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Senior Vice President Program Executive (Signals & Train Controls)

Job ID: 5655
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Signals & Train Control
Date Posted: Jan 31, 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 Vice President, Program Executive (Signals & Train Controls)  


Construction & Development  


Delivery/Signal & Train Controls  


Deputy CDO Delivery  


2 Broadway  


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




$189,781 to $249,088  


Open Until Filled  



Highest-level technical position in an extensive program. Responsible for the technical oversight of all phases of the Business Unit from planning through completion and handover to the operating owner. Accountable for the long-term technical strategy definition, updates, and implementation within the projects from procurement to closeout in coordination with the operating owner.  




Consolidate, develop, and lead the implementation of the technical, strategic plan to modernize the NYCT train control system.  


Manages program activities to minimize the impact on agency operations and the public, maximize the return on investment, and improve the performance of the system.   


Oversee the implementation of the program from the project definition phase to the post-in-service support within MTA staff, the MTA consultants, MTA internal stakeholders, and the contractors.  


Provide technical oversight to the projects for critical technical matters.   


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


Ability to foresee project threats and methods for mitigation.  


Meet project goals and objectives and meet project baselines.  


Align with top leadership across MTA, NYC, and NY State.  


Create and maintain a productive and transparent relationship with all relevant stakeholders, ensuring effective communication on program status and timely resolution of issues.  


Create a collaborative work environment for all project participants.  


Motivate project personnel and create an entrepreneurial environment that respects individual differences and enables all employees to develop and contribute to their full potential.  


Identify issues and risks and ensure timely resolution and mitigation.  


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


Ensure that System Safety, Performance, and Quality are an integral part of program operations.  


Manage and monitor progress against the agency and program goals.  


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.  


Maintain continuous engagement with the other transit agencies and within the industry regarding train control system technical strategy. "  


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 twenty (20) years of related experience.  


Must have a minimum of least twelve (12) years in a management or supervisory role and/or Program/Project manager role in a large, multi-faceted organization.   




Licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect desirable.   


PMP and CCM Certifications are preferred.    


Significant experience in system design for major modernization programs or projects with highly complex systems preferred.  


Substantial experience in coordinating with technical experts, engineering entities, and operation and maintenance organizations.   


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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