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Program Manager, Project Delivery and Redevelopment

Job ID: 42087
Department: Port
Location: 4 World Trade Center


Reporting to the Senior Program Manager, Capital Program Delivery, this position is responsible for directing the overall formulation, management, and implementation of Port Department Capital Plan that relates to the planning, programming, development, and expansion of Port Authority marine terminals, intermodal facilities, and state-of-good-repair (SGR) infrastructure projects in order to support regional maritime operations. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning, programming, and directing the implementation of various elements of the Capital Plan and coordinating with the department’s Operating Major Works Program (OMWP).
  • Supervising assigned project management and project control specialist staff in meeting the department’s metrics for cost, schedule, and authorization limits.
  • Developing, monitoring, updating, and approving changes to forecasted project costs, schedules, and scope requirements.
  • On a monthly basis, and working with the project managers, updating the portfolio’s Planned and Present Workload (PPW) schedules and project forecasting in ICMS.
  • Coordinating with the Engineering Department, Port facility staff, Port senior management, Port Authority supporting staff departments, and outside stakeholders on project and program issues.
  • Evaluating the scope, feasibility, costs, risks, and implementation issues for proposed projects and programs; leading Port Project Risk Assessments conducted by PMO.
  • For project planning, programming, and implementation purposes, serving as a liaison with external agencies and business partners.
  • Managing the project authorization process (Board Authorizations, Contract Awards and Capital Plan Oversight Committee (CPOC), third party agreements, contract awards and other actions to advance projects.
  • Preparing CPOC Added Starter and Supplemental Gate documents, Board Items, Policy Review MJs (PRMJs) in support of the capital authorization process.
  • Coordinating with Engineering Department staff, terminal operators, and tenants on the implementation of related projects.


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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Project Management, or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum three to five years’ experience managing capital programs/projects, tenant programs/projects, or facility construction projects.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • The selected candidate will be required to pass a Federal Security Background check and obtain a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) to work in a maritime environment as required by the Department of Homeland Security.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Experience working on waterfront related projects
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of maritime industry, intermodal and marine terminal operations
  • Proven ability to manage a portfolio of work through the utilization of programmatic and strategic approaches
  • Demonstrated experience in large-scale program/project management
  • Demonstrated experience with Board/Executive presentations and coordination
  • Demonstrated strong leadership, management skills and abilities
  • Skill and technical expertise in capital planning, project/program planning and development, particularly maritime planning and intermodal concepts, site development, building design and construction
  • Working knowledge of Construction Standards and Industry Codes
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of governmental regulations and processes involved in construction and intermodal development
  • Thorough knowledge of Port Authority contract bidding and award procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of CPOC process
  • Demonstrated ability to manage many projects simultaneously and effectively utilize available resources to achieve complex goals
  • Demonstrated experience providing superior customer service
  • Strong negotiation and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take independent action, be innovative and decisive to accomplish required project/program objectives
  • Professional Engineer or Architect’s License in New York or New Jersey
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

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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