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Senior Vice President Program Executive (Environmental, Health & Safety)

Job ID: 7375
Business Unit: Bridges and Tunnels
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Office of the President
Date Posted: May 13, 2024



Resume Due Date:       May 27, 2024

Functional Job Title:    Senior Vice President (Environmental, Health & Safety)


Department/Division:   President’s Office

Work Location:             2 Broadway/ Randall’s Island

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.



Earnings Potential:        $183,831 - $241,278

Hay Points:                   1868   

Overtime Eligibility:     Not eligible for paid overtime in accordance with FLSA


MTA Bridges and Tunnels manages and operates nine inter-borough crossings (seven bridges and two tunnels) in the NYC Region and Manhattan’s Central Business District Congestion Relief Zone.  The Senior Vice President (Environmental, Health & Safety) is the highest executive level position in the Environmental, Health & Safety program/department, with independent, significant decision-making authority for department policy, strategy, governance, staffing, budget, and expenditures.


The Senior Vice President (Environmental, Health, and Safety) oversees all aspects of the Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) program/department, ensuring safety, quality, risk management, and regulatory compliance for TBTA and CBDTP. Responsibilities include:


• Lead strategic environmental risk analysis to identify and mitigate potential environmental risks across operations.

• Direct environmental compliance efforts to ensure alignment with federal, state, and local regulations.

• Oversee the preparation and submission of State Agency Environmental Audit (SAEA) reports.

• Manage petroleum bulk storage facilities to prevent environmental contamination and ensure compliance.

• Supervise hazardous material handling and disposal practices to minimize environmental impacts.

• Ensure contractor compliance with environmental regulations and contractual requirements.

• Develop and monitor compliant work practices and procedures to mitigate environmental risks.

• Provide leadership in environmental training initiatives to promote awareness and compliance.

Health & Safety

• Conduct comprehensive risk analyses to identify and mitigate health and safety risks.

• Ensure compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Public Employee Safety and Health (PESH) regulations.

• Manage the preparation and submission of OSHA/PESH reports.

• Lead job hazard analyses to identify and assess potential workplace hazards.

• Direct accident and incident investigations and implement corrective actions.

• Develop and implement leading indicators to proactively assess health and safety performance.

• Provide leadership in health and safety training initiatives.

• Serve as the TBTA representative on all-MTA safety committees and working groups.


• Analyze industry standards, trends, and best practices for continuous improvement.

• Collaborate with other TBTA departments to identify and mitigate agency-wide risks.

• Direct and supervise staff, overseeing their performance, development, and organizational restructuring initiatives.

• Cultivate a collaborative and accountable team environment, fostering innovation and continuous improvement aligned with departmental goals and objectives.

Ensures agency input into capital project scope and coordinates with C&D for successful project completion, while minimizing impacts to operations and customers and ensuring safety and security of facilities.

Represents the agency before elected officials, MTA/TBTA Board, bridge/tunnel/tolling industry partners, Federal and State regulatory entities, and peer agencies.

Oversees vendor contacts.


  • Bachelor’s in Environmental Law, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Occupational Health & Safety, Safety Management, or Industrial Hygiene preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of twenty (20) years related experience, including at least twelve (12) years in a management or supervisory role in a large, multi-faceted organization.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Significant experience in program management for large government agencies or businesses, with complex systems preferred.
  • Substantial experience leading and managing a unionized workforce and/or consultant/contractor/vendor staff.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and document management software.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability with building relationships and working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work in a high profile, high pressure environment.
  • 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.
  • Unrestricted driver's license in New York State
  • Ability to respond to any authority location on a 24/7 basis when required.



MTA Bridges and Tunnels is governed by the Civil Service Rules and Regulations administered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS).  

Also, 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”).  



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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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