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Senior Economic Analyst

Job ID: 32224
Department: WTC Construction
Location: Broadway


Reporting to the Manager, Project Finance, the position manages cost control associated with WTC Construction and Major Capital Projects.  The position will be responsible for leading a team of cost engineers responsible for maintaining and tracking budgets and corresponding forecasts utilizing in-house budget forecasting processes and SAP-formatted accounting data for actual cost identification and tracking.  Lead the cost engineering team in the compilation of monthly Cost Reports for projects within the Program and compile a Program-wide Summary that integrates other cost forecast information as necessary with the Cost Report information.  Interface with the Cost Accounting/Finance Group to assure a seamless flow of accurate actual cost/forecast data and proper segmenting of same for budget purposes.  Maintain Program-wide databases for allocations, preliminary change-orders and executed change-orders.  Coordinate the production of ad hoc reports (ex. Project close-out, balance-to-spend, insurances, etc.) as may be required.


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum of five years (5) of progressively responsible experience in a financial capacity.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of business and financial transactions.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Port Authority (PA) accounting, budget, financial policies and procedures including the PA Board process.
  • Significant project management experience with projects of similar size and complexity.
  • Thorough knowledge of general PA policies and procedures, as well as those related to project management systems.
  • Self-starter with the ability to assume a leadership role and make decisions.
  • Working knowledge of Port Authority corporate systems including SAP, Contract Manager Cognos and Budget Pro.
  • High level of proficiency in MS Excel
  • Applicants must meet all performance and attendance standards and have completed all probationary periods.

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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