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Resident Engineer

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Job ID: 32137
Department: Engineering
Location: Port Elizabeth


Reporting to the Engineer of Construction (EOC), the Resident Engineer will be responsible for the day-to-day management of all construction contractor activities for the Port Newark and Port Elizabeth facilities.

The Resident Engineer will act as the Lead Engineer Architect (LEA) for Stage IV design and construction and oversee the schedule and budget in adherence to the contracted scope.  Managing the day-to-day contractor activities will include coordination with Facility Operations, monitoring construction inspections, and performing contract administration procedures to assure that construction is completed within budget and the contractual schedule, and that construction is performed safely and in accordance with all approved documents. 

Additional Information:  

Applicant must be able to pass a background check and obtain a TWIC card per this Facility’s security requirement.

This position will initially be located at the Resident Engineer’s Office in Port Elizabeth, NJ, but can be relocated to any other PA Facility within the Port District, depending on CMD workload demands.  

Responsibilities also include but are not limited to the following:

  • Supervising a staff of Engineers, Inspectors and Administrators who assure the overall quality of the installed product. 
  • Monitoring contractor adherence to plans, specifications and approved shop drawings; assuring construction methods are properly coordinated with Facility Operations and are performed safely; administering contracts within PA standards; investigating construction problems and determining the need for extra work.
  • Representing the Engineer of Construction during their absence in facilitating office correspondence, including, but not limited to, contract changes, approving contractors’ work and verifying payment applications, reviewing daily narratives and special inspection reports.
  • As the Stage IV Lead Engineer Architect (LEA), responsible for overall construction schedule and Stage IV staff and construction budget expenditures including approval of payments to contractors, the negotiation of change orders and the settlement of potential contractor claims.
  • Reporting regularly on construction project status to the Engineer of Construction and Executive staff members, as requested.
  • Following and enforcing Construction Management Division’s administrative procedures and policies.



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

  • Must possess a Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Architecture from an accredited college or university.
  • Must have at least ten (10) years of Construction Management experience at the time of appointment to the position, including five (5) years’ experience as an Assistant Resident Engineer or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated satisfactory experience managing a staff of Engineers and Construction professionals as an Assistant Resident Engineer.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Registered Professional Engineer or registered Architect in New York or New Jersey and/or Certified Construction Manager certification (CCM)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and implementation of Construction Management Division (CMD) strategies, processes and procedures; especially in roadway, rail and marine construction.
  • Experience in the management of design-build contracts is desired.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills as evidenced from experience in managing and settling contractor disputes.
  • Registered Professional Engineer or registered Architect in New York or New Jersey and/or Certified Construction Manager certification (CCM) is desired.
  • Demonstrated experience of monitoring actual expenditures and schedules against budgets and forecasts.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a team of consultants.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of WINTRAK.

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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