multi-task and be flexible/adapt to rapidly changing project requirements/timelines.


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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