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VP Deputy Program Executive

Job ID: 5653
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Signals & Train Control
Date Posted: Feb 13, 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, Deputy Program Executive (System Safety) 


Construction & Development 


Delivery/Signals& Train Controls 


SVP, Program Executive 


2 Broadway 


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




$164,319 to $215,668 


Open Until Filled 




Highest level position as technical lead in system safety certification lead. Responsible for the oversight of all project phases from planning through completion and handover to the operating owner. Accountable for the long-term strategy and the day-to-day implementation. 



The VP is responsible for developing and implementing the C&D-Business Unit-wide the system safety program. 


The VP will provide vision and leadership for creating and implementing an agency-wide enterprise solution to allow more informed and transparent agency and project-level decision-making. 


The VP will provide vision and leadership for cross-departmental capital program management policies, procedures, and processes. 


The VP will provide oversight for safety certification at the agency level. 


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 are an integral part of program operations. 


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.  




Significant experience in safety certification for major modernization programs or projects with highly complex systems preferred. 


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


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 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.  


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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