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2023 Engineering & Architecture Associates Program - Structural Design Division

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Job ID: 60198
Department: Engineering
Location: 4 World Trade Center



Join one of the most diverse and exciting full-service Engineering groups in the country. Port Authority of NY & NJ Engineering is an award-winning national leader in innovative planning, design, and construction of the most critical links of regional and national transportation infrastructure spanning New York and New Jersey.

We are recruiting for our distinguished Engineering & Architecture Associates Program. This is a two-year rotational program designed for exceptional students receiving their degree in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023. Associates spend their first year rotating across Port Authority facilities completing a series of dynamic work assignments. In their second year, Associates begin working in their permanent assignment. Responsibilities will include supporting the delivery of an ambitious 30+ billion-dollar Capital program at some of the most constrained and busiest transportation facilities in the world, working on mega-projects such as the Port Authority Bus Terminal Replacement, EWR, JFK and LaGuardia Airport redevelopment efforts, Restoring the George Washington Bridge Program, Replacement of the Lincoln Tunnel Helix, PATH expansion to EWR, and the Wharf Replacement Program.

The ideal candidate will be expected to have quality Engineering experience and an innovative, industry-leading, “can-do” mindset to support the Port Authority’s aggressive commitment to continue to lead the Engineering industry. 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. Associates are esteemed individuals that often go on to accept senior leadership positions throughout the agency.

We are currently recruiting for someone to join the program for the Structural Design discipline:

Our Structural Design group prepares designs for both new construction as well as modifications and repairs to existing structures, including but not limited to buildings, bridges, tunnels, and airport, rail, and waterfront structures. Responsibilities include field inspection and assessment, hands on design and drawing preparation.


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

  • Students graduating with a bachelor's or master's degree in Architecture or an Engineering discipline in Summer 2022, Fall 2022/Winter 2022, or Spring 2023.
  • Candidates must 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.
  • FE is preferred
  • Candidates must have a drivers license or receive one within 6 months of being hired.

How to Apply:

  • To apply, click the ‘Apply Now’ button. Please be sure to complete all steps of the application process and click Submit at the end. Applicants will receive a generated confirmation email upon application completion.

Applications are due by Wednesday, November 30 at 11:59pm EST.

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 twenty three billion in annual wages and eighty 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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