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Engineering & Architecture Associates Program

A two-year rotational program for undergraduate and graduate students. Opportunities exist within 12 different disciplines.

The Engineering & Architecture Associates Program program is a two-year program where Associates join either the design or construction field. Associates spend their first year rotating across several different Port Authority facilities completing a series of work assignments on large- and small-scale projects involving different fields of construction and design. These work assignments are designed to expose you to the different functions of the Engineering Department and provide you with broad exposure to the various functions within engineering. In their second year, Associates begin working in their permanent assignment.

Our engineers and architects are responsible for providing services in preparation for engineering studies, preliminary designs, final contract drawings, and construction projects. Our engineers and architects are working on 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 see "the big picture" of transportation infrastructure. Associates also have numerous educational and professional development opportunities, trainings, mentoring programs, and frequent opportunities to work alongside senior management.

What are we looking for?

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 typically 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
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Traffic Engineering

How do I apply?

We begin recruiting for the Engineering & Architecture program in mid-September and our application deadline is usually in early November. Late applications are not accepted. First-round and second-round interviews take place in late December and early January and we typically make offers in late January. This timeline is subject to change

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