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Senior Architect

Job ID: 33964
Department: Port
Location: 4 World Trade Center


The Port Department is looking for a Senior Architect to join their team. Reporting to the Manager, Port Planning and Development, you will be responsible for developing and coordinating the analysis; planning and preliminary design of new, expanded or modified marine terminal facilities including general site plans, buildings, roadways, and terminal yards, and defining functional requirements and design criteria for such facilities. 

The position is also responsible for directing and providing architectural services necessary to support facility operational needs; port leasing activities (providing surveys, site plans, and property descriptions needed for lease documents); tenant alteration reviews; Engineering contract document reviews; general port planning and development analyses; and coordination with PA staff, as well as governmental agencies, consultants and private entities on maritime-related architectural issues. 

Additional responsibilities include:
•Developing and assessing planning alternatives relative to business plan objectives and physical site constraints;
•Developing conceptual layouts for Stage I planning/design efforts; supporting PA and consultant staff activities related to the final design (Stage III) of new facilities, and the acquisition of    new properties (including technical due diligence and environmental reviews);
•Evaluating Quality Assurance Department condition survey reports to develop corrective action plans;
•Reviewing and/or preparing engineering staffing and construction cost estimates. 

The position requires frequent site visits to port facilities for which mass transportation is not generally available. 


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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from an accredited college or university.  An advanced degree in Urban Planning/Architecture preferred.
  • Must have five (5) years of experience in architectural/engineering design on multiple projects of significant size, scope and complexity.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Selected candidate will be required to pass a Federal Security Background check and obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) to work in a maritime environment as required by Department of Homeland Security.

Applicants must meet all performance and attendance standards and have completed all probationary periods.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

•Professional Architect's License in New York or New Jersey.
•Demonstrated knowledge of AutoCAD.
•Demonstrated experience with developing presentation materials.
•Extensive experience in planning and design of port, commercial, industrial, and/or transportation facilities.
•Demonstrated ability to develop creative solutions to problems, resolve conflicts and work effectively with both technical and non-technical staff.
•Demonstrated experience in supporting PA staff, consultants, and external parties on technical and operational matters including land use planning.
•Demonstrated knowledge of state and local codes, Port Authority construction standards, transportation industry standards, and familiarity with Port Commerce facilities and operations.
•Demonstrated experience in land use and/or maritime planning.
•Knowledge of leasing, surveys, and property descriptions.
•Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
•Demonstrated ability to take independent action, and be innovative and decisive.
•Familiarity with project management and/or project development process.


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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