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Manager, Regional Airport Programs, 4WTC

Job ID: 42066
Department: Aviation
Location: 4 World Trade Center


The Aviation Department is seeking a Manager, Regional Airport Programs. The Aviation Department manages/operates five airports (John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), Teterboro (TEB), and Stewart International Airport (SWF). 

Reporting directly to Program Director, Capital Programs, the successful candidate will be responsible for supervising, leading and developing staff to successfully deliver the Federal Aviation Administration grant programs for Aviation Department portfolio of projects that enhances capacity, safety, security, resiliency, environmental, sustainability, etc. in the regional airport system. This includes all federal funding, between the Port Authority and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for projects.

  • Lead strategic assessments to maximize grant opportunities within the Aviation Departments’ project portfolio and meet all applicable Federal and FAA requirements. 
  • Lead a team of technical experts to manage the Aviation Department grants programs including, but not limited to, Airport Improvement Plan (AIP), Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) , School Soundproofing, and Airport Facility Support.  Develop and manage the FAA required Airport Capital Improvement Program (ACIP) which supports Aviation’s business plan objectives and meets the department’s federal funding goals.
  • Collaborate with multiple internal and external stakeholders to successfully deliver the grants including but not limited to Project Management, Planning, Environmental, Engineering, Aviation Finance, Port Authority Finance, and the FAA.
  • Serve as the principal point of contact with the FAA on all aspects of federal aid for all the projects in the ACIP throughout their project and grant lifecycle, from inception to project completion and closeout. Certify, on behalf of the PA, to the FAA that projects comply with all federal requirements and that the work performed is complete and all reimbursement costs are made in accordance with federal grant requirements.
  • Lead development of grant reporting including but not limited to forecasts, status, reimbursements, etc. with Aviation staff and Finance Departments for timely submissions to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Supervise the Management of the Aviation Consultant Call-in Program, Annual Operating Budget, and Management of the Airports grant programs.
  • Assist in the development and administration of the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) program including review of application and eligibility determination.
  • Supports the development of the Aviation Department 10 Year Capital Plan.


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

  • Bachelors degree in from an accredited college or university with a concentration in Engineering, Transportation Planning or related fields
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience managing Federal Aid Programs/ grants (such as FAA, FEMA, or , FTA etc)
  • Experience developing Capital budgets for a portfolio of projects
  • Experience with performance management and leading project teams to deliver a program or portfolio of projects and/or grants
  • Ability to travel to all airports (as needed)


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business, Finance, or related fields
  • Demonstrated experience managing FAA grants for large hub airports
  • Knowledge of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law grants regulations
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, organizing, and delivering grants in a high-pressure environment with multiple stakeholders
  • Thorough knowledge of policies and procedures related to airport development projects, contract administration and the capital planning process
  • Superior oral and written communication as well as presentation skills
  • Possess a proven record of accomplishment of recognized leadership in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with local, state, and federal entities

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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