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Program Manager

Job ID: 35426
Department: WTC Construction
Location: Broadway


Major Capital Projects has overall responsibility for the delivery of the reconstructed WTC site, Gateway Program, PATH Extension, new PABT, as well as the Bayonne Bridge Project.

Reporting to the Program Director, this position is responsible for the leadership, management and implementation of substantial components of the scope, schedule, and budget for Major Capital Projects.  Responsibilities include:  assist with the design and manage the construction management consultants’ budgets, project staffing plans, and Change Order development, negotiation, and execution; manage the overall Extra Work allowance budget and prepare authorization and delegation documents to assure budget compliance.  For assigned projects, the Senior Program Manager will plan and coordinate construction operations to maintain safe performance and the accomplishment of work in accordance with all approved plans and will manage the design, construction management, inspection and contractor team members to deliver projects on-time and within budget in accordance with contract requirements;  manage driving design, technical, field, commercial, and logistic issues to resolution to meet schedule commitments; reviews consultant and contractor invoices for Earned Value, identifies the need for Extra Work, prepares Change Orders, and leads negotiations with contractors and/or consultants in compliance with FTA and PA requirements; assess impacts of changes due to stakeholders and/or field conditions and develops and implements plans to mitigate these impacts to achieve project goals.  


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or a related discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • At least five (5) years of engineering, project management, and/or construction management experience.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Planning, Business, or related field.
  • Demonstrated leadership management abilities acquired through record of increasingly responsible jobs in the engineering/project management field.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully directing substantial components of major engineering projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and negotiate with diverse internal and external stakeholders, such as senior staff, tenants, contractors, consultants, and government entities.
  • Demonstrated acumen in capital program management, engineering design and construction.
  • Excellent decision-making, problem solving, conflict negotiation, and communication skills.
  • Experience interacting with multiple governmental agencies and officials with potentially significant divergent views.
  • Proven track record to perform effectively under pressure and to resolve conflict situations.
  • Superior writing, oral, presentation and interpersonal skills with staff at all organizational levels with demonstrated experience in presenting materials to executive staff.
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent issues, to delegate, and to follow through.
  • Ability to motivate and develop staff and project teams.
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results oriented work ethic.
  • A Professional registration as an Engineer or Architect.
  • Project or Program management professional.

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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