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Engineer (Civil)

Job ID: 60463
Department: Engineering
Location: PATH



Reporting to the Resident Engineer or an Assistant Resident Engineer as a Construction Inspector while being responsible for the field inspection of various civil and structural elements for verification of compliance with contract documents and the coordination of such work with associated facility staff and other stakeholders in a manner as to mitigate impacts to ongoing facility operations while advancing work as efficiently as possible.  Identification of extra work and preparation of associated estimates, writing daily narratives for the purpose of tracking all Contract work and Extra work via various administrative mechanisms as well as any ongoing issues or points of interest deemed relevant by management, assistance in reviews of monthly Contractor invoices and attending construction progress meetings as needed to provide status updates 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or, a minimum of (20) years of experience in civil construction field inspection specifically related to rail installations, rail station installations/rehabilitations and utility infrastructure upgrades. 
  • Successful candidate chosen for this position will be subject to random drug/alcohol screening in accordance with FRA guidelines. 


  • Ability to work primarily during off-hour shifts including nights and weekends. 
  • Experience coordinating with multiple facility staff in order to advance construction work in a manner as to not disrupt or minimize to the extent possible, impedance on facility operations – and ability to do so in a fast-paced, changing environment. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the review of construction drawings and Contract documents. 
  • Ability to identify extra work and prepare associated estimates for management. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to the extent needed to accurately convey status and/or field issues to management. 
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work independently and prioritize as required. 
  • Proficient in the use of software applications, such as Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. 
  • Ability to manage, and prioritize multiple assignments with multiple disciplines. 
  • Knowledge of Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) rules and regulations. 
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license. 

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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