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Sr. Networking Engineer - Marine Terminals (project)

Job ID: 33246
Department: Technology Department
Location: 2 Montgomery Street


Project management and oversight of the flood repair effort at the New Jersey Marine Terminals in Newark/Elizabeth, NJ. Oversight is required to ensure that communications infrastructure, cabling, and equipment are restored to a fully operating and redundant state. The project includes oversight of network changes, planning, implementation, testing, and turn-up work. Under the direction of the Infrastructure Manager, the candidate will be responsible fo

  • Overseeing all aspects of network planning, designs, implementation, and activation work
  • Performing network analysis of requirements for design and redundancy
  • Performing site surveys, validating customer and system requirements, and proposing network solutions to repair networks and meet the functional requirements
  • Determining space, environmental, cabling, uplink, and network addressing needs
  • Planning, creating, and modifying detailed designs in support of network Moves/Adds/Changes
  • Adhering to network hardware, software, design, process, and deployment standards
  • Reviewing Scopes of Work (SOWs), Bills of Materials (BOMs), and network designs for accuracy
  • Creating task lists and assisting with project planning steps as well as effort levels
  • Identifying risks potentially impacting implementation, timeline, and technical success of each initiative and deployment effort
  • Overseeing staging of network hardware and software
  • Generating and executing implementation plans to deploy functional systems
  • Fully deploying network solutions, including installation of all types of network equipment, responsively troubleshooting outstanding issues, and providing documentation to complete network turnovers
  • Overseeing third-party involvement in implementation process
  • Configuring network devices, including routers, switches, controllers, access-points, appliances, UPS systems, and other equipment
  • Activating new network connectivity to provide access to PAWANET, critical resources for the Port facilities, and external sources
  • Facilitating backbone interconnections with other facilities to ensure a robust network infrastructure
  • Testing network functionality and redundancy to confirm availability and failover for networking services
  • Documenting infrastructure changes, including cabling, equipment, and critical uplinks
  • Updating and presenting project status to line departments, management, project managers, and others as needed or requested
  • Performing operational support on an as-needed basis
  • Driving to multiple facilities as requested/required
  • Making emergency network and network service changes where necessary
  • Supporting of off-hours work as requested/required

Additional Notes: This is a project position


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

  • Applicants must meet all performance and attendance standards and have completed all probationary periods.
  • Experience as a manager, leading a technical networking group of administrators / engineers or leading technical networking project teams for a minimum of two (2) years
  • Experience as an individual contributor of hands-on network engineering / deployment work for a minimum of four (4) years
  • Capability to plan, design, and implement networking solutions across various networking disciplines
  • Capability to work in various locations onsite at facilities and remain mobile, productive, functional, and reachable
  • Capability to lift and mount/rack network equipment as necessary to support the implementations
  • Capability to operate/manage networking technologies deployed within the infrastructure
  • Excellent written and oral communication (In English) required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study plus 2-4 years of experience required.  4-7 years of experience in Networking Project Management may be considered in lieu of a degree.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Excellent Microsoft tools skills – Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio
  • Positive mental attitude and excellent teamwork as well as leadership skills
  • Ability to work independently, take responsibility, schedule time accordingly, follow up diligently on tasks, and fully complete work assignments; self-starter

Technical experience and capability in the following areas:

  • Proficient in network design concepts including TCP/IP, network topology, routing concepts and protocols (EIGRP, BGP, etc), and switching topology and protocols (bridging, STP, RSTP, REP, etc)
  • Proficient with Cisco routers, switches, and firewalls, including deployment, configuration, troubleshooting, performing upgrades, repurposing equipment, device replacement, and network management
  • Proficient in network monitoring technologies including SNMP, Syslog, NetFlow, sFlow
  • Capability and flexibility to work on a variety of network and management platforms and tools
  • Knowledge of network monitoring tools including Prime, Solarwinds, and Riverbed
  • Proficient in current voice, video, wireless, optical, and data networking technologies
  • Understanding of Dynamic Host Configuration (DHCP) services, Domain Name Servers (DNS), endpoint profiling/posturing, and IP address design/management
  • Knowledge of load balancing and application networking
  • Proficient in wireless networking, design, APs, controllers, and 4G for network redundancy
  • Proficient in authentication technologies and servers including ACS and Cisco ISE
  • Knowledge of Cisco Call Manager, Cisco IP phones, and VoIP technology
  • Knowledge of unified communications technologies and SIP
  • Proficient in video transport, encoding/decoding, and multicasting technologies
  • Knowledge of optical network technologies including OTN, CWDM, DWDM, and ROADM

Technical certifications:

  • Cisco networking certifications, including Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

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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