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Staff Services Engineer, Construction

Job ID: 33133
Department: Engineering
Location: George Washington Bridge


Reporting to the Sr. Engineer of Construction and under the direct supervision of the Senior Resident Engineer, the Staff Services Engineer, functioning as a Senior Office Engineer should be fully competent in all contract administration procedures for a large Capital Program, like Restore the George at the GWB.  This includes reviewing and processing contractors’ payment applications, including the review of certified payrolls, Monthly Employment Utilization Reports (MEURs) and Statement of Payments to Minority/Women/Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (M/W/DBE) Subcontractors/Lessors/Suppliers, tracking cost-plus & classified work against authorized amounts, and performing desk audits of cost-plus work.  Responsibilities also include management of Interim and Final Audit process while working with PA internal staff and contractors, preparation and tracking of change orders and lump sum/unit price agreements, monitoring, verification and reporting minority and female percentages of the contractor’s workforce to assure adherence to established M/W/DBE subcontracting goals, including the review and processing of Subcontractors Approval Requests (SARs).In addition, track and report status of assigned contracts utilizing the PA’s contract management program, includes reporting on current and forecasted work in place, payments to date,  forecasted substantial completion, close-out status, etc., provide Document Control for assigned contracts, including tracking and/or managing submittal and RFI logs, meeting minutes, schedules, etc., and prepare contract closeout documents, including permit requests, final memorandums /certifications and contractor performance evaluations.  This position will supervise assigned other office engineers/contract administrative staff on a project basis.

Additional Information:

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


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

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Architecture from an accredited college or university
  • Five (5) or more years functioning as Engineer or related experience
  • Must have a valid driver’s license


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Demonstrated experience managing a small staff of engineers and administrators of permanent and consultant staff.
  • Demonstrated ability in reconciling financial information, proficiency in understanding contract documents and specifications, ability to interact with internal staff and external professionals at all levels.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work independently and prioritize as required.
  • Proficient in the use of software applications, such as Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to manage, and prioritize multiple assignments with multiple supervisors.
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills;
  • Licensed Professional Engineer or Architect in New York and/or New Jersey and/or Certified Construction Manager certification (CCM).
  • Demonstrated knowledge in monitoring actual budget expenditures and schedules against forecasts;

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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