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Manager Data Analytics

Job ID: PS104080
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Capital Strategy
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.



Manager, Data Analytics


Construction & Development


Planning/Capital Strategy


Senior Manager Data Analytics


2 Broadway (Flexible)


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




$83,981 to $110,225


Open Until Filled



The Manager, Data Analytics, will help shape 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 creating and utilizing the analytical tools that help set policy for critical transportation investments necessary to ensure the continued mobility of the MTA region. This position is responsible for developing and analyzing strategies and capital program methodologies, creating tools to assess critical planning issues, developing investment strategies, representing MTA policies with stakeholders, and working on long-range transportation strategies and issues.



Develop analytical and statistical tools to underpin capital planning for the MTA.

Analyze and visualize information, including the maturation of capital analytics, for further data-driven decision-making.

Work collaboratively across departments and staff, creating tools that assist in decision-making based on system and component condition, performance, criticality, safety, impact on service reliability, customer experience, access, resiliency, and other relevant considerations.

Develop data-driven strategies to guide the prioritization of capital investments, including statistical and data visualization tools to facilitate analysis and communication of relevant capital information and priorities.

Perform statistical analyses on a wide variety of data sets.

Establish areas of analysis, including system/network analyses, life-cycling costing; condition deterioration analysis; investment scenario modelling for prioritization of investments; and metrics to establish explicit linkages between the MTA Agencies’ objectives and investment priorities with desired and specific outcomes. 

Spearhead the ongoing improvement of decision-making tools, including data architecture, to continuously improve the MTA’s capital planning process. 

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 socioeconomic and demographic information, to develop planning tools for prioritization that underpin the agency’s capital strategy.


Recommend and implement frameworks to consider multiple factors, such as asset condition, transit system performance data, regional needs, trends and challenges.  


Develop and present planning information, processes, and results to stakeholders.

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

Manage consultants.

Education and Experience


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

Master's degree preferred. 

Minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience.


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 stakeholders, including 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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