Assistant Vice President, Design & Construction

Asset Management Design & Construction 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.

Position Overview: The Asset Management Design and Construction (AMDC) department is responsible for capital improvements and development of all revenue generating assets NYCEDC maintains and/or operates. The Asset Management Portfolio includes but is not limited to various industrial and commercial facilities, cruise terminal/waterfront assets, and public markets across the five boroughs of New York City. The Department staff consists of professional Architects, Engineers, and Planners.

The Assistant Vice President (AVP) will manage projects and the development process – capital planning, design, and construction – of multiple real estate assets that NYCEDC will subsequently maintain and/or operate across the five boroughs. The AVP is NYCEDC’s primary manager of the Architecture Engineering and Construction teams and their respective project contracts, managing all phases of work, from procurement and preconstruction to project close-out. The position will assist in identifying and mitigating the risks inherent in building innovative and complex projects.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

AMPR Program

  • Support department heads in defining departmental strategies, including assisting in development and integration of new Project Management and Development Protocols
  • Support tracking AMPR goals and imparting the department’s vision and mission to junior staff
  • Support department heads in the creation and maintenance of AMDC Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Capital Planning

  • Manage capital and other funding requests, including the preparation of long-term funding plans
  • Manage capital plans and annual expense budgets for NYCEDC’s portfolio of assets

Asset Development

  • Work closely with the Asset Management Portfolio Management (AMPM) team to ensure the program of the asset and capital project are aligned with both policy and market/tenant needs.
  • Manage early-stage feasibility efforts, including initial market research and alignment and underwriting to ensure project parameters and associated returns meet NYEDC expectations
  • Coordinate with AMPM counterparts on leasing strategies upon the nearing of project completion
  • Work closely with the Asset Management Property Operations (PropOps) team to ensure alignment on operations and maintenance considerations.
  • Establish base knowledge of asset portfolios and advise on a variety of issues including tenanting, use, life safety concerns, permitting and approvals, capital improvements, etc.
  • Manage 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.
  • Deliver bespoke and forward-thinking design projects.
  • Monitor and ensure project goals, including scope, budget and schedule, are met.
  • Provide project supervision of departmental Project Managers and advise/direct on a continual basis to ensure proper momentum and path.
  • Execute a risk-based management approach to project delivery which includes identifying project risk, forecasting project risk and appropriately mitigating project risk.
  • Anticipate regulatory and approval processes as well as critical path workflow to ensure positive project momentum.
  • Build and develop effective working relationships with various consultants, Construction Managers, Project Managers and various Agency partners.

Interdepartmental Coordination

  • Interface with the various departments at NYCEDC to ensure that the relevant expertise is brought to bear on each project
  • Correctly interpret and apply NYCEDC policies and procedures.
  • Communicate effectively and inclusively at all levels of the organization.

Management & Communication

  • Provide oversight of junior and intermediate project managers on the team
  • Interface with various internal departments to ensure relevant stakeholders are informed and/or consulted and necessary internal approvals are obtained.
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with all relevant external stakeholders including the public, tenants, business owners, State and City agencies including DOB, DOT, SHPO, Landmarks, DEC, DEP, USACE, among others
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Strong preference for Professional designation (PE, RA, PMP, CCM, CUD, AICP, RIA) as well as owner/occupier experience preferred
  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience in architecture, engineering, construction management, real estate development, owner’s representation, or a related field
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects from start to finish, leading projects through ambiguity, and galvanizing resources from various teams in concerted action
  • Demonstrated track record of developing and maintaining productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability leading teams as well as developing and mentoring staff
  • Advanced modeling experience in underwriting real estate with Excel, Argus Enterprise, and/or similar programs preferred
  • Process-orientated yet a creative-thinker in the recognition, reorganization, and implementation of new protocols
  • Demonstrated relationship management, communications (written and verbal) and presentations skills
  • Proficiency and experience with construction, building management and maintenance software preferred
  • Advanced modeling experience in underwriting real estate with Excel, Argus Enterprise, and/or similar programs preferred
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Must obtain/maintain New York City residency within 180 days of hire
  • All new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as defined by the CDC, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability
Salary Range: $85,000-$91,000

About Us: NYCEDC is New York City’s primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. Our mission is to create shared prosperity across New York City’s five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and growing good jobs. We do this by developing, managing, and implementing expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment and strengthen the city’s competitive position. 

NYCEDC is dedicated to the creation of a dynamic, equitable, and sustainable urban economy. We are making sure that whatever happens next, happens right here in New York City—and that all New Yorkers are a part of it. 

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) pension 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 and inclusion mission is to attract, retain, and engage a diverse workforce comprised of talented people. NYCEDC employees can expect to work as part of a highly engaged, passionate and inclusive workforce where everyone’s contributions are valued, respected and make an impact on one of the best and most diverse cities in the world! 

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