Senior Project Manager, Capital Program

Organization: New York City Economic Development Corporation

Posted: June 1, 2023 | Closing: September 1, 2023

Job Description

Our Vision: To make New York City the global model for inclusive innovation and economic growth, fueled by the City’s diverse people and businesses.

Our Mission: To create shared prosperity across New York City’s five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and growing good jobs.

NYCEDC’s Capital Program is responsible for channeling New York City’s capital budget investments into design and construction projects that advance the City’s economic development. The Capital Program’s staff consists of design and construction professionals; administrative staff; and project support analysts who work together to provide physical infrastructure, facilities, and amenities. We work to strengthen the City’s competitive position through the implementation of a wide variety of municipal construction projects.

Position Overview: A Senior Project Manager (SPM) in the Capital Program Department (CAP) will be responsible for the implementation of a design and construction portfolio of 6-10 active capital projects with a total project value of approximately $100 million+.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Design & Construction:

  • Serves as prime contact on contracts or projects through all phases of development, from procurement of the architecture, engineering and construction team to existing conditions assessments, programming, feasibility studies, estimating and budgeting, schematic design through construction documentation, regulatory submissions, bidding, construction, and project close-out.
  • Collaborates effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Communicates effectively and independently across all levels of the corporation.
  • Creates, builds, and develops interpersonal relationships.
  • Effectively manages a variety of work to required standards of quality, quantity, and timeliness
  • Execute a risk-based management approach to project delivery which includes identifying project risk, forecasting project risk and appropriately mitigating project risk.
  • Lead and influence project teams to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Prioritizes work and delegates, as necessary.
  • Continuing Education in the fields of Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and/or Urban Planning
  • Knowledge of industry standards

Interdepartmental Coordination:

  • Contributes to the completion of specific projects
  • Correctly interpret and apply NYCEDC policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree required in Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban planning, or related field.
  • Preferably working towards professional registration (PE, RA, RIA, AICP, CUD, CCM. PMP)
  • 3-5+ years of relevant professional experience in architecture, construction, real estate development, owner’s representation, or a related field
  • Strong project management abilities
  • Strong computer, written and verbal skills.
  • Proficiency and experience with scheduling software preferred
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • New York City residence is required within 180 days of hire

About Us: New York City Economic Development Corporation is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization that works for a vibrant, inclusive, and globally competitive economy for all New Yorkers. We take a comprehensive approach, through four main strategies: strengthen confidence in NYC as a great place to do business; grow innovative sectors, with a focus on equity; build neighborhoods as places to live, learn, work, and play; and deliver sustainable infrastructure for communities and the city’s future economy

NYCEDC offers many unique advantages for an exciting and fulfilling career. As part of our team, you’ll enjoy:

  • The unique opportunity to make an impact on New York City
  • Working on diverse, unique, and challenging projects
  • Working closely with teams of creative, highly motivated, and passionate people
  • Learning opportunities designed to enhance the practical skills and business knowledge of our employees
  • Excellent benefits, including company-paid 401(a) defined contribution plan, 457(b) tax-advantaged retirement savings plans, medical, dental and vision benefits, generous paid family leave and paid time off, and other perks

The New York City Economic Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our Diversity, Equity, and Social Responsibility Mission is to create a People First strategy by attracting, retaining, and engaging a diverse and talented workforce. Like the city of New York, NYCEDC knows our strength comes from each of our connected parts, making the fabric of our organization better and stronger because of our unique employees’ talents.

To help build an inclusive workplace culture, NYCEDC supports six employee resource groups that strive to engage members and advocate for their respective communities within NYCEDC. Those groups are: Accessibility group, Elevation group (BIPOC), Mindful group, Out/EDC group (LGBTQAI+), Parents group and Women’s Leadership group. NYCEDC employees work as part of a highly engaged, passionate and inclusive team where everyone’s contributions are valued, respected, and have an impact on one of the best and most diverse cities in the world!

For more information, visit our website at

How to Apply

$78,000—$80,000 USD

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