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Director Commissioning

Job ID: 5538
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Delivery Services Office
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. 



Director, Commissioning  


Construction & Development 


Delivery/Delivery Services Office 


Senior Director, Commissioning 


2 Broadway 


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




$124,355 to $163,216 


Open Until Filled 




The Director of Commissioning has a significant level of 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 Senior Management. Decision-making authority is somewhat defined as the freedom to determine how to accomplish work goals.  


The Director is guided by substantially diversified Commissioning 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 overall strategy and approach input in consultation with departmental leadership and/or CD Delivery Senior Management. 



Provides overall strategy and approach input in consultation with departmental leadership and/or CD Delivery Senior Management. 


Oversees commissioning team. 


Provides direction in evaluating facilities, signal and telecommunication systems, and/or infrastructure systems.  


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


Assists Project Leadership in resolving escalated items from design/construction parties. 


Responsible for the formalized handover of the asset(s) to the Agency Owner and required training. 

Education and Experience 


Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction or Project Management, Facilities Management, 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.  


PMP, CCM, and CCP Certifications are preferred. 


Demonstrated experience in project management/commissioning for projects 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 internal organizational levels. 


Demonstrated ability to work in a high-profile, high-pressure environment effectively. 


Must have focus and ability to deliver 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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