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New York Power Authority Capital Planning Manager - Reimagine The Canals in White Plains, New York


NYPA is seeking a Capital Planning Manager to support NYPA’s efforts executing the capital projects for reimagining the New York State Canal System, turning a high-level vision into an actionable and implementable plan. Reporting to the Vice President—Planning for Reimagine the Canals, the candidate is expected to guide the execution of canal adaptive reuse capital projects. The Capital Planning Manager will apply project management principles and practices to projects that encompass considerable scope and complexity.


  • Support the Vice President--Planning for Reimagine the Canals and the Reimagine team in the planning and development of capital economic development and resilience projects.

  • Provide initial overall direction for Reimagine the Canals capital projects to NYPA Project Management for implementation and continue to provide planning and strategy input throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Manage design and technical consultants in the production of feasibility studies and master plans.

  • Manage reviews of engineering and construction documents to confirm adherence to overall master plans.

  • Prepare scopes of work and other documents for the procurement of planning consultants.

  • Oversee technical and project management aspects of design and engineering of canal area infrastructure, amenities, and adaptive reuse as developed during the planning phase.

  • Manage capital budgets, consultant fees, and project schedules.

  • Coordinate with NYPA and Canal staff, and various engineering, environmental, legal, operations, and preservation resources and permitting authorities to ensure that project development progresses in line with master plans.

  • Provide design and construction expertise to review capital project documents at scheduled intervals throughout the design process.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be an effective project manager and be able to guide planning projects to on-budget and on-schedule deliveries.

  • Must have sufficient knowledge of design, engineering and construction to be able to develop and review conceptual budgets and schedules prior to execution.

  • Substantial experience managing consultants.

  • Significant experience managing architecture, landscape architecture and/or engineering capital projects.

  • Project experience and demonstrated ability to coordinate with subject matter experts on engineering, legal, historic preservation and environmental considerations.

  • Experience with canal, trail, and park infrastructure a plus.

  • Familiarity with the NYS canal system and communities a plus.

  • Ability to participate in community meetings, public hearings, and task force meetings.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work in a team-oriented environment.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task effectively.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Minimum 7-10 years’ experience in architecture, landscape architecture or engineering.

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Master’s degree in architecture, landscape architecture or engineering is preferred.

  • Must be a licensed professional architect, landscape architect or engineer.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to travel within the State 10-30% of the time

The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer