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Construction Manager

Job ID: 6910
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 one day per week. New hires are eligible to apply 30 days after their effective date of hire.



Construction Manager


Construction & Development


Delivery/Signals & Train Controls


Senior Manager, Construction


2 Broadway


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




$90,908 to $119,317


Open Until Filled




The Construction Manager will manage MTA Construction and Development efforts related to contract compliance, ensuring the safe and effective delivery of major capital projects on schedule and within budget. Responsible for ensuring successful project execution in conformance with requirements of the approved design and contract documents, applicable criteria and standards, and requirements of the MTA operating agency clients.



Lead construction management team in effective execution of the construction management process, including management and oversight of contractor performance, construction activities, contract administration, and inspection services through completion of the project life-cycle.


Reviews in-house technical designs for constructability in non-design-build projects.


Responsible for monitoring and/or auditing third-party technical design and construction activities for compliance with the contract’s requirements.


Oversee multi-disciplinary construction team, ensuring that quality projects are effectively and efficiently delivered within established schedule and budget and that appropriate project documentation is maintained.


Ensure project delivery follows all contract documentation, applicable standards, guidelines, laws, regulations, codes, policies, procedures, and project requirements of the MTA operating agency clients.


Ensure that safety is an integral part of all construction activities.


Responsible for developing solutions to unforeseen conditions.  In coordination with Contracts, negotiate change orders as required.


Work with Delivery staff to incorporate revisions to plans and guidelines as needed.


In coordination with the Delivery Services Office, manage the adoption of innovative methods, processes, and procedures to ensure effective and efficient project delivery with quality outcomes.


Oversee construction team participation in constructability, project alternatives, feasibility, cost-benefit, risk, and life-cycle cost analyses and studies. 


Participate in pre-construction project planning as needed.


Manage development and preparation of detailed project status reporting, presentations, and updates to related systems.


Responsible for construction team role in project support activities such as coordination of owner support/force account services and capital payments.


Develop and maintain productive and transparent relationships with all relevant stakeholders, including MTA operating agency clients.


Ensure effective communication on project status and timely resolution of issues.


Manage selection, development, and motivation of personnel.


Ensure prompt and effective coaching, counseling, and career development for subordinates.


Responsible for reviewing staff performance and disciplining/terminating employees when necessary.


Create a professional environment that respects individual differences and enables all employees to develop and contribute to their full potential.


Perform other duties as assigned.


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 five (5) years of related experience.





Licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect desirable.


PMP and CCM Certifications are preferred.


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


Must have focus and ability to deliver results, organizational effectiveness, and continuous improvement.


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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