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 as part of NextGeneration NYCHA, the agency’s 10-year strategic plan to develop safe, clean, and connected communities for its residents. 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. Oversee a large portfolio of diverse capital projects ranging in size from several hundred thousand to more than $100 million dollars, and totaling more than $400 million per year. 3. Supervise the implementation of processes and protocols to ensure that quality construction is performed on-time and within budget. 4. Work closely with colleagues to streamline work, complete cross-departmental projects, and accomplish goals set in NextGeneration NYCHA. 5. Ensure that NYCHA’s Capital Program conforms to the regulatory requirements of HUD, NYC OMB and the State of New York. 6. 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. 7. 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. 8. Reinforce the customer-service/partnership orientation with internal and external stakeholders. 9. Ensure the resolution of technical issues with contractors. 10. Prepare and conduct presentations for the Executive Department, elected officials and community groups as required or requested. 11. Provide periodic updates, status and reports to elected officials. 12. 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 as it relates to the implementation of capital construction projects. • 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.
Minimum Qualification Requirements 1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, business administration, or public administration, and five years of full-time satisfactory experience in the planning, administering or expediting of engineering design, and/or construction, or coordinating a very large engineering project, two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity; or 2. A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and nine years of experience as described in "1" above; two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity; or 3. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" or "2" above. An accredited Master's degree in one of the disciplines described in "1" above, a law degree, or a valid New York State license as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect or Landscape Architect may be substituted for one year of the required experience. However, all candidates must have the two years of the administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory experience as described in "1" above.
Preferred Skills 1. Ten (10) + years of experience in project program management with progressively increasing project and organizational management experience. 2. Exceptional leadership abilities. 3. Extensive experience mentoring others, developing individuals’ skills, and encouraging collaboration and cohesive teamwork. 4. Strong knowledge and experience with capital construction processes including scoping, budgeting and scheduling.
Interested candidates may submit cover letter and resume to www.nyc.gov/careers/search. Search for JOB ID# 290258.
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