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Associate Engineer, Construction

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Job ID: 30290
Department: Engineering
Location: George Washington Bridge


Reporting to the Resident Engineer and/or an Assistant Resident Engineer or their designee, the Associate Engineer will be responsible for the preparation of engineering studies and analysis, specifications and construction costs estimates; evaluate project scope, developing construction criteria, budgets for Construction Management services, construction schedules and the inspection of field work to insure the quality of construction.

Responsibilities also include but are not limited to the following:

  • Prepare preliminary and detailed estimates; review of new construction of electrical projects and designs for rehabilitation of existing equipment and associated work.  Review criteria including tolerances, dimensions and code necessary to ensure feasible construction methods.
  • Development of preliminary conceptual design work and planning for Capital Improvement Projects and Major Work Programs.  Provide the Client Department with design alternatives and associated costs for future planning and funding of projects.
  • Preparation of contract closeout documents consisting of reviewing drawings, technical specifications, construction costs estimates, and purchase orders to meet the requirements of the Client Department within time schedules and budgets.
  • Ensure that projects are coordinated with other disciplines, Line Department facilities and outside entities (manufacturer’s representatives, utilities consulting engineers and contractors).  Minimize disruption of normal facility operations.
  • Ensure that Port Authority facilities are designed in accordance with the most advance technology available.


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum of four (4) years’ experience in professional engineering work with principal experience in electrical construction as described below, including design and specification writing for commercial and industrial facilities.  Credit for one (1) year of work experience will be considered for a graduate degree in any engineering science.
  • Construction experience must include electrical type construction and; more specifically, electrical commissioning of lighting and power devices associated with roadway and bridge construction work.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Note - This position will initially be located at the George Washington Bridge in the Resident Engineer’s Office, but can be relocated to any other PA Facility within the Port District, depending upon CMD workload demands.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the review of construction drawings and Contract documents.
  • Experience in electrical type construction, including commissioning of lighting and power devices associated with roadway and bridge construction work.
  • Experience should include ability to perform design calculations to verify general design criteria.
  • Proficiency in preparing contract drawings such as equipment layouts, plans, sections, details, etc.
  • Completion of an extended degree or receipt of Engineer in Training will be credited towards work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience and working knowledge on the use of new technologies for management information systems, and candidate should be knowledgeable in the use of Wintrak and Construction Management Division policies and procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work independently and prioritize as required.
  • Proficient in the use of software applications, such as Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to manage, and prioritize multiple assignments with multiple disciplines.

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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