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Director Commercial

Job ID: 7155
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Delivery Services Office
Date Posted: Jun 1, 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.



Director, Commercial


Construction & Development




Vice President Deputy Program Controls


2 Broadway


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




$124,355 to $163,216


Open Until Filled



The Director of Commercial has a significant level of authority for the decision-making, staffing, and budget for their functional area of responsibility, subject to approval regarding the most significant business and policy issues by Senior Management. Decision-making authority is somewhat defined as the freedom to determine how to accomplish work goals.



The Director is guided by substantially diversified Commercial procedures and specialized standards.


Makes recommendations for policy and procedural changes with final approval from departmental Management and supports the implementation of such changes.


Provides input into overall strategy and approach in consultation with departmental Management and/or CD Delivery Senior Management.


The Commercial Director is a vital Project Management Team member and the primary link between the agency owner and the project delivery teams in all commercial matters.


The Commercial Director is responsible for managing the commercial aspects of MTA C&D's consultant/construction contracts, including advising the Agency Owner on commercial and cost issues, administering the contracts, agreeing on processes and procedures with critical suppliers, and managing the Commercial Management Team.


Duties include (but are not limited to):


Provides high-level commercial direction and support to the project delivery team.


Actively manages commercial risk by working closely with the Owner’s Commercial Managers to enhance processes and procedures.


Represents the Agency Owner to external entities and establishes commercial relationships while assuring compliance with contract conditions and relevant standards.


Communicate with contractors and suppliers on outstanding issues.


Maintains consistency among the project teams’ commercial management and delivery processes and ensures the client’s expectations and requirements are integrated into the program’s commercial processes.


Oversees the commercial project teams to ensure the overall commercial program is managed professionally, legally, and ethically and maintains the highest level of quality.


Develops and implements commercial audit processes and ensures commercial performance continuously exceeds established benchmarks.


Provides detailed recommendations to the program leadership team and the client by preparing budgets, forecasts, comprehensive financial analysis, and other commercial data studies as necessary.


Education and Experience


Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying, Engineering, Architecture, Economics, Construction or Project Management, Business Administration, Transportation, or a related field.


MBA/Masters in Law (LLM/Contract Management preferred.


Must have a minimum of ten (10) years of related experience.


Must have a minimum of five (5) years in a management or supervisory role and/or project/commercial manager role in a large, multi-faceted organization.


An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.




Licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect desirable.


PMI-PBA Certifications are preferred.


Demonstrated experience in project management of projects or project controls with highly complex systems preferred.


Demonstrated 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.


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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