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Aviation Noise Technical Specialist, Sr. Airport Engineer

Job ID: 60417
Department: Aviation
Location: 4 World Trade Center


42774 Aviation Noise Technical Specialist, Sr. Airport Engineer




The Aviation Noise Technical Specialist position is an opportunity to build upon the Port Authority’s successful work in managing aircraft noise from three of the nation’s busiest commercial airports and the busiest general aviation airport in the Northeast.  The Aviation Department’s Noise Management Office supports the Port Authority’s goal of minimizing the effect of aircraft noise on surrounding communities while maintaining safe and efficient air transportation facilities. Toward that end, the Noise Office pursues strategies to abate and mitigate noise, educates surrounding communities about aircraft noise, engages with surrounding communities to better understand noise impacts, and responds to the public’s noise concerns.



Reporting to the manager of the Aviation Noise Office, the selected candidate will assist the manager in daily activities of the unit.  The essential functions of the position include but are not limited to: operating and managing Airport Noise & Operations Management System (ANOMS) to analyze noise complaint data to determine trends and causal effects; operating and managing the noise complaint collection system; investigating and validating aircraft noise violations; preparing reports and presentations on noise complaint information and runway operations data; managing the systems related to noise complaint data collection, noise monitor maintenance, and flight tracking data; stay current with the latest regulations and technology governing airport/aviation noise field. The selected candidate will also be required to monitor function of deployed portable noise monitoring units and work with the contractor to troubleshoot the units back to service. This position may require attending meetings with community groups and local elected officials, on occasion, after normal business hours. 


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 1 (one) year experience with data manipulation, data review, data analysis within a transportation environment (i.e. Airport, bus, taxi, rail, etc.)
  • Extensive experience with MS Excel (for example, creation and use of pivot tables and formulas to generate and maintain reports)
  • Experience with some level of community outreach where you have connected with members of the public, customers, vendors, etc.
  • Experience with writing responses to customer complaints and inquiries


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, Aviation or Environmental related field
  • Experience in Aviation industry related to noise, environment or operations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including interacting with stakeholders within and outside of the organization
  • Familiarity with the aviation terminology
  • Familiarity with FAR Part 139 or Part 150 requirements
  • Experience in working with diverse internal stakeholders within a large organization

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.

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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