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Senior Manager Asset Planning

Job ID: PS104986
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Capital Asset Planning
Date Posted: Nov 2, 2023


This position is eligible for telework which is currently one day per week. New hires are eligible to apply 30 days after their effective date of hire.


Senior Manager Capital Asset Planning


Construction & Development


Planning / Capital Asset Planning


Director, Asset Planning


2 Broadway


9:00 AM to 5:30 PM or as required (7.5HR/ DAY)




$101,253 to $132,894


Open Until Filled



The Senior Manager will be responsible for recommending and shaping the future of the greater New York region by substantially contributing to the MTA’s capital planning and strategy. More specifically, this position will be responsible for managing the efforts that support and contribute to developing a multi-billion dollar 5-year MTA Capital Plan that identifies the critical transportation investments necessary to ensure the continued mobility of the MTA region.  This position will work directly with senior staff in developing the MTA’s Twenty-Year Needs Assessment, a precursor to the Capital Plan, that includes a systematic analysis of multiple transportation investment proposals and initiatives.

This position is responsible for developing and analyzing strategies and capital program projects, managing studies of critical planning issues, developing asset investment strategies and planning tools, representing MTA policies with stakeholders, and working on long-range transportation strategies and issues. The Senior Manager will train and guide junior staff in conjunction with senior staff.



The Senior Manager will be responsible for planning for the MTA’s capital assets, such as railcars, buses, stations, tracks, structures, signals, communications, power, yards and facilities, that together make up the millions of components that enable the MTA to move millions of New Yorkers every day.

The Senior Manager will contribute substantially to all, or a subset therein, of the following core Planning activities:

Development of MTA’s 5-year Capital Program.


Development of the Twenty-Year Needs Assessment.


Development of capital strategies and plans for the MTA and the region.


Work directly with senior staff on developing and planning multiple transportation proposals and initiatives.


Develop and manage scopes, budgets, and work plans for various projects.


Managing consultants.


Other anticipated responsibilities include:

Manage development and improvement of asset planning tools and strategies.


Identify and utilize best practices to develop and manage data sets and analytics.


Manage all aspects of capital plans and strategies, including consultant teams contracted by MTA to assist in significant planning initiatives.


Manage review processes and finalize technical documents.


Gather, update, and analyze analytical data.


Manage the development and review of agency plans.


Present to Executive leadership, the MTA Board, external agencies and public stakeholders in an accurate, understandable and timely manner.


Manage and mentor junior staff.


Develop presentations, maps, graphics and other public-facing documentation.


Use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to analyze contexts and implications of transportation improvements.


Analyze, assess, interpret and present a wide variety of data to understand and represent the capital needs of the MTA agencies.


Present findings of various analyses to MTA senior staff, operating agencies, the public, and non-MTA agencies in an accurate, understandable and timely manner.


Utilize large databases of information, including asset assessments, asset inventories, regional planning information, transit usage, and socio-economic and demographic information to develop planning tools for prioritization that underpin the agency’s capital strategy.


Work directly with senior staff on key policy issues.


Manage various studies and initiatives.


Education and Experience


A Bachelor's or Master's degree in urban planning, engineering, public administration, data science or a related field.

Must have a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience, preferably in transportation.

Must have a minimum of four (4) years in management of large projects or supervisory role in a large, multi-faceted organization.

A master's degree is preferred. 

AICP or PE certification is a strong plus.


Strong writing and presentation skills.


Strong supervisory and technical skills, including proficiency in MS Office, data analytics, visualization tools, and spatial analysis using GIS or similar mapping tools.


Knowledge of database management, programming, and other “big data” or data science skills.

Ability to perform in-depth qualitative and quantitative analyses using various tools and datasets.

Strong time and task management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines and maximize the output of a small staff.

Effective communication skills.

Knowledge of the MTA regional network and operating context, as well as local, state and federal transportation and policies.

The ability to work with both senior-level staff and technical personnel on a diverse array of issues.

The ability to interface with senior political and business representatives.

Other Information

As an MTA Construction & Development employee, you may be required to complete the New York State financial disclosure statement – annually if your position earns $108,638 (this figure is subject to change) per year if the position is designated as a policymaker.


Selection Criteria

Based on evaluation of education, skills, experience, and interview.


How to Apply

MTA employees must apply via My MTA Portal. You can submit an online application by logging into My MTA Portal, clicking the My Job Search ribbon, and selecting the “Careers” link. Logging in through My MTA Portal will link your BSC ID number to your job application to identify you as an internal applicant.


Equal Employment Opportunity

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.


The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.



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