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Senior Planner Asset Planning

Job ID: 4768
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Capital Asset Planning
Date Posted: May 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 Asset Planning


Construction & Development


Planning/Capital Asset Planning


Manager, Asset Planning


2 Broadway (Flexible)


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




$78,036 to $102,423


Open Until Filled



Senior Planner will analyze and evaluate capital investment strategies to plan for the MTA, including creating the MTA's 20-Year Capital Needs Assessment and five-year Capital Programs. This involves working with MTA operating agencies' subject matter experts to develop and prioritize capitally eligible needs proposals and assisting in training staff to conduct similar tasks. The Senior Planner will analyze, create, and develop plans for the MTA, including various programmatic and project-specific transportation investment proposalsThe Senior Planner will 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.

Develop and evaluate project investment alternatives, including cost/benefit analyses, business cases, lifecycle costs and comparative evaluations for multiple proposals and initiatives.

Develop and evaluate capital investment strategies.

Perform quantitative and qualitative analyses.

Work collaboratively with operating agency subject matter experts.

Develop long-range planning strategies, documents, and communication tools.  

Utilize GIS, data visualization tools and dashboards to developing 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 Business, Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Public Administration or Public Policy, City or Urban Planning, Transportation, or a related field.


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.


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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