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Planner Asset Planning

Job ID: 4365
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Capital Asset Planning
Date Posted: Jun 1, 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.



Planner – Capital Asset Planning


Construction & Development


Planning/Capital Asset Planning


Manager, Planning Asset Planning


2 Broadway


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




$71,991 to $94,488


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 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 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 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 development and evaluation of capital investment strategies.


Work collaboratively with operating agency subject matter experts.


Support 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 outside parties


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


Work with consultants, review consultant deliverables, and provide 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, and energy utilization data.


Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in Urban Planning, Engineering, Economics, Architecture, Public Policy, Transportation Planning, or a related field.

Must have a minimum of three (3) years of satisfactory full-time professional experience.


Master's degree preferred.

Passion for improving New York’s public transit system.

Familiarity with the MTA network and the MTA Capital Program.

Experience with project planning and management.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Excellent graphics 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.

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


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


Demonstrated analytical capabilities and quantitative skills.


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


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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