New York Power Authority Vice President - Planning in White Plains, New York
The Vice President Planning will serve as NYPA’s lead initiative owner in re-defining the New York State Canal System by turning a high-level vision into an actionable and implementable plan to transform the Erie Canal into a 21st century asset for communities in upstate New York. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Strategy, this position will lead a cross-functional team designing complicated planning and development projects, navigating collaborating with a range of NYPA support services; liaising with the Canal Corporation’s operating divisions, overseeing community engagement across the region, coordinating efforts with other state agencies, communicating the vision to a wider public, and working with technical experts.
Develop a detailed project plan and manage involved parties to deliver components in a timely and cost-effective fashion.
Develop, monitor and secure a budget for the internal team as well as for the project as a whole.
With other team members, identify interventions that will serve as the key transformative aspects of the project.
Liaise with relevant NYPA departments to ensure provision of key support services, including legal and regulatory, environmental, financial, human resources, IT and technical support.
Coordinate efforts at senior levels with other state agencies involved in the effort, specifically DEC, NYS OPRHP, Department of State, Ag and Markets and ESD
Advocate on behalf of the agency for cross-departmental support of the vision and individual initiatives.
Oversee external consultant teams providing strategic planning, design, economic development, and related services.
Be directly responsible to the NYPA CEO and Board on all activities relating to the transformation of the New York State Canal System, including technical, financial and strategic initiatives.
Develop the long-term business model to govern and sustain the vision in full
Represent the agency on any initiative related to the reimagining the New York State Canal System.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated track record in independently managing large-scale project planning and implementation
Understanding of environmental review processes, including NEPA, SEQRA and municipal counterparts
Excellent time management and prioritization capabilities, ability to focus on project deliverables
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work in a team-oriented environment
Proven leadership of economic revitalization and park planning projects
Experience with historic preservation issues and review processes
Experience in selection and oversight of design teams
Familiarity with a variety of trust, foundation and “friends” structures for park assets
Track record of managing large capital programs
Familiarity and experience of working in an operating environment
Recognized level of skill in community outreach and stakeholder engagement
Experience in developing and participating in Board presentations and communications
Education, Experience and Certifications
10 years of experience in economic development, park planning or other relevant public service role
Educational background in planning or related field
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university; Master’s degree from accredited college/university preferred
- Travel within New York State and Albany 50% of the time
The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer