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Staff Services Engineer, Construction

Job ID: 36185
Department: Engineering
Location: JFK Airport


Reporting to the Sr. Engineer of Construction and under the direct supervision of the Resident Engineer, the Staff Services Engineer, sometimes referred to as the Assistant Resident Engineer, should be fully competent in all conventional aspects of the subject matter or functional area of assignments.  This includes planning and conducting work requiring judgment in independent evaluation, selection and substantial adaptation/modification of standard methods, techniques, procedures, and criteria; devises and defines new solutions to problems encountered; independently performs most assignments with instruction only regarding general expected results; receives technical guidance for unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval of proposed project plans.  Supervises assigned engineers, inspectors’, consultants and administrative staff on a project basis.  Will act as a Lead Engineer Architect (LEA) on numerous Stage IV assignments.

Additional Information:

This position will be initially located at John F. Kennedy’s International Airport Resident Engineer’s Office in Jamaica, NY but can be relocated to any other PA Facility within the Port District depending on CMD workload demands.

Applicant will be required to be fingerprinted and must be able to pass a background check and obtain a SIDA card per this Facility’s security requirement.


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

  • Must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Architecture from an accredited college or university
  • Five (5) or more years functioning as Engineer or related experience
  • Must have a valid driver’s license


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Demonstrated experience managing a small staff of engineers and inspectors of permanent and consultant staff;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Construction Management Division (CMD) strategies, processes and procedures especially in airfield and roadway type construction work.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge in monitoring actual budget expenditures and schedules against forecasts;
  • Licensed Professional Engineer or Architect in New York and/or New Jersey and/or Certified Construction Manager certification (CCM).
  • Demonstrated knowledge in monitoring actual budget expenditures and schedules against forecasts;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of WINTRAK

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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