Program Manager - The Mayor’s Office of Capital Project Development (MOCPD)

Other City Agencies New York, New York

About the Office:

The Mayor’s Office of Capital Project Development (MOCPD) is responsible for coordinating high priority capital projects from conception through conclusion. MOCPD oversees, facilitates, and supports designated projects to ensure their expeditious, efficient, and cost-effective completion. Representative past and current projects include the WTC site, Hudson Yards, Coney Island redevelopment, Times Square reconstruction, Build It Back Housing Recovery Program, Freshkills Park, and the High Line, as well as other public spaces and parks, cultural facilities, civil infrastructure (roadway, water, utilities), affordable housing developments, and economic development projects across the five boroughs.

In addition, members of MOCPD provide expert advice and guidance on all aspects of project planning, design, permitting, and construction. This includes considerations related to architecture and planning, regulatory compliance, stakeholder and community engagement, feasibility/constructability, operability and maintenance, procurement, scheduling/phasing, cost estimating, and financing.

About the Role:

The Program Manager, with wide latitude for independent judgment and decision making, reports to the Director of Capital Project Development. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Guiding priority projects from conception through implementation, applying a broad, strategic focus while maintaining hands-on involvement in all critical details;
  • Coordinating and directing the efforts of City agencies, project consultants, and construction teams to ensure that projects move ahead—guiding decisions and progress on process, schedule, budget, planning, design, construction, funding, regulation/permitting, and operations; and
  • Developing and/or managing the development of project-related documents, including schedules, project plans, presentations, meeting agendas, status reports, talking points, budgeting, etc. This includes running project meetings as needed;
  • Negotiating interagency construction, funding, and maintenance agreements;
  • Anticipating regulatory processes and critical path items to ensure that they do not impede the progress of project goals and objectives; and
  • Acting as strategist for MOCPD/City Hall policy regarding designated capital projects. This includes developing productive relationships with project stakeholders to understand their needs and desires, and to generate cooperation and buy-in on policy direction and project implementation;
  • Representing the Mayor’s Office in communications with external project stakeholders (including community and constituent groups, local elected officials, and State and Federal agencies) about the scope, status, and progress of a project; and
  • Providing guidance, recommendations, and subject-matter expertise to the Deputy Mayor and Executive staff on improving or streamlining current programs and City regulatory processes; and consulting on the development of new programs and policies aimed at achieving the administration’s goals for housing and economic development.


  • A baccalaureate and/or a master’s degree from an accredited college/university in planning, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, construction management, law, public administration, real estate, or other related field; plus a minimum of five (5) years of full-time professional work experience with large-scale planning and/or capital projects, preferably with a focus on implementation; and
  • Excellent project management, leadership, interpersonal, and conflict negotiation skills are required, including the ability to interact successfully with a broad range of individuals with different perspectives.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, including the ability to produce clear and concise updates, briefings, and presentations for a variety of audiences;
  • Superior organizational and time management skills, including the ability to take initiative and work independently on tasks with broadly-defined objectives; and • Ability to apply strategic and critical thinking and problem-solving skills to complex and dynamic situations is required. Strong research and analytic skills are also required.
  • Expertise in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Ability to work in GIS, CAD, MS Project and/or Primavera is preferred.


  • Experience in development and delivery of large and/or complex capital projects;
  • In-depth understanding of New York City’s project approval, regulatory and permitting processes;
  • Fluency in reviewing infrastructure design drawings and architectural plans;
  • Expertise in creation and evaluation of project scopes, schedules and budgets;
  • Candidates with R.A., P.E., A.I.C.P., P.M.P., and/or C.M. certifications viewed favorably.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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New York City Residency Is Required Within 90 Days Of Appointment The City Of New York And The Office Of The Mayor Are Equal Opportunity Employers