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Program Manager

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Job ID: 29902
Department: Rail Transit
Location: Journal Square Transp. Center


Port Authority Trans Hudson (PATH) has overall program and operational responsibility for the PATH System. We are currently seeking a Program Manager for the Signal System Program to ensure PATH's next steps in bringing the Signal System Replacement Project - ATC - to completion by the Federal Railroad Administration's due date of December 31,2018. Under the guidance of the Assistant Director, the responsibilities associated with this position will ensure complete and detailed communication with various Agency departments and executive management throughout this next phase. In addition, this position will act in a capacity of Program Management with various other projects that are upcoming and currently in place that comprise PATH's $2.3 billion Capital Improvement and Modernization Plan including various Train Car related projects over the next ten years.

This position is a Port Authority position in support of the Capital Projects Management Division. It is NOT part of the Railroad Retirement System.

  • Reporting directly to the Assistant Director, Capital Project Management Division, the selected candidate will be responsible for strategic direction and leadership of the Automatic Train Control (ATC) Signal System Program.
  • The candidate will assume responsibility for the management, delivery, progress reporting, supervision, guidance and leadership to the New Signal Program and Project Team assigned. The candidate will assist in the oversight and monitoring of In-house, Consultant and Contractor staff in design, testing and construction activities and will manage the resources to achieve goals within budget as well as prioritize work assignments.
  • The candidate will coordinate and integrate the new ATC Signal System with the existing signal system and infrastructure, ensuring safety and continuity of operations during construction and operation of the new signal system while maximizing the efficiency and capacity of PATH operations.
  • The candidate will be responsible to meet all Port Authority NY/NJ, PATH and FRA standards and regulations; assist in the preparation and management of project budget and schedule to ensure resources are available for the capital program; assist in the preparation and management of project reporting to the Assistant Director, CPM, the Deputy Director, PATH, the Director/General Manager, PATH and the Executive level of the Port Authority, and provide guidance and direction to project staff, resolve obstacles to timely completion.  
  • The candidate will ensure full coordination with the signal system procurement program; and keep fully informed of changing car and signal technologies and transit system applications.


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Communications/Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Construction Management or related field from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive responsibility in project management with an extensive experience in a supervisory/management role in the design, construction, procurement, testing and/or maintenance of rail transit train control/signal and communication systems;

Note - This position is a long term project position with benefits


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Advanced Degree from an accredited college or university in Electrical Engineering, Communications/Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Construction Management;
  • Professional Engineer's License;
  • Knowledge of the engineering design process, construction management, construction estimating and project budgeting and scheduling;
  • Knowledge of project management scheduling cost control and scope/code compliance reviewprocedures, along with knowledge of multi-discipline engineering and construction principles;
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures related to project management systems, administration, the capital authorization and agenda review processes and document control;
  • Excellent oral and written communications and presentation skills; excellent interpersonal skills,effective motivational skills, and experience in successfully working with diverse employee groups, labor relations and organizations.
  • Project Management Professional certification;
  • Knowledge of Port Authority policies and procedures related to project management systems, administration, the capital authorization and agenda review processes and document control;
  • Extensive experience in managing and influencing diverse work groups, project teams and internal and external stakeholders, including Regulatory Agencies;
  • Demonstrated superior customer service, decision-making, problem solving, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills; and excellent communication skills as this position is client facing;
  • Demonstrated success in preparation and delivery of project reporting to all levels of management;
  • Substantial knowledge of the Railroad industry, possess technical knowledge of current technology trends, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulations, industry standards and codes;
  • Extensive knowledge of rail transit operation procedures, rail safety procedures and labor agreements, as well as knowledge of business and financial analysis, cost/schedule estimating, and project management methods;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects in accordance with Project Management Instructions (PMI) Standards;
  • Experience in Railroad Engineering design, knowledge of current industry practices and emerging technologies in the train control, communications and computer fields.

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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