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Vice President Project Executive (TOD)

Job ID: 4306
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Transit Oriented Development
Date Posted: Jan 24, 2024



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.


Vice President, Project Executive (TOD)


Construction & Development


Planning/Transit Oriented Development


Senior Vice President, Transit Oriented Development


2 Broadway


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




$173,482 to $227,695


Open Until Filled




The Vice President and Project Executive identify and advance strategic opportunities to promote development around transit stations within the Transit-Oriented Development team in the MTA Construction and Development (C&D) Planning Department.  This position is responsible for project management activities that ensure the MTA optimizes the use of real estate assets to generate revenue and improvements for the system and to make getting to transit more accessible for riders. The Vice President Project Executive has broad authority for conceptual and physical planning, internal and external stakeholder engagement, and public approvals and, in consultation with SVP, has wide latitude to implement projects and to negotiate with private and governmental entities.  



The Vice President Project Executive is responsible for successfully managing and mentoring staff to create and execute transit-oriented development strategies and programs.


Lead negotiations with multiple internal stakeholders, the Department of City Planning, and private developers to assist as needed with the conceptualizing of significant transit improvement projects to be undertaken by private developers pursuant to the New York City Zoning Resolution. 


Supports negotiations with developers to ensure improvements are acceptable to internal stakeholders and also addresses other private development strategies, including mitigation of transit impacts by private development projects.


Oversee Station Area Planning and Planning, Policy & Economic Development team functions within the TOD division.


For property acquisition and joint development with new transit facilities, ensure full compliance with FTA requirements and procedures, oversee site planning and massing in coordination with MTA C&D capital project team. 


Oversee staff engagement with private developers, consultants, and other staff preparing appraisals and required FTA reporting.


Manage comprehensive project document control and retention.


Manage the preparation of reports, presentations, research, and studies.


Manage the presentation of project reporting and coordination of audit/inquiry responses for MTA and external oversight bodies.


Manage staff selection, coaching, training, development, evaluation, and discipline/termination as needed.


Create a professional environment that respects individual differences and enables all employees to develop and contribute to their full potential.


Education and Experience


Bachelor's degree in Real Estate, Real Estate Development, Urban Planning, Public Administration, or equivalent field. Master's degree in a related field preferred.


Must have a minimum of sixteen (16) years of related experience in real estate or urban planning.


Must have a minimum of ten (10) years in a management or supervisory role and/or project manager role in a large, multi-stakeholder organization.




Substantial knowledge of design, real estate development practices, and land use and zoning principles and policies.


Demonstrated ability to lead analysis, negotiations, and drafting of real estate documents.


Ability to work with maps, blueprints, and surveys. 


Strong knowledge of construction principles and cost estimates and analysis preferred.


A deep understanding of property acquisition and relocation requirements for federally funded transportation projects and an understanding of New York State condemnation processes is a strong plus.


Ability to present information clearly and accurately in both written and spoken form.

Must be able to manage, supervise, and train staff.


Detail-oriented individual with exceptional time management skills, proven problem-solving abilities, and a well-developed capacity for strategic thinking.


Self-starter who can develop and administer work plans involving extensive and complex interrelated processes and a person who can operate under challenging time constraints.


Leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to adapt to changing requirements and situations with tact and sound judgment.


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.


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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