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Vice President Deputy Project Executive (Design & Operations)

Job ID: 6286
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Delivery Office
Date Posted: Apr 24, 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 Project Executive (Design & Operations)  


Construction & Development 


Delivery/Interborough Express 


Senior Vice President, Project Executive 


2 Broadway 


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




$173,482 to $227,695 


Open Until Filled 




The Interborough Express would provide a transformative new transit connection between Brooklyn and Queens - providing a direct rail link between Bay Ridge and Jackson Heights in less than forty minutes - with service projected every 5 minutes during the peak. 19 stations are planned over an existing 14 mile rail corridor. The stations will allow for connections up to 17 subway lines and 50 bus routes.  

The Vice President, Deputy Project Executive (Design and Operations), is responsible for managing the delivery of the Interborough Express project in the MTA Construction and Development (C&D) Delivery Department. This position is responsible for project management activities that ensure the Interborough Express is delivered safely, efficiently, on schedule, within budget, and per project documents, contractual requirements, and relevant policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines. 

The Vice President, Deputy Project Executive (Design and Operations), will i) oversee design development for the Interborough Express project incorporating the latest technology and best practices from national and international precedents with a focus on safe, cost effective, and timely construction practices, ii) develop and oversee implementation of the concept of light rail operations (including defining project performance metrics and service requirements and standards) with a focus on safe and best-in-class service. Design development scope will include a) light rail alignment, stations, signals and train control, power, systems, communications, fleet, and the maintenance & storage facility and b) all make-ready work for the rail corridor including utility relocation, bridge reconstruction, right-of-way modification, and infrastructure relocation.  


Additionally the Vice President, Deputy Project Executive (Design and Operations) will actively participate in the procurement of third party consultants and contractors, the environmental review process, securing project financing, and community engagement. 

Further, the Vice President, Deputy Project Executive (Design and Operations) monitors project status, mitigates risk, and resolves project issues, consulting with and providing recommendations to senior management for critical issue resolution.  This position coordinates project delivery activities with C&D and third party operators and partners and manages staff, contractors, consultants, and agency forces in the safe and efficient execution of capital projects. 


The Vice President, Deputy Project Executive (Design and Operations), is responsible for successfully managing and mentoring staff to deliver the Interborough Express project.  


Coordinate project activities through project close-out.  


Monitor project performance against established baselines and pursue opportunities for improved performance.  


Identify project issues and risks and ensure timely resolution and mitigation. 


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


Manage project activities to minimize the impact on agency operations and the public. 


Coordinate project activities with the project team, C&D staff, contractors, consultants, third party operators and partners, and other stakeholders.   


Coordinate with third party operators and partners to ensure that necessary actions, approvals, and resources are in place to support project delivery. 


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


Ensure that safety and quality are an integral part of project operations. Manage preparation and monitor implementation of project plans, quality plans, and work plans. Coordinate with Safety and Quality Management staff. Manage project documentation to ensure quality, completeness, and accuracy. 


Manage and monitor progress against project scope, schedule, and budget.  


Work collaboratively with Development and Contracts throughout the project life-cycle, including developing project scope, requirements, design criteria, and procurement packages, evaluating bids/proposals, negotiating change orders, and timely completing contractor/consultant evaluation process.  


Review and approve contract invoices and other project charges based on established procedures. Ensure that expenditures are properly charged.  


Manage comprehensive project document control and retention. 


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


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, 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 fourteen (16) years of related experience in Engineering, Architecture, Construction or Project Management, Business Administration, Transportation, or a related field. 


Must have a minimum of ten (10) years in managing construction programs/projects or a supervisory role in a large, multi-faceted organization. 


Licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect desirable.  


PMP and CCM Certifications are preferred.

Significant experience in project management for major construction projects with highly complex systems preferred.

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 to align business goals with solutions to drive process improvements. 

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


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 those concerning 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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