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General Manager, NJ Airports

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Job ID: 31235
Department: Aviation
Location: Newark Liberty Int'l Airport


Reporting to the Director, Aviation Department, the General Manager, NJ Airports is responsible for the management and strategic oversight of Newark Liberty International and Teterboro Airports. The General Manager ensures that these airports are operated in a safe, secure, and efficient manager, in compliance with federal, state, and local laws/regulations, and in a financially sound manner. The General Manager provides a unified vision for the airport and drives a world-class customer experience through an integrated governance model that includes strong partnerships with airport stakeholders and the communities surrounding these facilities. The General Manager also directs the development and implementation of appropriate plans to ensure facilities and assets meet the existing and future needs of customers and key stakeholders.

The General Manager, NJ Airports is responsible for leading / overseeing the following functions: Aeronautical Operations, Landside Operations, Customer Service, Physical Plant and Structures, Airport Maintenance, AirTrain, Finance, Airport Certification, Concessions, Properties and Commercial Development, and Administration.

Safe, Secure and Resilient Operations

  • Provide vision and active leadership over development and execution of high quality airport infrastructure to meet the needs of air passengers and partners.  Lead Airport Operations and Maintenance to protect the welfare and needs of customers and employees.  Ensure successful execution of a comprehensive landside operations and customer service program, and compliance with regulatory requirements for aeronautical operations.  Lead efforts with airport staff and Aviation headquarters to establish goal-driven management plans to ensure compliance with federal regulations (Transportation Security Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Customs & Border Protection).

Stakeholder and Partnership Management

  • Provide vision and active leadership over airport operations, customer experience, growth and development through strong internal and external stakeholder relationships and an integrated governance model. Work closely with internal and external stakeholders including federal agencies, airlines, terminal operators, cargo companies, tenants, customers, media, elected officials, and community organizations to advance the airport’s business agenda and provide a safe, reliable, world-class experience to customers.

Financial Self-Sustainability

  • Lead airport staff in achieving financial success by managing facility operating expenses and overtime within budget guidelines. Manage and review performance for large, complex annual operating, capital, and revenue budgets. Ensure a culture of financial accountability demonstrated by regular reviews of all operating units and all overtime practices.

Leadership and Talent Management

  • Optimize staff capabilities and ensure the continuity of the airport's agenda by building a highly talented, flexible, nimble workforce. Provide vision and leadership to staff to advance priorities consistent with departmental and agency objectives. Clearly and regularly communicate the airport’s vision and mission and provide meaningful and challenging developmental assignments, mentoring, classroom and on-the-job training, proper equipment and resources, and effective communication, coordination, and collaboration among internal and external stakeholders.

Irregular Operations and Airport Emergencies

  • Lead efforts with all airport stakeholders to prepare plans for and manage irregular operations and airport emergencies (i.e., inclement weather, infrastructure failures, etc.). The incumbent must be available 24/7 to respond to airport emergencies such as aircraft accidents, snowstorms, natural disasters, security-related and other incidents requiring the presence of senior leadership.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Aviation, Transportation, Planning, Engineering, Business, Public Administration, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in aviation, transportation, operations or related business field in a large, complex operating environment.
  • Strong leadership capability, demonstrated through the ability to manage, develop and motivate diverse teams to achieve high performance.
  • Ability to report to respond immediately to airport emergencies, inclusive of inclement weather or other irregular operations, 24 hours per day, seven days per week.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • AAAE Certified Member (C.M.) or Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E) certification, or ICAO International Airport Professional (IAP) certification
  • Demonstrated relevant regulatory and operational experience
  • Demonstrated experience in managing diverse teams of staff in a unionized work environment
  • Knowledge of Airport Rules and Regulations
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with all levels of internal and external stakeholders including air carriers, tenants, vendors, and third party contractors
  • Knowledge of continually changing Federal and State regulations related to airline operations, airfield operations, Federal Aviation Administration and air traffic procedures, coupled with an understanding of the National Airspace System
  • Ability to develop methods of meeting regulations given cost and resource constraints
  • Understanding of both the government and commercial side of the business and be able to exert influence on senior leadership in the industry
  • Knowledge of the Airport Certification and Safety standards and the ability to enforce regulatory standards
  • Available to respond to airport emergencies on a 24 hour/7 day a week basis (as needed)

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

The General Manager, NJ Airports is responsible for leading / overseeing the following functions: Aeronautical Operations, Landside Operations, Customer Service, Physical Plant and Structures, Airport Maintenance, AirTrain, Finance, Airport Certification, Concessions, Properties and Commercial Development, and Administration.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has retained the services of executive search firm, Krauthamer & Associates, Inc.

Interested applicants must apply directly to: Gregg Moser, Managing Principal at Krauthamer & Associates Inc.: or contact directly at (301) 654-7533.


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.

Mission Statement
Meet the critical transportation infrastructure needs of the bi-state region’s people, businesses, and visitors by providing the highest quality and most efficient transportation and port commerce facilities and services to move people and goods within the region, provide access to the nation and the world, and promote the region’s economic development.

Aviation Department Mission & Vision
The Aviation Department strives to be the preeminent regional, national, and global gateway for air passengers and cargo. Its mission is to ensure the safety, security, and efficiency of our airport system to best serve all of our customers; build infrastructure and provide services to meet the demand for air transportation of people, goods, and services; and facilitate job creation and economic growth to enhance the quality of life for those who live, work, and visit the New York/New Jersey region. 


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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