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Job ID: 31108
Department: WTC Construction
Location: Broadway


Major Capital Projects has overall responsibility for the development of the WTC site, delivery of the Gateway Program, PATH Extension to Newark Airport, the new PABT, as well as the Bayonne Bridge Project.    


Reporting to the Manager, WTC Infrastructure and Project Development group, the incumbent will be responsible for planning, design, and construction of the WTC Flood Mitigation and Resiliency Improvements (FMRI) projects that are substantially funded by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grants.  The overall FMRI program is budgeted at $150 million and construction is underway.  The incumbent will be responsible for overall implementation of assigned projects within the FMRI program, including leading teams of construction management, professional A/E staff, and contractors to complete projects within prescribed budget and schedule parameters.  In addition, the incumbent will administer associated design and construction contracts, including review of contractor submittals, monitoring of construction progress; review and approval of consultant and contractor invoices for earned value, preparation and negotiation of change orders, preparation of project reports and other deliverables, and ensure adherence to WTCC quality and safety plans.  Other activities include external coordination, executive and external reporting, and other interfaces with external stakeholders and facility operations, with a focus on resolution of conflicts that impede project progress. All management activities will provide for the efficient and cost effective project execution within Port Authority authorizations and compliance with Federal grant requirements.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, or a related technical discipline from an accredited college or university
  • At least five (5) years of progressively more responsible project management, construction management, and supervisory experience with A/E/C professionals


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Demonstrated experience in the establishment of project plans and schedules, setting priorities and coordinating activities amongst multi-discipline architecture and engineering disciplines
  • Demonstrated experience in managing overall project delivery, including scope and budget management
  • Demonstrated experience to interface with and negotiate amongst multiple external stakeholders to resolve design conflicts and maintain design consistency.
  • Demonstrated strong managerial skills to provide requisite oversight for consultant technical services, including cost estimating and scheduling.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving capabilities and handling of complex and challenging issues with sound judgment and personal accountability.
  • Demonstrated 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.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite


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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