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Senior Planner Capital Strategy

Job ID: 4478
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Capital Strategy
Date Posted: Feb 28, 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.




Senior Planner (Capital Strategy)


Construction & Development


Planning/Capital Strategy


Senior Manager Data Analytics


2 Broadway


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




$78,037 to $102,423


Open Until Filled



Perform planning functions for the MTA, including developing the MTA's 20-year Capital Needs Assessment and five-year Capital Program. Analyze data; support development and evaluation of capital investment strategies; work with MTA operating agencies' subject matter experts to develop and prioritize capitally eligible needs proposals. Support the development of long-range planning strategies and documents. Utilize data visualization tools, including GIS and dashboards. Evaluate project investment alternatives, including cost/benefit analyses, business cases, and lifecycle costs. Monitor the status of project scopes and schedules related to identified capital needs. Perform quantitative and qualitative analyses. Develop reports and presentation materials for internal and external purposes, as well as reports on special C&D initiatives and other programmatic performance metrics.


The Senior Planner will contribute substantially to all, or a subset therein, of the following core Planning activities:

Assist with the planning, developing, and identifying priorities within MTA’s Twenty-Year Needs Assessment and 5-year Capital Program.


Coordinate the development of the MTA's plans and programs.


Contribute to the formation of capital objectives and strategies for the MTA.


Assist in developing business cases and comparative evaluations for multiple proposals and initiatives.


Support the development and evaluation of capital investment strategies.

Work collaboratively with operating agency subject matter experts.


Support the development of long-range planning strategies, documents, and communication tools.


Develop graphics, maps, and other visual materials.


Foster and coordinate team relationships within the MTA operating agencies and with outside parties.


Quantify the benefits of investments, including models to estimate the magnitude of operational cost savings.


Work with consultants, reviewing consultant deliverables and providing timely and thoughtful feedback that improves the quality of deliverables.


Utilize large databases, including asset assessments, asset inventories, regional planning information, transit usage, climate risk data, energy utilization data, and socio-economic and demographic information, to develop planning tools for prioritization that underpin the agency’s capital strategy.


Design and deliver presentations, supported by maps and graphics, to MTA staff, operating agencies, the public, and non-MTA agencies.


Education and Experience


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in Business, Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Public Administration or Public Policy, City or Urban Planning, Transportation, or a related field.


Must have a minimum of four (4) years of satisfactory full-time professional experience.


Master's degree preferred.


AICP or PE certification/license is a strong plus.

Passion for improving New York's public transit system.

Familiarity with the MTA network and the MTA Capital Program.

Experience with project planning, scheduling, and/or budgeting.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Excellent organizational and presentation skills.


Demonstrated ability to work with all internal levels within a given organization.

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

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


Experience with Adobe Illustrator and InDesign is a strong 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.


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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