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Senior Director Capital Strategy

Job ID: PS103156
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Department: Capital Strategy
Date Posted: Apr 17, 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 Director, Capital Strategy


Construction & Development


Planning/Capital Strategy


Manager, Construction Compliance


2 Broadway


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




$129,643 to $170,157


Open Until Filled



Lead the development and implementation of MTA's Capital investment strategy. Work collaboratively (1) within and across MTA C&D, (2) with and across all MTA operating agencies, and (3) with numerous public sector partners. Establish planning frameworks, develop intra-MTA and regional consensus about needs, and make short- and long-term recommendations to MTA HQ, public officials, the public, and the Board. Development of 20-Year Needs and 5-Year Capital Plan. Interface with other local, regional, and national stakeholders on matters related to MTA assets, risks, vulnerabilities, regional policy, and capital plans.




Responsibilities include:

Developing and guiding the MTA’s capital strategy, including creating the means and mechanisms for thoughtfully integrating various planning activities across the MTA and region.

Refining capital prioritization methodologies and leading other planning initiatives relevant to the future of the MTA’s capital investments. 

Creating, managing, and executing a comprehensive process for capital planning, including robust data analytics, to determine future investments in the MTA’s system.

Recommending and implementing frameworks for analyzing transit data, regional needs, trends and challenges. 

Developing 20 Year Needs and Capital Program investment prioritization documents.  Information and materials should communicate investment strategies effectively to technical and non-technical stakeholders, within and outside of the MTA. 

Building strategies that will improve MTA’s long-term capital plans.

Leading planning studies processes; engaging with multiple constituencies and diverse stakeholders and political representatives.

Interfacing and building close working relationships with Agency sponsor departments and stakeholders.

Building working relationships and collaboration across C&D and the MTA family

Developing and presenting planning information, processes, and results to stakeholders.

Creating new and meaningful means for public communication of – and public input into - MTA’s capital planning.  

Managing consultants.

Managing staff of professional and technical employees in implementing the short- and long-term goals and direction for their areas of responsibility, including managing and setting direction for integrated analytical mechanisms

Selecting, developing, and managing direct and indirect reports, including coaching and counseling of subordinates.

Education and Experience


Bachelor's or Masters degree in Transportation, Urban Planning, Business, Public Policy, Economics, or a related field.

Must have minimum twelve (12) years of experience in Transportation Planning, Infrastructure, Finance, Planning, or a related field.

Must have a minimum eight (8) years of managerial experience.

A Master's degree is preferred.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.




Excellent organizational, written, oral and presentation skills. Strong strategic planning abilities.

Demonstrated supervisory and/or leadership capabilities.

Demonstrated ability to creatively problem-solve.

Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of an organization.

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

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with key internal and/or external stakeholders.

Demonstrated analytical capabilities and quantitative skills.

Demonstrated proficiency in analytical applications. Proficiency with GIS, Illustrator, and large database systems.


Selection Criteria

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


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.


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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