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Senior Project Manager

Job ID: 30227
Department: Rail Transit
Location: Journal Square Transp. Center


Reporting directly to the Senior Program Manager, the selected candidate will be responsible for managing capital projects throughout the PATH system as part of Superstorm Sandy Recovery efforts.  The selected candidates will function as a liaison with key staff in resolution of conflicts among both internal and external project stakeholders that may impede project progress.  This incumbent will monitor status of project design and construction, cost and schedule controls, and other areas of project oversight.  Working with other PATH staff, this position will be responsible to follow-up and collaborate with various technical, financial, and administrative staff to address critical project oversight issues, and provide necessary responses to assure continued project progress. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Developing look-a-heads for design, construction and administrative activities;
  • Managing technical teams to deliver sequenced construction efforts;
  • Coordinating the projects planned construction activities in order to obtain optimal results in cost and schedule;
  • Monitoring construction conditions in the field;
  • Notifying appropriate staff and consultants of issues requiring attention;
  • Resolving conflicts among project stakeholders;
  • Providing guidance and direction to on site contractor and consultants;
  • Reviewing and approving on site contractor and consultant invoices; and
  • Represent Port Authority interest at stakeholder meetings.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture or related field from an accredited college or university;
  • A minimum of 7 to 10 years of experience with progressively increasing responsibilities in engineering, construction or project/program management.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Experience in developing project initiation and approval documents for Engineering, Procurement, CPOC and/or Board approvals;
  • Demonstrated experience and strong managerial skills in directing project management, technical staff, consultants, and contractors in coordinating activities to achieve schedule and budget results in accordance with established targets;
  • Demonstrated experience in project management in an active railroad environment;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal government processes and procedures, in particular: Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA);
  • Professional Engineers or Registered Architects license in NY or NJ.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification;
  • Demonstrated problem-solving capabilities and handling of complex and challenging issues with sound judgment and personal accountability;
  • Knowledge and experience in project management or multi-disciplined design and construction projects;
  • Experience in navigating difficult discussions and positions, including ability to adapt easily to the demands of multiple diverse situations, and operate effectively in the face of uncertainty and change; 
  • Ability to work independently as well as motivate others in a high-pressure environment with multiple assignments due within a tight timeframe; 
  • Proven ability to identify problems, assess the accuracy and relevance of information, ability to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations; 
  • Knowledge of Port Authority businesses and capital project management, financial systems, and administration; and
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and analytical skills.


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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