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Vice President Program Executive (Signals & Train Controls)

Job ID: 6878
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Signals & Train Control
Date Posted: May 22, 2024


This position is eligible for telework, which is currently available one day per week. New hires are eligible to apply 30 days after their effective date of hire.



Vice President Program Executive (Signals & TC)


Construction & Development


Delivery/Signals & Train Controls


SVP, Program Executive


2 Broadway


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




$173,482 to $227,695


Open Until Filled




The Vice President Program executive, Signals & Train Controls for the Conventional Project Delivery shall report to the Signals and Train Control Business Unit Leads. The highest-level position in the business unit is in charge of design management. Responsible for Design Management of all project phases from planning through completion and handover to the operating owner. Accountable for the compliance of internal and external policies and plans, from the design requirements to the implementation. Responsible for the technical coordination between project management and the other MTA entities.


The VP is responsible for managing the design of the Signal and Train Control Business Unit.

The VP will provide vision and leadership for creating and implementing agency-wide practices and methods for long-term improvement of the systems delivered and project efficiency.

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

The VP is responsible for successfully managing and mentoring staff to enable the agency to deliver complex capital projects.

Manages design to minimize the impact on agency operations and the public and optimize the performance of the train control system.

Coordinate the design activities and issue resolution 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 and Quality are an integral part of program operations.

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.


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.




Working knowledge of New York City and MTA construction practices and regulations.

Must possess extensive experience communicating in a public forum representing a public Agency.

Demonstrated understanding of construction scheduling and estimating practices.

Working knowledge of general accounting principles.

Working knowledge of contract law.

This position requires a unique set of skills that involve guiding a complex program of performing contract work while mentoring and growing small firms in the MTA operating environment. 


The daily problems require in-depth knowledge of contracting, accounting, engineering, and construction. 


The incumbent must be able to encourage companies to perform complex tasks while ensuring the health and growth of their companies. 


The incumbent must establish and maintain good working relationships in multiple departments of MTA Agencies. 


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 those 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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