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Senior Planner Capital Strategy

Job ID: PS103895
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Capital Strategy
Date Posted: Oct 25, 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 Planner, Capital Strategy


Construction & Development


Planning/Capital Strategy


Manager, Capital Strategy


2 Broadway (Flexible)


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




$73,914 to $97,012


Open Until Filled



The Senior Planner will perform planning functions for the MTA, including creating the MTA's 20-Year Capital Needs Assessment and five-year Capital Programs. This position will involve working with all MTA agencies, public stakeholders, consultants, transportation experts, and other government entities to develop and prioritize capital proposals. The Senior Planner will analyze, create and develop plans for the MTA, including various programmatic and project-specific transportation investment proposalsThe Senior Planner will develop reports and presentation materials for internal and external purposes, as well as reports on special C&D initiatives and other programmatic performance metrics.



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

Coordinate the development of the MTA's plans and programs. 

Assist with the planning, developing and identifying priorities within MTA’s Twenty-Year Needs Assessment and 5-year Capital Program.

Contribute to the formation of capital objectives and strategies for the MTA, as well as assist in training staff to conduct similar tasks.


Assist in developing business cases and comparative evaluations for multiple proposals and initiatives. 


Support the development and evaluation of capital investment strategies.


Work collaboratively with various stakeholders, including operating agencies, outside entities, and stakeholders.


Support the development of long-range planning strategies, documents, and communication tools. 


Develop graphics, maps and other visual materials. Develop communications tools to help the public understand the MTA’s infrastructure.


Foster and coordinate team relationships within the MTA operating agencies and outside parties. 


Quantify the benefits of investments, including models to estimate operational cost savings.


Work with consultants, reviewing consultant deliverables, and providing timely and thoughtful feedback that improves the quality of deliverables.


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


Design and deliver presentations, supported by maps and graphics, to MTA staff, operating agencies, the public, and non-MTA agencies.


Education and Experience


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in Business, Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Public Administration or Public Policy, City or Urban Planning, Transportation, or a related field.


Minimum four (4) years of satisfactory full-time professional experience.


An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 


Master's degree preferred.


AICP or PE certification/license is a strong plus.


Passion for improving New York’s public transit system.


Familiarity with the MTA network and the MTA Capital Program.


Experience with project planning, scheduling, and/or budgeting.


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


Excellent organizational and presentation skills.


Demonstrated ability to work with all internal levels within a given organization.


Demonstrated ability to work in a high-profile, high-pressure environment effectively. 


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


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 $105,472 (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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