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Cost Control Manager

Job ID: 60472
Department: WTC Construction
Location: One Liberty Plaza


Major Capital Projects has overall responsibility for the design and construction delivery of the reconstructed Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT), Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) Extension to Newark Airport (EWR), World Trade Center (WTC) site as well as the Cross Harbor Freight Program, and management of World Trade Center Department contracts and other projects assigned to it. 


  • Manage the payment of construction and design invoices, including SAP purchase requisitions, service entries and payment requests and updating internal invoice tracking system; ensure that contract close-out documentation is in order.
  • Manage the effort in preparing the department’s budgets.
  • Direct staff in updating the financial systems to reflect the annual budget details.
  • Provide MCP executive management with monthly variance analyses comparing budget, forecast and actual expenditures.
  • Analyze information from various financial systems including SAP, BudgetPro, Cognos, PeopleSoft, FTA and, FHWA systems and the internal cost control database.
  • Oversee Federal grant drawdowns and reporting including updates in the Federal and PA grant management systems; coordinating with SMRO.
  • Assist in preparing cost benefit analyses for the department’s Board Items as well as CPOC Gate documents.
  • Develop process improvements to facilitate department objectives.

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

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business Administration, Engineering, Public Administration, or related field from an accredited college or university. 
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively more responsible experience in the engineering/construction industry providing cost control services.

Ideal candidates will present the following profile:
  • Demonstrated experience with computer software programs, particularly Advanced Microsoft Excel and Port Authority enterprise systems (SAP, BudgetPro, ICMS/Cognos).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Port Authority accounting, financial and budgeting systems and procedures, capital project authorization and reporting processes.
  • Skilled in managing comprehensive analytical projects, with demonstrated ability to set specific timelines and deliverables to achieve goals.
  • Possess strong financial, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with staff at all levels as well as outside agencies and industry representatives.
  • Demonstrated superior oral, written and presentation communication skills.

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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