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Project Manager

Job ID: 7641
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Office of the President
Date Posted: Jun 17, 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. 



Project Manager (Strategic Initiatives)


Construction & Development


Office of the President


Deputy Chief of Staff


2 Broadway


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




$99,782 to $130,964


Open Until Filled



The Project Manager is responsible for supporting the agency’s strategic initiatives within the Office of the President, Corporate Performance. Construction & Development manages the MTA’s historic $55 billion program, with the mission of delivering critical transportation infrastructure projects better, faster, and cheaper. The Project Manager will produce research and analytical evidence to guide policy-making, advance and track progress of recommendations, and collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to implement strategic priorities.

On a day-to-day basis, the Project Manager will be responsible for gathering and analyzing qualitative and quantitative information, assessing current business practices, developing and presenting recommendations, and coordinating with stakeholders at all levels of the organization to ensure initiatives are on track. The Project Manager may support and manage a variety of initiatives at one time, ranging from capital cost containment to increasing contractor pool and diversity.

A successful candidate should be entrepreneurial, organized, demonstrate strong skills in analysis, problem-solving, project management, and stakeholder management, and possess a passion for advancing public transit in the New York region.


Perform rigorous qualitative and quantitative analyses using a variety of tools and datasets, such as Excel modeling and PowerBI.


Produce data analytics, visualization tools, and spatial analysis clearly summarizing complex datasets for effective communication with agency leadership.


Prepare written reports, memos, and presentations directed to agency leadership.

Support project management of high-profile initiatives, including working with senior level staff as well as technical personnel on a diverse array of issues.


Lead and support cross-functional stakeholders in workshops and meetings to execute strategic initiatives.


Develop and maintain measurable key performance indicators.


Actively monitor project status, including creative problem-solving and stakeholder coordination across functions and levels.


Demonstrate strong time and task management skills with ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.


Education and Experience


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction or Project Management, Business Administration, Transportation, Public Administration, Urban Planning, Data Analytics, or a related field. 


Must have a minimum of five (5) years related experience. 




Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


Must have focus and ability to deliver on 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 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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