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Supervisor, Maintenance Planning and Administration

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Job ID: 31595
Department: Tunnels, Bridges & Terminals
Location: George Washington Bridge


Under the direct supervision of the Physical Plant Manager (PPM), the Supervisor, Maintenance Planning and Administration is responsible for planning, scheduling and coordinating facility Operating Major Work Programs (OMWP) and Capital Planning activities, including TAAs; supervising and coordinating Physical Plant activities with TB&T Asset Management Group, PMD and PA Engineering; directing the facility’s Physical Planning Maintenance Engineering Program; developing, monitoring and controlling the operating budget, developing innovative maintenance management techniques utilizing the latest available technology and integrating them into the facility’s Physical Plant program; performing administrative duties on a wide range of personnel-related issues and safety matters; and performing staff supervisory responsibilities as required in a union environment.  The selected candidate may serve as Acting Physical Plant Manager in the absence of the Physical Plant Manager.


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

  • Applicant must have a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Engineering, Business Administration, Architecture from an accredited college or university.
  • Applicant must have 3 - 5 years supervising experience in Maintenance Planning.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Knowledge of major building systems such as HVAC, Energy Management, Life Safety, electrical and Mechanical Systems, elevators and escalators.
  • Knowledge of facility Operating Major Works and Capital Programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate support for the development, design and construction of various facility projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a diverse array of supervisory and field staff, including demonstrated experience supervising unionized staff.
  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing and evaluating contract drawings, tenant alteration applications, and blueprints to identify associated impacts on the facility and recommend alternatives.
  • Experience with developing Maintenance Rosters and procedures, and familiarity with computerized maintenance management systems and their development, configuration, and set-up. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under a variety of conditions, with the ability to maximize resources and operate independently; be reachable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and have the ability to report to work expeditiously in response to facility emergencies including snow alerts.
  • Demonstrated ability to set work priority to adjust to changing situations.
  • Demonstrated experience identifying, understanding and integrating customer service needs into the day-to-day decision making.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and employ problem-solving approaches that are sensitive to organizational, community and customer concerns.
  • Demonstrated superior interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse groups, such as tenants; contractors; vendors; and government, community and industry officials.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of Port Authority operating policies and procedures, including those related to administration, budget, human resources, maintenance procedures, business planning, contract administration, and the authorization process.
  • Demonstrated negotiation and conflict resolution skills in labor agreements and disciplinary procedures.

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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