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Senior Manager of Planning

Job ID: 2715
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Department: Transit Oriented Development
Date Posted: Jul 24, 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, Planning (TOD)


Construction & Development


Planning/Transit-Oriented Development


Deputy Director Transit-Oriented Development


2 Broadway


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




$92,201 to $121,014


Open Until filled



The Senior Manager, Plannning-Transit Oriented Development, helps to shape the future of the greater New York region by contributing to the MTA’s Station Area Planning and Transit Oriented Development Planning process. More specifically, this position will be responsible for managing the efforts supporting and contributing to developing plans to expand transit’s reach and improve the public realm at MTA stations (region-wide) through coordination with internal and external stakeholders. It will also work directly with senior executives on critical analyses, technical oversight, and effective project development and implementation of efforts that support MTA’s Capital Program investments and other public or private initiatives. 


Manage all aspects of planning studies, including consultant teams contracted by MTA to assist in significant planning studies.

Manage the development and review of the Station Area Planning and Transit Oriented Development Plans in the MTA Service Territory, including working with City, State, and regional agencies (such as Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)).

Developing and managing scopes, budgets, and work plans for various projects.

Prepare, execute/conduct presentations, and effectively communicate with senior leadership and other internal and external agencies.

Serve as the liaison with senior staff on the Station Access, Station Area, and Transit Oriented development processes for multiple transportation proposals and initiatives.

Serve as a bridge between C&D consultants and mentoring junior staff with executive leadership and external agencies.

Day-to-day management of staff coordinating station access- station area planning and TOD-related projects.

Work directly with senior staff on key policy issues.

Represent MTA TOD on the technical advisory committee of efforts managed by outside agencies.

Manage various studies and initiatives, including AA’s, EA’s, Feasibility Studies, Planning Proposals, etc.

Must exercise judgment and discretion and cope with shifting priorities, demanding situations, and deadlines.

Must have the ability to problem solve and course-correct quickly.

Education and Experience


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Public Administration, or a related field.

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

A Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Public Administration, or a related field is preferred.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


AICP Certification is a strong plus.


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

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, operating context, and local, state, and federal transportation and policies.

The ability to work with executive and senior-level staff and technical personnel on diverse issues.

The ability to interface with senior political and business representatives.

Travel may be required to other MTA locations or other external sites.

May need to work outside regular work hours (i.e., evenings and weekends).

A valid driver’s license is a plus.

Other Information

Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policymaking position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the “Commission”).

Selection Criteria

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


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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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