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Senior Program Manager – Project Controls

Job ID: 42002
Department: Engineering
Location: 4 World Trade Center


Reporting to the Chief of Operations, the Senior Program Manager – Project Controls is responsible for but not limited to the following: 

Ensure the Engineering Department’s project control processes and procedures facilitate the on time and within budget delivery of Capital and Operating projects and support timely and informed decision making by staff and executive management. 

Provide leadership and guide the implementation of Schedule Management, Earned Value Management, Risk Management and Performance Reporting throughout the department. 

Use industry best practices to enhance project delivery by coordinating the incorporation 3D Building Information modeling, 4D Scheduling, 5D Cost Estimation and 6D Enterprise Asset Management. 

Collaborate and support the Project Delivery teams responsible for delivery of Capital & Operating projects with enhanced reporting tools such as dashboards and developing key project indicators to determine the relative risks.  

Coordinate and assist in the development of the Present and Planned workload meetings and project related reports.  Including the coordination of state of good repair scoring meetings. 

Provide support to the department in performing time impact analysis with goal of minimizing claims. 

Act as a liaison to the Project Management Office, providing timely, accurate and consistent Engineering project control information as inputs to agency capital and operating plan updates. 

Responsible for the management and the supervision of a unit of professional Project Controls staff (Port Authority & Consultants) that support the Agency’s Capital and Operating Programs 

Responsible for developing or maintaining Department training, policies, procedures, and manuals. 


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

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering or other related field from an accredited college or university 

  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in either planning, scheduling, estimating, resource management or cost controls applicable to engineering and/or construction.  

  • Knowledge of project management principles, project controls, schedule management, estimating and cost control. 

  • Ability to manage costs and schedules, analyze and prepare monthly cost reports as well as measure and monitor progress.  

  • Proficiency in agency software systems. 

  • Experience with reviewing schedules developed in Primavera Software (P6). 


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, oral and written communication skills.  

  • Supervisory Experience 

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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