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2020 Major Capital Projects Associate Program

Job ID: 36982
Department: WTC Construction
Location: Broadway


About Major Capital Projects:

MCP is responsible for delivering a number of active Port Authority projects totaling approximately $70 billion, which include the World Trade Center Construction, the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Program, the Port Authority Bus Terminal replacement and many of the future megaprojects critical to the region. 

Mahor Capital Projects Associate Program:

The Major Capital Projects (MCP) Associates Program is a unique program and a distinctive opportunity within the Major Capital Projects Department (MCP); MCP has responsibilities for numerous active Port Authority mega-projects including the World Trade Center Construction and many of the PA’s future regional-critical upcoming mega-projects.

The MCP Associates Program is a two-year program where Associates spend their first year rotating across different aspects of major capital delivery, completing a series of work assignments on large- and small-scale projects involving fields of construction and project management. These work assignments are designed to expose you to the different functions of the MCP Department and provide you with broad exposure to the various functions within engineering and construction. In their second year, Associates begin working in their permanent assignment within the MCP Department. The MCP Department is responsible for some of the largest projects in the region. As an Associate, you would have frequent opportunities to work alongside seasoned professionals helping you develop your professional credentials while giving you the opportunity to serve the public and improve the region’s transportation infrastructure. Associates also have numerous educational and professional development opportunities, trainings, mentoring programs, and frequent opportunities to work alongside senior management.

Assignments may include: 

  • Construction Management – management, supervision, inspection and administration of active construction projects and/or work orders
  • Project Management – management of scope, budget and schedule for conceptual design, preliminary design and final design of construction projects and/or work orders
  • Safety Management – management and supervision of construction safety requirements
  • Cost Control Group – management and development of project financials, including budgeting, estimating, tracking and payments
  • Tenant Construction Group – management, supervision and inspection of tenant construction projects
  • Procurement and Claims Group – management of project procurement and evaluation of construction claims
  • Planning – manage the planning for the upcoming MCP large projects; involving fields of planning, construction and project management.
    • These work assignments are designed to expose you to the different functions of the MCP Department and provide you with broad exposure to the various functions within architecture, engineering and construction.
  • Community Outreach – work with other stakeholders to manage and coordinate construction activities


  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or a related field
  • 1 – 3 years of work experience in engineering, architecture, construction management, or a related field. This could include experience in design, construction, project management.


  • We are seeking candidates who have a clear interest in public service management and possess a record of academic achievement. Candidates are selected based on academic achievement, analytical and communication skills, and work experience.
  • We seek to hire recent graduates of Bachelor and Master degree program who have studied the following disciplines: 
    • Architecture
    • Civil Engineering
    • Construction Management
    • Electrical/Power Engineers
    • Electronics Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Geotechnical Engineering
    • Materials Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Structural Engineering
    • Safety Engineering
    • Traffic Engineering
    • Urban Planning
    • Business & Finance

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

To apply, click the ‘Apply Now’ button. Please be sure to complete all steps of the application process and click Submit at the end. Applicants will receive a generated confirmation email upon application completion. Alternatively, you can visit and utilize the search bar by entering Keyword 2020 Major Capital Projects Associates Program.

The deadline to apply for the Major Capital Projects Associates Program is Monday, March 23, 2020 at 11:59pm EST. 

•    Please note that all applicants will be reviewed once the posting closes
•    Round 1 interviews are scheduled for beginning-middle of April
•    Round 2 interviews are planned for early-middle of May
•    We are hoping to welcome the 2020 Major Capital Project Associates in late June

*This timeline is subject to change.

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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