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Geotechnical Engineer

Job ID: 35884
Department: Engineering
Location: 4 World Trade Center


Reporting to the Chief Geotechnical Engineer, the Engineer will be responsible for designs, project schedules, budgets, and cost estimates for the preliminary and final stages for assigned projects.  Working with a senior level Engineer in the Geotechnical Group, the Engineer’s responsibilities shall include but will not be limited to the following:

  • Perform design analyses for various types of foundations, including piling, drilled shafts, spread footings, mats and ground improvement.
  • Perform slope stability analyses.
  • Perform geotechnical analyses to determine behavior of soft ground conditions under various site development alternatives.
  • Prepare Contract Documents, including specifications and supervising CAD personnel in the preparation of geotechnical drawings.
  • Prepare construction cost estimates
  • Evaluate results of field instrumentation, including static and dynamic load tests.
  • Routinely serve as the Geotechnical Task Leader for a project, and as the Lead Engineer for less complex projects.


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

  • Possess a Masters Degree in Engineering with a concentration in Geotechnical Engineering from an accredited college or university.
  • Possess a minimum of five years of geotechnical design experience
  • Possess a valid driver license


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Have a Professional Engineer (PE) license from either the state of NY or NJ
  • Possess excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills.
  • Possess problem solving and decision-making skills, as evidenced from experience in performance of engineering analyses.
  • Possess knowledge of geotechnical construction methods.
  • Have experience monitoring budget expenditures and design schedules
  • Knowledgeable about Microsoft software, geotechnical software programs such as PLAXIS, Pile Group, LPile, and GRLWeap, and familiar with AutoCAD


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. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

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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