Vice President - Planning

New York City , New York, United States

Job Description

The Planning Department provides expertise and project management in a wide variety of planning specialties including: zoning, environmental review, contaminated site cleanup, historic preservation, urban renewal, transportation planning and federal and state regulated wetland regulations. The department also prepares or reviews ULURP and CEQR documents related to EDC-sponsored or supported real estate transactions.

Your Role: As a member of our land use planning team you will make it happen here by providing technical expertise to our Development, Transportation, Real Estate and Capital Projects departments in everything that shapes the future of our city from zoning regulations, environmental review, Uniform Land Use Review Procedure and much more. With a high degree of independent judgment and professional responsibility, this position manages the planning and environmental aspects of real estate development projects and area-wide initiatives and provides technical assistance in these areas to staff and clients of NYCEDC and manages other Planning Dept staff.

Languages needed: English.

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About the company

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is a non-profit organization that reports to the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding. The NYCEDC is charged with encouraging economic growth in New York City through a variety of means, including facilitating real estate development, improving infrastructure, attracting and retaining businesses, and conducting economic research and analysis. Additional information on NYCEDC can be found by visiting

The successful candidate will

  • Define projects, manage consultants and act as liaison to public agencies and community groups.
  • Involved in all stages of a project from formulation through public approvals to implementation and will, manage consultants, and assist in interaction with development partners, regulatory agencies, elected officials and community groups.
  • Projects involve a range of local, state and federal actions and coordination, including land use approvals, environmental reviews and other required permits.
  • Supervision of several on-call retainer consultants, including budgeting and contracting.
  • Work as a team member with staff of other divisions of the corporation in the preparation of RFPs, and the development and implementation of site specific and area-wide planning initiatives.

Required education and skills

  • Master’s degree in Planning or a related field and four or more years of experience is required.
  • Extensive knowledge of New York City zoning, planning issues, environmental regulations and environmental review procedures is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects involving multiple public and private parties.
  • Ability to use spreadsheet and presentation applications such as Excel, PowerPoint, GIS/AutoCAD a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects involving multiple public and private parties.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, verbal and analytical skills required.
  • New York City residence is required within 180 days of hire.

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