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Senior Director Design

Job ID: 5534
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Delivery Services Office
Date Posted: Jan 22, 2024




Job Posting 


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 Director, Design 


Construction & Development 


Delivery/Delivery Services Office 


AVP, Design/Design Compliance Executive 


2 Broadway 


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




$132,475 to $173,872 


Open Until Filled 




Design/Design Compliance Services has technical authority for establishing and auditing design delivery standards for all engineering and architectural disciplines in C&D Delivery.  


The Senior Director manages all architectural and engineering design processes within a large delivery business unit project to conform to professional industry and MTA C&D standards. This position fosters key technical thought leaders who are experts in their discipline to provide MTA with cutting-edge solutions in driving design innovation and conformance. 



Oversees entire design/design compliance review team. 

Fosters a culture of innovation and change in design delivery methods, technologies, and strategy. 


Provides the DSO with lessons learned and strategies to streamline design reviews and creates training opportunities across integrated project teams. 


Establishes, monitors, and/or audits the Design-Builder’s design and engineering activities for compliance with the Contract requirements and the Design-Builder’s Quality Control Plan. 


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 twelve (12) years of related experience. 

Must have a minimum of eight (8) years in managing design projects or supervisory roles in a large, multi-faceted organization.  




Licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect required.  


Demonstrated experience in design project management for major construction projects.  


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


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 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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