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Senior Civil Engineer - JFK Redevelopment (project)

Job ID: 37240
Department: Engineering
Location: 4 World Trade Center


The Senior Engineer will act as the primary point of contact with Program staff, and provide critical guidance and input to all stakeholders regarding preliminary engineering and final design services for infrastructure elements for the Program and to ensure that projects are delivered in accordance with the Agency’s quality assurance/quality control and project delivery guidelines while meeting the JFK Redevelopment Program needs.  The successful candidate will apply their experience of pavements, utilities, airfield design, roadway and site design, stormwater management, etc., including design standards and guidelines (e.g. FAA Circulars, ASSHTO, AREMA, to assist in the developing strategies and recommendations related to for portfolio of infrastructure projects associated with the JFK Redevelopment Program.

Responsibilities also include but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform review, provide input and comments for Terminal Developer submittals, airfields, roadways and utilities documents and Port Authority enabling projects.
  • Auditing deliverables for scope conformance and quality standards.
  • Support, and provide input for the consultant’s effort including preparing scope of work for RFPs and independent cost estimate, review consultant proposals, project change proposals,
  • Negotiating cost, ensuring schedule/budget compliance auditing deliverables for scope conformance/quality
  • Participate in and/or conduct meetings.

Additional Information:

This is a long-term Project position associated with JFK Airport RedevelopmentThis is expected to last three (3) years with a possible extension. All employees who meet eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. 

Selected candidate will work on-site full time from Four World Trade Center, NY, NY as well as JFK Airport, Queens depending on project specific needs and meetings. 


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

  • Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering college or university. 
  • Minimum of eight (8) years professional engineering experience in design for civil infrastructure. including any of the following: airfields, stormwater and sanitary sewer collection systems, water distribution systenm, roadway and site design, pavements, or trackwork
  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer in the State of New York or State of New Jersey.
  • Working knowledge of guidelines and standards such, but not limited to, FAA circulars, AASHTO and AREMA
  • Valid driver's license


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering college or university. 
  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer in both the State of New York or State of New Jersey.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Civil 3D software application.
  • Demonstrated experience in problem solving, decision making, negotiations and conflict resolution skills to effectively reach sound conclusions and recommendations.
  • Proven ability to lead, manage, and prioritize multiple assignments with multiple disciplines.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work independently and prioritize as required.
  • Excellent presentation and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in the use of software applications Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

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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