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Resident Engineer, Construction

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Job ID: 30239
Department: Engineering
Location: Port Authority Technical Cntr


Reporting to the Senior Engineer of Construction (EOC) for GWB/HT/LT, the Resident Engineer will be responsible for the day-to-day management of contractor activities at the assigned PA facilities.

The Resident Engineer will act as the Lead Engineer Architect (LEA) for Stage IV construction and oversee the schedule and budget in adherence to the contracted scope for all construction projects assigned to the facility under his/her supervision.  Managing the day-to-day contractor activities will include coordination with Facility Operations, monitoring construction inspections, and performing contract administration procedures to assure that construction is completed within budget and the contractual schedule, and that construction is performed safely and in accordance with all approved documents.


Responsibilities also include but are not limited to the following:

  • Supervising a staff of Engineers, Inspectors and Administrators who assure the overall quality of the installed product.  This includes management of PA personnel and consultant staff.
  • Monitoring contractor adherence to plans, specifications and approved shop drawings; assuring construction methods are properly coordinated with Facility Operations and are performed safely; administering contracts within PA standards; investigating construction problems and determining the need for extra work.
  • Representing the Senior Engineer of Construction during their absence in facilitating office correspondence, including, but not limited to, contract changes, approving contractors’ work and verifying payment applications, reviewing daily narratives and special inspection reports, and other contract requirements as needed.
  • As the Stage IV Lead Engineer Architect (LEA), responsible for overall construction schedule and Stage IV staff and construction budget expenditures including approval of payments to contractors, the negotiation of change orders and the settlement of potential contractor claims. 
  • During Stage I to III of the Design process, the Resident Engineer is responsible for providing input on constructability and scheduling for all Capital Projects, including the future Replacement of the LT Helix.
  • Reporting regularly on construction project status to the Senior Engineer of Construction and Executive staff members, as requested.
  • Following and enforcing Construction Management Division’s administrative procedures and policies.  Mentoring and training staff to successfully achieve Engineering Department’s business objectives.


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

  • Must have at least ten (10) years of Construction Management experience at the time of appointment to the position, including four (4) years’ experience as an Assistant Resident Engineer or equivalent experience.
  • Must possess a Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Architecture from an accredited college or university.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Registered Professional Engineer or registered Architect in New York or New Jersey and/or Certified Construction Manager certification (CCM).
  • Demonstrated satisfactory experience managing a staff of Engineers and Construction professionals as an Assistant Resident Engineer.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and implementation of Construction Management Division (CMD) strategies, processes and procedures; especially in roadway construction and building work.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills as evidenced from experience in managing and settling contractor disputes.
  • Demonstrated experience of monitoring actual expenditures and schedules against budgets and forecasts.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising and coordinating Port Authority construction projects at active facilities.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a team of consultants.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of WINTRAK.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the eRaMP process, along with efforts to maintain current reviews for each subordinate.



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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