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Vice President Deputy Program Executive

Job ID: 7553
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Small Business Mentor Program
Date Posted: Jun 4, 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 (Mentoring)


Construction & Development


Delivery/Small Business Mentoring Program


 Deputy CDO - Delivery


2 Broadway


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




$164,319 to $215,668


Open Until Filled



The Vice President Programs (Mentoring)/BU Deputy Lead Position is responsible for planning, Identifying, and delivering projects to meet SBDP Goals; streamlining processes to maximize the return on the SBDP program; assisting the BU Lead to monitor performance and resolve conflicts among all groups within the BU as well as being a liaison between Scope A and Scope B.  The VP is also the liaison with all Stakeholders outside the BU, such as  Engineering, Contracting, Legal, Stations, EMD, OSS, etc.  The position also involves planning the staffing and resource management in the BU. It also serves as a legal/procurement advisory role for the SBP BU Production Group; this position has the functional role of deputy to the BU lead.




The Vice President of Programs, Mentoring/BU Deputy Lead, is responsible for mentoring and educating contractors working within the Small Business Program (SBP) unit in the MTA Construction and Development (C&D) Delivery Department.


Pre-qualify contractors, conduct constructability reviews, educate and train internal staff, coordinate recruiting events with the Department of Diversity and Civil Rights (“DDCR”), define the contractor education curriculum for new contractors, and plan projects/programs


Manage and work with the Management Consulting Firm and the contractors to ensure project delivery is safe, efficient, on schedule, within budget, and per project documents, contractual requirements, and relevant policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines are adhered to. 


Responsible for working with DDCR to Promote the SBP Program.


This position also involves recruiting potential contractors for the program.


Coordinate and attend various outreach events.


The successful candidate will also be responsible for modifying and creating BU operating procedures for all the various groups within the BU.


Responsible for coordinating and ensuring that all Program/Project Controls are implemented and adhered to. 


This person will also be responsible for responding to all questions originating outside the BU, such as the MTA Press Office, C&D President’s office, MTA Audit, and various state agencies. 


The position is also responsible for coordinating and responding to various internal and external audits.


Monitors project status, mitigates risk, and resolves project issues, consulting with and providing recommendations to senior management for critical issue resolution.


Coordinate project delivery activities with C&D and operating agency personnel and guide staff, contractors, consultants, and agency forces to safely and efficiently execute capital projects.


Responsible for directing the existing (up to $500 million) program and future programs intended to develop and grow small businesses, including minority and women-owned businesses, as prime contractors to accomplish MTA projects and direct the work of a third-party consultant firm in the prequalification, training, contracting, and mentoring of these small businesses to achieve the completion of projects for all MTA Agencies in a safe, timely and efficient manner.


Manage comprehensive document control and retention.


Manage the preparation of reports, presentations, research, and studies.


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, Marketing, Finance, or a related field.


Must have a minimum of fifteen (15) years of related experience


Must have a minimum of ten (10) years in a construction program/program management or supervisory role in a large, multi-faceted organization.


Advanced Degrees are a Plus


Licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect desirable.


PMP and CCM Certifications are preferred.




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 the ability to guide a complex program of performing contract work while mentoring and growing small firms in the MTA operating environment. 


The problems addressed daily require an 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. 


Establish and maintain good working relationships in multiple departments of MTA Agencies.


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


Encourage contractors to perform complex tasks while ensuring the health and growth of their companies. 


Establish and maintain good working relationships in multiple departments of MTA Agencies. 


Experience managing a mentoring program at the MTA or similar agency preferred.


Advanced Degrees are a Plus


Licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect desirable.


PMP and CCM Certifications are preferred.


Significant experience in program management for major construction programs with highly complex systems is preferred.


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 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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