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Senior Project Manager, EWR

Job ID: 42024
Department: Aviation
Location: Newark Liberty Int'l Airport


Reporting to a Program Manager within the NJ Airports Project Management group, the Senior Project Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day management of various projects included in the Newark Liberty International and Teterboro Airports’ Capital Plan and Agency Major Maintenance Program.  The selected candidate will be responsible for the management of the full project life cycle including initiating, planning, executing, monitoring/controlling, and closing for each assigned project. Following responsibilities represent a partial list of typical functions:

  • Develop detailed project scope of work based on a statement of problem, inputs from facility, engineering and airport stakeholders or a desired outcome. 
  • Establish project economics and timeline in conjunction with the appropriate stakeholders. 
  • Collaborate with Engineering to retain the necessary internal and external resources, including appropriate professional services, to advance the assigned projects to conceptual/preliminary design or final design and construction. Ensure staff budgets are appropriate and maintained throughout the project. Manage the completion of the work being accomplished by Engineering.
  • Advancement of projects in planning, design, construction and close-out through established milestones and project schedules, developing and implementing recovery plans for unanticipated delays.
  • Conduct regularly scheduled meetings with the appropriate parties to ensure the project scope, schedule and budget are maintained.
  • Interact with Port Authority staff departments and outside agencies to establish agreements, force accounts and the like in support of project work.
  • Take the lead in establishing project risk parameters, completing risk assessments, and developing the appropriate risk contingency plans.
  • Prepare project status reports for supervisors, senior and executive staff on a periodic basis.
  • Lead the authorization process for assigned projects including preparing the necessary material/presentations for Board and/or CPOC authorization, Policy Review Memorandum of Justifications (PRMJ’s), Memorandum of Justifications (MJ’s), and Memorandum of Authorizations (MA’s). 
  • Management of design and construction activities to ensure that all phases of work are completed within budget, contracted schedule, and in accordance with plans and specifications. 
  • Ensure projects are properly completed and closed out in accordance with established agency processes.


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

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, or related discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • Five to seven years of progressively responsible experience leading the design, construction and/or project or program management (project plans, setting priorities, incorporating facility operations or  security requirements into project plans) of progressively complex infrastructure projects, including, but not limited to, the rehabilitation of airports or other transportation facilities.
  • Must possess a valid Driver's License.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Professional Engineer or Registered Architect license in New York or New Jersey.
  • Certified Member accreditation from the American Association of Airport Executive (AAAE).
  • Demonstrated experience working with outside agencies including, but not limited to FAA, DOT’s and environmental agencies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of PA policies and procedures related to project management systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Port Authority’s Capital Authorization and Contract Authorization processes.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, methods and tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, estimating, and managing projects and resources, including monitoring and/or inspecting costs, work, and contractor performance.
  • Demonstrated customer service, decision making, and problem solving.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of capital planning and assessment, cost-benefit and life cycle cost analyses, project planning and development, and risk management protocols. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategies to achieve broad business goals and to understand the impact on various stakeholders within and outside the Port Authority.

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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