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Structural Maintenance Evaluator

Job ID: 36924
Department: Rail Transit
Location: PATH Consolidated Shop


Under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent, Structures & Facilities, the Structural Maintenance Evaluator, performs and directs others in conducting comprehensive structural inspections and corrective measures of PATH facilities.  The incumbent will review Structural Integrity reports provided by the Engineering Departments Quality Assurance Department and will compile and produce related Work Order Requests for corrective action by PATH facility forces.  In addition to the Structural Integrity reports from QAD, the incumbent will conduct necessary inspections regarding the condition, repair and construction of facilities, including, and not limited to, bridges, tunnels, buildings, ventilation structures, duct banks, embankments, retaining walls and station infrastructures, to ensure PATH is in a state of good repair. The incumbent supervises and develops the technical and professional abilities of PATH staff assigned to support PATH’s Structural Integrity Program and gives direction to maintenance personnel in remedial work.
Essential functions of the Structural Maintenance Evaluator:

  • Perform detailed inspections of bridges, tunnels, buildings, ventilation structures, embankments, retaining walls, fencing, and station infrastructure to ascertain structural defects on the PATH system and related appurtenances and keep records of the same.  This will require walking in the track area, climbing on and off a train from track level, climbing onto and from station platform from the track level, carrying a ladder, working from a ladder,  scaffolding, or man-lift to investigate conditions, climbing on and off tunnel duct banks, use of hammer to sound concrete to check for deterioration.  Perform inspection on an operating railroad in active tunnels and facilities during night work hours and emergency during regular and off hours.
  • Taking notes and creating reports of condition found is required.
  • Prepare Work Order Requests using PATH’s Asset Management System and create related reports and analysis to report defects and recommend corrective action. Compiles status and progress reports on repair projects and audits the same.
  • Discuss problems with construction inspectors and maintenance personnel in the event of deviations from contracts or specifications.
  • Prioritizes inspection activities, develops work schedules and working with the Chief Maintenance Supervisor, Structural assigns personnel for inspections and repair projects.
  • Provides guidance and training to facility forces.
  • Respond to and perform initial on-site structural evaluations of observed or perceived structural integrity conditions reported at PATH facilities in an emergency. Make initial determination if immediate measures are necessary to protect public/employee safety.  Coordinate with QAD for support and further structural evaluations where permanent corrective measures are necessary.
  • Willingness to work off-hours for extended periods of time and be able to work alone.
  • Maintains records of inspection data using PATH’s Asset Management System.


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

  • Associates Degree with related coursework in Structural, Civil or Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management, or minimum of 10 years of equivalent increasing experience in construction inspection, structural evaluation or related field.
  • Ability to read plans, blueprints, and understand construction documents/contracts, and analyze and follow technical engineering criteria.
  • Physically able to work under conditions requiring considerable amount of standing for long periods, walking long distances, bending, reaching, climbing, being exposed to outside weather conditions and tunnel conditions and have visual and hearing acuity.
  • Possession of a valid NY or NJ driver’s license.
  • Ability to operate a man-lift.
  • PATH On-Track Safety with EIC Certification, or be able to pass and receive EIC Certification within two months of assignment to the position.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Possess analytical skills to accurately assess the existence and severity of structural defects and safety hazards, set priorities to report and initiate needed repairs and coordinate and follow up on projects with other units and contractors.
  • Possess excellent supervisory and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate via telephone, field radio and other mobile devices.
  • Ability to work on a computer and apply software applications as necessary to fulfill job responsibilities.

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

The Port Authority Trans Hudson Corporation (PATH), an FRA-regulated commuter railroad, is the primary transit link between Manhattan and New Jersey communities and suburban commuter railroads.  Carrying over 75 million passengers per year, PATH trains run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, one of the few 24-hour systems in the world. Since the early 20th Century, PATH and its predecessor, the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad, have carried passengers between New Jersey and points in Midtown and Lower Manhattan, serving as a key link in the region's transportation network and as a catalyst for continued residential, commercial and employment growth.

PATH operates 24 hours per day/7 days per week/365 days per year.  Employees are required to work weekends, holidays, atypical hours (evening and midnight shifts) and during inclement weather conditions. Incumbents may be subjected to mandatory overtime at the beginning or end of their scheduled tour, or on their days off.  A union seniority system dictates work schedules for jobs represented by one of PATH’s unions, and time off may not be immediately available during the usual summer and holiday periods.  Working conditions will be challenging, including but not limited to inclement weather, direct contact with the public, in tunnel and outside areas during active train service, and an industrial environment. Commitment to attendance is expected and required.


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

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