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Manager Transit Project Development

Job ID: PS104202
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Department: Project Development
Date Posted: Apr 22, 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 Transit Project Development


Construction & Development


Development / Transit Project Development


Various (Senior Manager, Director, Senior Director, or Assistant Vice President)


2 Broadway


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




$92,201 to $121,014


Open Until Filled





Join the team responsible for planning, budgeting, funding, overseeing, and developing implementation strategies for the MTA’s $55-billion Capital Program. MTA C&D Development plays a pivotal role in determining what, when, and how the MTA builds – prioritizing capital investments, evaluating project scopes, establishing the project and program budgets, maximizing external funding opportunities, monitoring and reporting on Capital Program performance; and strategically coordinating packaging, and scheduling work to maximize benefits and minimize construction impacts to MTA riders.


This position will join MTA C&D’s Transit Project Development unit, the team responsible for planning, prioritization, scope selection and definition, budget development and oversight, and project lifecycle monitoring for NYC Transit and MTA Bus capital projects. 


Transit Project Development is charged with developing, optimizing, and controlling capital project scopes; managing their associated schedules and budgets; compiling and maintaining information on project priorities, cost estimates, and schedules; using that information to assemble an actionable program of projects that fit within anticipated funding constraints; and recommending project bundling and execution strategies to maximize efficiency.


The team works closely and collaboratively with stakeholders across the MTA, including project sponsor departments at NYC Transit and MTA Bus and MTA C&D’s Planning, Delivery, and Contracts departments.  Transit Project Development ensures that capital investments provide the best value for MTA customers and agency operations and maintenance needs by facilitating and overseeing the advancement of capital projects throughout their entire project lifecycle.


This position may be assigned a particular portfolio of capital projects (i.e., Stations & Facilities, Infrastructure, Signals, etc.) or support cross-program planning and oversight activities.




Responsibilities may include the following:


Assist with developing the MTA’s five-year Capital Program; coordinate funding targets and strategies; work with MTA operating agencies to propose and prioritize projects, define scope, and manage changes to the Capital Program.


Assist with reviewing and approving transactions for compliance with capital policies and a capital program approved project’s scope and budget, public authority law and business case review.


Assist with developing long-range planning strategies and documents, including the MTA’s Twenty-Year Needs Assessment.


Assist in developing, managing and using various data sources and dashboards throughout the MTA’s capital program, including Project Status Report (PSR), IMPACT, Capital Dashboard and others.


Creatively coordinate project phasing, sequencing, and “bundling” strategies (packaging needs into capital projects) to generate construction and contracting efficiencies.


Evaluate project investment alternatives, including cost/benefit analyses.


Monitor and control the evolution of project scopes and budgets throughout the project lifecycle.


Assist with the development and implementation of MTA Capital Program policies and procedures.


Evaluate planned capital projects and unfunded capital needs to take advantage of budget and/or funding opportunities and construction efficiencies; assist with changes to and rebalancing the Capital Program to accommodate new project needs.


Perform quantitative and qualitative analyses of capital program performance, and evaluate progress vs budget, schedule, and other corporate goals and objectives.


Assist in developing and managing annual commitment and completion plans and associated reporting, monitoring and data collection.


Develop reports and presentation materials for internal and external purposes, including C&D Board and Committee materials and reports on special C&D initiatives and other programmatic performance metrics.



Education and Experience


Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning/Transportation Planning, Public Policy, Public Administration, Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Business, Finance/Economics, or a related field.


Master’s degree preferred.


Minimum of six (6) years of work experience in Transportation/Urban Planning, Budgeting/Finance, Administration, Project Management, or a related field.


An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


Other preferred qualifications:


Strong understanding of the MTA’s capital program across all active plans, agencies and categories (e.g. signals, rolling stock, etc.)


Familiarity with the MTA’s operating agencies and operating budgets.


Familiarity with the MTA’s policies and procedures.


Excellent organizational and presentation skills.


Demonstrate leadership capabilities.


Demonstrate ability to problem-solve creatively.


Demonstrate ability to work with all levels of an organization.


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


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


Demonstrate ability to complete short- and long-term projects effectively and as efficiently as possible.


Demonstrate analytical capabilities and quantitative skills.


Demonstrate proficiency in spreadsheet, database, and presentation applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite, i.e., Word, Excel, Access, Power BI, PowerPoint, and Outlook.


Solid understanding and knowledge of as well as experience using MTA databases such as Project Status Report (PSR) and the MTA’s capital budget system IMPACT.


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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