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Assistant Director Commissioning

Job ID: 5526
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Delivery Services Office
Date Posted: Jan 24, 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, Commissioning  


Construction & Development  


Delivery/Delivery Services Office  


Director, Commissioning  


2 Broadway  


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




$106,900 to $140,306  


Open Until Filled  




The Assistant Director of Commissioning has some authority for the decision-making, staffing, and budget for their functional area of responsibility, subject to approval regarding the most significant business and policy issues by departmental management and/or Senior Management.    


Decision-making authority over their functional area of responsibility is within well-defined, somewhat diversified procedures and precedents.    


The Assistant Director provides high-level analysis, makes recommendations for policy and procedural changes with final approval from departmental management and/or Senior Management, and supports the implementation of such changes. May provide input into overall strategy and approach in consultation with departmental management and/or CD Delivery Senior Management.  




Oversees medium-sized commissioning team.  


Assists team in evaluating facilities, signal and telecommunication systems, and/or infrastructure systems.    


Carries out the commissioning process and project performance requirements identified during the early stages of a project's lifecycle, along with the verification/documentation of those requirements through final design and construction.  


Escalates non-conformance issues to project leaders.  


Education and Experience  


Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction or Project Management, Facilities Management, Transportation, or a related field.  


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


Minimum four (4) years in a management or supervisory role and/or project manager role in a large, multi-faceted organization.   




Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  


Experience in project management/commissioning of projects with highly complex systems preferred.   


Proven ability to collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders and drive 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.  


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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