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Project Manager

Job ID: 5551
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: External Partnerships
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.


Project Manager 


Construction & Development


Delivery/External Partner Program


Assistant Director, Project Management


2 Broadway


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




$94,510 to 124,044


Open Until Filled


The Project Manager manages third-party projects within the External Partner Program (EPP) business unit in the MTA Construction and Development (C&D) Delivery Department.  This position is responsible for project management activities that ensure project delivery is safe, efficient, on schedule, within budget, and per project documents, contractual requirements, and relevant policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines.


The Project Manager is responsible for reviewing project submissions, supporting contract development, and providing project management throughout the project life cycle for third-party partners who are either building adjacent to or providing a benefit to the MTA system. This position is responsible for performing, coordinating, and guiding the technical review process for each project with C&D and MTA agency stakeholders, ensuring timely completion within EPP and contractual timeframes. The Project Manager manages project support through design and constructability reviews, construction initiation and oversight, and project close-out. This position is responsible for tracking the progress of all involved parties throughout the project, ensuring performance per contract, maintaining timely communication of project status, risks, and issues, and facilitating the resolution of project issues.



Responsible for supporting contract development, managing the technical review process, and providing project management throughout the project life cycle for third-party partners either building adjacent to or providing a benefit to the MTA system.


Manage and perform the technical review and approval process for each project submission.


Coordinate review process with EPP staff, other C&D technical staff, consultants, and MTA agency stakeholders, ensuring timely completion within contractual and EPP timeframes.


Ensure adherence to all relevant standards, guidelines, codes, policies, and procedures.


Manage process for project design and constructability reviews, construction initiation and oversight, and close-out. Monitor progress throughout the project, coordinating the input of all involved parties and ensuring performance per contractual and MTA requirements.


Manage the Asite project management process to support project collaboration, planning, review, and monitoring from initial submission through close-out.


Coordinate project activities with C&D staff, MTA operating agencies, developers, property owners, state and local agencies, utilities, contractors, consultants, and other internal and external project stakeholders.


Ensure timely communication of project status, risks, and issues. Manage resolution of project design issues and elevate to senior management as required.


Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders on preliminary development of conceptual project design, scope, and constructability for developer projects.


Provide recommendations for process improvements and development of the External Partner Program Manual.


Manage comprehensive project document control and retention.


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


Monitor and validate program metrics data in Asite and manage data incorporation into effective dashboard reports.


Provide input for weekly and monthly reporting templates.


Manage the presentation of project reporting and coordination of audit/inquiry responses for MTA and external oversight bodies.


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 five (5) years of related experience. 


A licensed Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA) is desirable.


PMP and CCM Certifications are preferred.


Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills are a must. 

Possess the ability to collaborate with a broad range of internal and external project stakeholders


Must have focus and ability to deliver on results, organizational effectiveness, and continuous improvement.


Must possess excellent team-building, listening, problem-solving, and prioritization skills.

Knowledge of applicable design and construction standards, codes, guidelines, and regulations.


Proficient computer skills (i.e., Windows environment, Microsoft Office, PeopleSoft, Oracle, etc.) and strong business administrative skills (i.e., presentations, report and letter writing, time management, etc.).


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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