Project Manager – NYC Ferry Division (20 Month Assignment)

NYC Ferry New York, New York

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.

The NYC Ferry Division oversees the implementation and operation of NYC Ferry along with a suite of ferry assets and projects including public and private ferry operations, landing infrastructure, and vessels. The team is also managing the temporary ferry service between Manhattan and Brooklyn on behalf of the MTA in its shutdown of the L Train subway service.

Your Role:

NYCEDC is managing the implementation of a temporary ferry service that will support the closure of the MTA L-train subway service for approximately 15 months starting April 2019.

As a member of the NYC Ferry Division, you will report to the Executive Director of NYC Ferry. You will be the key point of contact, and end-to-end project manager for the temporary ferry service that will support the L-train subway closure. You will be a self-starter and manage the project through building strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, ensuring contract compliance, tracking budgets, trouble-shooting issues, and seeing contracts through termination or expiration.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the ferry operator, its subcontractors, and NYCEDC are in compliance with the contract at all times by tracking milestone deliverables, managing timelines, holding weekly or bi-weekly meetings with the operator, and also with internal staff at NYCEDC.
  • Process timely payments to the Operator, and coordinate with the internal budgeting, finance, and accounting team to ensure all payments are on time and accurate, and track the budget.
  • Brief the Executive Director of NYC Ferry of project status on a regular basis.
  • Lead meetings with the MTA, internal staff, and any other stakeholders to update on project progress and be the key point of contact for all inquiries and discussions.
  • Participate in community outreach, and information sessions on issues related to the project.
  • Trouble-shoot any issues related to the project by working with internal staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree required.
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in project management. More favorable if project management has been related to transportation, planning, operations, or the public sector.
  • Project management experience; demonstrated ability to launch, manage, and close out complex projects against tight timelines, prioritize amongst competing needs, and build strong relationships with stakeholders to ensure clear understanding of deliverables.
  • Experience working in/with government agencies is highly beneficial.
  • Strong communication skills are critical.
  • New York City resident (required within 180 days of hire).

This role is a temporary position for up to 20 months. The position will end on/or before October 2020. 

NYCEDC’s Asset Management Revenue (AMR) Department manages the overall strategy for conventional and non-traditional assets across all five boroughs of New York City including commercial real estate properties as well as transportation, critical infrastructure, and energy assets. Within this department, the Ferry Division oversees a suite of ferry assets and projects including, but not limited to, public and private ferry operations, landing infrastructure, and ferry vessels. The goal of this division is to move people and goods with a focus on creating a fair return for the City, promoting economic growth, supporting quality jobs and access to opportunity, and reducing the transportation system’s impact on our infrastructure and environment.

The New York City Economic Development Corporation is the City’s primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC’s mission is to stimulate job growth through expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment, generate prosperity and strengthen the City’s competitive position. NYCEDC serves as an advocate to the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to take advantage of New York City’s many opportunities. Additional information on NYCEDC can be found by visiting

Our Diversity & Inclusion Mission is to attract, retain, and engage a diverse workforce comprised of talented people. 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. 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! 

The New York City Economic Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NYCEDC offers excellent benefits, including company-paid 401 (a) pension plan, 457(b) tax-advantaged retirement savings plans, medical, dental and vision benefits, and discounted gym memberships and movie tickets.