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Senior Architect

Job ID: 33991
Department: Engineering
Location: 2 Montgomery Street


Report to the Manager, Design Standards Unit, Quality Assurance Division, and under the direct supervision of the Assistant Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for reviewing architectural design documents for tenant projects at Port Authority facilities to compliance with applicable construction codes and Port Authority technical standards.


Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: analyzing and reviewing drawings, specifications, reports, studies, etc., for compliance with codes and standards; assist Manager and Assistant Manager as a technical specialist; supervise staff architect in specific technical discipline; prepare technical reports documenting evaluation/inspections results; coordinate and compile comments from other technical disciplines and prepare memoranda for transmittal to the facility; meet and discuss non-compliance items with tenant’s design consultants for resolution.


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from an accredited college or university.
  • Ten or more years of experience in architectural design and code analysis.
  • Familiarity with the building codes in New York City, State of New York, and State of New Jersey, and familiarity with other applicable construction codes.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Registered Architect license in State of New York and/or New Jersey is preferable.
  • Demonstrate experience in working independently, and skills in problem solving and decision making. Ability to guide technical staff performing architectural review for code compliance
  • Proficiency and effectiveness in written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all level
  • Self-motivated and experienced working in a team environment
  • Proficient in the use of various computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point

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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