Vice President for Project Management The New York City Housing Authority's Capital Projects Division (CPD) is seeking a leader to serve as its next Vice-President for Project Management (VP). Reporting to NYCHA's Executive Vice-President for Capital Projects, the VP will be responsible for leading and directing the activities of CPD’s project management staff. The work of CPD is supported by a combination of Federal, State and City funding. The VP will be instrumental in implementing project management strategies to enhance the efficiency of project delivery, including direct oversight of program management teams and the establishment of a design-build initiative. The successful candidate will have the broadest latitude for independent judgment, action, and decision making. Primary Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the Vice-President for Project Management include, but are not limited to the following: 1. Direct and guide the activities of the Project Management Unit, which is comprised of more than 150 staff. 2. Direct and oversee the work of Program Management contractors. 3. Oversee a large portfolio of diverse capital projects ranging in size from several hundred thousand to more than $100 million dollars, totaling more than $400 million per year. 4. Supervise the implementation of processes and protocols, including a design-build initiative, to ensure that quality construction is performed on-time and within budget. 5. Work closely with colleagues to streamline work, complete cross-departmental projects, and accomplish goals set in NextGeneration NYCHA. 6. Ensure that NYCHA's Capital Program conforms to the regulatory requirements of HUD, NYC OMB and the State of New York. 7. In consultation with the EVP as appropriate, review and approve all recommendations related to construction projects including contract award, change orders, schedules, time extensions, settlement agreements, etc. 8. Provide direction to staff on key decisions including construction planning and schedule issues, contractual terms and issues, non-conforming work, change orders and withholding payment for various issues, close-out procedures and performance guarantees, and other construction management concerns. 9. Reinforce the customer-service/partnership orientation with internal and external stakeholders. 10. Ensure the resolution of technical issues with contractors. 11. Prepare and conduct presentations for the Executive Department, elected officials and community groups as required or requested. 12. Provide periodic updates, status and reports to elected officials. 13. Support CPD through strengthening contractor outreach initiatives. Key Competencies: Experience that evidences the following expertise: • Strong Leader and Capacity Builder: a proven leader with the ability to manage a diverse and dynamic set of team members on an individual and corporate level. This includes the ability to cultivate innovation and ownership while enforcing accountability and maintaining high expectations of staff and contractors. • Solutions-Driven Entrepreneur: a creative thinker, especially with experience in construction. • Strategic Visionary: mastery of high-level delivery strategies and technical program details with the ability to project how future trends and consequences should drive present decisions. • Exemplary Communicator: ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, to a wide variety of stakeholders. Capable of translating complex and potentially confusing information for the layperson. • Program Management: proven ability to lead and monitor complex programs and projects comprised of multiple tasks, across multiple departments. NOTE: IF THIS APPOINTMENT IS MADE ON A PROVISIONAL BASIS PURSUANT TO §65 OF THE NYS CIVIL SERVICE LAW, NO TENURE OR PERMANENCE ACCRUES TO AN INCUMBENT IN THIS POSITION BY VIRTUE OF SUCH APPOINTMENT. NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program. For detailed information regarding the 55-a Program, please click on the following link: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/downloads/pdf/psb/100_1.pdf
Minimum Qualification Requirements At least six years of full-time satisfactory experience in construction management work on capital projects, each one of which must have had a dollar value of at least $15,000, at least eighteen months of which must have been in a managerial or consultative capacity in an organization responsible for the management of construction; and a combination of the following, sufficient to equal a total of ten years of education and experience: a. Full-time satisfactory experience in construction inspection on capital projects, each one of which must have had a dollar value of at least $15,000. One year of acceptable experience will be credited for each year of construction inspection experience up to a maximum of four years. b. Full-time satisfactory experience in building construction as a journeyperson in one or more of the skilled building construction trades. One year of acceptable experience will be credited for each year of journeyperson experience up to a maximum of four years. c. Education in an accredited college leading to a bachelor's degree in architecture, landscape architecture, or air pollution control, chemical, civil including structural and bridge design, electrical, mechanical, or sanitary engineering will be credited on the basis of 30 credits for one year of acceptable experience up to a maximum of four years. A New York State license as a professional engineer or registered architect or a license as a professional engineer or registered architect from a state that has reciprocity with New York State may be substituted for the four years of education and experience described in "a", "b" and "c" above. However, all candidates must have at least six years of experience in construction management work described above, including at least eighteen months in a managerial or consultative capacity in an organization responsible for the management of construction.
License Requirements Possession of a Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York. Employees must maintain the license during their employment.
Interested candidates may submit cover letter and resume to www.nyc.gov/careers/search. Search for JOB ID# 405893.
We thank all applicants for their interest in the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The New York City Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer