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Senior Civil Engineer

Job ID: 37433
Department: Engineering
Location: 4 World Trade Center


Reporting to a Principal Engineer, the Senior Engineer will be primarily responsible for performing preliminary engineering and final design services and act as a Project Engineer complex multi-discipline projects or studies. The Project Engineer coordinates the design services and ensures that projects are delivered in accordance with the Agency’s quality assurance/quality control and project delivery guidelines. The successful candidate will apply their experience of civil infrastructure (pavements, utilities, site design, stormwater management, etc.), including design standards and guidelines (e.g. AASHTO), to assist in the developing strategies and recommendations related to capital projects and major work programs.

Responsibilities also include but are not limited to the following:

  • Produce quality design services that conform to applicable design standards/guidelines and codes.
  • Negotiate schedules and budgets with Task Leaders and Project Managers.
  • Prepare the civil engineering scope of work and budget for projects or studies.
  • Collaborate with Project Managers in preparing Agency Board items.
  • Provide guidance and direction to junior staff in engineering design approach and civil infrastructure.
  • Perform site inspections at the Agency’s facilities.
  • Participate in and/or conduct meetings.
  • Prepare RFP scope of work and independent staff cost estimate for professional engineering services to be performed by a Consultant. Critically review consultant proposals, negotiate cost, and ensure schedule/budget compliance.
  • Audit consultant engineering studies, designs and contract documents for construction projects.


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 8 years professional engineering experience in design for civil infrastructure. including any of the following: airfields, stormwater and sanitary sewer collection systems, water distribution system, roadway design, pavements, or trackwork
  • Working knowledge of guidelines and standards such, but not limited to, FAA circulars, AASHTO or AREMA
  • Valid driver's license.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • 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 or AREMA
  • 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.
  • Proficiency in preparing contract documents; drawings and technical specifications.
  • Excellent presentation and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in the use of software applications Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of Civil 3D software application.

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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