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Engineer (Electrical)

Job ID: 60482
Department: Engineering
Location: 4 World Trade Center


Engineering/Architecture Design Division - Electrical Engineering

Join one of the most diverse and innovative electrical engineering design groups with multiple specialties within the transportation sector.  The Port Authority’s airports, ports, ferries, tunnels, bridges, bus terminals and rail transportation systems are important transportation links in the region. The Port Authority electrical engineering group provides engineering design services and prepares preliminary and final documents for innovative planning, design, construction and operation of the most critical electrical and electronics assets within the Port Authority facilities.  The electrical engineering group is part of a multi-discipline group of engineers and other design professionals that form the Engineering Department of the Agency.


Reporting to a Principal Engineer, the Engineer (Electrical) will be responsible for the preparation of electrical engineering design documents including studies, contract drawings, technical specifications and construction cost estimates; evaluation of project scopes; development of design criteria, budget and schedules; and audit engineering designs performed by consultants.



  • Prepare preliminary and detailed estimates, design criteria for new construction of electrical projects and designs for the alteration of existing structures and utility systems. Review criteria including tolerances, dimensions, shapes and sizes, and determines the properties required in materials and feasible construction methods.
  • Development of preliminary conceptual design work and planning for Capital Projects and Major Work Programs. Provide the Client Department with design alternatives and associated cost, for future planning and funding of projects.
  • Preparation of Contract Documents consisting of drawings, technical specifications, construction cost estimates, and purchase orders. Produce biddable and constructible Contract Documents to meet the requirements of the Client Department within time schedules and budgets.
  • Perform engineering design, including technical analyses and associated economic studies and make recommendations. Ensure technical integrity, safety, efficient operation, maintainability and sound economics of the projects.
  • Coordinate projects with other design disciplines, Line Department facilities and outside entities (manufacturer’s representatives, utilities consulting engineers and contractors). Minimize disruption of normal facility operations.
  • Maintain knowledge of State-of-the-Art technology and equipment such as power distribution systems, microprocessor-based control systems, computed assisted design (CAD), specialized systems such as Lighting, Fire, Security, UPS, variable speed drives, fiber optic network, etc.
  • Prepare design documents in accordance with the most advanced technology available in compliance with Code and PA Design guidelines.




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


  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum of four (4) years’ experience in professional engineering work with primary experience in electrical systems design and specification writing for commercial and industrial facilities.
  • Experience designing electrical systems including low voltage power distribution systems and lighting systems; preparing electrical calculations such as equipment sizing, short circuit, voltage drop, load studies, etc.; preparing contract drawings; coordinating of technical specifications with contract drawings and preparation of construction cost estimates.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.



Ideal candidates will present the following profile:


  • Experience in design of underground power distribution systems, low and medium voltage power distribution systems, electric motors and controls, lighting, fire alarm and communication systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the use of Bluebeam, AutoCAD & Revit MEP software.
  • Working knowledge of electrical codes and standards.
  • Proficiency in preparing contract drawings such single line diagrams, riser and   interconnection diagrams, equipment layouts, plans, sections, details, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • 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
  • Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university




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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