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Senior Safety Engineer

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Job ID: 31070
Department: Operations Services
Location: Port Authority Technical Cntr


The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is seeking a qualified Senior Safety Engineer to join our Agency Safety Management division.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has established an Agency Safety Management division, which is in alignment with the requirements of federal legislation focused upon overall improvement of operational safety. 

The Senior Safety Engineer, which is in the Safety Risk Management group, is responsible for ensuring the safety of the people the Port Authority and PATH serves in the New York and New Jersey region, tenants at Port Authority properties and employees of the Port Authority and all our subsidiary operations. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • safety evaluations at Port Authority facilities, which includes inspection, documentation, enforcement and correction

  • development and tracking of corrective and preventative actions

  • perform Risk Assessments at Port Authority locations

  • fully utilize safety management software and technology for accident trending and safety metric generation

  • conduct special investigations and prepare executive briefings

  • provide emergency evacuation training for Port Authority employees

  • provide technical safety support to other Port Authority and PATH personnel as required

  • represent Safety Risk Management on facility Safety Committees and special projects as assigned

The position requires frequent travel, in all types of weather, to all Port Authority facilities and working hours that include early morning, late evening and weekend shifts to respond to emergencies and safety related events.  The Agency Safety Management group also supports the Port Authority Emergency Operations Center (PAEOC) and because of this organizational responsibility, when the PAEOC is activated there is a requirement for this position to work twelve hour shifts during the day and overnight depending on circumstances.


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Safety Engineering or related field
  • Minimum 2-3 years of safety experience

  • Knowledge of and practical use of Safety Management System (SMS) in transportation system environments

  • Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license

  • The successful candidate will also be subject to a comprehensive background check, must pass a fingerprint based criminal history records check (49 CFR 1542.209) in order to obtain an airport Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) credential.  The candidate must be able to maintain SIDA credentials throughout your employment in this position. This hyperlink details the Security Identification Display Area application form for JFK International Airport, which details the application process and disqualifying crimes:


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Practical safety experience

  • Experience responding to emergencies

  • Working knowledge of occupational health and safety regulations

  • Ability to interpret regulations and prepare safety programs to ensure compliance with regulations

  • Demonstrated experience in problem solving and project management

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, multi task and work independently to complete tasks

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Proficient in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

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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