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Manager, Special Projects

Job ID: 5716
Business Unit: New York City Transit
Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Work Car Engineering
Date Posted: May 21, 2024


Job Information:     

Title & Requisition Number: Manager, Special Projects (Requisition #: 5716)    

First Date of Posting: 5/7/2024    

Last Date of Filing: 5/21/2024    

Authority: TA    

Department: Subways    

Division/Unit: Car Equipment    

Reports To: Director, Work Car Engineering & Projects    

Location: 130 Livingston Street & Support Shops    

Hours of work: 8:00 AM to 4:00PM    



Salary Range (Grade E/534): $87,951 (Min) - $124,834 (Max)    




This position is responsible for managing a team of engineering personnel to evaluate outside contractor rail equipment for use on NYCT’s wayside and infrastructure. These duties are carried out in support of MTA C&D capital programs and internal NYCT projects to maintain the wayside/infrastructure in a state of good working order, and facilitate improvements such as modern signaling installations. This position will require technical and field evaluations of contractor equipment to ensure conformance to interdepartmental Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) to maintain safe introduction and operation of specialized equipment within NYCT’s operating environment. This work is critical to maintain contract schedules while maintaining the highest levels of safety. Prepare technical requirements, master plans, etc. for specialized work equipment contracts and projects.    


Education and Experience:    


A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in Mechanical Engineering or a related field and six (6) years of satisfactory related experience, and three (3) years of experience in a managerial/supervisory capacity, OR    


A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience.    


Professional Engineer (PE) Certification required.    


Desired Skills:    

  • Knowledge of contractor’s rail vehicles deployed in the Transit capital contracts.
  • Knowledge of Car Equipment and Line Equipment Clearances, inspection and testing of contractor’s rail vehicles and specialized work car equipment.
  • Knowledge of specification development and project management.


Selection Method:    

Based on evaluation of education, skills, experience, and interview.    


All appointments, with the exception of the Department of Subways employees on MABSTOA payroll, will be made on the NYCT payroll.    


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”).    


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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