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Manager Construction Contracts

Job ID: 5874
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Construction Contracts
Date Posted: Feb 9, 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.    



Manager, Construction Contracts    


Construction & Development   


Contracts/Construction Contracts   


Director, Construction Contracts    


2 Broadway   


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




$90,908 to $119,317   


Open Until Filled   



The Manager for Construction Contracts supports senior management in executing core procurement and construction contracts, tasks and functions relating to the MTA’s capital program. This includes supporting the award of $2-3 billion in new construction contracts each year and supporting the management of claims and changes on contracts valued at approximately $5 billion. The Manager for Construction Contracts title is above the Contracts Specialist title. They supervise the Contracts Specialists and support management level titles with the Construction Contracts division.   


Support senior staff with the award and documentation of construction-related contracts, including A+B bidding, design-build, progressive-design build, and public-private partnerships contracts.   


Support senior staff in the Contracts Department with researching, enhancing, standardizing, and implementing digital procurements across MTA C&D.   


Ensure the MTA C&D Contracts website is accurate and that procurements, bid results and contract awards are correctly displayed.   


As required, provide status updates on the relevant tasks and activities to agency officers.   


Work with Contracts Specialists to ensure that contract files properly document the procurement and decision-making process to promote the efficient operation of the Contracts Department.   


Work with Contracts Specialists to ensure that awards are logged in a timely and accurate manner for easy tracking and reporting.   


Education and Experience   


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering, Finance, Government Contracting or a related field.   


Minimum of five (5) years of related experience in contracts and procurement.   




Experience working in and with public sector procurement management principles, government project administration, and government bid process.   


Knowledge of matters involving public works projects, construction projects and/or real estate matters.   


Knowledge of contract terminology, terms and conditions, procurement, and construction management (including construction scheduling).    


Familiarity and experience with relevant local, state, and federal laws, including federal and state procurement laws, rules, and regulations.   


Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, organizational, negotiation and communication skills.   


Advanced knowledge and use of Microsoft Office Suite and document management software.   


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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