Program Executive

The NYC Department of Design and Construction, Division of Public Buildings seeks a Program Executive for its Borough Based Jails (BBJ) program. The Program Executive will oversee all aspects of the design process for the design-build capital program compromised of four Borough-based facilities, valued at greater than $8.5 billion. The selected candidate will oversee the Program Management Consultant (PMC) firm’s design staff and DDC design staff, for compliance with all applicable codes, rules, and regulations of NYC/NYS’s governing agencies, including Design-Build Contractor’s design consultants throughout the planning, design and construction phases. The selected candidate will provide oversight of the PMC and secure the cooperation of sponsor agencies in throughout all phases of project development, implementation of Design Excellence Principles; preparation of performance specifications; and all associated contract documents for all BBJ buildings. The Program Executive will supervise multiple BBJ Project Design Executives to ensure adherence to contract documents and collaborate to ensure that projects remain on schedule and on budget. Other key responsibilities include working with the Associate Commissioner, Executive Director, senior management, and supervisors to implement tiered methodology; and understanding and supervising the design and construction administration work with clear accountability for the design teams and their staff. In addition, the selected candidate will have extensive interaction with the Public Design Commission, Department of City Planning, other City agencies, NY State agencies, and Community Boards, as well as multiple City Sponsor Agencies.

Minimum Qual Requirements

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of satisfactory full-time experience in one or more of the following fields: operations research and analysis, policy analysis, public or business administration, engineering, architecture, real estate management, urban planning and development or a related field, at least 18 months of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, or executive capacity or supervising personnel performing duties in one or more of the fields described above; or

Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” above. However, all candidates must have the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative, or supervisory experience described in “1” above.

Preferred Skills

Candidates must have excellent interpersonal, written, and oral skills and current and up-to-date knowledge of diverse building types’ of operations, design, and construction. Demonstrated ability to develop project scope and build consensus, facilitate teamwork, manage diverse client agencies and workgroups, a strong portfolio of diverse building types, systems, or programs. Candidates must have at least ten (10) years of experience in a design management capacity. The candidate must be proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchup experience preferred.

To Apply

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35 hours

Work Location

777 Third Avenue, Manhattan, NY

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

Until Filled

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

Job Category
Administration and Office
Job Type
USD 64,922.00 - 160,000.00 per year
United States
Career Level
City of New York