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Senior Director Project Controls

Job ID: 5552
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Systems-C&D
Date Posted: Jan 23, 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 Director, Project Controls 


Construction & Development 




Senior Vice President Program Executive 


2 Broadway 


9:00 AM to 5:30 AM or as required 




$128,255 to $168,335 


Open Until Filled 



The Senior Director of Project Controls has a high 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 the Senior Management. The incumbent has decision-making authority over their functional area. Works within clearly defined policies, principles, and specific objectives in consultation with departmental management. Provides policy and procedural recommendations with final approval from the Senior Management.  



Proven complex experience in tackling large-scale program/project control issues.

Establishes key performance indicators and holds team accountable for complex project controls mitigation strategies, innovative reporting, and proactive engagement with project teams and agency owners. 

Provides resource balancing for project needs and optimizing time amongst team members. 

Reviews and assists in force account project needs throughout the project planning stage and leverages seamless handoff to project controls team members to monitor/track throughout the project lifecycle. 


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 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.

Licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect desirable.  


PMI-SP, EVP, CCP, or CPE Certifications are desirable. 

Significant experience in project management for major construction projects or project controls with highly complex systems preferred. 

Substantial experience leading and managing contractors, subcontractors, or vendors.  

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 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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