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Senior Engineer, Structural Integrity

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Job ID: 60419
Department: Tunnels, Bridges & Terminals
Location: New York, NY



Reporting to the Manager of the Structural Integrity Unit for the Tunnels, Bridges and Terminals Department (TB&T) the selected candidate will assist in managing and implementing TB&T's Structural Integrity Program.  The program covers but not limited to coordination of immediate response during structural emergencies on 24/7 basis, implementation of immediate repairs, review and prioritization of Facility Structural Inspection Routines, coordination of cyclical inspections, tracking all priority repairs to completion, approval process for overload vehicle crossings, develop budgets and monitor expenditures, develop and manage engineering studies,  provide technical assistance to facility maintenance staff, recommend and develop scope of work for new projects as required.

  • Respond to structural emergencies on 24/7 basis and coordinate implementation of immediate repairs
  • Assist manager in managing Quality Assurance Division’s cyclical inspection program. The inspection program includes inspection of bridges, tunnels, buildings, sign and lighting structures etc.
  • Review of all "Priority" repair items from the latest QAD Inspections. Prepare and maintain Priority Repairs Tracking Log.
  • Obtain status of all priority items from Project Managers and track them to completion. Prepare and update Status Reports on a quarterly basis.
  • Initiate and manage engineering studies related to structural evaluation, survey, etc. as required and assist in planning efforts for department’s Capital and Operating Major Works projects as needed.
  • Initiate and administer Permit/ROE Agreements to support various projects and initiatives performed by outside entities (Developers, municipalities, etc.) allowing others access to PA - owned areas to complete work, repairs, modification, etc. to their properties and infrastructure.
  • Participate in field inspections and meetings at various TB&T facilities on a regular basis to provide technical assistance to facility staff to resolve Structural Integrity / Safety related problems and also to monitor construction activities on adjacent properties to safeguard TB&T properties and operations.
  • Assist in reviewing the facility structural routines as needed.



Candidate must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:
  • Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have 5 years of experience in structural engineering design, construction and/or condition assessment of buildings, bridges and tunnels.


The ideal candidate will present the following qualifications profile:

  • Professional Engineer License in the State of New York or New Jersey.
  • Proven ability to work independently and prioritize assignments during emergency response situations; be reachable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and ability to report to work expeditiously in response to facility emergencies.
  • Thorough knowledge of Port Authority policies and procedures, including those related to structural integrity and maintenance procedures.
  • Master’s degree with concentration in structures
  • Knowledge of TB&T facilities and operations, including Traffic Rules and Regulations for over-weight vehicles
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing budgets or cost estimates and applying knowledge of financial guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and employ problem-solving approaches that are sensitive to organizational, community and customer concerns
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions and persuade others to follow.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, conflict management and teambuilding skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse staff, employee groups and outside organizations.

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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