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Assistant Director Design

Job ID: 6889
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Signals & Train Control
Date Posted: Apr 24, 2024



This position is eligible for telework, which is currently available 1 day per week. New hires are eligible to apply 30 days after their effective date of hire.


Assistant Director Design


Construction & Development


Delivery/Signals & Train Controls


Vice President Program Executive


2 Broadway


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




$109,826 to $144,146


Open Until Filled




Design/Design Compliance Services has the technical authority to establish and audit design delivery standards for all engineering and architectural disciplines in C&D Delivery.


The Assistant Director of Design manages all architectural and engineering design processes to conform to professional industry and MTA C&D standards.



Assists in design/design compliance review teams.


Reviews technical designs for conformance to design standards.


Establishes framework and conformance to an immersive culture with the Director for the entire design team, driving review efficiencies.


Participates in Design Oversight Review meetings and helps drive integrated design teams.


Proactively facilitates the definition and optimization of the client requirements and functional scope definition to establish an unambiguous, feasible, and robust project definition, maximizing project lifecycle value and deliverability. 


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 eight (8) years of related experience.


Must have a minimum of four (4) years in managing design projects or supervisory roles in a large, multi-faceted organization.




Licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect required.


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


Demonstrated ability to work in a high-profile, high-pressure environment effectively.


Must have focus and ability to deliver on 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.


Proficient computer skills (i.e., Windows environment, Microsoft Office, PeopleSoft, Oracle, etc.) and strong business administrative skills (i.e., presentations, report and letter writing, time management, etc.).


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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