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Program Manager, EWR Redevelopment Program

Job ID: 34681
Department: Aviation
Location: Newark Liberty Int'l Airport


The Aviation department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is currently seeking an strategic Program Manager to be a part of the $2.72 Billion program that is the cornerstone of redeveloping Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).  The new Terminal One Program will be the first completely new terminal built at EWR in decades and includes a world class terminal and infrastructure.  The Program Manager will be working in a fast paced, high impact program with other seasoned professionals. Program requires strong technical background as well as operational awareness to effectively implement projects in the operating environment of an airport.
The Program Manager, EWR Redevelopment will be responsible for:

  • Providing program management for the design and construction of new facilities associated with EWR redevelopment. In general, this includes a new terminal building and associated pedestrian walkway, new parking facility, new utility infrastructure, and roadways and bridge structures as well as new airfield paving and demolitions of existing structures. In addition, this position will support site-wide scheduling and phasing initiatives and Traffic Management efforts
  • Managing all aspects of project/program delivery including the oversight of Engineering work products, contract management, budget and schedule management, and ongoing status reporting
  • Ensuring continually improved levels of service, quality and customer satisfaction through oversight of the project implementation including assurances of collaboration among all stakeholders and mitigation of operational impacts as well as foster conclusive conflict resolution in all program stages
  • Working with all contractors involved in the execution of the program, as appropriate and coordination with airport tenants, staff departments, utilities as well as local, City, State and Federal agencies required to support the program consistent with the department's business plan
  • Drafting high quality MJ s, Board items, briefing folders, and presentations, ensuring that all project related information is current and accurate as required
  • Supervising PA and consultant staff ensuring the highest level of staff capabilities aligned with best industry project management practices
  • Working cohesively with the other assigned Program Managers for Redevelopment
  • Coordinating with other EWR Redevelopment projects and other capital improvement projects on all design and construction interface issues
  • Assisting the Senior Program Manager and Program Director in accomplishing the program's day to day tasks and responsibilities including during his/her absence: attend meetings, make project related decisions, review and sign documents and respond to senior management requests


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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture or Engineering or related field
  • Minimum eight (8) years progressively responsible Project or Program Management experience in complex projects, including knowledge of design, construction and procurement.
  • Experience establishing project plans, setting priorities, managing risks and coordinating activities with projects of similar size and complexity.
  • Experience developing strategies to achieve broad business goals and understanding the impact on various stakeholders within and outside the PA, particularly to interface with and negotiate amongst multiple stakeholders to resolve project conflicts and maintain project scheduling.
  • Experience managing or supervising others (consultants, Port Authority personnel, other Project Management staff, etc.) to effectuate program workload effectively utilizing limited available resources.
  • Experience providing oversight for consultant architectural and engineering and construction services.


The ideal candidate should possess but not limited to the following qualifications:

  • Project Management experience within Architecture, Engineering, or construction fields.
  • Progressive Project or Program Management experience in an airport environment.
  • Knowledge of capital planning and assessment, cost-benefit and life cycle cost analyses, project planning and development, and risk management protocols.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA) license in New York or New Jersey.
  • Experience in project work related to: new terminal buildings, associated pedestrian walkway, new parking facilities, new utility infrastructures, and roadways and bridge structures; as well as new airfield paving and demolitions of existing structures.

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

During 2018, the Port Authority handled a projected 137.9 million passengers at its four commercial airports – John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and New York Stewart International airports—an increase of 3.8 percent over 2017’s previous record high.  Newark Liberty reported a 6.3 percent annual increase, JFK reported a 2.5 percent increase and LaGuardia saw its annual passenger volume rise by 2.3 percent. New York Stewart reported a 44.2 percent surge in traffic, driven in part by new, low-cost nonstop service offered by Norwegian Air to destinations overseas.

To accommodate future airport demand, the Port Authority and its private airport partners have committed an unprecedented $28 billion – the most in agency history – to maintain and build new airport facilities across the system. The level of investment illustrates the Port Authority’s aggressive commitment to creating a network of state-of-the art airport facilities.

  • At LaGuardia, an $8 billion rebuilding of the legacy airport is in progress, and in December, the first new concourse in Terminal B opened to the public. 
  • At Newark Liberty, ground was broken in October for a new Terminal One that will replace the aging and obsolete Terminal A. 
  • At JFK, Governor Cuomo announced in October a $13 billion project to rebuild the airport, including the addition of 4 million square feet to the airport’s north and south sides to increase airport capacity by at least 15 million passengers annually.  The first new gates of the redeveloped terminal are scheduled to open in 2023 with projected completion in 2025.

The mission of the Aviation department is to plan, develop, provide, promote, operate and maintain a unified system of safe and secure regional airport facilities, providing the region with unsurpassed global access and restoring the region to its preeminent status as the nation’s gateway for passengers and cargo and to do so with sensitively for the community and the environment. 

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The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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