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Vice President Program Executive (Systems)

Job ID: 5571
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Systems-C&D
Date Posted: May 9, 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.    



Vice President Program Executive   


Construction & Development   




SVP, Program Executive   


2 Broadway   


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




$173,482 to $227,695   


Open Until Filled   




The Vice President, Program Executive manages capital project and overall program delivery within the Systems business unit in the MTA Construction and Development (C&D) Delivery Department.  This position is responsible for project and program management activities that ensure project and program delivery is safe, efficient, on schedule, within budget, and per project documents, contractual requirements, and relevant policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines.     


Examples of projects include:   

High-speed communications networks and infrastructure
Closed Circuit TV and streaming video
Public Address / Customer Information Signs
Wireless communications systems and networks


The Vice President Program Executive monitors project and program status, mitigates risk, and resolves project issues, consulting with and providing recommendations to senior management for critical issue resolution.     


This position coordinates project and program 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 projects.   


The VP is responsible for successfully managing and mentoring staff to enable the agency to deliver complex capital projects.   


Identify issues and risks and ensure timely resolution and mitigation.   

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

Manages program activities to minimize the impact on agency operations and the public.   

Coordinate program activities with the executive and senior leadership teams, C&D staff, contractors, consultants, MTA operating agency staff, and other stakeholders.   

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

Ensure that safety and Quality are an integral part of program operations.   

Manage and monitor progress against the agency and program goals.   

Review and approve invoices and other charges based on established procedures. Ensure that expenditures are appropriately charged.   

Manage comprehensive document control and retention.   

Manage the preparation of reports, presentations, research, and studies.   

Manage staff selection, coaching, training, development, evaluation, and discipline/termination as needed.   


Create a professional environment that respects individual differences and enables all employees to develop and contribute to their full potential.   


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 sixteen (16) years of related experience.   


Must have a minimum of ten (10) years in a management or supervisory role and/or Program/Project manager role in a large, multi-faceted organization.    


An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.    




Licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect desirable. PMP and CCM Certifications are preferred.    


Significant experience in program management for major construction programs or projects with highly complex systems preferred.   


Substantial 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 levels within the organization.    


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.    

Alternative Delivery experience preferred.   


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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